Coast Guard News

May 13, 2016
BOSTON — The Coast Guard hosted a search and rescue exercise with the Royal Canadian Forces and New York Air National Guard in Rhode Island Sound May 9-13 to train for a maritime rescue operation in the Northeast. Operation Orange Flag, an international and interagency search and rescue exercise, showcases the capabilities of the participating services.Participants included crews from:... [Read More]
May 13, 2016
BOSTON — The Coast Guard hosted a search and rescue exercise with the Royal Canadian Forces and New York Air National Guard in Rhode Island Sound May 9-13 to train for a maritime rescue operation in the Northeast. Operation Orange Flag, an international and interagency search and rescue exercise, showcases the capabilities of the participating services.Participants included crews from:... [Read More]
May 13, 2016
WHAT: The U.S. Coast Guard will participate in numerous panels and roundtables at the 2016 Sea Air Space Exposition. WHEN: May 16-18, 2016 (times vary). To see the full exposition schedule, visit www.seaairspace.org/. WHERE: The Gaylord National Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. ... [Read More]
May 13, 2016
WHAT: The U.S. Coast Guard will participate in numerous panels and roundtables at the 2016 Sea Air Space Exposition. WHEN: May 16-18, 2016 (times vary). To see the full exposition schedule, visit www.seaairspace.org/. WHERE: The Gaylord National Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. ... [Read More]
May 13, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday after the boat they were on began taking on water approximately three miles west of Fortescue, New Jersey. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received notification Thursday at approximately 10 p.m. the 40-foot sailboat Velphia with two people aboard was taking on water. ... [Read More]
May 13, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday after the boat they were on began taking on water approximately three miles west of Fortescue, New Jersey. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received notification Thursday at approximately 10 p.m. the 40-foot sailboat Velphia with two people aboard was taking on water. ... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil spill that reportedly discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line, approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, Thursday. An estimated 88,200 gallons was reportedly released from the pipeline. The source of the discharge was reported as secured. Marine Spill Response Corporation and Clean Gulf Associates have been contracted by Shell to begin clean up and containment operations.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil spill that reportedly discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line, approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, Thursday. An estimated 88,200 gallons was reportedly released from the pipeline. The source of the discharge was reported as secured. Marine Spill Response Corporation and Clean Gulf Associates have been contracted by Shell to begin clean up and containment operations.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
Editor's note: Click on photo for link to high resolution video CORTEZ, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle tangelled in crab pot rigging west of Longboat Key, Florida, Thursday. At 9:06 a.m. watchstanders at Station Cortez received a call from a Good Samaritan reporting a sea turtle was in danger.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
Editor's note: Click on photo for link to high resolution video CORTEZ, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle tangelled in crab pot rigging west of Longboat Key, Florida, Thursday. At 9:06 a.m. watchstanders at Station Cortez received a call from a Good Samaritan reporting a sea turtle was in danger.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host multiple safe boating events in Southeastern New England as part of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21-27. Free vessel safety checks offered throughout the week by the Coast Guard Auxiliary ensure boats fully comply with all Federal and State boating safety laws and can help owners identify discrepancies with their safety gear. Citations are not issued during these courtesy safety checks; they are designed to educate and save lives.  ... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host multiple safe boating events in Southeastern New England as part of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21-27. Free vessel safety checks offered throughout the week by the Coast Guard Auxiliary ensure boats fully comply with all Federal and State boating safety laws and can help owners identify discrepancies with their safety gear. Citations are not issued during these courtesy safety checks; they are designed to educate and save lives.  ... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews conducted a safety boarding on a vessel who's operator appeared to be intoxicated late Wednesday evening in Muskegon Lake. The operator's name is not being released and there is no video or imagery available for this case.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews conducted a safety boarding on a vessel who's operator appeared to be intoxicated late Wednesday evening in Muskegon Lake. The operator's name is not being released and there is no video or imagery available for this case.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Thursday after their boat became disabled 26 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet. Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification via VHF-marine radio at approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday stating the 23-foot boat Joe Dot Com was disabled with four people aboard.... [Read More]
May 12, 2016
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Thursday after their boat became disabled 26 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet. Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification via VHF-marine radio at approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday stating the 23-foot boat Joe Dot Com was disabled with four people aboard.... [Read More]
May 11, 2016
Salvage experts attach lines and cables to the beached fishing vessel Privateer as they prepare to attempt moving the vessel further ashore to expedite salvage operations near Ocean Shores, Wash., May 10, 2016. The Privateer began sinking, April 15, approximately 1 mile off Grays Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett.... [Read More]
May 11, 2016
Salvage experts attach lines and cables to the beached fishing vessel Privateer as they prepare to attempt moving the vessel further ashore to expedite salvage operations near Ocean Shores, Wash., May 10, 2016. The Privateer began sinking, April 15, approximately 1 mile off Grays Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett.... [Read More]
May 11, 2016
Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Delano-Johnson, executive officer, Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, describes the crew's successful patrol upon returning to the cutter's homeport of Astoria, Ore., May 11, 2016. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter returned from a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific as part of the Joint Interagency Task Force - South. U.S. Coast Guard video by by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.... [Read More]

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