Coast Guard on the small screen: New series & a season premiere
Posted by LT Stephanie Young, Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It’s been two years since The Weather Channel and Al Roker Entertainment unveiled the docu-series “Coast Guard Alaska.” The show followed Coast Guard men and women as they performed missions in Alaska’s harsh operating environment and gave the world an insider’s perspective on the life of America’s Coast Guard.
Viewers were able to witness the action firsthand as crews flew to the North Pole to provide support to a research camp as ice began to break around them or battled hurricane-force winds and sub-zero temperatures to rescue 11 mariners over the course of 14 hours.
Tonight the show is back and there is no shortage of action in our nation’s Last Frontier. The third season will include a daring mission to save 18 souls on an oilrig, the rescue of a hunter trapped in the mountains and features Capt. Melissa Rivera, the first female commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak.
Following on the success of both “Coast Guard Alaska” and “Coast Guard Florida,” The Weather Channel is also expanding its “Coast Guard” franchise with a new show based in the Pacific Northwest.
“Coast Guard Cape Disappointment/Pacific Northwest,” the working title for the show, will follow Station Cape Disappointment, Air Station Astoria, Station Yaquina Bay, Station Coos Bay and the more than 3,000 men and women who serve in 13th Coast Guard District.
The region – comprised of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and more than 460,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean – is home to some of the most perilous waters in the Pacific Northwest, including an area known as “The Graveyard of the Pacific.”
You won’t be able to see the missions of the Pacific Northwest until the show’s premiere later this year, but check out the video below for a glimpse of some “routine” training. You’ll also still have “Coast Guard Alaska” so check out the sneak peek from tonight’s season three premiere and stay tuned!
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