Petty Officer 2nd Class Chelsea Shepherd, Petty Officer 1st Class Jon Larson and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Anderson present the winning dish of the 2015 Alaskan Buoy Tender Fish Cook-off. The competition took place during Coast Guard 17th District’s annual Buoy Tender Roundup. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

The 2015 Great Alaskan Buoy Tender Fish Cook-off

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.

Boom deployed by Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore floats near the New St. Joseph, an 83-foot fishing tender, in Cordova, Alaska, May 30, 2015. The boom was deployed to contain oily-water after the crewmembers dewatered the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Always ready at port or sea

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.

sycamore feature

CGC Sycamore crew lends a hand in Yakutat

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.

130619-G-ZZ999-515-CGC Sycamore sets Kuskokwim buoys

Coast Guard marks safe passage to Bethel, Alaska

  In the Kuskokwim Delta, April brings showers, May brings flowers and June brings buoys. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore recently conducted a summer aids to navigation run in the region. The crew traveled 2,330 miles during […]

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore conduct a survival swim in 39-degree water in the habor in Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The annual training includes practicing several survival positions, use of the survival equipment and a 100-yard swim. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Katelyn Dacimo.

Sycamore crew train for cold water survival in Cordova, Alaska

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 […]

Personnel from Base Kodiak Port Services receive lines from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore during a mooring evolution in 40 mph winds Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Kodiak, Alaska. The team at Port Services oversees mooring eveolutions ranging from the 418-foot national security cutters to the 110-foot patrol boats. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

Coast Guard ensures cutters, research vessels are ready for operations

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 […]

CGC Sycamore crewmembers particpate in boating safety course

Coast Guardsmen attend boating safety course in Kodiak, Alaska

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 […]

120802-G-GW487-003-Polar Bear skimmer

Coast Guard, partners deploy spilled oil response systems in Arctic

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 […]

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore sailing in Kiliuda Bay off Kodiak Island.

Deck Watch goes aboard the Sycamore

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, stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, assisted a woman aboard an airplane needing medical attention.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

Coasties are Semper Paratus all the time

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.

Next Page »