A Tribute to Elizabeth City Aircrew

There’s a ideo by Jayhawk01 posted on the Coast Guard Aviation on Squidoo website. Very well done.

Coast Guard Monitoring Fuel Removal from Research Vessel

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is currently monitoring the removal of nearly 4,400 gallons of diesel fuel that is unaccounted for from a University of Hawaii research vessel that is moored at Sand Island Treatment Plant, pier 43. The master of the Kaimikai-O-Kanaloa, a 198-foot research vessel, contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 11:45 a.m., today. The master reported due to a crack in the...

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Jerry

NEW ORLEANS – With the approach of Tropical Storm Jerry to the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard is preparing to respond in any way necessary. Drawbridges along the coast may deviate from normal operating procedures prior to a storm. They are generally authorized to remain closed up to eight hours prior to the approach of gale forecast winds of 34 knots or greater and whenever...

Labor Day Boating Safety Advisory

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – For many, Labor Day weekend signals the waning days of the summer boating season. As part of their recreational boating safety efforts, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons and boating agencies from New Jersey to North Carolina are working together to raise recreational boating safety awareness during one of the busiest weekends of the year. “Lifejackets,...

Setting The Record Straight

From Broadly Boats, The news media and the Internet can be a fickle audience, slow to recognize success and quick to seize on anything that looks like success. British solo rower Roz Savage managed a quarter page in the British Daily Telegraph on the strength of a photograph of her aground on a sand bank, taking the situation somewhat out of context. Last week Roz was picked up by a USCG helicopter...

Some thoughts on change

Peter A. Stinson has an excellent post about change over at An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog. It applies, not just to the Coast Guard but to life in general. Without change, all life would end. Without change, organizations would turn to dust, entropy having set in the moment everything stood still. So, here we are, in an organization which is rapidly changing around us. How can we manage that change? The...

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Hazard Warnings To Would-Be Migrants

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard is warning would-be migrants not to try using the water as a way to cross the border into the United States; it is both dangerous and illegal. The Coast Guard has stepped up its border vigilance in the waters near San Diego keeping an eye out for people trying the swim. “We continue to closely coordinate with our law-enforcement partners in the region to address...

West Marine Offering Coast Guard Day Discount

HT to Peter A Stinson over at An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog for this Press Release: WEST MARINE CELEBRATES NATIONAL COAST GUARD DAY BY OFFERING DISCOUNT TO ALL US COAST GUARD MEMBERS FROM AUGUST 4-11 WHO: In honor of National United States Coast Guard (USCG) Day on August 4, West Marine, the country’s favorite retailer of boating supplies and accessories, today announced that it will offer...

Coast Guard Sector Detroit Letter to the Editor

 Dear Editor: Over the past four weeks Coast Guard Sector Detroit has responded to several incidents involving the loss of recreational boaters. Each of these cases involved different circumstances; however, either the failure to wear a personal flotation device and/or the inability to communicate distress to the Coast Guard seemed to be the common factors leading to loss of life. As I write...