Tag: Coast Guard Cutter Maple

Aloha, Kukui!

Almost one year to the day since her predecessor left to transit the NW Passage, the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui reported for duty at her new homeport of Sitka, Alaska. The Maple, meanwhile, a fixture in Sitka for 16 years, is now in dry dock at the Coast Guard shipyard in Baltimore, MD. The Maple's crew has been reassigned to the Kukui. Read More

A new commander for the Maple

Lt. Commander Michael Newell formally took charge of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple today, in an Assumption-of-Command ceremony held on the ship. The Maple’s previous chief, Lt. Commander Fred Seaton, was relieved of command this fall, after the Coast Guard received reports of a “poor command climate." Read More

Ocean floor sensors yield clues on seismic activity

In January, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook up Southeast Alaska, and sent scientists scrambling to study the fault where it originated. Researchers placed sensors on the ocean floor, hoping to better map the fault system, and better predict the size and location of future earthquakes. Read More

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