A crate of rose petals awaits an HMS Titanic memorial servie on the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper.

Remembering the tragedy that changed a service

  Written by Petty Officer Luke Clayton BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard personnel embarked on a journey to the final resting place of the Titanic to drop wreaths and over a million rose petals April 10, from Boston. The Coast […]


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 […]


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 […]