Wireless On The Waters
- Coast Guard pushes emergency frequency change. Searles, Robert A. // Business & Commercial Aviation;Apr99, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p18
Reports that the United States Coast Guard has petitioned the ICAO to replace 121.5 megahertz as the international emergency frequency in an attempt to accelerate the influx of new technology. Capabilities of digital emergency locator transmitters.
- The Coast Guard in Review. Thorsen, Howard B. // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May99, Vol. 125 Issue 5, p94
Focuses on developments related to the United States Coast Guard as of May 1999. Deployment of Law Enforcement Detachments; Efforts to address the problems arising from the accident in Oregon involving the New Carissa ship which was carrying fuel oil; Recruiting problems.
- Did You Know? // Sea Magazine;Nov2011, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p9
The article announces to contact the U.S. Coast Guard on very high frequency (VHF) Channel 16 when reporting a mariner in distress.
- Coast Guard Small Boat Communications System Is Unreliable, IG Says. Biesecker, Calvin // Defense Daily;6/10/2010, Vol. 246 Issue 50, p6
The article offers information on the use of wireless communications system by Coast Guard boats in the U.S. It states that the aim of the wireless communications system is to solve technical problems, which are ineffective and unreliable. It states that the wireless system Boat Crew...
- Lost and nearly forgotten. Webster, W. Russell // Naval History;Feb2000, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p46
Reports on retired United States Coast Guard Chief Boatswain's mate Harold Flagg's efforts to ensure that his shipmates who were lost off Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts, aboard the service's ship `Vineyard' were honored. Memorial erected in honor of the ship's crew in New Bedford; Accounts of events...
- Setting Records--the Hard Way. Polmar, Norman // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2001, Vol. 127 Issue 2, p87
Focuses on the search and rescue operations of the United States Coast Guard. Accidents of the passenger vessel Breeze I; Rescue of 34 crew members on board the ship; Difficulty of the whether condition during the rescue.
- Coast Guard Conducting Post-Storm Response in Southeast Louisiana. // Washington Letter of Oceanography;9/8/2008, Vol. 42 Issue 18, p4
The article reports that units of the U.S. Coast Guard have begun post-hurricane response operations in southeast Louisiana. It states that the U.S. Coast Guard command post in the area received a report on September 1, 2008 that two ships had broken their moorings and were being pushed against...
- Robin Walbridge, KD4OHZ, Missing at Sea after Sinking of Tall Ship Bounty; Ship's Electrician Doug Faunt, N6TQS, Rescued. // QST;Jan2013, Vol. 97 Issue 1, p83
The article reports on the sinking of the HMS Bounty sailing vessel off the coast of North Carolina due to Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Fourteen of the vessels crew members were rescued by the U.S. Coast Gaurd, including electrician Doug Faunt. However, Robin Walbridge, captain of the Bounty...
- Research voyage thwarted by polar ice. Busch, Lisa // New Scientist;10/26/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1792, p18
Reports on the mechanical breakdown suffered by Polar Star, the U.S. Coast Guard's largest vessel and most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker, during its attempt to reach the North Pole in 1991. Polar Star's completion of one-third of its scientific work; Main objective of the International Arctic...