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United States Coast Guard Sector Buffalo

United States Coast Guard Sector Buffalo Sector Buffalo - Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian and Auxiliary Forces- securing the maritime domain

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*UPDATE*Dewatering operations onboard USS The Sullivans has temporarily halted due to the introduction of fuel oil into ...
04/15/2022

*UPDATE*
Dewatering operations onboard USS The Sullivans has temporarily halted due to the introduction of fuel oil into the water.

The progressive flooding and positioning of the ship has caused oil from consolidated tanks onboard to leak and escape from the vessel.

Cleanup efforts have begun and will continue until the oil has been removed from the harbor.

*UPDATE* Dewatering efforts continue with positive progress, large dewatering pumps capable of removing water at 13000+ ...
04/14/2022

*UPDATE*
Dewatering efforts continue with positive progress, large dewatering pumps capable of removing water at 13000+ gallons per minute have been placed onsite. It’s been estimated there are more than 3 million gallons of water inside the ship.

As President and CEO of the Buffalo Naval Park stated earlier “failure is not an option, and we will remove the water from the ship.”
The Coast Guard will continue to monitor progress and we look forward to USS The Sullivans’ return to operational status.

Some of you may have heard, here in Buffalo one of our museum ships, the USS Sullivans has partially sunk at the Militar...
04/14/2022

Some of you may have heard, here in Buffalo one of our museum ships, the USS Sullivans has partially sunk at the Military Park pier on Buffalo's waterfront.

Efforts are ongoing to locate the source of the flooding and eventually de-water the vessel once it’s been patched. We’ll keep you all updated on what happens next.

Just a reminder that there will be event parking available for a fee located at the Augspurger lot (see attached map). T...
04/14/2022

Just a reminder that there will be event parking available for a fee located at the Augspurger lot (see attached map). The structure is located accross from the Hyatt Hotel entrance.

We’d also like to remind everyone that we will be live-streaming GLLDIS for those who could not join us in person.

Who’s excited for day one? #glldis2022

After many well thought out discussions between the Coast Guard and the city of Buffalo, we are now ready and excited to...
04/01/2022

After many well thought out discussions between the Coast Guard and the city of Buffalo, we are now ready and excited to announce the relocation of the new Sector building. It has been a long and arduous process, but the new building will give Sector Buffalo long distance views over the lake and can even be modified to have a landing pad for helo ops in the future.

Below is a mock up of what the building will look like in the future. We're excited to move into our new home. #newhomeowner

Buffalo Sector Commander Captain Lexia Littlejohn is joined by the Oswego Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief R...
03/31/2022

Buffalo Sector Commander Captain Lexia Littlejohn is joined by the Oswego Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Randy Griffin and Senior Chief Wilcox to oversee the continued progress of the environmental response in the Oswego Harbor.

On March 9th, Sector Buffalo became aware of an oil discharge near the Oswego Harbor Power facility. Since then, the Coast Guard has worked closely alongside the city of Oswego, NY DEC, EPA, and many other local, state and federal entities to mitigate any lasting effects to the environment. Cleanup efforts have been effective and will continue until the Oswego harbor has been cleaned.

Environmental cleanup is still underway in the Oswego Harbor. As the weather warms, we'd like to remind paddle craft and...
03/31/2022

Environmental cleanup is still underway in the Oswego Harbor. As the weather warms, we'd like to remind paddle craft and boaters to remain clear of the deployed booms near Breitbeck Park.

We are excited to have Angela Lakey from CG-127 speak at this year's GLLDIS. They will be joined by numerous Affinity Gr...
03/31/2022

We are excited to have Angela Lakey from CG-127 speak at this year's GLLDIS. They will be joined by numerous Affinity Group Presidents as panelists!

Just a reminder that there is still time to RSVP for GLLDIS! Only a couple of weeks left. You can RSVP directly by contacting LT Kate Howes from Sector Buffalo.

Spring has sprung! The ice is beginning to thaw and the weather is slightly warmer. Even Station Buffalo has began prepa...
03/22/2022

Spring has sprung! The ice is beginning to thaw and the weather is slightly warmer. Even Station Buffalo has began preparations to put their response boats back into the water. Unfortunately, the season change also means saying goodbye to our favorite recreational winter activities, like snowboarding, sledding, and especially ice fishing.

Remember that the ice is in thawing status and can look deceptively stable. Keep aware of your surroundings and avoid moving on or near the ice. If you do happen to find yourself near the ice, make sure you aren't alone and have reliable means of communication.

Just a reminder that there are ongoing environmental cleaning efforts happening within the Oswego Harbor. To avoid any d...
03/19/2022

Just a reminder that there are ongoing environmental cleaning efforts happening within the Oswego Harbor. To avoid any disruption to the cleanup process, we recommend kayakers avoid paddling through the inner harbor in the vicinity of Oswego Harbor Power and Breitbeck Park. We also recommend avoiding the booms deployed in the harbor that serve as markers for the cleanup area.

03/18/2022
ANT Change of Command

Please join us in celebrating the Buffalo ANT Change of Command and Chief Palmer's tenure as Officer in Charge

Take a look at our finalized agenda for GLLDIS, who's excited to listen to some amazing speakers? Remember that we'll al...
03/18/2022

Take a look at our finalized agenda for GLLDIS, who's excited to listen to some amazing speakers? Remember that we'll also be live streaming the event to our page here. #GLLDIS2022

Please join us in celebrating Buffalo's Aids to Navigation Team change of command ceremony happening tomorrow morning at...
03/17/2022

Please join us in celebrating Buffalo's Aids to Navigation Team change of command ceremony happening tomorrow morning at 10am. The ceremony will formally honor BMC Palmer's leadership during his time here and welcome aboard BMC Blakeway as the new Officer in Charge of ANT Buffalo.

We will be live streaming the ceremony here on our page for those who'd like to join us and cannot be here in person.

Congratulations to our very own DCC McNeil, BMCS Ruterbusch, SKC Kline, and MSTC Gilmore on their new positions. We’re s...
03/17/2022

Congratulations to our very own DCC McNeil, BMCS Ruterbusch, SKC Kline, and MSTC Gilmore on their new positions. We’re sure you all are going to do an amazing job.

We are glad to announce Karen Brown as one of our guest speakers for the Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusio...
03/16/2022

We are glad to announce Karen Brown as one of our guest speakers for the Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion Symposium. Karen Brown is an expert in identifying areas that need change to better serve people of all backgrounds. We are excited to learn how we can implement that change to better our service.

You can read more about Ms. Brown below and hear her speak on Friday, April 15th at #GLLDIS2022.

Bravo Zulu to BM1 Repasi and BM1 Benevides from Station Buffalo for representing the Coast Guard at the Variety Children...
03/06/2022

Bravo Zulu to BM1 Repasi and BM1 Benevides from Station Buffalo for representing the Coast Guard at the Variety Childrens’ Charity Telethon today. Here we are able to share with the public how we serve our communities while also raising money that will directly support children and lifesaving programs.

Be a part of the action and consider tuning in to WBBZ-TV Channel 67.1 ( Cable 5) to donate in support of Variety Childrens’ Charity.

We are excited to announce Brenda Jiménez as one of our guest speakers for the Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity and Inc...
03/03/2022

We are excited to announce Brenda Jiménez as one of our guest speakers for the Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium.

Brenda serves as a professional in the non-profit sector with an expertise in executive leadership, fund development, board development, and organizational management and is the current CEO of MENTOR New York, a local affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. If you'd like to know more about Ms. Jiménez read her attached bio below.

Remember that if you'd like to attend this event, RSVP through your local LDAC or email [email protected].
#glldis2022

Don’t be these guys when going out onto the ice, having a little awareness of your surroundings will go a long way.Reme...
02/25/2022
Ice Fishing Gone Wrong

Don’t be these guys when going out onto the ice, having a little awareness of your surroundings will go a long way.

Remember to have a reliable source of communication with you at all times and to wear bright colors to be easily seen.

We have to shout this video out for the Coast Guard cameo at 2:28.

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02/16/2022

If you’ve been outside today, you’d probably notice that it’s actually above freezing for the first time in a while. Forecasts predict highs of 50 for the next few days. Amazing right?

Unfortunately, the ice is melting at an increased rate that would make it unsuitable for recreational use. That means it’s unsafe for snowmobiles and ice fishing setups. We’d like to remind you to continue being safe and vigilant when near the icy waters of the lakes and rivers.

Is it getting hotter outside or is that just Sector Buffalo's overworked heating system? Either way, it's time to start ...
02/09/2022
Coast Guard offers advice for staying safe on ice

Is it getting hotter outside or is that just Sector Buffalo's overworked heating system? Either way, it's time to start paying special consideration to the frozen waterways you might be used to.

Station Rochester invited members from News 8 to speak about the dangers of thawing ice and an easy to remember rule in the case you fall into the water.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Temperatures have been giving us a bit of a pattern lately of thawing and refreezing. This can make for very dangerous conditions surrounding ice. While many officials will…

02/09/2022

It's finally happening, mark your calendars for this year's Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion Symposium happening April 14th and 15th. Reach out to your local LDAC committee to RSVP for this event. #GLLDIS2022

02/08/2022

Sector Buffalo Commander, Captain Lexia Littlejohn is joined with the 27th district representative, Congressman Chris Jacobs to remind everyone best safety practices when venturing on or near the frozen lakes.

It is important to note that ice is not an extension of land and caution must be taken when enjoying on ice activities. Remember to wear bright clothing and stay #safe on the ice. #safetyfirst

Have you ever wondered how the Coast Guard conducts ice rescues?Fortunately, we were able to catch up with Station Buffa...
01/31/2022

Have you ever wondered how the Coast Guard conducts ice rescues?

Fortunately, we were able to catch up with Station Buffalo mid training and watch exactly how it happens. Pictured below, we see SN Cunningham (rescuer) approach MK2 Seastrand (simulated survivor) and wrap the Cold Water Rescue sling around MK2 to provide additional buoynacy to assist the rescue.

You'll also notice the bright yellow boogie board in tow. That is more accurately known as the MARSARS shuttle Board and is used to easily remove a survivor from the water and transport them from the ice.

Today the Army’s 10th Mountain Division touches down at Sector Buffalo to kick-off the beginning of a great partnership....
01/26/2022

Today the Army’s 10th Mountain Division touches down at Sector Buffalo to kick-off the beginning of a great partnership. We’re looking forward to working together in the future and hopefully getting to fly in that sweet ride.

Huge shoutout to the stars over at Station Rochester for representing Coast Guard Sector Buffalo in the new Smarter Ever...
01/19/2022
Why This Zig-Zag Coast Guard Search Pattern is Actually Genius - Smarter Every Day 268

Huge shoutout to the stars over at Station Rochester for representing Coast Guard Sector Buffalo in the new Smarter Every Day Youtube series. Definitely check out the video below for an in-depth look into how the Coast Guard conducts Search and Rescue.

We'll also be standing by for BM2 Miller's Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
#smartereveryday

Thanks to the Coast Guard for letting me tag along! Sign up for Brilliant for free at https://brilliant.org/smartereveryday & also, get 20% off your annual p...

Save the date!Sector Buffalo will be hosting the Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium (GLLDIS) for ...
01/19/2022

Save the date!

Sector Buffalo will be hosting the Great Lakes Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium (GLLDIS) for the Great Lakes region in April at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Buffalo, NY. We're excited to showcase top CG leadership alongside dynamic civilian presenters, and provide a comprehensive regional forum on the issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and mentorship tailored to the Coast Guard’s unique operational environment.

This event will be live streamed via Facebook for those that are unable to attend. All information regarding GLLDIS can be found here on Sector Buffalo’s FB page.
#GLLDIS2022

Sector personnel were highly involved with the planning and execution of the Thunder on the Outer Harbor Airshow. The ev...
12/23/2021
2021 ICAS Special Achievement Award - Ben Cannetti

Sector personnel were highly involved with the planning and execution of the Thunder on the Outer Harbor Airshow. The event won a Special Achievement Award. Congratulations LtCol Cannetti on this award, very hard earned and well deserved.

Lieutenant Colonel Ben Cannetti from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station was recognized as the recipient of the ICAS Special Achievement Award at the Chairman'...

12/20/2021

Sector Buffalo has recieved a report of a bulk carrier vessel running aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Galop Island. Fortunately, no injuries or vessel damage has been reported aboard the vessel. Sector Buffalo will continue to monitor the situation as efforts to move the ship begin.

The Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo  just completed their seasonal winter preparations this week. The team has worked di...
12/17/2021

The Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo just completed their seasonal winter preparations this week. The team has worked diligently to prepare all waterway markings from Massena, NY to Vermillion, OH for winter. Bravo Zulo to ANT Buffalo for keeping our waterways safe.

12/13/2021

Brace yourselves Buffalo, there are heavy winds brewing. Make sure to tie down any loose items around your yard, such as garbage cans, kayaks, canoes, and even small boats.

In the meantime, watch as Sector's best friend Riley demonstrates proper bracing techniques, it is highly effective.

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i missed posting on the first; while at buffalo esmt I heard of a vessel using the call sign "mayday". i was skeptical until I saw the vessel moored at the boat station, presumably terminated after ignoring multiple warnings.
Independence Day fireworks behind Cutter Neah Bay
Looking for warrent Bosn John Kohler stationed bufflo 1970's May have passed away. [email protected]
Trying to locate a Warrent Bosn John Kohler.stationed Buffalow around 1970's. May have passed away during that time............................[email protected]
Attn: Active Duty Coasties. Crockett & Co. Is offering free hair cuts to service members.
Thank you so much, USCG Sector Buffalo, for all you do for our community! It was an absolute pleasure to meet some of you today and to show our gratitude via contributions from our community!
This Weekend I was the Honorary First Timer, Ride Capt. for the Patriot Guard Riders R-1 for the Memorial Service of USCG WWII Veteran Y2c Robert H. Marshall. I was asked to Step Up being that I am a USCG Retired Veteran. I would like to take a moment to Sincerely THANK the 2 Coastie Brothers who were there to provide Final HONORS for this WWII HERO. I cannot recall their Names, only that they were from ANT Buffalo. I would like to connect up with them as we had a good re pore building before Duty Called. I was VERY PROUD to work with them and they did a Very EXCELLENT Job . SEMPER PARATUS ! And S T A Y S A F E !!!
Happy Thanksgiving United States Coast Guard Sector Buffalo! Thanks for all that you do for the service of others!
I was on duty the day the U.S.S Little Rock and Sullivan were towed in and tied off for the last time. The Little Rock`s sea chest cracked the first night and she listed to 18 degrees over to starboard before the fire boat Cotter, B.F.D. and our 41347 could pump enough to start her tipping back to port and level main deck. I believe it took us 3 days before welders could stop flood and we got her bilges fairly dry. No power on board so engine room was pitch black dark. Very eerie. I`ll never forget.
I served here from 01/1976-11/80
Sector Buffalo: I am a recreational boater most often between Station Lorain and Station Cleveland on Lake Erie. I have been happy to keep my boat from storage due to this extended warm weather we've been having. One consequence of this, however, is that I am alone on the Lake quite often. I have a VHF radio, and have only used it to transmit one time ... a radio check when I was up the Vermilion River. Answered by the local Port Authority, loud and clear. Yesterday, I was out on the lake, turned to Channel 9, and asked for a radio check. Crickets. Nothing. Not even crickets. My question: is it ever appropriate to use Channel 16 for a radio check? How about during the early or late season when Channel 16 is not highly used? I really would like to know I can be heard when I'm out there ... my portable radio is not super-powerful (6w transmit). What do you suggest?