Coast Guard to begin testing unmanned surface vehicles off Hawaii

Coast Guard to begin testing unmanned surface vehicles off Hawaii
At left, a concept photo of the unmanned surface vehicle that will be demonstrated by Spatial Integrated System. At right, a SailDrone, shown here during a project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Climate Stations. Stock photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in partnership with local...

Coast Guard conducts Arctic operations, research off Greenland

Coast Guard conducts Arctic operations, research off Greenland
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell transited south along the west coast of Greenland with the HDMS Knud Rasmussen and rendezvoused in a position just offshore of Evighedsfjorden (Eternity Fjord). KITTERY, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to homeport Tuesday, following a two-month deployment supporting joint Arctic operations off Greenland’s western coast. Campbell’s crew...

i911, helping the Coast Guard save lives

i911, helping the Coast Guard save lives
A demonstration of how the Coast Guard uses the i911 system in Boston, Massachusetts, May 4, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll First Coast Guard District command center crews, from Maine to Northern New Jersey, have a new tool to help distressed mariners come home to their families after being out to sea. The i911 program...

US Coast Guard, DHS S&T ventures into space with Polar Scout launch

US Coast Guard, DHS S&T ventures into space with Polar Scout launch
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Monday. The launch is part of the Polar Scout project to evaluate the effectiveness of space-based sensors in support of Arctic...

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and federal, state and local stakeholders will be conducting a series of controlled test burns of diesel fuel at Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay, Alabama, starting Monday. There will be several test burns during the week that will last for approximately 10 minutes and produce a small plume of black smoke. Pre-planned burns allow researchers...

Coast Guard launches ‘Ready for Rescue Challenge’ to develop new boater safety solutions

Coast Guard launches 'Ready for Rescue Challenge' to develop new boater safety solutions
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), launched the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize competition that seeks boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water. When a person is separated...

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets test out their new rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth. NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from Arctic for Thanksgiving

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from Arctic for Thanksgiving
Fireman Nichole Vepeda throws a line over the side of Coast Guard Cutter Healy as it moors to the pier at Coast Guard Base Seattle, November 21, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Kelley. SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy and its 87 crew returned home to Seattle Tuesday in time for Thanksgiving following a 147 day deployment conducting science operations during four diverse...

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns in Mobile Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in conjunction with the Naval Research Laboratory, Joint Maritime Test Facility, Bureau of Safety of Environmental Enforcement and other Federal, State, and local stakeholders, will be conducting a series of controlled test burns of crude oil at Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay, during the week of October 17, 2016. These pre-planned burns...