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...

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Juniper conduct a test of a prototype ice cage, Tuesday, August 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mr. Alex Balsley) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, located in New London, Connecticut, and the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper worked throughout the week to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies to use when responding to oil spills...

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns in Mobile

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in conjunction with the Navy’s Naval Research Laboratory, Joint Maritime Test Facility, and other Federal, State, and local stakeholders will be conducting the first in a series of three controlled test burns of diesel fuel at Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay, Friday. There will be three test burns.  The first will occur on Friday with...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from the North Pole

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from the North Pole
Cmdr. Karl Lander (left), executive officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, reads the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award as Capt. Jason Hamilton, commanding officer of the Healy, presents representatives from each cutter department with ribbons. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned to Seattle after completing...

Coast Guard participates in joint Arctic search and rescue exercise

Coast Guard participates in joint Arctic search and rescue exercise
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy patrols the Arctic Ocean during a search and rescue exercise near Oliktok Point, Alaska, July 13, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst) DEADHORSE, Alaska — The Coast Guard Research and Development Center held a joint exercise with civil counterparts in the Arctic Ocean near Oliktok Point Monday and Tuesday. The exercise was the product...