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 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.


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!