OSMS and YOU: Marine Environmental Response

The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, more commonly referred to as the National Contingency Plan or NCP, designates the U. S. Coast Guard as the lead federal agency for directing the removal and mitigation of oils spills and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminates into or threatening the waters and adjoining shorelines of the coastal zone.


Captain Laferriere at the Houma Incident Command Post

Shipmate of the Week – Capt. Roger Laferriere

With the inception of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, men and women from 22 different Federal departments and agencies joined together in a unified, integrated department to protect our nation’s borders, enforce our laws, prevent terrorism and prepare […]


Beached vessel

Responding to environmental threats

Post written by Lt. j.g. Stephanie Young and Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns The reunion of a rescued mariner and their family is an image that often comes to mind when you think of the end of a […]


itCG – Auxiliary to the rescue, vessel leaking oil, whirlpool diving

[youtube ssJURo8WqQA] Coast Guard Auxiliarists combined with a Good Samaritan in the rescue of a 52-year-old fisherman who had been missing since Sunday in the British Virgin Islands. The missing boater made his distress call on a cell phone Wednesday […]


itCG-tank ships keep Guardians busy, radiological detection exercise, CGC Tahoma returns to port

Between the tank ship and barge collision in the Houston Ship Channel, a grounded tank ship at the mouth of the Lower Mississippi River and a tank ship that punctured one of its fuel tanks off the coast of Savannah, […]


itCG-Luckey awarded Coast Guard Medal, tall ship runs aground, motorcyclist rescued, oil spill drill

The Coast Guard awarded EM1 Lavelas Luckey with a Coast Guard Medal yesterday. PO Luckey received the medal for his voluntary and extraordinary act of heroism when he responded to a tragic car accident and rescued a 5-year-old girl who […]