Coast Guard News

April 2, 2015
The Coast Guard diver rating and specialty was established Wednesday. Coast Guard members recognized as DV or DIV were presented a personalized certificate. U.S. Coast Guard image.   WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard announced Wednesday the establishment of the diver enlisted rating and corresponding chief warrant officer specialty. About 50 enlisted personnel and three chief warrant officers will initially transition to the Diver (DV) rating and Diving (DIV) specialty, respectively. ... [Read More]
April 2, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Tuesday from the distressed sailboat Irene, approximately 90 miles east of Chincoteague. Rescued were Joerg Fleimming, 51 and Stefan Heising, 56, both German nationals. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 4 p.m. Monday via fax from Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Bremen, Germany stating that the Irene was in need of assistance.... [Read More]
April 2, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Tuesday from the distressed sailboat Irene, approximately 90 miles east of Chincoteague. Rescued were Joerg Fleimming, 51 and Stefan Heising, 56, both German nationals. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 4 p.m. Monday via fax from Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Bremen, Germany stating that the Irene was in need of assistance.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
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April 1, 2015
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April 1, 2015
Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, and Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Washington, medevac a man from a charter vessel approximately 12 miles from Westport, April 1, 2015. The vessel operator contacted the Coast Guard and reported having a man aboard suffering from a possible heart attack. U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of Air Station Astoria. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard air and small-boat crews medevaced a man experiencing the symptoms of a possible heart attack about 12 miles northwest of Westport, Washington, Wednesday morning.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, and Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Washington, medevac a man from a charter vessel approximately 12 miles from Westport, April 1, 2015. The vessel operator contacted the Coast Guard and reported having a man aboard suffering from a possible heart attack. U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of Air Station Astoria. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard air and small-boat crews medevaced a man experiencing the symptoms of a possible heart attack about 12 miles northwest of Westport, Washington, Wednesday morning.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River Wednesday near the Burlington Bristol Bridge. The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini, was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran aground at approximately 2 p.m. No injuries or pollution were reported following the incident. The crew of the 65-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cleat responded to the scene to investigate.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River Wednesday near the Burlington Bristol Bridge. The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini, was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran aground at approximately 2 p.m. No injuries or pollution were reported following the incident. The crew of the 65-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cleat responded to the scene to investigate.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
The SN Federica, a 750-foot Italian flagged oil tanker, attempts to free itself after grounding in the Galveston Fairway, Mar. 31, 2015, 35 miles off Galveston. U.S. Coast Guard photos and video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin Williams. Additional photos and the video are available on DVIDShub.net. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has been monitoring response efforts for an oil tanker that ran aground Tuesday, 35 miles east of Galveston. The tanker was freed from grounding as it refloated at 10:32 p.m.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
The SN Federica, a 750-foot Italian flagged oil tanker, attempts to free itself after grounding in the Galveston Fairway, Mar. 31, 2015, 35 miles off Galveston. U.S. Coast Guard photos and video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin Williams. Additional photos and the video are available on DVIDShub.net. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has been monitoring response efforts for an oil tanker that ran aground Tuesday, 35 miles east of Galveston. The tanker was freed from grounding as it refloated at 10:32 p.m.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, a 100-foot inland buoy tender home-ported in Portland, Ore., stands wearing their service dress blue uniforms in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 3, 2013.  The master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, to raise awareness of sexual assault awareness month, requested that all chief petty officers wear their service dress blue uniforms and the Bluebell's crew took the initiative to each wear it.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Caleb Porter.... [Read More]
April 1, 2015
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, a 100-foot inland buoy tender home-ported in Portland, Ore., stands wearing their service dress blue uniforms in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 3, 2013.  The master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, to raise awareness of sexual assault awareness month, requested that all chief petty officers wear their service dress blue uniforms and the Bluebell's crew took the initiative to each wear it.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Caleb Porter.... [Read More]
March 31, 2015
RACCOON KEY, S.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted two boaters Tuesday 11 miles southeast of Raccoon Key, from a capsized vessel. The boaters, a man and a woman, were reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns.... [Read More]
March 31, 2015
NEW VIDEOCoast Guard search and rescue crews rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian Tall Ship Liana's Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday, March 30, 2015. Read full story HERE. ... [Read More]
March 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents an award March 31, 2015, to combat correspondent Joseph Galloway at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., for his participation in the 2015 Coast Guard Salute to Vietnam Veterans. Galloway, who is well-known for his book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang-The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam," spoke at the event that hosted 26 Vietnam War veterans and several hundred headquarters staff.  ... [Read More]
March 31, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department and Naval Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five rescued a distressed swimmer offshore from Pagat Caves, Guam, Sunday.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam offered assistance after hearing communications between Guam Fire Rescue and dispatch regarding a distressed swimmer near Pagat Caves.... [Read More]
March 30, 2015
  BOSTON — Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana's Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday.  Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. that the vessel's engines were disabled and its sails were wrapped around the mast.  ... [Read More]

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