Coast Guard News

January 25, 2015
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for a missing man near Paradise Point in Port Orford, Oregon, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, Oregon, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, Oregon, as well as members of the Coos County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement are involved in the search.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island Sunday. At 12:30 p.m. the pilot contacted the Hawaii National Guard and reported his aircraft had approximately three hours of fuel remaining and he would be ditching 230 miles north east of Maui. The Coast Guard has launched crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point. As of 2:35 p.m. the aircraft was 529 miles north east of the Big Island.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
    For high resolution video and photos, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command is transitioning from response operations to an ongoing monitoring and response readiness posture Sunday, after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water. Shoreline and near-shore assessments indicate no sheening or smell of diesel.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Jacksonville Beach Police Department, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and Nassau County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an overdue kayaker Sunday in the vicinity of the Jacksonville Beach Pier, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Missing is Garth Sangree, approximately 22 years old, Caucasian, six-feet and two inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He was reported to be aboard a lime green and white kayak.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a teenager with a reported head injury from Coquille Valley to Portland, Oregon, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend, Oregon, safely delivered a 15-year-old man and a registered nurse from Coquille Valley Hospital to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Watchstanders at Sector North Bend received a request to medevac the teen and the registered nurse around 5 p.m. from Coos County Sheriff’s Office dispatch.... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
      For higher resolution video and imagery, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, are continuing oil spill clean-up efforts Saturday after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water.... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
Collette Eddy, daughter of William Trump, presents Lt. Jared Harlow a plaque during the commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Jan. 24, 2015. Coast Guard hero, Petty Officer 1st Class William Trump, was awarded the Silver Star for valor in action during the assault phase of the landing at Normandy during World War II, more than 70 years ago. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios. ... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
   For higher resolution imagery, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, conducted oil spill clean-up efforts Friday after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu Thursday in 2,000 feet of water.... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
Petty Officers 2nd Class Jeremy Swearer and John Cole Zemanek, both from Coast Guard Station Harbor Beach, Mich., lead a transit across ice to an ice rescue training area with first responders from Harbor Beach Fire and Police Despartments; Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron County Police Departments following behind, Jan. 21, 2015. The Coast Guard makes it a priority to share and learn best practices during multi-agency training environments. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Brown... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Media interested in attending the commissioning ceremony are required to RSVP with Lt. j.g. Peter Bermont at Coast Guard Sector Key West at 516-498-7705.  Media must arrive no later than 11 a.m., and bring valid government issued identification to be granted access to Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla. Interviews will be available following commissioning ceremony. Media will not be allowed inside unless RSVP'd.... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard presented the Achievement Medal to five crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Annapolis Friday at the Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis, for saving the life of three boaters in 2014.... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark repatriated 16 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Friday, following an at-sea migrant interdiction and rescue in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Wednesday night. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is charging two Dominican Republic nationals from the interdicted vessel to face judicial proceedings ashore for attempting to illegally enter a U.S. Territory.... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
  SCHINNEN, Netherlands — East Islip native Capt. Thomas J. Kaminski took command of Coast Guard Activities Europe in a ceremony Thursday at the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Schinnen, Netherlands Kaminski relieved Capt. David F. Berliner as the commanding officer. Capt. Larry W. Hewett, chief of preparedness, Atlantic Area, presided over the ceremony.   ... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
      For higher resolution imagery, audio of the mayday and video, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a call at 3:13 p.m., via VHF Channel 16 from the pilot aboard the towing vessel Nalani stating their vessel was taking on water and they were in danger of sinking.... [Read More]
January 22, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is advising mariners and the public exercise extreme caution along the Central California coastline through the weekend, as large westerly swells move through the area starting late Thursday.The National Weather Service is forecasting a storm system located in the north central region of the Pacific Ocean will impact the Central California coastline from Sonoma County through the Big Sur Coastline. The swells are forecasted to impact the region early Thursday evening and continue building through the weekend.... [Read More]
January 22, 2015
 A Coast Guard boarding team along with the National Marine Fisheries Service seized 2,700 pounds of catch, Jan. 20, 2015, after boarding a fishing vessel near Cameron, La. U.S. Coast Guard photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Marine Fisheries Service seized 2,700 pounds of catch, Tuesday evening, after boarding a fishing vessel near the jetties off Cameron, Louisiana.... [Read More]
January 21, 2015
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley break ice in front of and around the Tug Everlast with the Barge Norman McLeod in the St. Clair River, Jan. 20, 2015. In a combined effort with the Canadians, the Bristol Bay's crew helped the tug and barge travel from Sarnia, Ontario, to Windsor, Ontario, in less then a day. U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Gould... [Read More]
January 21, 2015
WHO: Coast Guard Station Annapolis boat crew members WHAT: Awarded Coast Guard Achievement Medals for search and rescue case WHERE: Fleet Reserve Club, 100 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD, 21401 WHEN: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 9 a.m.... [Read More]
January 20, 2015
Capt. Joe Raymond, commander of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, hands the 2013 Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy Award to Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Mozley in Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 20, 2015. Mozley, a boatswain's mate, earned the award for exemplary boat handling skills during his time aboard Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne in Key West, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson. ... [Read More]

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