Coast Guard News

March 10, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets is scheduled to march in five regimental reviews at the Academy during the spring semester. The community is invited to attend all drills, which are free and open to the public.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Coast Guard Barque Eagle will leave Baltimore April 29 bound for New London to commence the 2015 cadet summer training program. Eagle and her crew have been at the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore as part of a Service Life Extension Project that will keep the ship away from its homeport of New London, Conn., for several years. Specific port call dates this summer are: May 22-25: Key West, Fla. May 28-31: Nassau, Bahamas  June 5-8: Norfolk, Va. June 13-16: Staten Island, N.Y.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
HOUSTON — Federal, state and local agencies and responders are working to ensure public safety as they respond to a spill at Morgan's Point on the Houston Ship Channel, after a collision between two ships at about 12:40 p.m. Monday.... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on waterwaysthroughout Lake Superior and northern Lakes Michigan and Huron since warmer temperatures are forecast through next Tuesday. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on waterways which have been frozen during the past couple of months. There have already been cases in the lower Great Lakes in which people have fallen through the ice. This is also the time of year when ice breaking operations are increasing throughout the Great Lakes in preparation for the Sault Locks opening... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew provides a tow to the 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea near Whittier, Alaska, March 8, 2015. The rescue boatcrew assisted the three mariners aboard the Herrisea after the main engine failed. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dayron Lopez. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday.... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
The Coast Guard reminds mariners to always navigate carefully around the restricted waters surrounding San Clemente Island.  A federally-enforced safety zone surrounding San Clemente Island protects mariners from hazardous military training operations, including live artillery fire, that occur on and around the island.... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a high-endurance icebreaker home-ported in Seattle, sits on the ice in the Ross Sea near Antarctica while underway in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2015, Jan. 9, 2015. Deep Freeze is a multi-agency operation, the military component of the U.S. Antarctic program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener) ... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
Click photos to download. Video of the wreath laying ceremony is also available.... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska is monitoring ongoing instances where tank vessels and non-tank vessels required to meet Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 155, Subpart D and Subpart J, have been transiting within the boundaries of the Southeast Alaska COTP Zone without the required Vessel Response Plan and/or Geographic Specific Appendix. ... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
    Editor's note: for high resolution images, click the thumbnails above.   MAYPORT, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, one of the Coast Guard’s newest vessels, is scheduled to arrive at Naval Station Mayport at 8 a.m., Sunday. The crew of the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter seized nearly $40 million worth of illegal narcotics in the Eastern Pacific Ocean early in their recent counter-drug deployment.  ... [Read More]
March 9, 2015
Rough weather, fatigue, hunger, long hours; these are all conditions Coast Guard service members know well. It is ultimately the responsibility of one person to train, prepare and lead the crew to be successful under these common scenarios – the officer-in-charge. It is from their hard work, prior experience and dedication to service that officers-in-charge acquire the ability to excel in their positions, become OIC and lead their units during the toughest of times.... [Read More]
March 8, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a sinking boat approximately 35 miles southeast of Ocean Isle Beach. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered to the 25-foot pleasure craft Quest, which is homeported in Ocean Isle Beach.... [Read More]
March 8, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a sinking boat approximately 35 miles southeast of Ocean Isle Beach. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered to the 25-foot pleasure craft Quest, which is homeported in Ocean Isle Beach.... [Read More]
March 8, 2015
        ASTORIA, Ore. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria Sunday following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol off the coast of Central and South America.  The crew of the 46-year old ship interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels stopping an estimated 2,300 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $28 million.  On two separate occasions, the crew found sea turtles entangled in abandoned fishing gear. The crew’s efforts saved three turtles, allowing them to swim away unharmed.... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard saved 12 people from the water during the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, Saturday. Approximately 135 boats of various sizes and more than 240 people took part in the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and was scheduled to end in Key Largo, Florida.... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cold Bay, Alaska, medevaced an ailing mariner off the Turkish-flagged 600-foot freight ship 26 Agustos approximately 230 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Saturday morning.                    The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 46-year-old man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor. ... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to terminate the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, due to safety of life at sea concerns Saturday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg have coordinated the rescue of more than 11 people from the water during the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and ends in Key Largo, Florida. There has been reports of people with various stages of hyperthermia and the weather on scene continues to deteriorate to 4-foot seas and 20-knot winds. ... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
BOSTON -- Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District and Capt. Brian Gilda, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard Friday from his duties as officer in charge of Moray for loss of confidence in the ability to command.Final determination regarding a permanent removal or resumption of command is made by the Commandant of the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C. UPDATE:[Lt. Nolan Cuevas, commanding officer of cutter Grand Isle, has assumed temporary command of the cutter.... [Read More]

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