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 […]
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.
The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Cordova, assists the 44-foot fishing vessel Janene over the weekend after the fishing vessel became disabled. The Sycamore and crew towed the Janene to Hoonah without incident.
We are into the month of May which means summer is officially started here in Cordova. The annual kickoff for CGC Sycamore is the establishment of the Orca Inlet channel buoys and the Copper River delta lights. The significant majority […]
Deck Watch is a five minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for April 29, 2011, by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis, is an interview with Chief Petty Officer Tom Wallo and Mike McDonnell, who discuss surfing in Alaskan waters near Kodiak Island.