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...

America’s Tall Ship to visit Morehead City this spring

America's Tall Ship to visit Morehead City this spring
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to arrive March 26 in Morehead City, N.C. From its homeport in New London, Conn., the cutter will sail along the eastern seaboard and transit through Morehead as part of its spring training for Coast Guard and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle returns to New London

Coast Guard Barque Eagle returns to New London
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Barque Eagle returned to New London, Conn. yesterday after spending the last three and a half months undergoing dockside maintenance and a foremast overhaul at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. The Eagle will be inport in New London during February and early March conducting crew training and continuing all required annual maintenance. In mid-March, the Eagle will...

Bruckenthal family visits Nate’s Open Door

Bruckenthal family visits Nate’s Open Door
By Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully BALTIMORE – Nathan B. “Nate” Bruckenthal, a Damage Controlman Third Class, was killed April 24, 2004, while serving a second deployment in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nate was killed along with Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael Pernaselli, of Monroe, N.Y., and Petty Officer Second Class Christopher Watts, of Knoxville, Tenn.,...

Coast Guard Yard hosts Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run

Coast Guard Yard hosts Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run
by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully BALTIMORE – The Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run was held at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Saturday, April 27. More than 80 people participated in the five-kilometer event in honor of Coast Guardsman Nathan Bruckenthal. Bruckenthal was killed in Iraq in 2004. Each year the event is coordinated by the Coast Guard Yard’s Morale,...

Approximately $6.2 million worth of marijuana seized by the Coast Guard

Approximately $6.2 million worth of marijuana seized by the Coast Guard
MIAMI — More than 6,500 pounds of marijuana seized during a joint effort between the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk and crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma was offloaded in Key West, Fla., Tuesday. A joint crew, made of the Tahoma’s crew along with six crewmembers from the Mohawk, were operating aboard the Mohawk as the Tahoma undergoes a nine-month overhaul at the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard welcomes a new cutter to Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard welcomes a new cutter to Southeast Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel will welcome the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur during a ceremony at the Buoy Deck in Juneau Friday at 1 p.m. The 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, which can accommodate a crew of 18 personnel, was moved from Miami, Fla., to Alaska to help support the regional response capabilities of the service in Southeast Alaska. As an organization...