Line Handlers Assist USCG Icebreakers in Frigid Conditions

Friday, March 14, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from upstate New York have established an Auxiliary line handling team to assist ice breaking USCG cutters approaching and departing the Port of Albany despite harsh winter weather. By Auxiliarist Charles Poltenson The Albany Line Handlers are a small team of five Auxiliarsts who were issued protective […]

AUXAIR on Ice Patrol: News Support Mission

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

By Auxiliarists Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato NEW YORK – Coast Guard Auxiliary First District, Southern Region pilots Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato conducted an ice over flight of New York City and the Hudson River to observe and document shipping channel conditions in support of the 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season, known as Operation Reliable […]

Featured Photo – USCG Auxiliary Line Handling Team

Thursday, February 28, 2013

  West Point, NY – Members of the USCG Auxiliary Line Handling Team and the crew of the USCGC Morro Bay (WTGB-106) work together to safely tie the cutter to the South Dock at the US Military Academy on the Hudson River.   The USCGC Morro Bay is a 140′ Icebreaking tug home ported in […]