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Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Ice Radar Navigation System aboard Coast Guard Healy during Arctic deployment
Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Ice Radar Navigation System aboard Coast Guard Healy during Arctic deploymentWith its ever-changing ice conditions, the Arctic can be a difficult area to navigate. Seasonal and other shifts in the amount of ice passing through the region require sensitive equipment for vessels to transit safely and, as part of the Coast Guard’s Artic Strategy, a team from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center is evaluating an ice radar system for use by Coast Guard crews operating in ice-filled waters.


Coast Guard Arctic Craft Project looks to older technologies to tackle new challenges in Arctic
Coast Guard Arctic Craft Project looks to older technologies to tackle new challenges in ArcticAs defenders of U.S. marine resources and protectors of lives on the water, the Coast Guard must be always ready for action whereever the nation’s soil meets the sea. That includes the frigid water along the shores of Alaska’s North Slope and part of the Coast Guard's Arctic Strategy is to broaden the Coast Guard’s understanding of Arctic waters and how best to prepare for the challenges the region presents. Though crewmembers and research teams aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy are using their time above the Arctic Circle this year to test technologies that might give the Coast Guard an edge in responding to emergencies in the north, not all of those technologies are on the leading edge.


Coast Guard hoists stranded kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore.
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoisted a kayaker who was stranded on the rocks near Cape Falcon, Oregon, Saturday afternoon.


Coast Guard, AMVER vessels assist tanker adrift 700 miles from Oregon Coast
Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to assist the 22-person crew of a 485-foot, Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker after a fire in the main engineroom disabled the vessel, leaving it without propulsion, about 700 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon, Wednesday.


Next generation satellite communications system to see testing aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy during Arctic Shield 2014
Next generation satellite communications system to see testing aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy during Arctic Shield 2014From studying the effects of solar activity to improve radio transmissions to enhancing the capabilities of Automated Identification Systems, the importance of having a reliable communications infrastructure in the Arctic has not been lost on researchers traveling aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy as part of Arctic Shield 2014. The ability to send and receive a clear message quickly to prevent or respond to a maritime emergency is vital to the safety of crews transiting the Arctic.


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Video Icon Legacy Reborn: Christening the Coast Guard Cutter James

Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, Coast Guard, Vice Commandant, and Charlene James Benoit, Coast Guard Cutter James sponsor, talk about the legacy of Joshua James and the naming of the newest Coast Guard cutter being christened in Pascagoula, Miss....



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Coast Guard Cutter James ChristeningCoast Guard Cutter James Christening
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Charlene James Benoit, sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter James, breaks a...


Coast Guard medevacs 76-year-old diver 121 miles off GalvestonCoast Guard medevacs 76-year-old diver 121 miles off Galveston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevacs a 76-year-old man off a charter dive vessel,...


Coast Guard hoists kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore.Coast Guard hoists kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore.
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoists a kayaker who was stranded on the...


Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload an estimated 900 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $800,000Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload an estimated 900 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $800,000
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload approximately 900 pounds of marijuana...


Coast Guard medevacs crewmembers off bulk freighters 172 miles off Louisiana coastCoast Guard medevacs crewmembers off bulk freighters 172 miles off Louisiana coast
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevacs a 33-year-old crewmember off a bulk freighter,...


Coast Guard, AMVER vessels assist tanker adrift 700 miles from Oregon CoastCoast Guard, AMVER vessels assist tanker adrift 700 miles from Oregon Coast
Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to assist the 22-person crew of a 485-foot,...


8 people rescued by Coast Guard near Anclote Key, Fla.8 people rescued by Coast Guard near Anclote Key, Fla.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescues 3 people near Anclote Key, Florida, Friday,...


Injured man medically evacuated from container ship 78 miles offshoreInjured man medically evacuated from container ship 78 miles offshore
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Facility Charleston, S.C., hoisted an injured man off a...


Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (no audio)Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (no audio)
The Coast Cutter Hamilton performs sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by...


Mount St. Helens RescueMount St. Helens Rescue
A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a 40-year-old man, who...


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Coast Guard Station Neah Bay rescue Coast Guard Station Neah Bay rescue
A Coast Guard Station Neah Bay crew member assists local emergency medical services with the transfer of a man who went missing while diving in...


Mako assists disabled sailboat Mako assists disabled sailboat
A small-boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Mako assists the disabled sailboat Callahan Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, 72 miles off the coast of Cape...


Coast Guard Station Castle Hill returns after vessel assist Coast Guard Station Castle Hill returns after vessel assist
A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew returns to the station after assisting a disabled vessel near Fort Adams in...


USCGC Confidence change of command ceremony USCGC Confidence change of command ceremony
Capt. Jim Passarelli, left, cuts a ceremonial cake with Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh during the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence change of command ceremony...


Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Ice Radar Navigation System aboard Coast Guard Healy during Arctic deployment Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Ice Radar Navigation System aboard Coast Guard Healy during Arctic deployment
Alex Balsley, a program manager with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Conn., reads an ice radar display while...


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Deck Watch - Aug. 14, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard rescued a missing mariner from Hogan Island and monitored a grounding in Juneau. A 25-foot Response...


Coast Guard rescues man from life raft near Diamond Head - audio mayday
Audio mayday from a man who was in distress after his 41-foot sailboat sank seven miles south of Diamond Head, Oahu, Aug. 12, 2014. The man was...


Deck Watch - Aug. 7, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard conducted three medevacs, responded to three overdue mariners and a capsized vessel near Prince...


Coast Guard urges public, mariners to prepare for heavy weather - PSA
The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands, Aug. 7, 2014. The effects...


Deck Watch July 31, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for July 25-31. Deck Watch is a weekly look at Coast Guard operations throughout Alaska. Stories...