February 15, 2010
Trim: 6 x 9 in.
Hardcover with dustjacket.
Pages: ix + 350, including photographs, charts, appendixes, bibliography, and index.
“Finally, a book about Ocean Station . . .”
Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 15
Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord
Vol. XX, No. 4, 2010, p. 419
Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard,
by Michael R. Adams
The crews of U.S. Coast Guard cutters patrolling the far-flung ocean stations were subjected to some of the heaviest weather the sea had to offer, yet the cuttermen remained on station to make weather observations and to provide
air navigation, communication, and search-and-rescue services. On ocean station, seamanship was survival.
Ocean Station: Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard, 19401977
is the story of the U.S.
Coast Guard weather
Stations 1 and 2
Bermuda SAR Standby
|About the Author
Cdr. Michael R. Adams, USCG (Ret.), is a master mariner
(oceans, any gross tonnage), certified STCW instructor, and member of the Florida Bar. During his two decades in the Coast Guard, he served in the cutters
Absecon, Boutwell, Dependable, Midgett, and
Steadfast and as commanding officer of the cutter
Ute. As a junior officer in
Absecon, he served on the North Atlantic Ocean Stations Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, and Hotel. After his Coast Guard service, he spent eleven years as captain of the large oil spill response vessel
Delaware Responder with brief intervals as captain of the
California Responder, Maine Responder, and
Virginia Responder. He is the author of the textbook
Shipboard Bridge Resource Management (Nor’easter Press, 2006).