How long can you tread water?

Written by Geralyn M. Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8. While many boaters don’t think to wear their life jackets, most people also don’t think they’ll be treading water for more than half a day. To learn just how […]


The manners of our profession: remembering lives that ended tragically and too soon

Yesterday marked 32 years since the sinking of Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster, and a memorial inscribed with the names of the crewmembers that perished […]


Sector St. Petersburg

Three lives saved from a three-minute phone call

How much information can you gather in three minutes? This past weekend, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector St. Petersburg found enough information in a mere three minutes – to save three lives. On Sunday, Sector St. Petersburg received a 911-relay […]