Marine Safety

Coast Guard sail training ship undergoes renovations

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:42
Eagle is undergoing the final phase of a four-year service life extension project at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore as part of the Coast Guard’s In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program. Work began in 2014 and has been conducted in four phases so the ship could carry out its training role – providing U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets with training in seamanship, engineering and leadership – each summer.
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The Long Blue Line: The attack on Pearl Harbor—“a date that will live in infamy”

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:36
After the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. Coast Guard proved worthy of the service’s motto Semper Paratus-“Always Ready.” The service had been transferred to the U.S. Navy providing nearly 250,000 Coast Guard men and women to support the war effort and participating in several major amphibious operations including Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Guadalcanal. The Coast Guard proved ready to perform any naval or maritime mission required to defeat the enemy in WWII.
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A Legacy Not Forgotten

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:50
In memory of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell E. Horne, the Coast Guard held a wreath-laying ceremony in the Pacific Ocean near Smugglers Cove, California, Dec. 2, 2017. Horne died after succumbing to injuries sustained during a law enforcement operation in 2012.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Seaman Brandon Gannon

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:00
He's been in the U.S. Coast Guard for just under two years and already, Seaman Brandon Gannon is leading others on the Washington-based Coast Guard Cutter Active. Gannon is patiently waiting to go to Avionics Electrical Technician "A" school and while he's waiting, he's setting the standard by challenging himself as a leader.
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The Long Blue Line: Fast Response Cutters – the mainstay of the Coast Guard’s coastal patrol fleet

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:00
the Coast Guard is building a class of cutters similar to the Morris-class designed to serve a multi-mission role. The “Sentinel”-class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) perform drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; national defense; and much more. The Fast Response Cutters will form the mainstay of the Coast Guard’s coastal patrol fleet, providing multi-mission capabilities and interagency interoperability.
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Salvaging boats, protecting the environment: The aftermath of Hurricane Maria

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:16
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017. Two months after the storm has passed, the devastation lingers; families are displaced, homes have been torn-apart, and destroyed boats sit sunken in harbors or have washed ashore. The Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continue working on organizing salvage and removal operations for displaced, sunken and wrecked vessels throughout the island.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK1 Ryan Swartz

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:00
With holidays fast approaching, many Coast Guard service members will be carving turkeys, shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family and… …deploying for disaster response? Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Swartz and his team are working to assist the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its citizens by working to get their vessels out of the water in order to mitigate pollution to the environment.
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Thankful for our United States Coast Guard

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:45
Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft As families, friends and loved ones join together to give thanks, my wife Fran and I are honored to share this Thanksgiving tradition with deployed service members. Nearly 400 years after the […]
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The Long Blue Line: Cutter Icarus and the sinking of U-352

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:00
Icarus was the second American warship to sink a U-boat and the first to capture German combatants. For his command of Icarus in the attack and sinking of U-352, Lt. Maurice Jester received one of only six Navy Cross Medals awarded to Coast Guardsmen during the war. Icarus was one of numerous combat cutters that served the heroic Coast Guardsmen of the long blue line during World War II.
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Learning from history

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:00
From 1968-1980, the U.S. Coast Guard was involved in three major mishaps that had devastating impacts on those who survived. These mishaps also served as the impetus for the Prospective Commanding Officer/Executive Officer Course and the Bridge Resource Management Course, which trains members going back to sea in various leadership roles. Learning from our history in regards to the Coast Guard Cutters Blackthorn, Cuyahoga and White Alder is why the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center runs these courses: to prevent loss of life at sea.
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Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Dessert: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:04
Pumpkin pie is great but sometimes it's nice to try new variations on pumpkin desserts. We've already shared with you recipes for an appetizer, salad, side dish and how to roast and slice a turkey. Now it's time for dessert. Impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving with this pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake with salted caramel sauce that our culinary specialists have beautifully demonstrated for us. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall, Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:12
The 37th Annual Salute to the Coast Guard was held Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City, to honor Coast Guard heroics from around the country. The evening honored Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Erie, and Coast Guard Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody of Coast Guard Station Rochester who received the Foundation’s National Award for Heroism.
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The Long Blue Line: Lt. John Farrell McGourty in WWI

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:57
Lt. John McGourty, 36, was a career Coast Guardsman, serving 13 years. He was also a father and a husband who lost his life when a German submarine sank Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, killing all 138 people aboard, off the coast of Wales just weeks before World War I ended in 1918.
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Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:53
Preparing a turkey for friends and family can seem intimidating but our Coast Guard culinary specialists have broken down how to make a roasted turkey that can be shared during Military Family Appreciation Month and/or Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
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Adm. Zukunft Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:21
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today to discuss Coast Guard Search and Rescue and its response to the 2017 Hurricanes. The Commandant began his testimony stating that the Coast […]
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Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Wild mushroom, walnut and sausage dressing

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:11
There's nothing better that goes with a Thanksgiving turkey than stuffing. Here's a Coast Guard take on stuffing to make for your family and friends this Thanksgiving and/or Military Family Month celebrations.
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Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation: Arctic Navigational Safety Information System

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00
Mariners face a multitude of hazards in the Arctic. The extensive seasonal melting of sea ice, reduction of multi-year ice and increase in first-year ice throughout the Arctic has generated an increase in maritime traffic. To help mitigate some of the risks associated with that increase, the Coast Guard has partnered with the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) to provide critical navigational safety information to Arctic mariners via digital means.
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