Coast Guard Cuttter Willow aids in New Jersey fishermen medical evacuation

BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Willow crew responded to aid in a medical evacuation 30-miles off the New Jersey coast, Feb. 11, 2012. The Willow is a Newport, Rhode Island cutter that was on a patrol near New Jersey. A crewmember from the 78-foot fishing vessel Bald Eagle II, which was east of Manasquan Inlet, N.J., called watchstanders at approximately 4:50 a.m. stating a 32-year-old man aboard...

Coast Guard medevacs two fishermen, during separate rescues off NJ coast

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced two fisherman, during separate rescues, from fishing vessels that were both about 30 miles off the New Jersey coast Saturday morning. In the first rescue, a crewmember from the 105-foot fishing vessel Friendship hailed watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Pa., at approximately 2 a.m. stating they were east of Atlantic City, and a 47-year-old...

Coast Guard Cutter Willow deploys to Arctic region for joint operation

BOSTON – The Newport, R.I., based Coast Guard Cutter Willow is deploying to the Arctic Aug. 4-15 to conduct maritime safety and security exchanges with the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard along with elements of the Royal Danish Navy. During the deployment, Willow and a team of Coast Guard divers will participate in various elements of Operation Nanook. The operation is in the northernmost region of...

Coast Guard Cutter Willow gets new commanding officer

NEWPORT, RI – Lt. Cmdr. Brian J. Donahue relieved Cmdr. Owen L. Gibbons as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Willow at a change of command ceremony held June 16, 2011 at Naval Station Newport. Cmdr. Gibbons served as commanding officer of the 225 foot Juniper Class buoy tender since March, 2008. Under his leadership, Willow serviced hundreds of floating aids to navigation from Rhode Island...