Ride along with Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and get a first-hand look at life on the buoy deck in our ninth video nominee in this year’s top 10 competition!
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Last week, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay rescued a dog that was stranded on the ice on Lake St. Clair. The crew named him Lucky and he has since been reunited with his owners. Following his rescue, he asked us to share some tips to keep his K-9 friends safe on the ice.
Like many places around the country, the cold season has arrived on the Great Lakes. Operational seasonality is an ongoing reality for all who call the region home, and Great Lakes crews are all preparing for the ice to come. Just as the summer months bring a busy schedule due to increased search and rescue and law enforcement cases, the winter brings a hectic schedule full of ice maintenance operations including search and rescue, ice-breaking and aids-to-navigation.
We asked our Facebook fans if they could ask a buoy tender sailor anything, what would it be? And with more than 300 questions asked, it was clear you were all eager to hear more about the men and women who sail aboard “black hulls.” We picked the top five most “liked” questions and asked
Several crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay pose with Bella the Great Dane. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Adam Leggett. Written by Ens. Phil Constantino, Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay. Coast Guard men and women train tirelessly every day to be ready for any situation that could be handed to them. Sometimes they
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw breaking ice in this illustration of a Coast Guard photo by Ensign Guillermo Colom. Click the image to watch a video of ice breaking operations aboard the Mackinaw. While last weekend may have marked the official beginning of Spring, the Coast Guard finds itself operating in a bevy of different weather