Decommissioning the Coast Guard Cutter Brant

Decommissioning the Coast Guard Cutter Brant
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Brant was decommissioned in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 17, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson. St. Petersburg, FL – Just shy of 20 years old, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Brant was decommissioned in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 17, 2022. Like the other Marine Protector-Class Coastal Patrol Boats (CPB), Brant was built in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Spar transits to Duluth homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Spar transits to Duluth homeport
Coast Guard Cutter Spar file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. DULUTH, Minn. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spar has begun its transit to its new homeport in Duluth after a year-long maintenance period at the Coast Guard Yard  in Baltimore. Spar, a 225’ buoy tender, and her crew will sail from Baltimore then through the St. Lawrence Seaway and across the Great Lakes to its homeport...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen departs Bay Area for last time

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen departs Bay Area for last time
The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen depart the San Francisco Bay Area, November 29, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen (WLB 208) and crew departed the Bay Area Monday for the last time as a San Francisco-based cutter and are en route to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore to under-go major maintenance and overhaul. This marks...

Sector Maryland National-Capital Region holds change of command

Sector Maryland National-Capital Region holds change of command
Capt. David O’Connell salutes Rear Adm. Laura Dickey, commander of the Coast Guard Fifth District, as he relieves Capt. Joseph Loring as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region during change-of-command ceremony at Sector Maryland-National Capital Region, in Baltimore, April 30, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves) BALTIMORE...

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper has a new homeport in Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper has a new homeport in Hawaii
The Coast Guard Cutter Juniper services aids-to-navigation buoys using their new buoy deck crane, Nov. 13, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo of the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB-201) has made it to Oahu Saturday morning following a twelve-month Major Maintenance Availability mission in Baltimore. The crew traveled 7,000 miles on the 225-foot buoy...

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman
Chief Warrant Officer Hari Colton oversees maintenance on a buoy while operating off Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) As often happens on January nights, bands of light rain swept over Honolulu Harbor, and the silhouette of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) pulled away from the pier at Coast Guard Base Honolulu but for the final time. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle returns to New London

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle returns to New London
Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle file photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed NEW LONDON, Conn — The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, returned to its homeport of New London, Thursday. The cutter is returning after completing a major modernization at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. The Service Life Extension Project, which began in 2014 and was completed...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time
Coast Guard Cutter Elm file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrived in Astoria, its new homeport, for the first time, Monday. The Elm, a Juniper Class 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, is operated by the same crew that operated the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, which left Astoria, June 2018 as part of a Coast Guard-wide hull swap. The Elm is coming out...

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle returns home after months underway

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle returns home after months underway
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Seamen Lisa Ferdinando. BALTIMORE – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot tall ship, returned to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Friday morning after its summer patrol. The Eagle got underway from Baltimore on May 4, 2018, for the annual cadet summer training cruise. Over 750 Coast Guard Academy cadets have trained aboard the Eagle this summer. The...