The U.S. Coast Guard led the largest water evacuation ever of more than 500,000 people from Manhattan following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center towers. More were rescued and moved by boats than were moved during the evacuation of around 340,000 allied troops at Dunkirk. ...
September 11, 2020LightBoard
We are sad to announce Floyd Welch passed yesterday 8-19-2020. Hero of the Mighty Oklahoma. The USS Oklahoma was not Floyd's ship, but a sister to his ship the USS Maryland that was tied next to the Oklahoma. Floyd just grabbed blueprints of his ship and then jumped over onto ...
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Great catch as the Captain turns at the last second and saves the day. SpaceX has managed a first by catching both halves of the fairing used on one of its Falcon 9 rocket launches, say's Elon Musk founder and CEO. The fairing is a two-piece protective cover that surrounds ...
July 23, 2020LightBoard
(USCG Photo) The United States Coast Guard places the historic Francis Scott Key buoy on the Patapsco River for the 40th year. This specially designed Star-Spangled painted buoy marks the approximate location where Francis Scott Key wrote the country’s national anthem during the bombardment on Fort McHenry in 1814. The buoy sits ...
June 18, 2020LightBoard
(SpaceX photo) After the historic SpaceX launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket that put Americans on the Space Station US merchant mariners tow the rocket cargo and the drone barge back to land. Many think the Falcon 9 rocket will be sent to the Smithsonian National Air and ...
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The uninterrupted flow of commerce on our Marine Transportation System (MTS) is critical to both National Security and National economic well-being. During this National emergency for COVID-19 it is paramount that the Coast Guard safeguards the continued operation of the MTS to ensure our domestic supply chain continues uninterrupted. The regulations outlined throughout ...
April 5, 2020LightBoard
Fun fact : USS Mercy and Comfort started life out as commercial oil tankers of the San Clemente class. The San Clemente-class oil tanker is a class of Oil tankers built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego. The size places them in the category of super tankers. They ...
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