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U.S. Coast Guard Looks to Drones to Expand its Reach

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-14 18:51:50

[By Loretta Haring] Unmanned aircraft do not have a long, storied history like the Coast Guard. But they already play a role in one of the Coast Guard’s earliest...


Long-Detained Asphalt Ship Leaves Port of Baltimore

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-10 19:21:33

The asphalt carrier Asphalt Trader departed the Port of Baltimore on Saturday after resolving multiple safety discrepancies found during port state control...


USCG Marks Another First for Women in the Service

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-09 20:58:14

In a ceremony on June 30, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Crystal Martens became the first female gunner’s mate to be promoted to chief warrant officer...


U.S. Coast Guard Prints Spare Parts at Sea

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-08 20:41:55

[By Loretta Haring] For the average person, tracking down a spare part is merely an annoyance. But for the crew of a Coast Guard cutter, the availability of spare parts...


From Revenue Cutters to Offshore Patrol Cutters

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-04 13:13:35

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] On Aug. 4, 1790, President George Washington signed legislation establishing a maritime force simply...


Tracking Mysterious Oil Sheens

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-21 12:38:43

[Images and text by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll] New Bedford was once the home of Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet, and it still...


Tending Buoys and Defending Freedom

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-20 21:04:06

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] Units and personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services have served with distinction in...


U.S. Coast Guard Seeks 4,000 New Recruits

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-19 18:59:12

“In order to recruit 4,000 enlisted personnel, the recruiting offices have to interview 40,000 applicants,” said Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Harris, recruiter in...


Coast Guard Researchers Combat Hoax Distress Calls

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-14 21:26:37

[By Loretta Haring, USCG Office of Strategic Planning and Communication] The U.S. Coast Guard is the lead agency for maritime search and rescue in U.S. waters....


Coast Guard Tries Out Diesel Outboards

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-06-13 21:39:23

Is it possible for the Coast Guard to power its surface fleet using only one type of fuel? The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is investigating that...

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