Capstan ice breaking

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 […]

Star Spangled Spectacular Press Conference

The Most Important Resolutions are the Toughest

  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin It’s that time of year again. A time to reflect on what happened the previous year and what to improve on in the upcoming one. It’s a time to start […]


New Jersey Coast Guard ready for colder air, water temps

Story and Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham When a call for help is relayed to a Coast Guard station watchstander, the duty crew must have a response boat launched in less than 30 minutes. Before a Coast […]

Adam Gibson stands beside his 20-foot Sea Ray fishing boat at his home in Townsend, Delaware.

A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


6 Most Common LIES About Alcohol and Boating

It’s finally Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though. Jail time, […]


Right place, right time

Post written by PA3 Jasmine Mieszala Normally, a search and rescue call on the water is routed through a Coast Guard unit for coordination. No such call was made when a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew happened upon three kayakers […]

Pictured is Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., July 27,2013. Coast Guard personnel stationed here have two primary missions: search and rescue, and law enforcement. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi

A small station with a big impact

Post written by PA3 Matt Masaschi Ocean City, Md., is a quaint town on the state’s eastern shore, which is a popular tourist destination for the region during summer months. Beginning around May the town’s population increases almost as rapidly […]

Seaman Jacob Flores (left) and Seaman Mark Paul, crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, pull four sets of mooring bridles that are tied together to a hand truck before the bridles are craned aboard the Rankin, July 30, 2013. The bridles, which weigh approximately 90 pounds a set, are kept at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, where the Rankin is home-ported. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Week in the life of the Coast Guard

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations […]

The chief of police for the United States Park Police, Teresa Chambers (far left), honors members of the Coast Guard for their role in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a suspect who allegedly fired at a Coast Guard helicopter, in a ceremony June 25, 2013, Washington, D.C. Chambers presented the Coast Guardsmen with a United States Park Police Certificate of Appreciation for their work in the September 2012 case. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando

Park Police honors Coast Guardsmen for role in multi-agency effort to apprehend suspect who fired at Coast Guard helicopter

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando The United States Park Police honored members of the Coast Guard for their work in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a man who allegedly fired a gun at a Coast Guard helicopter last year. […]

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron offer vessel owners free, no-fault safety-inspections.  Vessel-safety check stickers are placed on the vessel after the it successfully passes a safety check, however, the sticker does not exempt the vessel from future safety checks or boardings.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi.

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week in Annapolis, Md.

  Post written by PA3 Matt Masaschi Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Power Squadrons sponsored a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event Saturday at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md. The […]

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