The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian coast guard icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut, Canada, Aug. 12, 2017. The Canadian coast guard assisted Maple's crew by breaking and helping navigate through ice during several days of Maple's 2017 Northwest Passage transit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn.

Allies in the Arctic

The Canadian coast guard assisted the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Maple by breaking and helping navigate through ice during several days of Maple’s 2017 Northwest Passage transit. This is the 60th anniversary of the last transit by a Coast Guard cutter, and 150th anniversary of the Coast Guard’s presence in Alaska.

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Reinhart, 9th Coast Guard District public affairs. Although not as exciting as search and rescue or maritime law enforcement, the Coast Guard’s aids to navigation mission is an essential link that helps sustain […]

Buoy up!

What body of water is the largest system of fresh, surface water on Earth, containing roughly 21 percent of the world’s supply? If you answered the Great Lakes, you are correct! The entire Great Lakes system is connected by a […]

CGC Healy

CGC Healy – Return to port

Post Written by Ensign Emily Kehrt  After a summer in the Arctic, Healy pulled into our homeport of Seattle October 12 (click here to watch a video). On the way south, we stopped in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to drop off […]

A guardian for all seasons

While last weekend may have marked the official beginning of Spring, the Coast Guard finds itself operating in a bevy of different weather conditions across the United States. Winter isn’t over on the St. Clair River Yesterday, the U.S. and […]

People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 7

It’s week seven of eight for the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Next week, we will unveil the final set of pictures as well as announce how the contest will run and open up voting. […]

itCG-several mariners assisted by Coast Guard and other rescuers

A missing boater was found yesterday morning after spending the night on his boat in South River, Massachusetts. The man was reported overdue by his father, which launched a search by local harbormaster and Coast Guard resources. The boater had […]