Knight Island Port Crew: Guardians at Sea and in the Classroom

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal (with contributions from Robert Hopkins) Responding to maritime emergencies and helping kids with their school assignments present similar challenges – both require attention to detail and an unselfish desire to […]


Guardians of the Week – Crew of the CGC Dolphin

Since June, the CGC Dolphin has made two drug seizures totaling over 2,300 pounds of marijuana valued at over $2 million. The cutter Dolphin, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) based in Miami, is quickly making a name […]


Coast Guard History – LT Robert Prause & CGC ESCANABA’s Rescue Swimmer System

Although most people associate Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers with daring helicopter rescue cases, there are also Cutter Surface Swimmers and divers trained to deploy off cutters.  Training people to enter the water is necessary in many of our missions from […]


itCG-Proceedings journal, Coast Guard bootcamp blog, weekend SAR

The Summer 2009 issue of Coast Guard Proceedings is available for free download and subscription. The Proceedings is a journal about safety and security at sea and this issue focuses on the Coast Guard’s international engagement. More information here What […]