United States Coast Guard

Indonesian group trains at AVTEC

Members of the Indonesian Coast Guard and navy began two weeks of training at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward Aug. 24. The training… Continue reading

 

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island is moored at the Homer Harbor last Tuesday. Commissioned in 1992, the 110-foot Island Class cutter will be decomissioned this month. A farewell ceremony is at 10 a.m. today at the Homer Elks Lodge.-Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Coast Guard cutter forced into retirement

After 23 years of service, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island ends its tour of duty. Sometime soon it will sail away to be… Continue reading

 

Coast Guard responds to Cook Inlet fuel spill

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel spill near Port Graham on Saturday. Several agencies responded to an area in southeastern Cook Inlet after… Continue reading

 

Seward leads efforts to train maritime workforce for future

SEWARD — AVTEC, that little school at the end of the road in Seward, happens to be at the international forefront of maritime training. Right… Continue reading

Safety workshop scheduled  for Feb. 21

Safety workshop scheduled for Feb. 21

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs… Continue reading

Safety workshop scheduled  for Feb. 21
Jose J. Correa was named Fall 2014 Sailor of the Quarter for the USCGC Hickory.

Correa named ‘sailor of the quarter’

The chiefs and command of the USCGC Hickory have announced their selection of Jose J. Correa, a machinery technician second class, as the ship’s Fall… Continue reading

Jose J. Correa was named Fall 2014 Sailor of the Quarter for the USCGC Hickory.
A little teamwork from David Simonds, left, Aleksander Kay and Jonathan Alexander of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Homer are getting the job done: wood chopped for firewood and being sold by the truckload to benefit Share the Spirit. Other MSD personnel helping with the project are Lt. William Albright, Justin Harrison and Keith McKinney. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Coast Guard selling firewood to support Share the Spirit

Feel that chill in the air? The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Homer has just the solution for warming the body and the… Continue reading

A little teamwork from David Simonds, left, Aleksander Kay and Jonathan Alexander of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Homer are getting the job done: wood chopped for firewood and being sold by the truckload to benefit Share the Spirit. Other MSD personnel helping with the project are Lt. William Albright, Justin Harrison and Keith McKinney. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Seaman apprentice Mike Threadgill appears to lose his head in the Halloween madness of the 1991 Haunted Sedge. -File photo

Haunted Hickory: Always ready for frightening fun

The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based… Continue reading

Seaman apprentice Mike Threadgill appears to lose his head in the Halloween madness of the 1991 Haunted Sedge. -File photo

Two men rescued off Homer after boat engine fails

The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook… Continue reading

Chief Petty Officer Travis Clark assists the family of Commander Brian C. Krautler in pinning on Krautler’s new shoulder boards bearing the Commander (O-5) insignia. Krautler, the commanding officer of the Hickory, received the promotion effective July 1. Pictured are Clark, Krautler, Krautler’s wife, Andrea, and their children, Kate, 9,  and James, 5.  The promotion was celebrated in a small ceremony held aboard the Hickory at its berth on Pioneer Pier.

Hickory’s commanding officer promoted in July 1 ceremony

The commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, Brian C. Krautler, has been promoted to the rank of Commander. Commander Krautler’s promotion took… Continue reading

Chief Petty Officer Travis Clark assists the family of Commander Brian C. Krautler in pinning on Krautler’s new shoulder boards bearing the Commander (O-5) insignia. Krautler, the commanding officer of the Hickory, received the promotion effective July 1. Pictured are Clark, Krautler, Krautler’s wife, Andrea, and their children, Kate, 9,  and James, 5.  The promotion was celebrated in a small ceremony held aboard the Hickory at its berth on Pioneer Pier.
Casey M. Coates-Photo provided

Homer student to graduate from CMA

Casey M. Coates, son of Michael and Laurie Coates, has made the dean’s list at California Maritime Academy, San Francisco, for the spring and fall… Continue reading

Casey M. Coates-Photo provided
While Seaman Mike Ferraro, left, pieces together body parts, Ensign Brian Henderson tests fake blood in preparation for the Haunted Hickory’s 2010 scare-a-thon. The Haunted Hickory has become a Homer Halloween tradition.-Homer News file photo

USCGC Hickory: Haunting Homer for 10 years

When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sedge left Homer in 2002, some thought that after more than 20 years the ghosts that haunted the trusty… Continue reading

While Seaman Mike Ferraro, left, pieces together body parts, Ensign Brian Henderson tests fake blood in preparation for the Haunted Hickory’s 2010 scare-a-thon. The Haunted Hickory has become a Homer Halloween tradition.-Homer News file photo

Coast Guard cleans wreckage of sunken vessel in Cook Inlet

It is unclear when the wreckage of the F/V Six will be pulled out of Cook Inlet, however a U.S. Coast Guard-led team cleared the… Continue reading

Coast Guard to test new arctic oil spill tech

The U.S. Coast Guard will test advanced technologies including unmanned aerial and undersea vehicles for monitoring an oil spill in arctic ice in an exercise… Continue reading

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program

The White House is setting arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year… Continue reading

Coast Guard recertifies Cook Inlet RCAC

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, allowing the organization to continue its mission of representing the citizens… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Sunken boats raised, now at Homer Harbor

Two boats that sank in Jakolof Bay in December have been raised and moved to the Homer Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Homer,… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Honoring those who served

Led by a U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, the Veterans’ Day Parade heads down the Sterling Highway on Sunday to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor… Continue reading

COAST GUARD PUTS ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE

The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland… Continue reading

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