James “Jimmy” Coleman Jr., board president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, has received the 2012 Spirit of Hope award in connection with his effort to establish the national museum.
The Coast Guard enforces federal laws on the high seas and waters within U.S. territorial jurisdiction, develops and operates aids to navigation and maintains a network of lifeboat and search-and-rescue stations using surface vessels and aircraft.
Megayacht News will donate 25 percent of its Spectacular Superyachts 2014 wall calendar sales to the Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families. The $20 calendar, which became available Oct. 14, pays homage to some of the biggest megayachts afloat. For each one…more
The Association for Rescue at Sea awards ceremony scheduled for today on Capitol Hill will not be held because of the government shutdown. The directors of the association are working to reschedule and there will be a press release with that information in the near future. Among others, the group was planning to honor Aviation…more
The Coast Guard said mariners whose credentials expire between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 will receive an extension because of a lapse in appropriations during the government shutdown. The Coast Guard announced it is unable to process all mariner credentials in time to ensure that all mariners receive their renewed credentials before their current documents…more
The Coast Guard is urging boaters and members of the maritime community across the Gulf Coast to prepare for Tropical Storm Karen. According to the National Weather Service, projected paths for Karen indicate that it could make landfall early Saturday morning along the eastern half of the Gulf Coast. Coast Guard units across the projected…more
The ongoing political stalemate in Washington has pushed the Coast Guard into its worst budget crisis in more than two decades, the service’s highest-ranking officer said earlier this year during his annual State of the Coast Guard address. Adm. Robert Papp, the Coast Guard’s commandant, recounted a conversation he had with a freshmen student at…more
The Association for Rescue at Sea will honor a member of the Coast Guard and a captain and crew for outstanding rescues in 2012. Association Vice Adm. Thomas R. Sargent will present the Gold Medal, which is awarded annually to an enlisted member of the Coast Guard for an act of extraordinary bravery during a…more
Cmdr. Dan Shipman, recreational boating safety specialist for the 13th Coast Guard District, received an innovation award for developing a coastal bar warning and information system in all harbors on the Oregon and Washington coasts. Shipman implemented the system to provide boaters with real-time access to information about coastal bar conditions. Before the innovation, it…more
The Coast Guard established special no-boating zones on the Hudson River because of construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge, but the site of a crash that killed two people and injured three others in July was not included in the restricted area. The “regulated navigation area” will extend 300 yards north and 200 yards south…more
The Coast Guard declared Gay Head Light on Martha’s Vineyard surplus property and the town of Aquinnah is among four non-profit and government groups that have expressed an interest in it. Under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, lighthouses can be disposed of by transferring the property at no charge to a nonprofit…more