Coast Guard Sector Mobile hosts JROTC cadet tour

MOBILE, Ala. — A group of 150 U.S. Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets from the Atlanta, Ga., area toured units from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Thursday. The cadets took a tour of the 160-foot Coast Guard Cutter Saginaw, 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Stingray and a shoreside demonstration from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Mobile. Crewmembers provided guided tours of the Saginaw...

Response continues to oil spill in Mobile Shipping Channel

s MOBILE, Ala. — The unified command for the Mobile Ship Channel oil spill is continuing its joint response, Friday, to the release of fuel oil at the Gulf Coast Asphalt, LLC., facility. Gulf Coast Asphalt has been working in conjunction with Oil Spill Response Organizations to contain the spill. Clean-up crews have recovered 54,000 gallons of oil-water mixture from the river and 33,264 gallons of...

Coast Guard Cutter Saginaw transfers command

MOBILE, Ala. — Chief Warrant Officer Todd Murphy relieved Chief Warrant Officer Keith Raisch as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Saginaw in an official change-of-command ceremony, Friday. Raisch assumed command of the Saginaw in October 2008, and will retire from the U.S. Coast Guard following 36 years of active-duty service. As commanding officer of the Saginaw, Raisch was responsible...