Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro completes 34-day Bering Sea patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro and crew returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, March 18, after a 34-day patrol in the Bering Sea.   The cutter and crew conducted a multitude of missions including living marine resources, maritime safety, […]


The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and partners accomplished the service’s first autonomous net capture of an unmanned aerial system on board Coast Guard Cutter Healy July 9. The Coast Guard is evaluating methods to recover UAS that could be employed on platforms that are not equipped with flight decks. AeroVironment photo provided by John Ferguson.

Coast Guard Research & Development Center Conduct Autonomous Recovery of Unmanned Aircraft System

Coast Guard personnel from the Research and Development Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration continued their work aboard the icebreaker CGC Healy July 9 with the launch of a Puma unmanned aerial system. UAS are being tested by the Coast Guard for use in a wide range of Arctic missions!


The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks through ice in the Arctic circle, July 14, 2015. This image was taken by an Aerostat, a self-contained, compact platform that can deploy multiple sensor payloads and other devices into the air. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Arctic research underway aboard CGC Healy

Science is officially in full swing aboard the CGC Healy and research operations are now underway. Personnel from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center are aboard the Healy again this summer to test and evaluate technologies for Coast Guard use in the Arctic. This year, the focus of the research is on a significant Coast Guard mission: search and rescue.


Practice makes perfect for Air Station Kodiak rescue crews

The Coast Guard’s motto Semper Paratus means “always ready” and to be always ready, means to be proficient in craft, leadership and initiative. Members of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak pride themselves on maintaining their proficiency in all aspects of […]


Coast Guard, NOAA partner to update decades-old chart data

By Ensign Paul Milliken and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are partnering in new ways to benefit mariners in safe navigation. In a mission unique to the Coast Guard fleet, […]


Skimmer deployed from the starboard quarter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by NOAA PUMA UAS.

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Mission Update: Sept. 15

We check in again with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations […]


Marine safety detachment pitches in to sort marine debris in Kodiak, Alaska

The crew of Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak volunteered their time with Island Trails Network personnel in Kodiak, Alaska, Oct. 12 to sort marine debris collected throughout the summer from local beaches. “It was fantastic to have the help of the […]