Saving Lives at the Top of the World

The Iñupiat of Barrow have a history on the waters of the Arctic that can be traced back 1500 years. They owe their survival to the skills they’ve acquired subsisting off the sea’s bounty, and those skills include what they’ve learned about safety. That’s why the people of Barrow welcomed Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander, USCG 17th District, other Coast Guard personnel and representatives of the Alaska Office of Boating Safety when they brought the Kids Don’t Float education program to the northernmost community in the United States Feb. 3.


Coast Guard establishes presence in Barrow

There is a new addition to the horizon of the Arctic shoreline this summer. Coast Guard Forward Operating Location Barrow, Alaska became officially operational Monday. FOL Barrow is part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing involvement on the Northern Slope, Arctic […]


The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR service a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association weather data buoy in the Bering Sea during their 2011 summer Arctic and Bering Sea patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dean Stroup.

Summer Arctic, Bering Sea expeditions for Coast Guard Cutter SPAR

     By Ens. William Stark The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returned home to Kodiak Friday following a month-long patrol of the Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean. The patrol, which came on the heels of […]