O'Neill and shipmates

The life he loved and lived: Remembering BM3 Michael O’Neill

He was a son. He was a shipmate. He was a Coast Guardsman. He died in service to his country and his name was Michael O’Neill. Mike’s journey serving his nation started in August 1991 when he reported to his first unit, Coast Guard Cutter Baranof. Mike was a seaman apprentice when he reported, but his youth and inexperience was no match for his desire to serve.

On dangerous ice – Coast Guard warns not all ice is safe

Record low temperatures this winter have led to many of America’s waterways freezing early – or in some cases for the first time in a long time – and a spate of ice rescues and some fatalities as people find themselves […]