Coast Guard News

May 3, 2016
BOSTON — A ceremony unveiling a historic lifeboat as a new static display in Chatham is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Coast Guard Station Chatham. The new static display commemorates the first production 44-foot Motor Lifeboat purchased by the Coast Guard and commissioned in Chatham in 1963.... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding Tuesday to a sheen in the Schuylkill River. The Coast Guard received a report of a sheen on the river between Market Street and South Street in Philadelphia Monday, but crews were not able to locate the origin of the sheen. Agencies involved:... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Monday after their vessel became disabled approximately one mile north of Willoughby Spit in Norfolk. Coast Guard Station Little Creek received notification at approximately 10:45 a.m. the 18-foot pleasure craft Sea Skipper, homeported out of Willoughby Spit, lost power with two men aboard. ... [Read More]
May 3, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel ran aground north west of Santa Cruz Island, Monday. At 6:55 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a Mayday call over VHF ch 16, from the 27-foot sailing vessel Ollie. The 67-year-old man aboard reported that his vessel had run aground and initially provided incorrect coordinates. However, with the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system, watchstanders were able to locate the correct location of the man.... [Read More]
May 2, 2016
Click image for video ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Sunday off South Jersey. The 63-year-old man fell ill and was in need of medical attention while aboard a scallop boat 60 miles southeast of Atlantic City. A crewmember from the 90-foot fishing vessel Linda, homeported in New Bedford, Mass., called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at approximately 3:30 p.m. to request assistance.... [Read More]
May 2, 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for two missing fishermen on a 22-foot boat in the Manatee River, Florida, Monday. Missing are Thomas Batten, 33, from St. Petersburg and Ryan Killoran, 27, from Bradenton, Florida. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2016
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Sunday off South Jersey. The 63-year-old man fell ill and was in need of medical attention while aboard a scallop boat 60 miles southeast of Atlantic City. A crewmember from the 90-foot fishing vessel Linda, homeported in New Bedford, Mass., called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at approximately 3:30 p.m. to request assistance.... [Read More]
May 1, 2016
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard completed all temporary moves of aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors Saturday, assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with dredging operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' hopper dredge Essayons conducted maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili, and then at Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), Hilo, Kahului, and Honolulu harbors. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2016
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard completed all temporary moves of aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors Saturday, assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with dredging operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' hopper dredge Essayons conducted maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili, and then at Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), Hilo, Kahului, and Honolulu harbors. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man near Channel Islands Harbor Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles received a report at 8:10 a.m., from the operator aboard the 60-foot sport fisher vessel, Pacific Eagle, of a 47-year-old male suffering from dehydration and other health issues. A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands, along with a paramedic from Ventura County Fire responded and safely transferred the man to Channel Islands Harbor. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man near Channel Islands Harbor Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles received a report at 8:10 a.m., from the operator aboard the 60-foot sport fisher vessel, Pacific Eagle, of a 47-year-old male suffering from dehydration and other health issues. A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands, along with a paramedic from Ventura County Fire responded and safely transferred the man to Channel Islands Harbor. ... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing North Port boater, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, Saturday. During the last 48 hours the Coast Guard completed 23 separate searches for Jim Winkler, 62. The searches totaled 1,686 miles within an area of 779 square miles in Charlotte Harbor. "Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Winkler," said Capt. Gregory Case, Commander Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. " Suspending a case is never an easy decision to make."... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing North Port boater, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, Saturday. During the last 48 hours the Coast Guard completed 23 separate searches for Jim Winkler, 62. The searches totaled 1,686 miles within an area of 779 square miles in Charlotte Harbor. "Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Winkler," said Capt. Gregory Case, Commander Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. " Suspending a case is never an easy decision to make."... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is scheduled to returned to its homeport in Boston, Sunday following a 70-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During its 12,000 nautical mile patrol, the Escanaba interdicted over 1,200 kilograms of cocaine, 20 kilograms of heroin, and seven suspected narcotics traffickers. They also worked with a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to pursue and board six vessels of interest.... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is scheduled to returned to its homeport in Boston, Sunday following a 70-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During its 12,000 nautical mile patrol, the Escanaba interdicted over 1,200 kilograms of cocaine, 20 kilograms of heroin, and seven suspected narcotics traffickers. They also worked with a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to pursue and board six vessels of interest.... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
To obtain high-resolution versions of the below thumbnails, click on the photos to be directed to the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Once there, log in or register for a free account to download high-resolution imagery. To coordinate interviews with the awardees, contact Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi at 202-372-4531 or Kyle.N.Niemi@uscg.mil.... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
To obtain high-resolution versions of the below thumbnails, click on the photos to be directed to the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Once there, log in or register for a free account to download high-resolution imagery. To coordinate interviews with the awardees, contact Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi at 202-372-4531 or Kyle.N.Niemi@uscg.mil.... [Read More]
April 30, 2016
To obtain high-resolution versions of the below thumbnails, click on the photos to be directed to the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Once there, log in or register for a free account to download high-resolution imagery. To coordinate interviews with the awardees, contact Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi at 202-372-4531 or Kyle.N.Niemi@uscg.mil.... [Read More]

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