Lt. Sarah Rodino (left), a marine inspector assigned to Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, observes ordinary seamen James Lesh (middle) and Brian Jonsson (right), operate a fire hose aboard Washington State Ferry Puyallup during the ferry's annual certificate of inspection at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility in Bainbridge Island, Wash., Dec. 15, 2014. WSF personnel tested each of the dozens of fire hoses aboard the ferry during the inspection to ensure all nozzles and hoses were in good condition and functioned properly. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer)

WSF Puyallup completes annual Coast Guard certificate of inspection

All 23 Washington State Ferry vessels must pass a certificate of inspection and four unannounced quarterly inspections each year. Go along as a team from Sector Puget Sound conducts an inspection on Pullayup.


The Coast Guard Cutter Alert from Astoria, Ore., patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of South and Central America Oct. 6, 2014. The crew of Alert will return home Sunday following a 70-day deployment in the eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three suspected vessels, detained 15 suspected smugglers, and seized 3,180 pounds of cocaine with a wholesale value of more than $48 million. (Coast Guard photo by Cutter Alert)

Astoria-based Coast Guard crew returns following 70-day counter drug deployment

What do our cutters do on deployment? Alert’s crew spent 70-days deployed in the eastern Pacific Ocean Fall 2014. The pay off: three vessels interdicted, 15 suspected smugglers detained, and 3,180 pounds of cocaine siezed with a wholesale value of more than $48 million.


Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich (left), commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, congratulates the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, an 87-foot patrol boat home-ported in Bellingham, Wash., on their successful interdiction of nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana off the coast of Southern California during a counter-narcotics patrol, Sept. 5, 2014. The crew worked jointly with Customs and Border Protection and the Mexican navy to detect, intercept and detain suspected smugglers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Garrett Meyer)

Bellingham based Coast Guard Cutter returns from patrol off Baja, significant drug bust

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Sept. 1, 2014, after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California. Read more about their successful patrol!


An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., makes an approach toward Canadian Coast Guard Ship Cape Naden, a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Sidney, British Columbia, during a training exercise in Moresby Passage, Aug. 7, 2014. The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard crews organized the training event to practice skills necessary for safely completing a joint rescue along the international maritime border. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer)

Anchors, seas and maple leaves: U.S., Canadian coast guard conduct joint training

American and Canadian mariners alike can boat confidently with the knowledge that two coast guards are standing the watch. Ride along as Air Station Port Angeles works with the Canadian coast guard and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.


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