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Coast Guard deploys Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Arctic science mission
Coast Guard deploys Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Arctic science missionScientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and their colleagues traveled to the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy this year to evaluate a wide variety of technologies for use in responding to oil in icy water. While some of those technologies were designed for viewing the ice and simulated oil from above however, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle was being used to see the ice from below.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies movement of oil in ice during Arctic simulation
Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies movement of oil in ice during Arctic simulationAs stewards of U.S. marine resources, the Coast Guard has a vested interest in the condition and protection of Alaska’s Arctic waters. That interest has led scientists working with the Coast Guard and members of its Research and Development Center, based in New London, Connecticut, to evaluate pollution response technologies and study the effects of pollutants in icy waters. This year, those studies continued aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot icebreaker home-ported in Seattle, as it made its way into the Arctic Circle nearly 200 miles north of Alaska.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Aerostat system during Arctic exercise
Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Aerostat system during Arctic exerciseSituational Awareness is an important factor of any response. The ability to monitor assets during dangerous operations or track the movements of a target can greatly influence the success of a mission. Knowing this, the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and Oil Spill Response Institute deployed an Aerostat system to serve as an extra eye in the sky during this year’s mission to the Arctic.


Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore
Helicopter crew transports 3 stranded campers, 2 dogsThe Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center, NOAA test Unmanned Aircraft System during Arctic exercise
Coast Guard Research and Development Center, NOAA test Unmanned Aircraft System during Arctic exerciseSoaring high above the shifting ice and frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, a silent sentinel patrolled the skies above the Coast Guard Cutter Healy during its journey to the Arctic this summer. While buoys and submersibles collected data from the briny deep, an Unmanned Aircraft System kept vigil in the frosty air.


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Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., render assistance to a choking victim Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, off Cape May. The Coast Guard administered oxygen to the 61-year-old woman aboard the 65-foot Canyon Lady, homeported in Cape...



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Coast Guard conducts first Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings aboard Coast Guard Cutter HealyCoast Guard conducts first Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy
Unmanned Aircraft System operators successfully land a Puma AE UAS aboard the Coast Guard Cutter...


Operation Gold NuggetOperation Gold Nugget
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez personnel talk about their roles in Operation...


Week in the life 2014Week in the life 2014
A time-lapse video of the men and women of the Coast Guard, and their units in the Pacific...


A Day in the LifeA Day in the Life
Tactical Law Enforcement Team members speak about daily life at TACLET-South in Miami, Aug. 25,...


Coast Guard rescues 2 from Niagara RiverCoast Guard rescues 2 from Niagara River
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued two people from their boat inside...


Coast Guard receives new life-saving boatCoast Guard receives new life-saving boat
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, recieves a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II.. The...


Columbia River transit of the Blue MarlinColumbia River transit of the Blue Marlin
A time-lapse video of the heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin as it transits the Columbia River past...


Coast Guard Offloads Approximately $19 Million of CocaineCoast Guard Offloads Approximately $19 Million of Cocaine
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St....


Haitian Migrant Rescue off of Ragged Island, BahamasHaitian Migrant Rescue off of Ragged Island, Bahamas
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida HC-130 aircrew located an overloaded sailing...


Coast Guard Rescues Two People, Two Dogs West of Great Inagua, BahamasCoast Guard Rescues Two People, Two Dogs West of Great Inagua, Bahamas
Two men and their two dogs were rescued from a fishing vessel 80 nautical miles west of Great...


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Search underway for possible missing diver off Maui Search underway for possible missing diver off Maui
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing diver approximately two miles southeast of McGregor Point, Maui, Aug. 28, 2014. A Coast Guard...


Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Aerostat system during Arctic exercise Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Aerostat system during Arctic exercise
Researchers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy prepare to deploy an Aerostat system during an exercise in the Arctic Aug. 16, 2014. The Coast...


Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies movement of oil in ice during Arctic simulation Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies movement of oil in ice during Arctic simulation
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and researchers from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center spray a vegetable-based dye...


Coast Guard deploys Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Arctic science mission Coast Guard deploys Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Arctic science mission
A Gavia Scientific Autonomous Underwater Vehicle dries on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy after recovery from a simulated oil in ice...


Week in the Life of the Coast Guard 2014 Week in the Life of the Coast Guard 2014
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak gather for a daily morning brief in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2014. The morning brief allows the pilots...


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Deck Watch
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Aug. 22-28, 2014. Stories include: Two rescues of mariners with the assistance of good Samaritans;...


Deck Watch - Aug. 21, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Aug. 15-21. Stories include: Rescue of mariner with the assistance of Auxiliary; locating and...


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...