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 […]


Choose your rate, choose your fate

Story and photos by SN Shannon Kearney Have you ever seen those commercials on TV where the main character is standing still and everyone around them is moving around them in a blur? Almost like time was standing still but […]


Anatomy of a SAR Case: Beware the Bar

It’s 6 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2018, and the sun has yet to rise on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. All is quiet on the pier at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, where two steely boats bob and sway in the […]


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 […]


Station Emerald Isle: Treasured gem of the Crystal Coast

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki Stepping out the back door of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle is like stepping into a postcard, no matter the time of day. In the mornings, the sky unfurls in […]