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Electronic ATON Helped Reopen Ports After 2017 Hurricanes

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-06-19 16:12:38

The U.S. Coast Guard was recently recognized by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) for its use of electronic Aids to Navigation (eATON) during the 2017 hurricane season. IALA's members selected the U.S. Coast Guard...

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Date Set for Public Hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge Fire

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-05-09 14:29:00

The Eighth Coast Guard District, headquartered in New Orleans, will conduct a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to the explosion, fire, and subsequent loss of life that occurred onboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge off the coast...

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Short-Range Drones for the Maritime Environment

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-05-08 13:44:00

[By Loretta Haring] The Coast Guard “sees a clear opportunity to perform many of its missions faster, cheaper and more safely through the use of short-range unmanned aircraft systems,” according to Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Lampe, short-range UAS platform manager in...

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The Civil War Operations of the Revenue Cutter Service

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-05-02 21:19:00

[By William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., Coast Guard Atlantic Area historian] As it would in nearly every war in U.S. history, the U.S. Coast Guard served an important role in the Civil War. During this conflict, the Coast Guard’s ancestor agency...

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The Female Trailblazers of the Coast Guard

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-04-13 16:43:00

[By William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., Coast Guard Atlantic Area historian] Don’t be a Spare; be a SPAR. Release a fighting Coast Guardsman for combat; train at the Palm Beach Biltmore; wear clothes designed by Mainbocher. Apply nearest Coast Guard office....

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Cadets Create App to Reduce Whale Strikes

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-03-27 16:51:00

Only about 430 right whales remain, and scientists predict that the species will be extinct by 2040. In the last two years, 35 right whales were found dead, with only five new calves being born in the 2016 to 2017 birthing season. Throughout...

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Breaking Ice on the 41-Year-Old Polar Star

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-03-16 17:29:00

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star deploys to Antarctica every year to break ice and create a navigable channel. That channel allows supply ships to reach the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station to make crucial deliveries. Achieving mission success in Antarctica relies on many variables. Capt....

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Ice Diving in Antarctica

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-02-28 15:06:00

Deploying to the most remote continent on Earth requires a ship to be self-sufficient. If an underwater issue arises, it’s necessary to have skilled divers who can inspect the problem and make a report to the command. It’s for this...

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The U.S. Coast Guard's Ice Pilots

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-02-23 18:18:00

Each year when the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Antarctica, its crew faces a unique challenge. Creating a navigable channel through a frozen sea to the National Science’s Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo Station, where the ice is up to 10 feet thick, requires a...

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The History of African-Americans in Coast Guard Combat

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-02-09 22:14:00

[By William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area] In 228 years of Coast Guard history, African-Americans have been the first minority group to fight and the first to sacrifice. During the early years of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, many...

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