Miss Kelly II

A challenge by any other name

As one of the Coast Guard’s surf stations, Station Noyo River faces the full gamut of challenges every day. Located along California’s north coast, 150 miles north of San Francisco, their proximity to the Pacific and rugged coastline offers picturesque views and is home to some dramatic rescues. A recent rescue showcased just how demanding their rescue missions can be.

Meet Oscar

Have you ever met one of our most important Guardians, Oscar? He is about 120-pounds, usually wears a mustang suit and works at Coast Guard small boat stations across the nation. Okay, so he may look eerily real but he’s […]

Surf Training at Station Bodega Bay

These are some of the best shots I have seen lately of a 47-foot motor lifeboat riding in the surf. Station Bodega Bay crew took advantage of the early season swell that brought consistent 15-foot surf to the area last […]

itCG-Guardians save sinking boat, register your EPIRBs!, Washingtonian awarded, “goo” is algae

A Coast Guard helicopter and small boat crew in South Texas responded to a boat taking on water about 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Guardians were able to pass a pump to the boat to control flooding […]

itCG-Lake Huron medevac, river pollution, cruise ship detained, boating safety

Yes, the Coast Guard is up on the Great Lakes too. Yesterday, a helicopter from Air Station Traverse City and a small boat from Station Alpena worked together to airlift a crewman 26 nautical miles offshore in Lake Huron. An […]

In the Coast Guard

Station Gulfport had a ribbon cutting as it returned to the waterfront after being completely destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.Story here I have been lucky enough to meet with the crew members of Station Gulfport on a number of occasions and […]