Coast Guard boating safety

Protecting life, the environment and your wallet

Written by Lt. Paul Rhynard, Coast Guard public affairs. Dedication to the safety of life at sea is at the core of the Coast Guard’s cultural fabric. It’s also why National Safe Boating Week is one of our favorite times […]


itCG-New York commissioning, Pacifica rescue, sinking, helicopter crash, capsized vessel

   A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco hoisted a 55-year-old man with a hand injury from a merchant ship 35 miles West of Pacifica, CA, Nov. 2, 2009. Once hoisted from the 600-foot Liberian-flagged container ship, the […]


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 […]


Did you know you can get a Coast Guard layer on Google Earth?

If you look here you can find a Coast Guard layer plug in for Google Earth. Pretty cool, showing our environmental stewardship efforts.


In the Coast Guard- May 30, 2009

The Coast Guard rescued six Oregon National Guardsmen Friday morning when their boat capsized during a training mission near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Rescue 21 communication system proved to be invaluable in this case since the initial […]