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O'Meara: 'That is just what we do!'

Despite it being his moment in the spotlight, Chief Boatswains Mate Ryan W. O'Meara held up his Meritorious Service Award toward his crew and gave thanks for a job well done. "Guys, this...
Photos: Santa to the Villages

In a Dec. 7 photo, Santa Claus, played by Coast Guard Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Rian Bareuther, receives a hug after disembarking from a Coast Guard helicopter in Port Lions, Alaska. The...
Crew of ferry LeConte saves six after boat flips

...passengers and two operators.Instead, the LeConte launched one of its 50-passenger lifeboats. Aboard the lifeboat were boatswain Daniel Nore, motorman Riley Nye and two deckhands.Nye, who typically works as an assistant engineer aboard the LeConte...
Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...I've gained a great understanding of who Roanoke Island is and the legacy she left behind," Thomas said.At the ceremony, Boatswain's Mate First Class Michael Roy rang the ship's bell as part of the decommissioning. The bell itself has history engraved...
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I to be a signal asking for help, sent four men in their remaining dory to make repairs. Chirikov wrote: "We saw the boatswain in his dory approaching the shore about six o'clock after midday. However, he sent none of the signals that I instructed...
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan gets two new boats

...missions ranging from law and fisheries enforcement to recreational boat safety and search and rescue, according to Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Kevinn M. Smith, the officer in charge of the small boat station.The new "Response Boat Mediums" - which cost...
Coast Guard's newest protector arrives in Juneau port that I just love," Newton said. One tradition is the Boatswains Whistle from the days of wooden ships, which summons crew...mooring lines were thrown and bounced onto the dock. The Boatswain's whistle sounded "Mooring" and the Bertholf crewmembers...
It's Christmas in February for a sailor on furlough

...Afghanistan. The scene Rogers paints of life as an "aviation boatswain's mate fuels" sounds like something out of a Bruce Willis...mirage-like heat waves from the metal deck during the day. As a boatswain's mate fuels, duties include firefighting, which means...
Mystery shrouds divers' deaths

...summer day, stretching their legs after a month aboard a rocking, bucking, 420-foot icebreaker. Lt. Jessica Hill and Boatswain's Mate Steven Duque seized the chance to fit in a training dive and slipped into a patch of open water near the Healy's...
New vessel for Ketchikan christened

...formal christening of the new buoy tender, a vessel that will service mariners' navigation aids. The ship is named for Chief Boatswain's Mate Anthony Lawrence Petit, who was killed in 1946 from an earthquake-driven tsunami at Scotch Cap Lighthouse, on...


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