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 weeks on Thursday while federal prosecutors consider charging him with more crimes. Chris Hasson, 49, appeared in a burgundy jumpsuit but did not speak during a brief hearing in federal … [Read more...]

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 satellite communications ground station on the roof of Smith Hall was built by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center to support the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Polar Scout project, which … [Read more...]

Happiness is a Hard Hose

By Michael Carr - “Happiness is a hard hose!” Those words come from CDR Barry Chambers, the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team’s first commander. Forget what you might be thinking, he was referring to the eight-inch discharge hose which comes off the back end of a ADAPTs pumping system. ADAPTS is the Coast Guard’s acronym for “Air Deployable Anti-Pollution Transfer … [Read more...]

SS Marine Electric: The Shipwreck that Changed the Coast Guard

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki - When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia's Eastern Shore, plowing slowly through the gale-force winds and waves stirred up by a winter storm. An able-bodied seaman relieved the watch and peered forward, noticing for the first time that the … [Read more...]

Tanker Crewmen Injured in Lifeboat Accident Off Virginia

Two crew members of a tanker were injured Wednesday after falling overboard when a lifeboat unexpectedly released off the coast of Virginia. The U.S. Coast Guard says aircrews recovered the men from the water and flew them to a hospital in Norfolk due to injuries that included a stomach laceration and broken leg. According to the Coast Guard, the two engineers were … [Read more...]