Underwater Guardians – following the call of the deep

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy Nimble U.S. Coast Guard boats cut through the water alongside a Navy ship transiting into port, providing an armed escort in a crowded channel. This is a common sight in many harbors around the world. What the casual observer may not know is that, long before the incoming ship reaches the harbor, there was another team of Coast Guardsmen working in the...

Coast Guard conducts safety and security inspections in preparation for Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Teams from San Francisco and Boston, along with a Regional Dive Locker West dive team from San Diego, conducted safety and security inspections on piers and aboard ferries today in preparation for Fleet Week 2009.