The Coast Guard Buoy Tender Harry Claiborne deploys the Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System during a pollution response drill in Galveston Bay, Feb. 28, 2008. The Coast Guard's VOSS equipment is strategically pre-positioned at several locations across the country and may be transported to a spill site on a single truck or by Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft. The mobile equipment is totally self-contained and capable of being used quickly and effectively aboard any available vessel.

The Inland Fleet: Quiet Keepers of the Heartland

The Coast Guard’s Inland Fleet provides a vital service to the United States through its work in maintaining fixed and floating aids to navigation along coastlines and riverbanks throughout the country. Hundreds of Coast Guard members tirelessly battle with outdated equipment and substandard accommodations to ensure the mission is completed. As the Coast Guard continues to modernize its assets, replacing the Inland Fleet is a necessity to ensure the service can remain Semper Paratus in all of its missions.


Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Tuesday

There is no “typical” Tuesday in the Coast Guard, but this blog features a snippet of what the Coast Guard was up to on Tuesdays during the month of February. From Antarctica to Key West, with old and new assets, the Coast Guard carried out missions vital to protecting and securing our national interests.


Legacy of Light: Boston Light marks 300th anniversary

When the Boston Lighthouse was first lit 300 years ago today, sailors called on New England ports in wooden ships, pirates roamed the Atlantic Coast and the 13 colonies were under the British crown. Today the light still guides mariners safely home and helps keep America’s economy on course.


225 Years of Service to Nation

225 years of Service to Nation: Aids to navigation

The technology has changed over the years but not the mission: to safeguard the Nation’s waterways and the ships, craft and personnel that ply those waters, maintaining the nation’s economy by supporting, guiding and protecting the most efficient form of transport we have – our Nation’s waterborne commercial vessels.


Buoy operations

The ice is coming! The ice is coming!

Like many places around the country, the cold season has arrived on the Great Lakes. Operational seasonality is an ongoing reality for all who call the region home, and Great Lakes crews are all preparing for the ice to come. Just as the summer months bring a busy schedule due to increased search and rescue and law enforcement cases, the winter brings a hectic schedule full of ice maintenance operations including search and rescue, ice-breaking and aids-to-navigation.


Buoy

Got questions? This buoy tender sailor has answers.

We asked our Facebook fans if they could ask a buoy tender sailor anything, what would it be? And with more than 300 questions asked, it was clear you were all eager to hear more about the men and women […]


Have hook. Will travel. Call us.

Hurricane Irene may have happened in the summer of 2011, but the storm’s impact continues to affect maritime communities; the hurricane’s winds destroyed more than 500 aids to navigation in the mid-Atlantic region alone. With the aids playing a critical […]


Top 10 Videos 2011

2011 Video of the Year: Day 3

Our third video finalist features the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, home ported in Everett, Wash., working the decks on a mission to maintain aids to navigation in the Puget Sound area.


Earth Day 2010 – Reducing our environmental footprint

As the world celebrates the 40th Earth Day, we decided to take a look at a few of the ways the Coast Guard is working to be a greener organization. In March 2007, Admiral Allen released The Commandant’s Environmental Stewardship […]


itCG – Guardians in the community, collision and oil spill off Houston, Operation Fall Retrieve, rescue at sea, understanding Auxiliarists

Post written by Christopher Lagan. Volunteers from Coast Guard Station Georgetown, S.C. volunteer their time to help Habitat for Humanity. (Coast Guard photo.) Click on the photo to read the story. Guardians are currently responding to and investigating the cause […]


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