Coast Guard News

January 3, 2015
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard and local police are asking for the public's help following a report of a possible unmanned canoe adrift near the South Pier off South Haven, Michigan Saturday afternoon. A Watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, received a report from a concerned citizen at approximately 4:30 p.m. local time of what appeared to be an unmanned canoe adrift about 300 yards off the South Pier.... [Read More]
January 3, 2015
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin It’s that time of year again. A time to reflect on what happened the previous year and what to improve on in the upcoming one. It’s a time to start over with a clean slate and to improve for the future. There are all types of resolutions. Some are about getting healthier, some are about learning more and others are about doing more to help others. What is a common thread in all resolutions is a necessity to look at oneself with a desire to improve.... [Read More]
January 3, 2015
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a missing diver five nautical miles south of Key West, Florida, Saturday afternoon.  Missing is Jim Bakazan, 50, wearing a black wet suit. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received the report from the motor vessel Dream after Bakazan went missing while diving on the wreck of the USS Vandenburg. Sector Key West issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Key West response boatcrew and an Air Station Miami HC-144 aircraft to search.... [Read More]
January 2, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for the master of the 622-foot freight ship Toscana reported overboard approximately 60 miles east of Wake Island. "We have exhausted all available resources in our efforts, but pending further developments, we have decided to suspend the active search," said Michael Cobb, command duty officer at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu. The Coast Guard conducted an extensive search of the area, flying three sorties and covering approximately 2,000 square miles since Sunday.... [Read More]
January 2, 2015
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard 9th District is scheduled to convene a special court-martial in Cleveland, Monday, for a Coast Guardsman accused of attempted sexual assault. Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Raymond is accused of violating Articles 80 (attempted sexual assault), 120 (abusive sexual contact), and 128 (assault consummated by battery) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for his actions toward a fellow service member during a party at or near Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Nov. 27, 2013.... [Read More]
January 1, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three men, a woman, and a dog were rescued after their boat broke in half and sank Tuesday night approximately two miles east of Talbot Island, Jacksonville, Fla. None of the mariners reported any injuries. The dog was also in good condition. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation via VHF channel 16 at 7:43 p.m. The report stated that four mariners were aboard the Nookta Dancer, a 53-foot catamaran, when it broke in half.... [Read More]
January 1, 2015
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews assisted a disabled fishing vessel 35 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Thursday. At about 4 p.m., Wednesday, the three person crew of the fishing vessel Kristin and Michael notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston that their vessel was experiencing engine problems and they had become disabled. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was diverted to the scene and took the Kristen and Michael in tow.... [Read More]
December 31, 2014
    Editor's note: For high resolution image, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person approximately one mile offshore from Camp Olowalu, Maui, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a good Samaritan at 8:19 a.m. of an overturned adrift kayak. The kayak is green with the words 'Ocean Kayak' in yellow and 'Scrambler XT' in white on the sides.... [Read More]
December 31, 2014
HONOLULU — Fifty-five people are safe after the Coast Guard dewatered a tour boat in danger of sinking near Kihei, Maui, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification at 11:08 a.m., that the tour boat, Mahana Nai’a with 55 people on board was taking on water in the engine room near Kihei. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui was diverted to the scene.... [Read More]
December 31, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to practice safe boating during New Year’s Eve celebrations Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center are on duty all year round, including New Year’s Eve, and will monitor VHF Channel 16 for emergencies.... [Read More]
December 31, 2014
Click on images below for higher resolution  Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload bales of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Miami Dec. 31, 2014. The crew offloaded a total 4,100 pounds of marijuana that was interdicted south of Jamaica on Dec. 24, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney. ... [Read More]
December 31, 2014
Video of a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, MH-65 Dolphin aircrew as they track a Mexican lancha with fishing gear illegally in U.S. waters Dec. 29, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi video. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas Monday morning.   ... [Read More]
December 31, 2014
CLEVELAND — Two Michigan-based Coast Guard units are being highlighted as nominees for the title of 2014 Coast Guard video of the year, which have been released over the last 10 days. Crew members from the National Ice Rescue School, located at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Michigan, demonstrate all the techniques and equipment used during ice rescue operations. The video is the fourth nominee for Coast Guard video of the year.... [Read More]
December 30, 2014
WHO:  Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark What:  Offload approximately 4,100 pounds of marijuana Where:  Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, 100 MacArthur Causeway, Miami Beach, Florida When:  8 a.m. Wednesday Media wishing to cover the offload should arrive at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach no later than 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to be granted access to the installation.  Media wishing to attend must RSVP with he Coast Guard 7th District public affairs office at 786-367-7649 to ensure access to the offload.  ... [Read More]
December 30, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three people were rescued from the water by a Coast Guard aircrew after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west of Steinhatchee River, Florida, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call from a man stating that his boat was flooding and would soon be underwater. He stated that all three people were wearing life jackets.... [Read More]
December 30, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three people were rescued from the water by a Coast Guard aircrew after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west of Steinhatchee River, Florida, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call from a man stating that his boat was flooding and would soon be underwater. He stated that all three people were wearing life jackets.... [Read More]
December 30, 2014
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle is scheduled to be open to the public for free tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Rowes Wharf in Boston. The Grand Isle, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat homeported in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is slated to arrive in Boston Harbor at 10 a.m., Wednesday, and will be providing maritime security for First Night Boston 2015.... [Read More]
December 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Monday published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard to implement section 811 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281). This proposed rule would provide clear regulatory requirements for each facility owner or operator to provide seafarers associated with a vessel moored at the facility, and other individuals, access between the vessel and facility gate without unreasonable delay, and at no cost to the seafarer or other individual.... [Read More]
December 29, 2014
    Editor's note: for high resolution images click the thumbnails above. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Local Coast Guardsmen and partner first responders from local agencies attended a memorial observance Monday in the vicinity of the north jetty entrance to Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.... [Read More]
December 29, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Rescue footage of the Coast Guard saving an 800-pound leatherback turtle off Cape May is in the running Monday for the Coast Guard's Video of the Year contest, which ends Jan. 4. Viewers can vote for their favorite videos by liking them on Facebook or YouTube, via retweet and favorite on Twitter, or by commenting on the video's blog post. The winning video is scheduled to be announced Jan. 5 on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page.... [Read More]

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