Michael Hazard



Mike Hazard on board the CG44364-Final-2

This is a clip of USCG44364 leaving Neah Bay Lifeboat Station
responding to a fishing vessel in distress off the Washington coast
several years after the author was stationed at Neah Bay.
Used with permission from the video “Coast Guard: Dangerous Rescues,”
a TAM COMMUNICATIONS Production in Association with the Discovery Channel.
Copyright 2006, Tam Communications, Inc. http://www.coastguardchannel.com/

Mike Hazard served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1970 through 1976. His first duty assignment took him to Biorka Loran on Biorka Island, fifteen miles west of Sitka, Alaska, for twelve months. He was next attached to Coast Guard Station Neah Bay at Neah Bay, Washington, where he served as a Motor Lifeboat Engineer for nearly two years on CG40501 and CG44364.

For his final assignment, he was attached to Boating Safety Detachment 13 (BOSDET 13) at Sandpoint Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington. He holds an AS degree in Construction Management and a BS in Business from UNLV.

Mike currently works and lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Additional Author Pictures


Mike w-friendsThe author with former crew members BM2 Steve Schenck, MKCM Terry Inman and MKCM Carl Cummins
at a mini reunion and a quick tour of Puget Sound in the summer of 2011.

Chris ReillyCG 44364CG 44364 Moored at U.S. Coast Guard Station, Neah Bay, Washington 1972

CG 44364 MooredCG 44364 Moored at Gig Harbor Marina, after complete restoration by Chris Reilly, 2011

Author with former crewThe Author with former crew members at LORSTA Biorka Loran, Biorka Island, Alaska.
Biorka Loran maintained both Loran C and A signals and was decommissioned in December 1979

dog tagAuthor at Biorka LoranThe author at U.S. Coast Guard Biorka Loran, Dec 1970 – Dec 1971

National Boating Safety SchoolQMCM Williamson, BMCM Wolverton and the author
at the National Boating Safety School,
U.S. Coast Guard Base, Yorktown, Va. 1974