Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday on a historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the three Coast Guard cutters and one Canadian ship that convoyed through the Northwest Passage. The crews of the U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui departs Hawaii for maintenance in Baltimore before heading to Sitka

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui departs Hawaii for maintenance in Baltimore before heading to Sitka
Honolulu – On January 9, exactly 19 years to the day after its commissioning, Coast Guard Cutter Kukui set sail for the last time from Sand Island in Honolulu. The 46 member crew are sailing the cutter to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore for its regular scheduled midlife maintenance. When Kukui leaves the yards, it will have a new crew and will be voyaging to a new homeport in Sitka, Alaska....

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Pakistan

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Pakistan
Coast Guard Capt. Robert Bevins and Pakistani Air Force Group Captain Raashid Siddique Qureshi sign certificates of transfer for the former cutters Key Biscayne and Grand Isle  at the Coast Guard Yard Dec. 7, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Baltimore – The Coast Guard transferred the former cutters Key Biscayne and Grand Isle to the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency in a ceremony at the Coast...

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Republic Of Georgia

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Republic Of Georgia
Captain First Rank Ramaz Papidze, Deputy Head of Coast Guard Department for the Republic of Georgia, raises his country’s flag for the first time aboard one of two cutters transferred to the Republic of Georgia at the Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 30, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. The Coast Guard transferred the former Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to Arrive in Baltimore Saturday morning

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to Arrive in Baltimore Saturday morning
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Baltimore Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Eagle will moor up for two days at the Inner Harbor, on the pier across from the USS Constellation, and will be open for free public tours Sept. 18. Eagle will greet guests for a day before heading to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. Eagle has been underway since...

Coast Guard saves vessel, assists 4 off Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard saves vessel, assists 4 off Hatteras Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard saved four people Thursday after their vessel started taking on water about nine miles off Hatteras Inlet. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call for assistance at 3:17 p.m. from the 42-foot sport fishing vessel Matador reporting that it was taking on water southeast of Hatteras Inlet. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returns to Cleveland following 14-month overhaul

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returns to Cleveland following 14-month overhaul
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month Service Life Extension Project at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. SLEP is a major mid-life overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter’s service life 15 years. Morro Bay is one of nine 140-foot WTGB icebreaking tugs built between the late 1970s and early 1980s in Tacoma, Washington. ...

Coast Guard permanently relieves officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter Moray

Coast Guard permanently relieves officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter Moray
The Coast Guard Cutter Moray, an 87′ patrol boat, docks at the Yard March 17, 2015, for an anticipated three-month emergency repair. (USCG photo by CWO Kristopher McGhee, Yard) BOSTON – The Coast Guard on Friday permanently relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard as the officer in charge of the Coast Guard Cutter Moray, homeported in Jonesport, Maine. Rear Adm. William G....

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement
BURLINGTON, NC — A Burlington native was promoted Tuesday to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony in Burlington 34 years following his retirement from the service. Clemon H. Terrell enlisted in 1950 as a steward, the only job available to African-Americans at the time in the Coast Guard, which provided limited promotion opportunities. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast...