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...

Coast Guard Yard receives preliminary debris site test results for “The Grove”

Coast Guard Yard receives preliminary debris site test results for "The Grove"
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Yard has voluntarily reported and investigated a site containing potentially contaminated soil in the southeast portion of the base. Soil erosion during heavy rains uncovered what appeared to be construction and demolition debris in the “Grove Site” at the southeast portion of the base. The debris appears to date from the World War II era, when land disposal of solid...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple completes historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple completes historic voyage through Northwest Passage
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut Canada, August 11, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn. JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender has completed their historic voyage from Sitka, Alaska,...