Competition has been running rampant in Juneau as Coast Guard buoy tender crewmembers across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest have been participating throughout the week in the 2015 Buoy Tender Roundup. While activities have ranged from chain pull, line throw, tug-of-war and heat-and-beat, there’s one challenge that has a lot of spectators clamoring to attend; the fish cook-off contest.
The 83-foot fishing tender New St. Joseph sat moored at the Cordova, Alaska, Harbor. The hull rested low in the water, the railing even with the dock. A crewmember who went to check on the vessel reported to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders that the vessel was taking on water.
Watchstanders aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a 225-foot Seagoing buoy tender homeported in Cordova, also overheard the radio calls and responded with a dewatering pump.
On March 10, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore assisted the community of Yakutat with clearing brush for over three hours to help make way for a new children’s playground.
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On a snowy 34-degree morning 19 crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore jumped into Cordova Harbor to perform their annual water survival exercise. The water temperature Dec. 12 was 39-degrees. Practicing water survival techniques is vital, particularly in Alaska where the […]
Coast Guard cutters spend hundreds of days each year at sea conducting the Coast Guard’s 11 statutory missions. It’s critical that they make the most of port calls and time between deployments to resupply and conduct maintenance and training that […]
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore completed a recreational boating safety course during their port call in Kodiak, Alaska, Friday. The course, titled About Boating Safety, was provided by members of the Kodiak Coast Guard Auxiliary and is a […]
Story by Caitlin Goettler With its unpredictable weather and lack of infrastructure, the Arctic is a difficult region in and of itself, but add increased traffic and the potential for an oil spill to the equation and it’s an even […]
This week Deck Watch looked at the training involved in keeping the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a Juniper-class buoy tender, prepared for operations. Click here to listen to the show. In Coast Guard news this week: June 8 […]
Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Holm, a health services technician with the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, used his medical knowledge and EMT skills while off duty to assist a woman needing medical attention aboard a commercial flight.