Community partnerships promoted during Coast Guard, ADEC visit to Nome, Alaska

Members of the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage response department and Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation traveled to Nome, Alaska, to meet with state, local, tribal and industry stakeholders Dec. 1-3.


Coast Guard Cutter SPAR sits moored in Nome, Alaska during their Arctic Shield 2014 deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

CGC SPAR returns home from Arctic deployment

In the era of diminishing Arctic sea ice, the U.S. Coast Guard continually strives to build awareness, modernize governance and broaden partnerships. On the forefront of these missions is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, who returned recently from a 38 day deployment in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014.


Coast Guard promotes safety among gold dredge operators

Alaska is well known for its wealth of resources. Fish, lumber and oil are only a few of the valuable commodities that have driven people to brave the challenging environment of the Last Frontier, but there is another hard sought […]


SPAR Operation Arctic Shield 2013: Week 3

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR stayed as busy as usual during the third week of their Arctic Shield 2013 deployment. Operations ranged from safety boardings on makeshift dredging vessels in Nome, Alaska, to damage control drills and […]


110 feet of history

The 110-foot-long, 21-foot-wide cutter bobs unsteadily at the enormous Nome, Alaska, causeway. Lines reach up to mooring bollards clearly meant for a larger vessel. To the east and north, the city of Nome sprawls out across the tundra of Seward […]


Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo discusses Arctic operations in Nome and Kotzebue, Alaska

As the nation’s lead federal agency for ensuring maritime safety and security in the Arctic, the Coast Guard will perform its statutory missions to ensure the Arctic remains a safe, secure and environmentally protected region. Rear. Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, […]


Deck Watch learns about gold dredge safety in Nome

Early this month examiners from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage inspected the Nome-based gold dredge fleet in an effort to increase safety aboard these small vessels. This week Deck Watch talks with Lt. William Albright, who conducted many of the exams. […]


Dredging vessels sit in Nome Harbor.

Deck Watch looks at safety for Nome-based gold dredgers

This week Deck Watch looked at the Coast Guard’s role in keeping gold-dredging mariners safe in Nome. To listen to the show click here. For more about the mission read our blog on the topic here. June 15 – The […]


Dredging vessels sit in Nome Harbor.

Coast Guard, partners reach out to Nome gold dredgers

 Story by Caitlin Goettler There’s gold to be found in Nome, as made evident by the nearly 70 gold dredgers in attendance at a public meeting on dredging safety, which was hosted by the Coast Guard in conjunction with its […]


Cutter Rush crew celebrates Independence Day with residents of Nome

By Ens. Brenden Kelley and Ens. Jeffrey Schoknecht, The crew of the Honolulu-based Coast Guard Cutter Rush participated in an Independence Day celebration with the community of Nome. On the morning of July 4 the cutter Rush anchored off the […]