Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert sails near Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, while participating in a three-day North American Maritime Security Initiative exercise, March 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday following a 69-day Eastern Pacific counterdrug deployment. The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of...

Coast Guard District 11 names active duty, reserve person of the year

Coast Guard District 11 names active duty, reserve person of the year
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 2013 Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year for the 11th Coast Guard District were honored during a recognition banquet at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., Friday. The Active Duty Enlisted Person of the Year is Petty Officer 1st Adrianne M. Kupietz, a marine science technician assigned to Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach, Calif.

California Maritime Academy receives Above and Beyond Award

California Maritime Academy receives Above and Beyond Award
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The California Maritime Academy received the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve state committee today at the Academy in Vallejo. The award recognizes employers at a local level who provide support and cooperation with their employees who serve the nation. A Coast Guard reservist, Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Meserve-Nibley, a marine science...

Coast Guard, Los Angeles City Fire Department successfully test oil spill equipment

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and the Los Angeles City Fire Department successfully teamed up to test whether the Coast Guard’s Vessel of Opportunity Oil Skimming System (VOSS) could be deployed on LAFD Fireboat #2, March 7 in San Pedro, Calif. With the operation successfully completed, the first-of-its-kind test gives the Coast Guard another asset to use should a large scale oil spill response...

“Mothball Fleet” helps with disaster response training, fuel conservation

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Novato-based Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, a national-level contingency response organization, lead fuel-transfer operations at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, Calif., Wednesday as part of fuel conservation efforts and hands-on training for disaster response. Thirty-two members of the team worked all week starting Feb. 6 and wrapped up Friday to prep, set-up and...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards to conduct multi-national oil spill tabletop exercise in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Representatives from the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, Arctic region stakeholders and established responders are scheduled to hold a joint “Canada – United States North” (CANUSNORTH) tabletop exercise March 16 and 17 at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage.

Northern California Coast Guard crews head to Haiti to assist with earthquake relief

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules long range search and rescue aircraft flew from Air Station Sacramento to Air Station Clearwater, Fla. yesterday with two Coast Guard flight crews, a Federal Emergency Management Agency response team and emergency response equipment. The plane has picked up additional personnel and equipment for transport to Haiti.

Coast Guard and FEMA respond to Samoan Tsunami

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A team of Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency response experts left Northern California on their way to Samoa to assist with earthquake and tsunami recovery in Samoa early this morning.

Historic tug USS Wenonah salvaged from bottom of San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, and other partner organizations completed salvage operations of the Tug Wenonah, which sank at its berth on Pier One of Treasure Island Aug. 17, 2009.