Operation Deep Freeze

Heading south for the winter: Engineers keep a venerable cutter underway

Without them, the ship goes nowhere. The 93 members of the engineering department aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star are responsible for the propulsion, steering, electrical, sewage, ventilation, firefighting and damage control systems on board the heavy icebreaker supporting the U.S. Antarctic Program through Operation Deep Freeze 2015.


NSF coil spill assistance in Bangladesh

Coast Guard National Strike Force ends 2014 with international oil spill assistance

The U.S. Coast Guard is well known for its ability to handle oil and other hazardous material spills, but what isn’t well known is that the service often works with other countries to assist with their marine pollution incidents. In this case, the spill was in the Eastern Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh.


Polar Star

Headed south for the winter: Coast Guard Cutter begins journey to Antarctica

More than 150 Coast Guard men and women embarked on a journey that would take them to the bottom of the world Nov. 30, 2014; bound for a place only a small fraction of the world’s population will ever see. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Seattle is on an expedition to Antarctica in support of the United States Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation.


2014 Videos of the Year: Bristol Bay Buoys

2014 Videos of the Year: Bristol Bay Buoys

Ride along with Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and get a first-hand look at life on the buoy deck in our ninth video nominee in this year’s top 10 competition!


2014 Videos of the Year: Turtle Rescue

2014 Videos of the Year: Turtle Rescue

The Coast Guard rescues lives every day – but it’s not every day we save a 800-pound leatherback turtle! Watch the action in the eighth video in this year’s Video of the Year competition!


It's back...Coast Guard 2014 Videos of the Year

It’s back…2014 Coast Guard Video of the Year!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 nominees for Coast Guard Video of the Year. We’ve selected the top 10 videos, the best of the best, as this year’s nominees. Now, we need your help in deciding the top Coast Guard video for 2014!


NOAA, CG Partnerships

Strengthening Coast Guard, NOAA partnerships

For more than 200 years, the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, have partnered together in maritime resiliency, environmental sustainability and scientific research.


CITAT

Oklahoma Coast Guard unit supports crucial DOD missions, trains Coast Guard inspectors

What is the U.S. Coast Guard doing in Oklahoma? This is a question asked of members of the Container Inspection Training and Assistance Team almost every day. So what is this group of marine safety professionals doing in the place where the wind goes sweeping down the plains? Keeping people safe from improperly transported hazardous materials, that’s what


Response training on the Last Frontier

Response training on the last frontier

From its extreme weather to its remote communities and limited infrastructure, Alaska can present many challenges for response agencies in times of crisis. Plans for how to remove pollution or conduct a rescue at the edge of the last frontier are becoming increasingly important as the state sees more maritime traffic through its ports and waterways. That’s why the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and city of Unalaska came together with industry members from North Pacific Fuel and Alaska Chadux Corporation to conduct Aleutians PREP Exercise 2014 in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Sept. 24-25.


America, a juvenile bald eagle, is held by Bruce Beatty, a a federally-licensed birds of prey rehabilitator, Petty Officer 1st Class Dominic Potter (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class William Peters at a Michigan Department of Natural Resources center in Bay City, Mich., after being rescued in the Saginaw River by Potter and Peters, Sept. 18, 2014. America was not injured and will be cared for by Beatty until released. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Rescuing America

“Everyone, from the good Sam[aritan] who notified us, to the Michigan DNR and the Consumers Power Plant personnel, was so helpful in helping us rescue America,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andy Burns. “This bird is not just an injured animal, it is our country’s symbol of freedom, and America deserved to be saved.”


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