Coast Guard News

May 7, 2016
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a motor vessel about 110 miles east of Virginia Beach.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 7:45 p.m.... [Read More]
May 7, 2016
NEW YORK ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­–– A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook rescue crew and New York Fire Department Marine 8 rescue crew assist a 30-foot sailboat taking on water in Sandy Hook Bay, Friday. At approximately 8:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York’s Command Center received a distress call via VHF-Channel 16 from a 30-foot sailboat stating their vessel was taking on water.... [Read More]
May 7, 2016
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and local first responders rescue two fishermen in Keyport, New Jersey, Friday.  At approximately 8:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York’s Command Center received a call from the Monmouth County Police Department, requesting Coast Guard support for two fishermen stuck in the marsh near Keyport. Monmouth County Fire Department was on scene and able to rescue one of the two fishermen.... [Read More]
May 6, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person that reportedly fell from the Causeway Bridge on Lake Pontchartrain, Friday.   Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified of a Hispanic male wearing a dark shirt and jeans, who reportedly fell from the southbound Causeway Bridge near the South Shore landing. The person reportedly fell through a gap in the fence near the beginning of the 35 MPH speed zone, at 11:55 a.m.  ... [Read More]
May 6, 2016
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a second round of public hearings for the Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of the United States-flagged steam ship El Faro, and its 33 crewmembers. The second hearing will focus on shipboard operations, cargo loading, lashing and stowage operations for the accident voyage while also examining the vessel's forecasted stability and weather conditions forecasted and encountered. In addition, the regulatory oversight for the El Faro will be examined to determine and potential implications of that oversight on the accident voyage.... [Read More]
May 6, 2016
Click image for video PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old fisherman Friday after the man suffered a leg injury 62 miles east of Cape May. A crew member from the fishing vessel Stacy Lee called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at approximately 12:45 a.m. to request assistance. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene and hoisted the man at approximately 2:40 a.m.... [Read More]
May 6, 2016
NEW YORK — As the boating season unofficially begins, Coast Guard Sector New York is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase survivability in case of an emergency. Paddling — canoes, kayaks, etc. — is the fastest growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddlecraft now being sold annually.... [Read More]
May 5, 2016
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin repatriated 21 Cuban migrants and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gannett repatriated 31 Cuban migrants. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy.... [Read More]
May 5, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara responded to a sailing vessel aground off Santa Cruz Island, Monday. MSD Santa Barbara members received initial notification from watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach of a 27-foot sailing vessel that ran aground off Santa Cruz Island.... [Read More]
May 5, 2016
*To view the video, please click here or on the image:  SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard aircrew responded to a boater in distress south of Dumbarton Bridge Thursday evening.   At approximately 7 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received notifications from California Highway Patrol of an injured boater aboard a grounded vessel near Dumbarton Bridge.... [Read More]
May 4, 2016
     (U.S. Coast Guard photos and video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) HONOLULU — A 29-year-old man arrived in good condition to Honolulu Wednesday aboard a Coast Guard small boat after being rescued by merchant mariners in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean and surviving a two- month ordeal at sea.... [Read More]
May 4, 2016
MIAMI- The Coast Guard responded to a report of the discharge of a firearm southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida, on Wednesday.... [Read More]
May 4, 2016
  Coast Guard Stock Image BOSTON — A Coast Guard crew medevaced a 47-year-old fisherman Wednesday off the coast of Gloucester. Watchstanders at Sector Boston’s command center received the report at approximately 11:40 a.m. from a crew member aboard the commercial fishing vessel, First Impression II, homeported in Sorrento, Maine, that another crew member was suffering from chest pains.... [Read More]
May 4, 2016
CAPE MAY, N.J. – One of the winners of the Coast Guard’s annual Hometown Heroes Award was recognized in a surprise ceremony, Friday, April 29. Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, surprised Anna Shustack, an earth science teacher at the Teitelman Junior High School, with a custom made plaque that recognized her as one of this year’s Hometown Hero award winners.... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
  BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard towed a disabled boat Tuesday with three people aboard near Annapolis. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a distress call over VHF-FM marine channel 16 from a boater aboard a 23-foot boat stating his boat was disabled and hitting the rocks from a jetty. Sector Maryland-National Capital Region launched a crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis.... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
Stock image of an HC-144 Ocean Sentry. BOSTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently resolved two civil penalty cases with two separate fishing vessel owners who violated the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act when their crews were found fishing in closed areas.... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Federal On-Scene Coordinator's (FOSC) report on ocean and coastal response and cleanup operations for the Refugio Beach oil spill was released Tuesday.  ... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat rescued four boaters Monday from a 52-foot sailing catamaran that ran aground in the Silver Banks, approximately 80 nautical miles north of the Dominican Republic. Rescued are two men and two women, reported to be U.S. citizens, who were transiting aboard the Now or Never catamaran from Tortola, British Virgin Islands to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. when the incident occurred.... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 23 Dominicans just off La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday morning following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Saturday afternoon, approximately 20 nautical miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. ... [Read More]

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