Keep cool with the International Ice Patrol!

Story and photos by PA1 Nate Littlejohn On a gloomy Nova Scotia afternoon April 4, 2018, a small group gathered in Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery to remember the 1,503 lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic. The remains of […]


5 Rip Current Safety Tips You Need to Know

Rip currents – often incorrectly dubbed “rip tides” or “undertows” – are strong, narrow currents of water that move quickly away from the shore, especially along the coasts of oceans, seas, large lakes, or wherever there are breaking waves. When […]


Coast Guard assets from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Philadelphia enforce a safety zone for the parade of sail for Sail Philadelphia 2018 as tall ships from around the world transit the Delaware River in Philadelphia, May 24, 2018. Ships will be docked along the Delaware River Waterfront from Market Street to the end of the Penn’s Landing Marina. Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef

Sail Philadelphia 2018

Photo story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef Weeks of planning and preparation come to fruition as members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay prepared for the arrival of this year’s tall ships. Cannons boomed and spectators cheered as tall ships from […]


Cutter Frank Drew: ATON of fun

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki The first thing I learned upon getting underway with Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew is that it is impossible to wheel a large rolling backpack up a ship’s metal brow […]


State of the Union: Reserve Security Support

    Story by PA2 Dustin Williams Wind screams across the Potomac River as Coast Guardsmen put on cold weather gear, strap on gun belts and check their weapons. The pier at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., buzzes with serious […]


Through icy winter, Coast Guard crews keep goods on the move

Imagine the roads you drive on froze, were rearranged and the guidelines you use to steer on were no longer where they should be. After this year’s cold snap in the Philadelphia area, that’s precisely the predicament mariners found themselves […]


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. […]


Patrolling the Waterways

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando | As President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday during his State of the Union address, Coast Guardsmen joined state and federal agencies to […]


Setting Buoys and Examples

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Uniformity is widespread in the Coast Guard. From training techniques, to the members themselves, it’s often difficult to determine one individual from another when gazing through a sea of blue […]


Rescue Swimmers: Sew Others May Live

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Coast Guard rescue swimmers are infamous for jumping out of helicopters in the most treacherous conditions. They are renowned for going out to sea when no one else would dare — […]


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