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...

Coast Guardsman to face court-martial for sexual assault

 Coast Guardsman to face court-martial for sexual assault
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault and abusive sexual contact will face a general court-martial expected to begin on Jan. 20, 2015 in Norfolk. The decision by Vice Adm. William Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, is based on the recommendation of an Article 32 hearing held on October 2. The investigating officer found that reasonable grounds exist to try Seaman Luis...

North Carolina based Coast Guard Cutter Diligence enters drydock in Curtis Bay, Md.

North Carolina based Coast Guard Cutter Diligence enters drydock in Curtis Bay, Md.
CURTIS BAY, Md. — The Wilmington, N.C.-based Cutter Diligence recently entered the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay for drydock availability. For the next three months, the 50-year-old medium endurance cutter will undergo critical maintenance work to extend its service life by approximately 10 years. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence recently entered the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., June 19,...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic buoy in Patapsco River

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic buoy in Patapsco River
BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River Thursday near the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was anchored during the...