Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery

Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery
U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear in the Arctic. (USCG photo) For nearly two decades, a team of researchers from NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard and partnering academic institutions had been on a complex quest to solve the mystery of the storied U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Bear’s final resting place. Today at a press event in Boston, Rear Adm. Nancy Hann, on behalf of NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard, announced that the...

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team member holds a shark fin while aboard a foreign vessel, Sept. 23, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska – An integrated international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of conservation and management measures under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Storm Henri

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Storm Henri
BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges all mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Henri before its predicted Sunday landfall. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts Henri to have wind speeds equal to or exceeding 39 mph. The Coast Guard is reminding the public of these important safety messages: Stay off the water. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be deadly and our ability to conduct...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Depression Fred

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Depression Fred
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard urges all mariners to prepare for Tropical Depression Fred before its predicted Monday morning landfall. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts Tropical Depression Fred to upgrade to a tropical storm with winds ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph. The Coast Guard is reminding the public of these important safety messages: Stay off the water. Hurricanes...

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...