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Rosie the Right Whale

Hi there! My name is Rosie. Do you know what I love to do? If you said swimming in the ocean, you’re right! Every year I travel from the north to the south and back again. It’s what I do. […]


Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie climbs a Jacob's ladder to perform a vessel inspection. Marine inspectors board boats in dry dock, moored at a pier, anchored and in rare occasions while underway. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl W. Bradshaw)

Clean, Reliable and Safe

By Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin Inspections guaranty the fulfillment of a required specification. Some, like skydiving, are easily seen as a necessity for safe operation and safety of the consumer. So do you think to look for an […]


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Bracing for Winter

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice. The Coast Guard stands ready to break it. The artery […]


Members from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina pose during their participation of the 8th annual Work On Wilmington service day event April 20. This year 26 projects were completed for non-profit organizations by more than 1,700 volunteers. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina participates in Work On Wilmington

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lindsey Neumann Members from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina participated in the 8th annual Work On Wilmington service day event April 20. Work On Wilmington brings thousands of volunteers together to roll up their […]


The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C., conducts a patrol in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Blue moon brings blue lights

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Saunders The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C., conducted nighttime boardings of pelagic longline vessels during the weekend of August 31st, the first blue moon since […]


Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Going Green

With the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (aka Pacific Trash Vortex) recently making news headlines again, ship borne generated garbage is as hot a topic as ever within the maritime industry. Setting the standards for compliance with international garbage regulations, Coast […]


Community members join members of the Coast Guard to clean up the Barnegat Bay watershed.

Coast Guard, local agencies, community participate in Barnegat Bay Blitz

Post and photos by Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City, N.J.   Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., participated in the Barnegat Bay Blitz watershed-wide cleanup May 9, 2012 near Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island, N.J. […]


WASHINGTON, N.C. - The vessel Belle, an 85-foot small passenger vessel that conducts dinner cruises on the Pamlico River here is shown resting on a dock Aug. 29, 2011. The vessel was displaced after Hurricane Irene struck the North Carolina coast. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Belle of Washington clears Coast Guard inspection, back in service after Hurricane Irene setback

Post written by Lt. Christopher Martin Hurricane Irene struck the North Carolina coast in August 2011 and destroyed more than 300 aids to navigation, damaged several vessels and shut down both of the state’s major ports. The most memorable vessel […]


PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Highlights are shown of what Coast Guard 5th District personnel have accomplished in 2011, Dec. 31, 2011. The 5th District is made up of 10,300 people through its 156,000 square mile area of responsibility. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert.

Highlights of 2011

Post written by PA1 Brandyn Hill As 2011 comes to an end, we welcome in a new year by looking at what Coast Guard personnel in the mid-Atlantic region have accomplished in the last 365 days. The 5th Coast Guard […]


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Pictured is 25, also known as Big Boy, an adult male loggerhead, before being released off the shore of Virginia Beach, Oct. 18, 2011. Big Boy was rehabilitated after being freed from a crab pot line off the coast of Cape Charles, Va., by crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and members of the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin.

A partnership giving animals a second chance

 Post and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin. The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team recently released a 315-pound Loggerhead turtle, rescued with help from members of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va. The stranding team contacted Coast Guard […]


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