The calm swells of the Port of Panama gave the Fir’s crew a perfect opportunity to show the Panama Canal Authority how buoys are maintained in the U.S. As the Panamanian crew traversed to the whistle buoy, they searched for the black-hulled tender sporting the iconic 64-degree Coast Guard red, white and blue racing stripe. There it was, on time, dead center of dozens of floating cargo ships.
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Though our sister service may have different missions, this cooperative exercise between the Coast Guard and Army demonstrated the global impact both services can make working together.
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, built in 1881, remains a fixture off the coast of Oregon. The lighthouse may no longer run using lanterns but continues to light the way to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of Pacific Northwest waterways.
Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Fir. Taking on all comers at the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District’s annual Cutterman Olympics, the crew of Fir lived up to their namesake’s motto “No Bar Too Rough, Too Tough, Too Far” as they swept the competition in a series of events demonstrating teamwork and resilience.
Coast Guard Cutter Fir’s primary mission is to service and maintain 150 aids to navigation along the Pacific coasts of Oregon and Washington, as well as in the Columbia River. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Maintaining aids to navigation essential to the Pacific Northwest’s major shipping ports, including Coos Bay, Portland and Seattle, are the men
Coast Guard families from North Bend, Ore., pose with a playground donated by the Coast Guard Foundation. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Foundation. Written by Anne B. Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. Last night, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp joined personnel from across the 13th Coast Guard District for the Coast Guard Foundation Pacific
The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles blog posted about a Surviving Disaster episode called “Lost at Sea” airing tonight on the cable channel Spike. The episode will feature several interviews with Guardians. Recently, PA3 Tara Molle got underway on the CGC Fir and posted about her experience on the Coast Guard Pacific Northwest blog. The
In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, who was in Honolulu when disaster struck at home. Click here to watch a video
A Coast Guard Cordova Aviation Support Facility helicopter crew rescued three men after their plane reportedly flipped over while taking off from the beach along Patton Bay on Montague Island, Alaska, yesterday. The three passengers escaped the plane without injuries and used a satellite phone to call the Alaska State Troopers for help. The Troopers