Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries law enforcement teams investigated and ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a fleet of commercial tuna fishing vessels that operate out of the State of Washington during the summer months. Since 2019, Coast Guard personnel, working collaboratively with CBP and NOAA agents,...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders
The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is at anchor in Puget Sound Monday, December 7, 2020 ahead of the crew’s months-long deployment to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class Cynthia Oldham. Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, is making its way north for the ship’s...

Coast Guard, TP&W, NOAA conduct Operation Reel-It-In

Coast Guard, TP&W, NOAA conduct Operation Reel-It-In
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted Operation Reel-It-In Aug. 4-7, 2020, along the southern Texas coastal region. The goal of the operation was to promote the safety of charter vessel operations and enforce applicable regulations to uninspected passenger vessels. During the operation, Coast...

Coast Guard provides safe transport of Monk Seal pup to Midway Island Refuge

Coast Guard provides safe transport of Monk Seal pup to Midway Island Refuge
Two crew members of a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft safely secure a Hawaiian Monk Seal for transport.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by CDR James Morrow) HONOLULU— Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and The Marine Mammal Center partnered to transport four Hawaiian Monk Seals from Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s...

Coast Guard, NOAA, USACE, HI-DOT sign MOU for harbor assessments

Coast Guard, NOAA, USACE, HI-DOT sign MOU for harbor assessments
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Coast Survey, State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, and United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding maritime emergency harbor assessments within federal waterways in Hawaii. This agreement means the partners can work more efficiently and effectively...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2020 hurricane season

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2020 hurricane season
A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August...

Monk seal safely transferred from Oahu to seal rehabilitation facility

Monk seal safely transferred from Oahu to seal rehabilitation facility
An adult female seal is loaded into the HC-130 fixed wing aircraft to be transported from Oahu to Kona, February 19, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Hawaii Marine Mammal Response) HONOLULU— Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and The Marine Mammal Center partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal, Pōhaku, from Oahu to...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home following 3-month Arctic deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home following 3-month Arctic deployment
A crew member embraces a loved one after Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns to homeport in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark. SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned home Saturday to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and multiple scientific research...

Coast Guard icebreaker to return home following Arctic deployment

Coast Guard icebreaker to return home following Arctic deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) crewmembers conduct ice rescue training before establishing an ice station while operating in the Arctic Ocean, Sept. 18, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Trevor Layman. SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) is scheduled to return home Saturday to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and...