Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Coast Guard talks about issues facing the Coast Guard including budget concerns and physical training standards. Ten months into his tenure as service chief, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft has made some major strides, securing funding for the eighth national security cutter, awarding design contracts for the offshore patrol cutter, and extending tour lengths for hundreds of billets.
Coast Guard Cutter Healy. What is the extended continental shelf and why are we mapping it?
Well, the continental shelf is the gently sloping underwater fringe of a continent; the shelf ends with a steep drop off. However, if certain geological criteria are met, that shelf may extend even further out. And how much further out matters because coastal nations have sovereign rights over the natural resources of the seabed and subsoil within this shelf area.
Crew from the Healy lower echo sounding equipment into the Chukchi Sea during last summer's expedition. Ina NOAA-led mapping expedition some nautical miles north of Alaska revealed evidence that the foot of the North American continental slope was much farther out than originally thought.
Researchers aboard the U. Coast Guard Cutter Healy will collect multibeam bathymetric data to map the sea floor. St-Laurent, which is well equipped to collect seismic data to determine sediment thickness. In addition to its primary purpose of determining the full extent of the continental shelf, the data collected during the expedition will help scientists learn more about sea-floor processes, ocean circulation, sediment, ecosystems, and navigation safety.
Additionally, the expedition has a broader educational component. While on board, Hedge will interact with scientists, learning more about hydrographyas well as the ecosystems and resources that lie within the North American extended continental shelf.
The knowledge and experience she gains on the mission will be carried back to the classroom. The Arctic survey is part of a multi-year, multi-agency effort undertaken by the U.
The mission continues the U. This illustration explains how a country can define its continental shelf. A country may use either constraint line to define the outer limits of its continental shelf: Exclusive Economic Zone, an area that extends nautical miles offshore from the coastline.The latest Tweets from USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast).
Official USCG Southeast Twitter account. #FridayFeeling @USCG Cutter Venturous returned to their homeport in St. Petersburg. They concluded a day counter narcotic patrol transiting more than 10, miles in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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That required a week-long layover in Panama while the crew inspected the engine, and ultimately a decision to end the patrol early, said Coast Guard officials. Crewmembers work to repair a generator on the Coast Guard cutter Alert.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a volunteer unpaid arm of the Coast Guard made up mostly of older retirees, very few who have ever served in the military or as law enforcement.
Many are senior citizens.
· updating the aging fleet of U.S. Coast Guard cutters, which currently spend so much time broken down and under repair that they contributed to the Coast Guard's failure to meet performance standards for several of its homeland security missions in fiscal year ;.
The helicopter crew is faced with a tough decision when one of their own calls for help, and on the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley, a small boat team faces a serious situation when they attempt to board a fishing vessel in the turbulent waters of the Bering Sea.
A Coast Guard news release said the cutter named for Snyder will do fisheries enforcement, search and rescue missions and port security from Charleston, S.C., to New York City.
The foot fast response cutter was built in Louisiana and went through sea trials in Key West, Fla., where Danielle Snyder said she was able to board and take a tour.