Image of a rescue. RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. 25 February 2008 — A Coast Guard HH-65 Helicopter for Air Station Los Angeles searches for a man that was swept out to sea off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes late on the night of the 24th. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Tina Epperson) This week
There is a search going on for two people who have been missing since their boat flipped in northern Chuckanut Bay near Bellingham, Wa. There were originally six people on the vessel, but when the boat flipped four of them swam for shore. Of those four three of them made it while the fourth was
There is a long tradition in many of the armed services called the wetting down. What exactly is a wetting down? Well, there are a lot of different stories about where the tradition comes from. Here is one explanation: I n the old Navy, an officer’s commission was hand-written on heavy parchment. According to some
Boating safety is a big focus this time of year and really should be something that people pay attention to all year round. This article posted on BYM Marine Maritime News makes some really good points about how to stay safe and alive when you are out on the water. The writer bring up some
Quote of the day “The Coast Guard provides the best bang for the buck”- Congressmen Howard Coble. The Commandant’s post on the Coast Guard Caucus Breakfast here.
New on Amver blog: Amver vessels are helping in the search for Air France Flight 447. Story here
Hurricane season is here, and it is a busy time for the Coast Guard. Here are two stories about training and preparation in Florida. Story here Story here The Coast Guard is stocking up on LED Marine Lanterns for hurricane season. The LED Marine Lanterns are more environmentally friendly. Replacing the traditional lanterns with the
The MK Shop has a set of pictures up that are very fitting with yesterdays feature piece about our fleet. Side by side pictures of the engine rooms of a 378, then and now. Take a look here.
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf approaches U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle in the San Francisco Bay here July 23. This represents the first time the oldest built cutter and the newest built cutter in the Coast Guard have transited together. U.S.C.G. photo The Office of Acquisition has been working hard to
In the Coast Guard- June 2, 2009 As you can see the In the Coast Guard title has been shortened to ItCG (you know how we like acronyms in the Coast Guard!), there is also a bit more in the title to let you know what is in store in each post. As hurricane season