The Coast Guard rescued six Oregon National Guardsmen Friday morning when their boat capsized during a training mission near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Rescue 21 communication system proved to be invaluable in this case since the initial distress call did not include a location or the nature of distress. Story here. Coast
The White House blog has a post up today about National Hurricane Preparedness week. Read the post here.
There is an interview with Admiral Gary Blore on the Federal Computer Week talking about the National Security Cutter (NSC) Bertholf, its acceptance and issues. Story here There seems to be a lot of confusion, as the Admiral even says himself in the interview, about the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and Tempest certification. You
Sometimes you find Coast Guard members in the strangest places! The Guardian of the Week is BM3 Bridgitte Milheim, a 25-year-old from Frenchtown, NJ and this last Wednesday she graduated from Army Airborne Jump School. That’s right, you can find the Coast Guard all over America, the world, and now jumping out of the occasional
Where there is a marine casualty there will probably be an investigation. A marine casualty could be something like the case involving a collision between the Mel Oliver and M/V Tintomara which resulted in an oil spill that closed the Mississippi or a case that involves the sinking of a vessel and the loss of
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There is some interesting conversation going on in the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s blog about the Sea/Surf/Award point reset policy. Read more.
Mad Mariner, one of the blogs on our blogroll, has a really great piece on SAR. Check it out here.
Ryan Erickson has a great post about the Coast Guard Auxiliary. You can read it here.
The Coast Guard is going to be working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement Monday designed to increase border security by allowing both agencies to ride in each others’ vessels during border patrols. Story here The word Coast in Coast Guard can be a bit of a