Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from the Cutter Dependable assists with Hurricane Florence response in North Carolina.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jezel Huston and Ensign Lauren Kowalski) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable (WMEC-626) returned to Little Creek, Virginia, after responding to Hurricane Florence and conducting a 42-day Mid-Atlantic fisheries patrol, Monday. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder arrives at new homeport in Atlantic Beach, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder arrives at new homeport in Atlantic Beach, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The crew of the new Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder arrived at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, the oldest commissioned cutter in the Coast Guard’s fleet, led the Richard Snyder into port. The Richard Snyder is the Coast Guard’s...

Ride for your life: How one Coast Guardsman teaches motorcyclists to BikeSafe

Ride for your life: How one Coast Guardsman teaches motorcyclists to BikeSafe
Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer maneuvers his motorcycle during a BikeSafe North Carolina assessor course in Bogue, North Carolina. (Photo by Travis Howard) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki First, he tugs on a well-worn leather jacket, adjusting the sleeves and closing the zipper with a metallic swish. Then he laces up his sturdy leather boots, fingers flying deftly through...

Coast Guard to hold decommissioning ceremony for cutters Cushing and Nantucket

Coast Guard to hold decommissioning ceremony for cutters Cushing and Nantucket
Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. —The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a joint decommissioning ceremony Wednesday for cutters Cushing and Nantucket in Atlantic Beach. The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon, located at 2301 E Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, at 1 p.m. Cutters Cushing and Nantucket are 110-foot Island...

Coast Guard crew, family members, clean up Shackleford Banks

Coast Guard crew, family members, clean up Shackleford Banks
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm participated in a beach cleanup, June 12, at Shackleford Banks, North Carolina. 15 crewmembers, two family members and a National Park Service ranger worked together to remove more then 150 pounds of trash during a two-hour period. The participants used three personal boats to travel from from Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon...

Coast Guard, good Samaritain rescue three boaters 35 miles south of Fort Macon, NC

Coast Guard, good Samaritain rescue three boaters 35 miles south of Fort Macon, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan merchant vessel rescued three boaters Tuesday approximately 35 miles south of Fort Macon, N.C. At noon Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center watchstanders received a mayday call on VHF-FM channel 16 from the operator of the sailboat Reel Safe, reporting they were taking on water. Sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...