ADM Papp updates from the Gulf of Mexico

Yesterday, Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, spent the first of what will be three days touring Coast Guard operations in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response. It was a busy day of fly-overs, meeting with Coasties and […]


Papp Provides Forces, Logistics for Gulf Spill Response

Adm. Bob Papp, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, is working this week to fine tune Coast Guard support to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response effort. One immediate result of Papp’s trip is the transfer of Federal On-Scene Coordinator duties between […]


Gulf Oil Spill on National Geographic

As the world continues to follow the response to the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, National Geographic Channel will air the special Gulf Oil Spill. Combining stunning video obtained from the Coast Guard and emergency response crews […]


BP attempts “top kill” to stop oil leak

At approximately 1 p.m. (CDT) this afternoon, BP initiated a procedure referred to as a “top kill” in an attempt to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater […]


Guardian of the Week: Admiral Thad Allen

We’re bringing you the Guardian of the Week a few days early in recognition of the change of command ceremony that saw Admiral Robert Papp succeed Admiral Thad Allen as Commandant of the Coast Guard earlier today. Much has been […]


Change of Command: Commandant of the Coast Guard

In a time-honored change of command ceremony presided over by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Robert J. Papp assumed command as the 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard. Admiral Papp’s relief of Admiral Thad Allen marks the conclusion […]


ADM Allen to stay on as NIC

There has been a lot of speculation over the past couple of weeks as to who would run the federal response to the BP Oil Spill once Admiral Allen is relieved as Commandant of the Coast Guard on Tuesday. Today, […]


Rear Admiral Landry talks to bloggers about oil spill

Rear Admiral Mary Landry spoke to bloggers yesterday about the ongoing response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. RADM Landry is the Eighth Coast Guard District commander and is currently acting as the Federal On Scene Coordinator […]


How you can help with the Deepwater Horizon response

Are you or your business looking for an opportunity to help with the Deepwater Horizon response? From reporting impacted shoreline areas and/or wildlife to offering your vessel to help with the clean-up, there are any number of ways everyday Americans […]


Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral Allen briefed President Obama on the response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the oil rig platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast […]


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