A large iceberg floating in the North Atlantic as viewed by the Coast Guard C-130 aircraft that marks its position to ensure safe navigation of vessels in the area.

Iceberg, NOT right ahead

Written by Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie New York – The Coast Guard enters its 99th year of patrolling the North Atlantic region, marking positions of icebergs much like the one that sank the Titanic nearly 100 years ago.  The sinking of the […]

Gear stowage workshop

Cooperation Improves Regulation

Written by Petty Officer Rob Simpson Thousands of New England commercial fishermen take to the Atlantic waters throughout the year to catch bounties of fish by pulling nets behind their vessels. Called trawling, the nets are held open underwater and […]

Coast Guard Innovation Expo awards

JUNIPER crew shares Innovation Award

written by Petty Officer Rob Simpson U.S. Coast Guard cutter crews deployed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response spent months making way through miles of oil floating on top of the Gulf of Mexico. All the oil they were […]

Willow among icebergs

In the Midnight Sun

written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow’s officer of the day’s (OOD) eyes narrowed. Glancing at several different monitors, reading navigation information, the OOD was only focused on one thing: the 20-foot waves […]

man-overboard drill

Arctic ambassador: Willow’s voyage north

written by PA3 Luke Clayton The Rhode Island sun shined down on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow the morning of July 28, 2011.  The dew on the black paint glistened as the crew made preparations to get underway.  Families […]

Chief Petty Officer Jason Olsen meets with town selectmen

Station Menemsha, one year later

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton It has been one year since U.S. Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s boathouse caught fire July 12, 2010, and efforts to build a new boathouse are well underway. Although investigators were unable to […]

Whale skeleton

Having a “whale” of a time in New Bedford

Written by 3rd Class Petty Officer Connie Terrell, U.S. Coast Guard First District public affairs. Four of the world’s largest mammals hovered over my head, almost close enough to touch. As amazing as it was to see four fully intact […]

Protecting life, the environment and your wallet

Written by Lt. Paul Rhynard, Coast Guard public affairs. Dedication to the safety of life at sea is at the core of the Coast Guard’s cultural fabric. It’s also why National Safe Boating Week is one of our favorite times […]