Sunday, September 26, 2021
USCG

Many Local Waterways Are Still Obstructed By Debris And Potential Sunken Hazards Post Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to impacts to the waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana Saturday, post-Hurricane Ida. In partnership with the U.S....

September 26, 2021
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Monday, September 6, 2021
A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew conducts an overflight assessment Sept. 5, 2021 of the Bay Marchand approximately 2 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The crew witnessed an 11-mile rainbow sheen that the Coast Guard is actively monitoring.
Oil Spill

Coast Guard Responds To Multiple Oil Spills Along Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — As part of the ongoing Hurricane Ida response, the Coast Guard conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation. Members of the...

September 6, 2021
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Friday, September 3, 2021
USCG

Coast Guard Working To Reopen Ports and Waterways Following Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuously working to reopen the ports and waterways throughout Southeast Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.  Capt. Will Watson, Coast Guard captain-of-the-port for the Port of...

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 762

Thursday, September 2, 2021
USCG Operation Kohola Guardian
NOAA

US Coast Guard Cracks Down On Hawaiian Vessels Harassing Wildlife

Today the USCG and NOAA launched an operation to curtail charters within the Hawaiian Islands that are operating illegally and harassing marine wildlife.

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 2670

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
USCG Air Station New Orleans aircrew aboard the Noble Globetrotter II. Photo via USCG
USCG

Coast Guard Responds to Noble Globetrotter II

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responds Wednesday to a vessel that reportedly sustained damage during Hurricane Ida. During the storm, we received a report that the vessel had sustained damage....

September 1, 2021
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Tropical Storm Ida damage survey vessel
USCG

U.S. Coast Guard Is Assessing Wreckage From Hurricane Ida

By Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)– The damage to Louisiana’s power grid from Hurricane Ida is so extensive that the U.S. Coast Guard has joined the task of assessing the wreckage, a departure from...

September 1, 2021
Total Views: 2752

Monday, August 30, 2021
USCG

Coast Guard Conducts Hurricane Ida Post-Storm Overflights Along The Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS —(USCG) The Coast Guard is conducting critical incident search and rescue overflights and assessing for damage Monday along the Gulf Coast Region of Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. The...

August 30, 2021
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Saturday, August 28, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans crews prepare to relocate response boats to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 28, 2021, ahead of Hurricane Ida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Liz Uitdenhowen)
USCG

The Coast Guard Is Warning The Public With These Important Safety Measures Ahead Of Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS —(USCG) “As we prepare for Hurricane Ida, we are urging people in the area to remain vigilant,” said Cmdr. Scott Williams, area commander for the Ida response. “Our ability...

August 28, 2021
Total Views: 797

Friday, August 27, 2021
united states coast guard cutter
USCG

U.S. Coast Guard Patrols Taiwan Strait After Chinese Assault Drills

(Reuters) – A U.S. warship and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the latest in what Washington calls routine operations through the sensitive waterway that...

August 27, 2021
Total Views: 3780

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Judge Gavel
USCG

Prison Terms Set In US License Scandal

A Virginia Beach man was sentenced today to 45 months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, from July 2016 to December...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2748

Thursday, August 12, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard seizes drugs
USCG

Drug War At Sea Is Getting BIG

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) At a Florida port, the U.S. Coast Guard drops off $1.4 billion worth of cocaine and marijuana seized in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. The haul, the fruit...

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 1688

USCG

Watch Admiral Fagan Discuss Diversity

In June of this year, the U.S. Coast Guard welcomed Adm. Linda L. Fagan as its new Vice Commandant. In doing so, she becomes the first female four-star Admiral in...

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 832

Friday, March 12, 2021
Defense

Commandant Thanks US Coast Guard And US Merchant Marine For Their Service in 2020

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday Commandant Karl Schultz, in the annual State of the Coast Guard Address, outlined the US Coast Guard’s perseverance through a difficult year and highlighted recent...

March 12, 2021
Total Views: 3024

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Lake Superior Ice-breaker
NOAA

Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The warmth was...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 4301

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
Total Views: 778

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
Total Views: 502

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
Total Views: 35

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
Total Views: 315

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
Total Views: 21

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
Total Views: 216