Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory celebrate after winning the tug-o-war competition. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Buoy Tender Roundup 2016

During this years Annual Buoy Tender Roundup (BTR), hosted by the Coast Guard 17th District in Juneau, Alaska, from Aug. 15-19, U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard members received specialized training in areas such as engine repair, buoy maintenance, first aid, navigation, weather observation and fisheries. Seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest participated including the Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry, Anthony Petit and the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett.

The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR moored at Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Home, sweet home

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returned home to Kodiak on Nov. 29, 2015, after a nearly four-month deployment primarily for the purpose of completing about $1.7 million in much-needed maintenance and repair work.

Deck Watch goes to the buoy tender roundup

Lt. Kerri Dunning, of the District 17 waterways management department, discusses this year’s buoy tender roundup July 23, 2012, in Juneau, Alaska. Deck Watch radio is a five min weekly radio show covering Coast Guard news and operations in Alaska. […]