Coast Guard images from around the globe
Petty Officer 3rd Class Leo Rojas holds a lobster after double checking the size of the lobster during the Sport Lobster mini season just off shore of Key West, Florida, July 28, 2021. The mini season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year.
USCGC Eagle (WIX 327), "America's Tall Ship," arrives in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 9, 2021. Eagle is currently conducting summer U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet training in at-sea leadership and professional development. Their first port call was Portugal in late May. Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience as part of the Coast Guard Academy curriculum.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Bonebright and Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Doerr, both aviation maintenance technicians at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, take part in training and conduct a drop of simulated emergency supplies on a C-130, 12 miles west of Anclote Key, Florida, June 29, 2021. During an actual emergency, crews will drop equipment and supplies to aid those in distress and help facilitate the rescue.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy held the funeral of retired Coast Guard Cmdr. Merle Smith, July 9, 2021. In 1966, Smith was the first African American cadet to graduate from the Academy.
A crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg on a 29-foot Response Boat – Small II conducts a patrol for Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup Championship Boat Parade, Tampa, Florida, July 12, 2021. The Coast Guard collaborated with its interagency partners to provide security, ensure the movement of vessels in the parade, and keep the boating public safe during the celebration.
With the help of the Air National Guard’s 164th Logistics Readiness Squadron, a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules crew from Elizabeth City, N.C., loads the plane with 500,000 doses of the COVID vaccine in Memphis on July 14, 2021. This delivery was received by a U.S. embassy team in Haiti under the COVAX program on behalf of the U.S. Health and Human Services — a gift from the American people to the people of Haiti.
Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Bottoms crewmembers work with Coast Guard Cutters Haddock and Munro to extinguish a vessel fire off the coast of San Diego, July 15, 2021. The vessel left the Oceanside harbor heading towards Carlsbad when it was seen on fire.
Coast Guard Fireman Carson DeZenzo of the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team from Sector St. Petersburg works on the Big Bend inbound range rear light, Gibsonton, Florida, July 27, 2021. ATON teams ensure maritime aids to navigation under their care are functioning properly so recreational and commercial mariners can safely navigate the maritime environment.
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