itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport
Posted by LT Connie Braesch, Wednesday, September 30, 2009
- In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, who was in Honolulu when disaster struck at home. Click here to watch a video of preparations.
- A sunken WWII army vessel still poses an environmental threat as it sits on the bottom of Grenville Channel, British Columbia. The vessel will be part of a joint training exercise to test an oil recovery response plan this week in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, and oil response organizations and federal agencies from both countries will participate.
- There will be a happy homecoming for a number of families and loved ones in Portsmouth, VA tomorrow when the Coast Guard Cutter Legare and its crew returns from a three month mission along the West African coast. The cutter has served as an Africa Partnership Station platform for the Navy 6th Fleet. During the deployment, the crew performed joint law enforcement operations with naval services and maritime enforcement agencies from Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde.
- Repairing and maintaining some of the nation’s most important aids to navigation is all in a day’s work for Coast Guard Cutter Fir. It just so happens that these buoys are also in some of the more challenging waterways. So, the relatively new 225-foot cutter is taking advantage of the last bit of fair weather to service some of these buoys along the Oregon and Washington coasts.