Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell arrives in Miami prior to commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell arrives in Miami prior to commissioning
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell, the fifth of the service’s planned 58 Fast Response Cutters in the Sentinel Class and the first of its class to be named after a female Coast Guard heroine, arrived at her homeport of Coast Guard Sector Miami, Fla., Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell is scheduled for commissioning in New Orleans on June 1, 2013. The location of...

Coast Guard cutter answers buoys’ call for cleaning

BALTIMORE – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, conducted routine buoy maintenance in Baltimore Harbor Wednesday. Federal aids to navigation are required to be inspected annually to ensure they are functioning properly, in their correct position and marking safe water for ships to navigate. The Rankin is responsible for...

Coast Guard names Portsmouth “Coast Guard City”

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard’s 5th District commander, Rear Adm. Wayne E. Justice, and Portsmouth Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III are scheduled to hold a press briefing announcing Portsmouth as a Coast Guard City at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Lightship Portsmouth Museum.

Coast Guard reignites the light that guides

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cindy Beckert Maritime safety is the heartbeat to the Coast Guard’s overall mission. In 1789 a newly created Congress approved the Lighthouses Act, which declared maritime navigational safety into U.S. ports become a federally funded priority of the former U.S. Lighthouse Service. The Lighthouse Service was one of the many organizations that was absorbed into the modern...