Tag: Security

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to unit readiness, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing our readers with the opportunity to add an NTAS widget to your own websites to keep your workforce and neighbors informed of potential threats.

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing our readers with the opportunity to add an NTAS widget to your own websites to keep friends, family and neighbors informed of potential threats.

Coast Guard ensures safety for 2014 NYC Marathon

Coast Guard Sector New York shares a unique history with the New York City Marathon in that the race pre-stages its runners at Fort Wadsworth, which is co-located with the Sector in Staten Island. For 18 years, the Coast Guard has been behind the scenes, working to produce a functioning event and ensuring that every aspect of the start of the race runs smoothly for the athletes, spectators, and volunteers.

Positioning adaptable forces

Last week, six Maritime Safety and Security Teams including Galveston, Honolulu, King’s Bay, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle deployed in support of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation – the first U.S.-hosted national special security event outside the continental U.S. In part one of a two-part story, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson explains what happens in

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Remembering 9/11: Adm. James Loy

Adm. Loy

Adm. Loy was commandant at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks. He became commandant of the Coast Guard in May 1998 and served through May 2002. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Telfair Brown. In remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, Coast Guard Compass interviewed Adm. James Loy, 21st commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. As

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Guardians work with Canada to secure Olympics

In an example of the close relationship between the Coast Guard and Canadian law enforcement, Guardians are riding on Canadian law enforcement vessels as part of operation Olympic Shiprider. Canadians have also joined Coast Guard crews as part of the program to provide the best security possible for the ongoing Olympic Games. Click here to read

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itCG – oil fire rages in Puerto Rico, mysterious oil spill in SC, rescues off NJ and Delaware

CGC Matinicus enforces a safety zone following a fuel-tank-farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad.) Click on the image for more photos of the Guardian response. Guardians are on the scene of a fuel tank farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard has deployed multiple

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Station Washington – Guarding the National Capital Region

Click on the image to watch a video of Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C. The Coast Guard didn’t have a significant presence in the nation’s capital until the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Today, it’s typical to see a Coast Guard helicopter or boat enforcing a security zone, patrolling the Potomac River or guarding

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itCG-SAR Controllers help rescue man, CGA football in the spotlight, security zone amendment, missing fishermen

When a 911 dispatcher called Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders to report a man was clinging to the hull of his capsized vessel, Guardians began to correlate his position based on their local area familiarization and his reported location. Norfolk Fire-Rescue marine unit, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and Air Station Elizabeth City crews launched

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