Coast Guard protects mariners, environment, maritime transportation system

WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., has since Sunday taken action in three unrelated marine safety cases that has protected the environment, protected mariners and protected the maritime transportation system in the Columbia River and coastal Oregon and Washington. Sector Columbia River’s recent activity began around 11 a.m. Sunday with notification from the 648-foot, car carrier...

Coast Guard plays hide and seek on historic ship in Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Coast Guard vessel boarding and security team members conducted tactical training aboard the SS John W. Brown, a historic 441-foot liberty ship in Baltimore, Friday. The VBST simulated situations consisting of stowaways hidden throughout the ship to practice their tactical sweeps of the ship and worked on using radiation detection and identification equipment to ensure the team is...