Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Tonya Midgett

East Coast towns battened down the hatches as Hurricane Irene reaped havoc in the summer of 2011, and the community of Cape Hatteras took the brunt of the storm’s torrential winds and rain; Irene was declared the worst natural disaster […]


Have hook. Will travel. Call us.

Hurricane Irene may have happened in the summer of 2011, but the storm’s impact continues to affect maritime communities; the hurricane’s winds destroyed more than 500 aids to navigation in the mid-Atlantic region alone. With the aids playing a critical […]


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Atlantic Area

From the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf; Canada to the Caribbean Sea, the men and women of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area have served our nation well in 2011. The past year has been a challenging one with several crisis events, a new threat emerging in the Caribbean Sea and continued demands to serve the maritime community.


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Northeast

In late August the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard braced as Hurricane Irene threatened lives and property. The approaching danger meant crews throughout the 1st Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston, needed to work quickly to prepare and respond. Response plans were initiated to prepare the boating and port communities. Commands from New Jersey to northernmost Maine readied personnel and equipment to respond to a type of storm rarely seen in the United States.


Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach

Safeguarding ports from natural disasters

Approaching the midpoint of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season the first eight named storms failed to reach hurricane strength. This of course ended when Hurricane Irene became the first hurricane of the season and impacted more than 1,000 miles of […]


C-130 departs for Irene

Coast Guard response to Hurricane Irene

As the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, Irene’s high winds and heavy rains downed trees, took out power lines and flooded inland communities leaving millions of Americans impacted. In the end, as the storm travelled along more than 1,000 miles of […]


CGC Bertholf

Crises highlight need to continue service recapitalization

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. As Hurricane Irene strikes the eastern seaboard this weekend, your Coast Guard is already responding to help those in need. We remain […]