Coast Guard Cutter Healy suffers fire, propulsion failure en route to Arctic

Coast Guard Cutter Healy suffers fire, propulsion failure en route to Arctic
Coast Guard Cutter Healy file photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) suffered a fire in one of the ship’s main propulsion motors Aug. 18 while underway for operations in the Arctic. No injuries were reported. The Healy was 60 nautical miles off of Seward, Alaska, en route to the Arctic when an electrical fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. A fire team...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017
A MH-65 helicopter crew deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley lands on deck during helicopter flight operations in the Chukchi Sea, Aug. 17, 2017. The cutter and helicopter crews are deployed to the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Monday with...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns in time for the holidays

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns in time for the holidays
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is scheduled to return to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda Sunday, after a 106-day deployment. Waesche departed Alameda in August on its 18,000-mile deployment ranging from the coast of Southern California to the Arctic Ocean, and the Bering Sea. During this deployment, Waesche’s crew completed two weeks of weapons system...

Coast Guard conducts Arctic mass rescue operation exercise in Nome, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and city of Nome personnel conducted a mass rescue operation exercise Tuesday in Nome as part of Operation Arctic Shield. In 2013 there were an estimated 440 vessel transits through the Bering Strait. The exercise is designed to identify potential opportunities for improvement in preparedness and response to a maritime emergency in the region. Participants went through...