Rescue of 17 in 2 days highlights importance of preparation

Rescue of 17 in 2 days highlights importance of preparation
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Over the course of two days – from Wednesday to Thursday – Coast Guard crews, partner agencies and volunteers responding to three maritime emergencies rescued a total of 17 boaters in dire straits off the Alaska, California and Micronesia coasts. All three cases highlight the importance of mariners properly equipping and training for survival at sea, as well as the value of...

Coast Guard Pacific Area hosts North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit

Coast Guard Pacific Area hosts North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit
Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, delivers remarks during the plenary closing session of the 21st North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Christopher Parrish) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, an Alameda-based unit that oversees U.S. Coast Guard activities from the U.S. western states to Asia...

Coast Guard Pacific Area holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Pacific Area holds change-of-command ceremony
Vice Adm. Michael F. McAllister (left) salutes Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier (right) during the Pacific Area change of command ceremony presided by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl L. Schultz (center) on Base Alameda, June 30, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Dragin. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command hosted a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday...

Court martial following death of Coast Guard member in Alaska concludes

Court martial following death of Coast Guard member in Alaska concludes
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A general court martial concluded Thursday for a Coast Guard member accused of violating various articles under the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to the death of a Coast Guard member in Alaska in January 2019. The court martial of Seaman Ethan Tucker, convened by the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, commenced Sept. 8. A military judge found Tucker not guilty of...

Coast Guardsman charged following Dutch Harbor, Alaska, death investigation

Coast Guardsman charged following Dutch Harbor, Alaska, death investigation
ALAMEDA, California – A Coast Guard member was charged Wednesday following a 7-month investigation into the death of another Coast Guardsman in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in January. Coast Guard Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was charged with violating seven articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to the death of the alleged victim who also held the rank of seaman. Tucker was taken into custody...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs Malaysia after joint training exercises

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs Malaysia after joint training exercises
LUMUT, Malaysia – Capt. Bob Little, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton explains the process of a replenishment-at-sea to a Royal Malaysian sailor as part of the at-sea phase of Maritime Training Activity Malaysia 2019.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth) LUMUT, Malaysia — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) completed...

Coast Guard releases results of investigation into the death of Cutter Hickory crewmember

Coast Guard releases results of investigation into the death of Cutter Hickory crewmember
Coast Guard Cutter Hickory file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard released the results of the Major Incident Investigation Tuesday, into the Jan. 31 crane accident in the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, which resulted in the death of Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski. The investigation found improper operation of the shoreside crane was the direct cause of the mishap. The investigation...

Coast Guard Pacific Area holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Pacific Area holds change-of-command ceremony
Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan assumes command of Coast Guard Pacific Area from Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette (retired) during a change-of-command ceremony on Coast Guard Base Alameda, in Alameda, Calif., June, 8, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan assumed command of Coast Guard Pacific Area Friday during a change-of-command...

Coast Guard to decommission Cutter Sherman

Coast Guard to decommission Cutter Sherman
Cutter Sherman – Coast Guard File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard will hold a decommissioning ceremony Thursday, March 22, at Coast Guard Base Honolulu for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720), the Coast Guard’s ninth High Endurance Cutter. Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, will preside over the ceremony. Sherman’s operational resume includes action...