Chief James Childress from Coast Guard Cutter Blueshark, homeported in Everett, Wash., conducts a random boarding of a vessel during Seattle Seafair on Lake Washington Saturday. Coast Guard members board vessels to conduct safety inspections to identify any obvious safety hazards and ensure the sea worthiness of the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty
A boat crew from Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Boston escorts the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York as the ship sails into New York Harbor Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. The amphibious transport dock (LPD 21), laid with seven and a half tons of steel from the World Trade Center in its bow,
The United States, in cooperation with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), is hosting the 2009 International Maritime Organization (IMO) World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City the weekend of October 16-18, 2009. The goal of World Maritime Day is to attract public, private, and government attention to the many environmental
If you look here you can find a Coast Guard layer plug in for Google Earth. Pretty cool, showing our environmental stewardship efforts.
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