“Ocean Guru” Studies Arctic Water Movement

The motion of the ocean. It moves sea ice around like the pieces of an uncompleted puzzle. It brings nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from the Pacific Ocean into the Arctic where they fuel luxuriant phytoplankton growth. […]


itCG – CGC Escanaba navigates through storm, cargo ship underway, search for missing teen, polar bear research

Thankfully, the engineers onboard the disabled India-flagged cargo freighter mentioned in yesterday’s itCG post were able to get the ship’s engine running. All 28 crewmembers are safe onboard the vessel, which is now making way to its intended destination in […]


itCG – missing boy found, deadly November, Arctic strategy

As reported earlier on Coast Guard Compass, a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody battle was located on a sailboat with his father some 100-miles off the coast of Florida and is being transported to Fort Myers by […]


World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. […]


itCG- Arctic cruise, Sitka shipwreck, airlift rescue, World Maritime Day

It’s not every day that a cruise ship pulls into Nome, AK for a visit. In fact, it’s never happened before until this summer. But it may be a regular occurrence due to climate change and a shrinking ice cap that […]


What are your plans for World Maritime Day?

World Maritime Day is fast approaching. What are your plans? Every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates this event in different ports across the world with the goal of attracting public, private, and government attention to the importance of […]


World Maritime Day

The United States, in cooperation with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), is hosting the 2009 International Maritime Organization (IMO) World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City the weekend of October 16-18, 2009. The goal of […]