Fireman Smith

Shipmate of the Week – FN Jacob Smith

Quick reflexes and fast thinking were put to the test late on a late Friday afternoon when the Station Bodega Bay, Calif., duty crew sprinted into action at the sound of the search and rescue alarm. Fireman Jacob Smith, who been stationed at Bodega Bay for the past three years, was a crewman on the 47-foot motor lifeboat that launched when they received word of a fishing vessel that was taking on water with two people aboard.


Motor lifeboat

Not just a surfman’s world

Just like any position in the U.S. Coast Guard, women can serve – and surf – as surfman. As the nation reflects on the role women have played in forming our great nation, Compass traveled to the National Motor Life Boat School in Ilwaco, Wash., to hear from women surfman on how they came to be elite boat drivers.


itCG-medevacs at sea, CG unit hosts disabled and terminally ill kids, SAR hearing, NTSB recommendation

Post Written by Bob Hopkins Guardians from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 32-year-old man with symptoms of pneumonia from a 165-foot fishing vessel approximately 150 miles northwest of St. Paul. The man was delivered safely to St. Paul […]