Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...

With disabled vessel safely moored, Coast Guard completes international assist

With disabled vessel safely moored, Coast Guard completes international assist
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard assets and personnel assisting the Canadian coast guard returned to their units after the disabled vessel, Simushir, was safely towed by commercial tugboats to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Monday. “The trusted partnership we have with our Canadian counterparts continues to be a vital component to protecting lives at sea and mitigating potential maritime emergencies,”...

Rescue case forces cancellation of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR open house

Rescue case forces cancellation of  Coast Guard Cutter SPAR open house
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR open house scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Guard Pier in Juneau has been canceled. The SPAR has been diverted to provide assistance to the Canadian Coast Guard, who are responding to a freight vessel adrift off the coast of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew invites public to open house in Juneau

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew invites public to open house in Juneau
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR is hosting a free open house for the public Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Guard Pier in Juneau. The tour of the SPAR is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter. Coast Guard crewmembers will be available to answer questions about the cutter and their...

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard natural gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard natural gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard launched several assets in response to a report of a fire on board a natural gas drill platform in Cook Inlet Thursday. The Coast Guard diverted a Coast Guard Hercules HC-130 crew and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to conduct an overflight of the Baker Platform in Cook Inlet, near Nikiski. The Coast Guard also launched the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command in Kodiak, Alaska

 Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command in Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Jannusch will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR during a formal ceremony aboard the cutter Friday at 10 a.m. Schallip, who has commanded the SPAR since June 2011, will become the Coast Guard 13th District’s chief of waterways management following the ceremony. Jannusch, reporting to the SPAR from Operation...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR terminates fishing vessel voyage near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR terminates fishing vessel voyage near Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Arctic Storm after discovering numerous safety violations aboard the vessel Thursday. The crew of the SPAR escorted the Arctic Storm back to Kodiak after boarding team members conducted the at-sea boarding and discovered six safety violations with the most significant being the 2006 expiration...

From the Bridge Wing 11-13-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-13-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1883 – The sloop Madge Schults capsized as she was passing in through Rockaway Inlet, about half a mile distant from the Rockaway Point Station (Third District). The only crewman of the sloop clung to the bottom of his craft and made signals for help. They were seen by the lookout at the station and the life-saving crew went off in their boat. He was taken from the...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2013

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard completed Arctic Shield 2013 after a successful summer season of sustained operations and outreach efforts in the Arctic region Friday. Arctic Shield focused on Western Alaska and the Bering Strait and consisted of a three-pronged approach of operations, outreach and an assessment of the Coast Guard’s capabilities in the Arctic. This regional operation aligns...