Coast Guard News

May 17, 2016
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man missing in the vicinity of Altamaha Sound, Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., pending any new developments. Coast Guard crews have searched for Charles Morgan, 61, since Sunday morning, covering nearly 4,586 square nautical miles over a period of 56 hours.... [Read More]
May 17, 2016
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoist two fishermen who abandoned ship northwest of Sitka, Alaska, May 17, 2016. The fishermen sent out a mayday call after losing steering and taking on water while underway on fishing vessel Rosalyn. U.S. Coast Guard video. Two fishermen sit in a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter after being rescued from their sinking vessel northwest of Sitka, Alaska, May 17, 2016.... [Read More]
May 17, 2016
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May 17, 2016
LOS ANGELES — A good Samaritan rescued two individuals from the water after their vessel caught fire Tuesday, six miles west of Point Dume.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles received a report of a 38-foot power boat that had caught fire with two people and a dog aboard. The boaters jumped into the water and were picked up by a good Samaritan.... [Read More]
May 17, 2016
  BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Scituate is scheduled to open Monday for the 2016 summer boating season and will remain open through Labor Day. The station’s crew conducts search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety with a 29-foot response boat . The crew are available to respond to an event 24 hours a day. “We are excited to interact with the public and enhance boating safety along the South Shore,” according to Petty Officer Sean Newman, the station’s operations petty officer.... [Read More]
May 17, 2016
To view and download the video, please click the above thumbnail SAN DIEGO - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from the Coronado Islands, in Mexico, Monday, after their vessel capsized. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center received a call from a woman reporting that her brother and two friends were stranded on the Coronado Islands after their fishing boat capsized.... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Shell continue unified response efforts for the offshore oil spill 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, Monday. Response crews have concluded skimming operations, at this time, due to no visible recoverable oil being found by either aerial or surface assets. Clean-up crews have recovered more than 84,000 gallons of oily-water mixture.  Aerial assets have been assisting the clean-up efforts by vectoring the response crews to possible recoverable oil in the water.... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
The Coast Guard held a reenlistment and promotion ceremony for crew members at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 12, 2016. Crew members from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton were promoted and one Coast Guardsman from the cutter Hamilton reenlisted. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
Video of the rescue is available for download on DVIDS. Click thumbnails to download photos. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued a French sailor Monday approximately 90 miles off Atlantic City. Olivier Jehl was attempting a solo voyage from New York to the United Kingdom aboard the 21-foot sailboat, Solidaires, when his boat hit a submerged object and began sinking.... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
Click the image above for video of the rescue BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard continues its search for a man missing in the vicinity of Altamaha Sound, Monday. Currently, the search efforts have covered approximately 2,400 square nautical miles. Missing is Charleston Morgan, 61.... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
A Coast Guard Air Station Detroit helicopter crew hoists three people from Lake Erie after the vessel they were aboard broke in two and capsized May 16, 2016.The aircrew rescued all three and safely returned them to shore.(U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Air Station Detroit) ... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - La Guardia Costera de los Estados Unidos, en colaboración con la Marina de Guerra Dominicana, repatrió a 44 de 58 dominicanos el sábado en aguas al sur de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. El grupo de indocumentados fue interceptado el jueves por el escampavía Winslow Griesser de la Guardia Costera, a 36 millas náuticas al noreste de Punta Cana, República Dominicana.... [Read More]
May 16, 2016
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, in a joint operation with the Dominican Republic Navy, repatriated 44 of 58 Dominicans in waters south of Santo Domingo Saturday following an at-sea interdiction of a migrant vessel by the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser Thursday, approximately 36 nautical miles northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. ... [Read More]
May 15, 2016
HOUSTON — Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators suspended the search for a missing cruise ship passenger in the Gulf of Mexico at 8:14 p.m. CDT Sunday. Samantha Broberg, 33, was reported missing from the Carnival Liberty, Friday, approximately 200 miles southeast of Galveston.... [Read More]
May 15, 2016
Click thumbnails to download photos. Coast Guard and EMS personnel transport an injured man after he was brought ashore to Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Sunday, May 15, 2016. The man was boating aboard the 62-foot boat It’s All Good when he fell and suffered a leg injury. CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard assisted a man who suffered a leg injury while boating Sunday approximately 8 miles off Cape May.... [Read More]
May 15, 2016
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for a three missing boaters, Sunday. Frank Fersch, 66, Joseph Cavaness, 74, and Sheryl Perkins, 60, were reported missing by family members to Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders, Friday evening.  The group was piloting a 46-foot sailing vessel, named Eikia, from Fort Meyers, Florida to Dauphin Island, Alabama, and has failed to contact the family since May 6, 2016. The Eikia is described as a white-hulled sailing vessel with white sail, blue canopy and wood trim. Involved in the search are:... [Read More]
May 15, 2016
NEW YORK – Crews from the Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a possible missing person after an unmanned kayak was located near the rocks at Lighthouse Point in New Haven, Connecticut, Sunday. At approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call from a good Samaritan reporting an unmanned bright green, one-person kayak drifting onto the rocks at Lighthouse Point.... [Read More]
May 15, 2016
ALTAMAHA SOUND, Ga. — One of two missing boaters was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew, Sunday, approximately 12 miles east of Altamaha Sound. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah helicopter crew spotted Cliff Morgan, one of the two boaters, clinging to the overturned 19-foot white center console pleasure craft. The crew deployed a rescue swimmer and hoisted Cliff at approximately 2:20 p.m. He was taken to shore and transferred to EMS for evaluation.  Crews continue to search for Charles Morgan, 61.... [Read More]
May 15, 2016
CLEVELAND—The crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay welcomed Navy Reserve medical units from Akron, Ohio, and Youngstown, Ohio, in Cleveland Sunday.  The visit was designed to familiarize the Navy Reservists with shipboard operations. The cutter crew gave the members of the medical units a tour of the cutter and explained the missions and capabilities of the Morro Bay. During the tour, the Navy Reservists visited the engine room, mess deck, bridge and berthing areas. ... [Read More]

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