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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina going green

    Post written by Capt. Anthony Popiel. In November 2010, Coast Guard Office of Civil Engineering solicited proposals for low cost energy conservation projects to compete for funding from the fiscal year 2011 Facility Energy Efficiency Fund.  Members of […]

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Cape May volunteers in the community

Photos and post by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.  Since Coast Guard members live and work in the community, it is important for them to volunteer and help any way they can. One block from Coast Guard […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Portsmouth, Va.

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin, public affairs specialist. Since the early 1980s members of Coast Guard Base Support Unit Portsmouth have been pushing to lessen their fuel and energy consumption by implementing a series of projects aimed […]

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – March 24, 1989

On March 24, 1989, the single-hull tanker EXXON VALDEZ was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska will a full load of North Slope crude oil (approximately 1.26 million barrels) destined for Long Beach when it grounded on Bligh Reef in […]

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