Coast Guard News

January 31, 2015
Coast Guard crews seized approximately 3 miles of long line fishing gear, Jan. 30, 2014, about 35 miles off the coast of South Texas. U.S Coast Guard photos.  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of approximately 3 miles of long line fishing gear set by multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past twenty-four hours.   ... [Read More]
January 31, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2015 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Agency crewmembers patrolled the water along the parade route, and played a major role in educating boaters of no-wake zones, restricted areas, boating under the influence and basic boating safety throughout the day.... [Read More]
January 31, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2015 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Agency crewmembers patrolled the water along the parade route, and played a major role in educating boaters of no-wake zones, restricted areas, boating under the influence and basic boating safety throughout the day.... [Read More]
January 31, 2015
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City awake early in the morning to begin their day. The crewmembers wear their uniforms with pride, and maintain regulated grooming standards in accordance with the Coast Guard Uniform Regulations Manual.... [Read More]
January 31, 2015
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City awake early in the morning to begin their day. The crewmembers wear their uniforms with pride, and maintain regulated grooming standards in accordance with the Coast Guard Uniform Regulations Manual.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
  Editors note: For high resolution images click the thumbnail images above. HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has located an adrift kayak and is searching for a possible missing person approximately 15 miles south of Barbers Point, Oahu, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew at 11:33 a.m. of an adrift 12-foot green Islander kayak.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
  Editors note: For high resolution images click the thumbnail images above. HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has located an adrift kayak and is searching for a possible missing person approximately 15 miles south of Barbers Point, Oahu, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew at 11:33 a.m. of an adrift 12-foot green Islander kayak.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Jill Simcox, a Los Alamos, New Mexico native, has been selected as the Coast Guard District Five Spouse of the year and has advanced to the semi-final round to be considered for the National Military Spouse of the Year award, Friday. ... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Jill Simcox, a Los Alamos, New Mexico native, has been selected as the Coast Guard District Five Spouse of the year and has advanced to the semi-final round to be considered for the National Military Spouse of the Year award, Friday. ... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crews assisted local agencies in rescuing a man with a reported back injury from South Jetty in Yaquina Bay, Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, assisted in rescuing a 50-year-old man by hoisting him from the jetty and transferring him to Lincoln County Fire Department personnel in a nearby parking lot.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crews assisted local agencies in rescuing a man with a reported back injury from South Jetty in Yaquina Bay, Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, assisted in rescuing a 50-year-old man by hoisting him from the jetty and transferring him to Lincoln County Fire Department personnel in a nearby parking lot.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
SAN PEDRO, Calif. -  The Coast Guard aided a man with a disabled 35-foot boat, taking on water, Monday night at approximately 7 p.m., near Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center personnel received a dispatched 911 call for help around 6 p.m., reporting a disabled vessel taking on water. The boat did not possess a marine-band radio or a GPS system; the man was only able to communicate with 911 personnel by cell phone. The cell phone was used to locate the last known position.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
SAN PEDRO, Calif. -  The Coast Guard aided a man with a disabled 35-foot boat, taking on water, Monday night at approximately 7 p.m., near Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center personnel received a dispatched 911 call for help around 6 p.m., reporting a disabled vessel taking on water. The boat did not possess a marine-band radio or a GPS system; the man was only able to communicate with 911 personnel by cell phone. The cell phone was used to locate the last known position.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is directing mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys due to their deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include:  Alligator Reef Light  American Shoal Reef Light  Carysfort Reef Light  Sand Key Reef Light  Sombrero Key Reef Light While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they have been determined to be unsafe for climbing.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is directing mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys due to their deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include:  Alligator Reef Light  American Shoal Reef Light  Carysfort Reef Light  Sand Key Reef Light  Sombrero Key Reef Light While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they have been determined to be unsafe for climbing.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes and procedures.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes and procedures.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
BOSTON - A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill crew conducted a medevac for a 48-year-old crew member of the motor vessel Cougar Ace about nine miles south of Newport, Rhode Island, Thursday. At approximately 3 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the 654-foot cargo ship Cougar Ace notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that a crewmember had suffered an electrical burn to his right hand.... [Read More]

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