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Ensign of death

My first tour of duty as a commissioned officer was at Coast Guard Headquarters, in Washington, D.C. Headquarters is a place most Coasties would be happy never to visit, let alone work. 583 more words

Military Service

Cheap-ass motel room

At 9 PM on a summer evening more than 26 years ago, I finished a 13-hour workday. This was a fairly standard day for a lot of Coast Guardsmen ordered to Valdez, Alaska, on short notice in 1989. 356 more words

Coast Guard

Seward, Alaska

Our bus picked us up in Homer at about 9.30 and we drove to Seward. The drive was slightly worrying – while our driver seemed more than capable, we had a flat tyre within fifteen minutes, and then, despite rain and windy roads, she continued to try to make up time by travelling 15 miles over the limit the whole way. 782 more words

How Does Oil Get into the Ocean?

When many of us think of oil spills, we might think of an oil tanker running aground and spilling its contents into the ocean, as in the case of the… 667 more words

Oil Spills

Study suggests oil spill impacts linger for decades

Exxon Valdez oil spill fingered in decline of herring, salmon populations

Staff Report

FRISCO — Long-term research that followed up on the impacts of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill suggests that fish and other marine organisms may feel the effects of low levels of toxic crude oil for much longer than previously believed. 790 more words