Out of the fog: Rescuers, survivors reunite for 35th anniversary of Prinsendam rescue

    Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer. Thirty-five years ago this week, disaster struck. The passengers and crew of the luxury cruise liner Prinsendam were on their third day of a month-long cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia […]


Coast Guard Kitchen: A Patriotic Pastry

Written by Seaman Sarah Wilson Red, white and blue never tasted so good. From the buttery sugar biscuit below to the perfectly peaked whipped cream and rebelliously runny juices of the berries, Chief Petty Officer Dustin Beasley’s patriotic strawberry shortcake […]


Coast Guard Kitchen: An Appetizer Adventure

Written by Seaman Sarah Wilson What is an appetizer? For the ultra-hungry, it’s a tide over, a way to survive until dinner without any dramatic emotional outbursts. For the connoisseur, it’s a calculated extension of a meal, a means of […]


Sharing our story: Enforcement experts host foreign journalists

U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener Commercial fishing generates billions of dollars for different nations, companies and individual fishermen around the world. Protecting our living marine resources is a critical Coast Guard mission, and one […]


Volunteering Rewards

U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross Throughout the year, buried within the e-mail barrage of upcoming meetings, training reminders and policy changes, are the occasional volunteer requests. Aside from the community events and parades, there are […]


Coast Guard Cutter Mellon received a donation of silverware from Timothy Mellon, grandson of former Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon March 24, 2015. The silverware is engraved with the U.S. Seal and Andrew W. Mellon’s initials. Timothy Mellon says he believes his grandfather used the silverware during his tenure as Secretary of the Treasury. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson

A piece of history passes from Mellon family to namesake cutter

Have you ever looked at an artifact, from another time, and wondered what story it might tell if it could? A silver fork perhaps…one used at an official’s dinners under the presidential administrations of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover…read about the recent addition to the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon and their rich history.


Copernicus Awards: Recognizing the people behind the ones and zeros

Be it a voice over the phone, words across your screen or the occasional onsite visit, it isn’t often most of us see or interact with the perpetual churning machine that makes up our information systems technician force. However the folks behind the script and the ones and zeros are essential. One of them, from Seattle, was recently with the Copernicus Award in February. Read more about Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Guthrie’s contributions!


Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen, a command duty officer at the Coast Guard 13th District command center in Seattle, poses for a photo at the district office March 20, 2015. Allen has been an athlete her entire life and has recently found her passion in competitive powerlifting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer)

Leading lady launches lifting legacy

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer She reaches down and grabs the bar. Bends her knees, lifts her chest. Takes a deep breath…and lifts. Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen, the 5-foot-2, 120-pound Coast Guard officer, has just lifted 266.7 […]


Coast Guard Cutter Midgett Seahawks NFL Playoffs Shoutout

Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, wish the National Football League Seattle Seahawks good luck during the 2015 National Football Conference Championship game aboard the cutter before getting underway!


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.


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