Buoy operations

Rising to the challenge: Low water on the Mississippi River

The rise and fall of river water levels is a constant, impacted by flooding and drought. It’s something those who work on or around the river contend with on a regular basis. This year, rivers throughout the Midwest region are experiencing record low water levels and natural relief through the winter may be minimal. As water levels drop, the channels in which ships and barges travel shrink in width and depth, creating difficulties for shipping commerce. The U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and shipping industries are working together to adapt to the pressure of keeping the Mississippi River open for commerce and the public.


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 […]


Video of the Year contest

Day 6: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our sixth video features Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) San Diego and their work on the Zuniga Jetty light ‘Zulu’ at the entrance of San Diego Bay. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Tapp, officer-in-charge of the ANT, narrates the b-roll video and explains why the crew has to be hoisted by a helicopter onto the light to conduct repairs. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…


Operation Fall Retrieve

The last of the fall buoy runs

For nine weeks, Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes have been working around the clock in the largest domestic aids to navigation recovery operation in the United States … and just in time! With the slow-moving snowstorm that brought […]


itCG-Naval exercises, boater found, fisherman search, Dominican repatriation, buoy removal

Semper Paratus is the guiding principle behind a joint exercise featuring Coast Guard, Navy and Canadian forces along the Washington Coast and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The exercise is aimed at strengthening relationships and preparedness between U.S. […]