Wednesday, November 4, 2020
uscgc polar star
Defense

McMurdo Resupply Canceled – US’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Will Go North Instead

This year the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, will not deploy to Antarctica to resupply McMurdo station this year because Operation Deep Freeze was...

November 4, 2020
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
USCG Books 2020
Defense

US Coast Guard Releases A List Of Books To Help You Through COVID-19

As the Coast Guard continues to support national efforts combatting COVID-19, the social distancing required to preserve readiness presents a prime opportunity to grow personally and professionally.  The 2020 Coast Guard...

August 18, 2020
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Blog

VIDEO: THANK YOU To The Unseen Maritime Professionals On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

While gCaptain joins the majority of people working from home, Coast Guard, Navy, Tugboaters, Seafarers, facilities engineers, ferry captains, and millions of maritime professionals are at work on the front lines of this pandemic.

March 19, 2020
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Accidents

Will The Golden Ray Salvage Threaten OPA 90?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the historic Oil Pollution Act of 1990 but a new salvage case may threaten to remove hard won environmental protections.

February 4, 2020
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Monday, May 13, 2019
USCG

Former USCG Commandant Thad Allen Joins HudsonAnalytix

Cynthia Hudson, CEO of HudsonAnalytix, announced today that Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard retired, has joined their operation as a Senior Executive Advisor. Admiral Allen served as the 23rd...

May 13, 2019
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star supports Operation Deep Freeze 2018
Navy

VT Halter Marine Wins $745 Million Icebreaker Contract

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security...

April 24, 2019
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Friday, February 22, 2019
USCG

US Coast Guard Officer Suspected Of Terror Plot Faces Charges

By Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two...

February 22, 2019
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
USCG

US Coast Guard Academy Enters The Space Race

by Grant Wyman (USCG) There is a new landmark at the Coast Guard Academy and it is helping to launch the Coast Guard into an era of space operations. The...

February 21, 2019
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
modern shipwreck
Blog

A Simple Way To Prevent Fatalities At Sea

The saying goes that today’s marine safety regulations where written in the blood of mariners who sailed before us… but is that statement true? Or is the USCG and IMO...

September 22, 2018
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
uscgc-healy-science-arctic
Defense

You Know About Harbor Pilots But WTF Is An Ice Pilot?

By Nick Ameen (USCG) Each year when the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Antarctica, its crew faces a unique challenge. Creating a navigable channel through a frozen sea to...

April 7, 2018
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
private ocean sear and rescue drone
Blog

Sailors Die At Sea While USCG Drone Program Remains Hard Aground

The US Coast Guards long promise to deploy search and rescue (SAR) drones to rescue mariners has been aground for two decades. Will this wreck ever be salvaged? by Captain...

January 30, 2018
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Lifesaving Incidents

LIVE VIDEO: Congress Examines EL FARO Marine Casualty Reports

  Above is the YouTube Live video of a hearing on the EL FARO Marine Casualty Report by the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. It is gCaptain’s hope that ambiguities...

January 30, 2018
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Monday, January 29, 2018
new pacific stealth drug-running-boats
Defense

Drug Cartels Deploy New Stealthy Boats To America’s Pacific Shore

Since the tragic death of U. S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Terrell five years ago the efforts of cartels to smuggle drugs with the use of small high-speed...

January 29, 2018
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Rear Adm. John Nadeau
USCG

Sorry Admiral Zukunft, You Are NOT “Clear and Unambiguous”

In the mistakenly-titled article “US Coast Guard seeks tighter grip over third parties in wake of El Faro sinking“, Rear Admiral John Nadeau, USCG assistant commandant for prevention policy, told...

January 22, 2018
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Nautical Christmas Gift Box
USCG

The Coast Guard’s Gift Ideas For 12 Nautical Days Of Christmas

The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers has announced its recommended USCG Approved gifts for 12 nautical days of Christmas… and while they forgot to...

November 14, 2017
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
El Yunque
Lifesaving Incidents

El Faro MBI Report – Heavy On Blame, Light On Penalty

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today the United States Coast Guard issued the Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) report on the S.S. El Faro. The 189 page report reveals serious...

October 1, 2017
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USCG PLB
Interesting

USCG Calls For PLBs On EVERY Life Jacket

Access the report: Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report In the United States Coast Guard’s upcoming El Faro investigation report, Captain Jason Neubauer USCG, Chairman of the Marine Board...

October 1, 2017
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Sunday, June 18, 2017
Grounding Incidents

55 Rescued From Grounded Nantucket Ferry

The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor. The...

June 18, 2017
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Diesel Outboard Engines
USCG

USCG Tests Using Diesel Outboards On Fast Rescue Boats

Gasoline is the dominant fuel source for Fast Rescue Boats aboard merchant ships but it is difficult to obtain, dangerous to store and has a limited shelf life aboard ship. Diesel fuel has...

June 18, 2017
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft
Blog

2017 Book Recommendations From The Coast Guard’s Top Admiral

The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm. Paul Zukunft (USCG) This year’s reading list includes both books I...

April 21, 2017
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