INTO THE RAGING SEA – SS El Faro

May 20, 2018

We’re honored to be publishing today INTO THE RAGING SEA: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm and the Sinking of El Faro (Ecco; On Sale 5/1/18) by Rachel Slade. The book has already received STARRED reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly and was reviewed by Douglas Preston for the New York Times Book Review where he said INTO THE RAGING SEA is “a powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly…

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U.S. Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

April 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard is seeking input for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the Western Rivers Aids to Navigation (ATON) System. The ATON system on the Western Rivers differs from the U.S. Coastal ATON System due to the unstable nature of the river and channels. The Coast Guard operates…

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USCG releases memo on El Faro

January 22, 2018

Dec.21, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarter WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard today released the Final Action Memo regarding the loss of the S.S. El Faro and its 33 crewmembers during a 2015 hurricane near Crooked Island, Bahamas. In the Final Action Memo, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, approves the findings of fact, analysis, and conclusions detailed in the Marine Board of Investigation’s Report of Investigation, essentially marking…

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US Coast Guard issues first US type-approval certificate for ballast water management

December 2, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard issued the first U.S. type-approval certificate for a ballast water management system Friday. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Optimarin after its application for U.S. type approval was reviewed and determined to meet the requirements of the Coast Guard’s type approval requirements contained in 46 C.F.R. § 162.060. While this certification provides vessel owners and operators with a type-approved system…

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Restored US Coast Guard helicopter dedicated at the Smithsonian

HH-52A USCG rescue helicopter
April 18, 2016

WASHINGTON — A restored Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard helicopter was dedicated into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center during a ceremony Thursday. The 1960s era HH-52A, which bore the tail number 1426, was renovated by Vector CSP and is now the only Coast Guard aircraft on display in a Smithsonian museum. The 1426 helicopter spent many years at the North Valley Occupational Center’s aviation facility in Los…

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Sailing on US East or Gulf coast? USCG want your input

March 10, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements on the Atlantic and Gulf seacoast. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) survey is focused on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Seacoast System, an open water system typically traveled by mariners arriving from an ocean voyage or transiting along the coast. Individual mariners and interested…

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Coast Guard Commandant lauds tremendous support for Service

February 24, 2016

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2016 State of the Coast Guard Address at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, Feb. 23, 2016. During the address Zukunft discussed the Coast Guard’s continued focus on strategic challenges, building a 21st century Coast Guard and investing in Duty to People. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft…

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Coasties, raise your pistons !

March 29, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener. |USCGC Midgett in Seattle Chip Switzer proposes to FN Stefanie Garret, a member of the engineering department aboard Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, at Coast Guard Base Seattle after the ship’s crew returned from a 75-day counter-narcotics patrol, March 21, 2013.  Congratulations Ms. Garret and Mr. Switzer…

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