USCG to the rescue in Tillamook

Nov 15, 2021

We usually think of our beloved Coasties rescuing people on the water, but sometimes they also help people on land. Sometimes, as in this case of some folks in an RV park stranded by rising flood waters, water is also involved.

USCG to the rescue in Tillamook

USCG to the rescue in Tillamook

We usually think of our beloved Coasties rescuing people on the water, but sometimes they also help people on land. Sometimes, as in this case of some folks in an RV park stranded by rising flood waters, water is also involved.

Operation Deep Freeze

Nov 12, 2021

This weekend, a USCG icebreaker departs from Seattle on a three-month mission: to clear a channel through thick ice in Antarctica to McMurdo station, opeing a path for supply vessels to reach a research facility at the bottom of the world.

Operation Deep Freeze

Operation Deep Freeze

This weekend, a USCG icebreaker departs from Seattle on a three-month mission: to clear a channel through thick ice in Antarctica to McMurdo station, opeing a path for supply vessels to reach a research facility at the bottom of the world.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Nov 10, 2021

Each year, I commemorate the loss of this beloved ship on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. She was beloved to people around the region, who called her “The Mighty Fitz.” She and her crew hauled iron ore between Canada and the US for 17 years. Then one night, in a terrible storm, she was lost with all hands, in one of the worst maritime tragedies in U.S. History. This is my annual tribute to the sailors and families of the Mighty Fitz.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Each year, I commemorate the loss of this beloved ship on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. She was beloved to people around the region, who called her “The Mighty Fitz.” She and her crew hauled iron ore between Canada and the US for 17 years. Then one night, in a terrible storm, she was lost with all hands, in one of the worst maritime tragedies in U.S. History. This is my annual tribute to the sailors and families of the Mighty Fitz.

US cargo ports in line to get federal help with slowdowns

A look at a statement yesterday from the Biden administration on ways to speed up deliveries of bogged down cargo containers, as the president speaks with big box executives about solutions.

US cargo ports in line to get federal help with slowdowns

US cargo ports in line to get federal help with slowdowns

A look at a statement yesterday from the Biden administration on ways to speed up deliveries of bogged down cargo containers, as the president speaks with big box executives about solutions.

West Coast terminals impose fees for bogged down cargo

Nov 09, 2021

A look at an emerging trend in the bogged down cargo mess: West Coast terminals assessing fees on containers that just sit there for long periods without moving through the supply chain. In an increasingly expensive shipping environment, this isn’t very good news, but understandable for terminal owners.

West Coast terminals impose fees for bogged down cargo

West Coast terminals impose fees for bogged down cargo

A look at an emerging trend in the bogged down cargo mess: West Coast terminals assessing fees on containers that just sit there for long periods without moving through the supply chain. In an increasingly expensive shipping environment, this isn’t very good news, but understandable for terminal owners.

A miracle story from the frozen north

Nov 08, 2021

There’s a lot of upsetting news to be had these days, so it’s so great when we get to share a story that’s truly lovely.

The story starts when a fishing boat runs aground in Alaska and her crew needs help. A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues the fishermen, but there’s still one missing – their 80 pound lab mix puppy, Grace, who went overboard as the boat capsized.

The next day when the Coast Guard came back to assess the aftermath of the incident, they discovered a small miracle on the beach: Grace – cold, but unharmed, and certainly living up to her name.

A miracle story from the frozen north

A miracle story from the frozen north

There’s a lot of upsetting news to be had these days, so it’s so great when we get to share a story that’s truly lovely.

The story starts when a fishing boat runs aground in Alaska and her crew needs help. A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues the fishermen, but there’s still one missing – their 80 pound lab mix puppy, Grace, who went overboard as the boat capsized.

The next day when the Coast Guard came back to assess the aftermath of the incident, they discovered a small miracle on the beach: Grace – cold, but unharmed, and certainly living up to her name.