Arctic Rescue

Stuck in the Arctic

The 24 hours of sunlight, enormous marine mammals and vast emptiness create an environment unlike any in the world. It’s no surprise, then, that the melting ice is enticing adventure seekers to experience the untouched frontier. As vessel traffic increases, so does the chance for an accident in this inherently dangerous maritime region. It’s the inevitability of peril that drives many Coast Guard missions, and those missions extend all the way into the Nation’s Arctic. When an adventure on the Chukchi Sea took a turn for the worse, the Coast Guard was ready to respond.


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Coast Guard offers unique educational experience at National Scout Jamboree

What’s the U.S. Coast Guard doing in West Virginia? That was a question Coast Guard members heard a lot during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. As it turns out, the Coast Guard was at the jamboree to offer scouts and visitors a unique educational experience in boating safety, search and rescue, damage control and many other Coast Guard missions.