Success in the Arctic depends on unity of effort among Arctic nations. Why? Because no single nation has the sovereignty, capacity or control over all the resources necessary to meet the emerging challenges in the Arctic. While in Greenland, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Sen. Angus King met with the Joint Arctic Command, government dignitaries, leaders of indigenous communities and members of the scientific community to learn more about how our missions may change in this complicated operating environment.
Environmental changes in the polar regions are boosting new economic opportunities and transforming maritime activity in the regions. Access to previously unreachable natural resources is now possible and is encouraging new sovereignty claims by Arctic nations.
As the cruise ship Crystal Serenity and her 1,700 passengers and crew began her maiden northerly voyage from Alaska to New York this past week, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Arctic Caucus co-chairman Sen. Angus King held engagements in Greenland to personally observe and better understand the changes occurring in the Arctic.
Today, the Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command announced that an expedition team – comprised of U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers, scientists and explorers – has produced sufficient evidence that the crash site of the Grumman Duck has been found beneath the ice near Koge Bay, Greenland.
Kulusuk, Greenland, is the staging point for the team looking for missing World War II Coast Guardsmen. As part of the Coast Guard’s effort to locate a missing World War II air crew, a team has been dispatched to the frozen Greenland ice cap. Getting there was half the battle. The journey to Greenland began
Rafid Tuma, one of the Air Pirates to accompany the Coast Guard during it's expedition to Greenland in 2009, discusses what the Air Pirates do, several of their projects and the group's background. The Air Pirates are a crew of about a half-dozen airplane salvage experts who have recovered dozens of aircraft, many of them
If you’ve been following our coverage of the search for two missing World War II-era Coast Guardsmen you know that the Coast Guard sent a team to Greenland last September to search for the crash site. Their journey began at Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., where they boarded an HC-130J and flew into the tiny
Lt. Pritchard prepares for takeoff. (Coast Guard photo) In our first post in this series, we gave you an overview of the crash of the Grumman Duck in Greenland during WWII and the efforts to find the missing crew. The effort to recover the two MIA Coast Guardsmen is exciting all by itself but there
During World War II two Coast Guard aviators died in Greenland attempting to rescue a downed B-17 crew. Their bodies were never recovered but 67 years later the search is on and investigators are hot on the case, hopeful to bring the missing heroes home next year.