Let freedom ring

Ringing in the new year with rhyme: Afloat

The Coast Guard as a service embraces many traditions that binds us together and enriches our heritage. One of these maritime traditions falls but once a year, on New Year’s Eve, and allows watchstanders to show their penchant for prose […]


Escanaba seizes 963 pounds of cocaine

CGC Escanaba seizes 963 pounds of cocaine

While on a law-enforcement patrol about 21 miles south of Isla de Providencia, Colombia, Sept. 17, CGC Escanaba seized more than 900 pounds of contraband from a fleeing 35-foot center-console vessel suspected of smuggling drugs. During pursuit, the suspects on the vessel […]


Escanaba Trains with the Colombian and Honduran Navy

USCGC Escanaba Trains with Colombian and Honduran Navy

Post Written by Ensign Ray T. Chaisson, USCGC Escanaba Public Affairs Officer  USCGC Escanaba recently participated in a multilateral naval exercise with the Colombian and Honduran Navies. The goal of the multilateral exercise was to compare drug interdiction policy, practice […]


LTjg Amanda Bazinet

Guardian of the Week – LTjg Amanda Bazinet

Post written by: Petty Officer Second Class Daniel Bender So often junior personnel in the Coast Guard are able to have a greater impact than their rank would usually imply.  While stationed aboard the Cutter Escanaba until earlier this year, […]


Remembering USCGC ESCANABA (WPG 77)

In the early hours of June 13, 1943, the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba sank while performing escort duty from Greenland to Newfoundland. To this day no one knows if the Escanaba was sunk by a torpedo from a German U-boat […]


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 – lobster boat in port, search suspended, holiday greetings, video of the year

Coast Guard Compass has been following the story of a Gloucester lobster boat which lost propulsion 200 miles offshore on Wednesday. We can now report that the boat has safely docked in Provincetown, Mass. after tows from the CGC Escanaba […]


itCG – racing the storm, hero captain, cold water rescues, master cutterman

Guardians aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba are racing the clock in an effort to tow a Gloucester lobster boat and its crew back to shore ahead of a powerful winter storm. The two boats are making approximately 4-knots of […]


itCG – rescue underway, public service awards, aviators honored, Coast Guard cities

The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was deployed last night to investigate a distress call from a Gloucester lobster boat disabled approximately 200-miles offshore. The boat, whose engines wouldn’t start, was facing 40 mph winds and 11-16 foot seas with a […]


itCG-CG continues search for three, fishing safety, CGC Escanaba rescues boat and crew

Several Coast Guard units are searching for three missing boaters who were due back to Matagorda, Texas, from a fishing trip Saturday afternoon. Guardians and partner agencies have searched for the past four and a half days covering nearly 74,000 […]


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