Coast Guard News

January 27, 2015
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search efforts for a missing kayaker off the coast of Mayport, Tuesday evening.The Coast Guard searched more than 4,435 square miles for Garth Sangree.“Despite the exemplary efforts of our local, state and federal partners, we are unfortunately unable to bring Garth home," said Capt. Thomas Allan, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville. "Recent weather has worked against us and with the colder temperatures, we’ve made the difficult decision to suspend our search efforts.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Santa Lucia is scheduled to anchor at Big Stone Anchorage for a Coast Guard safety inspection before moving on to its destination of Philadelphia. There are no reports of injuries or pollution. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce. The initial news release is online.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Santa Lucia is scheduled to anchor at Big Stone Anchorage for a Coast Guard safety inspection before moving on to its destination of Philadelphia. There are no reports of injuries or pollution. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce. The initial news release is online.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay mans the helm from the bridge of the cutter while assisting the motor vessel Whitefish Bay through the ice filled St. Clair River, Jan. 11, 2015. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have spent more than 500 operational hours breaking ice during Operation Coal Shovel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould The crew of the Coast Guard Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, transits through ice along the western basin of Lake Erie, Jan. 10, 2015.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay mans the helm from the bridge of the cutter while assisting the motor vessel Whitefish Bay through the ice filled St. Clair River, Jan. 11, 2015. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have spent more than 500 operational hours breaking ice during Operation Coal Shovel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould The crew of the Coast Guard Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, transits through ice along the western basin of Lake Erie, Jan. 10, 2015.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
Editors note: For b-roll video and interviews click the thumbnail image above. HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush hosted approximately 40 Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Saturday.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
Editors note: For b-roll video and interviews click the thumbnail image above. HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush hosted approximately 40 Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Saturday.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
Video of the motor vessel aground is available for download. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded motor vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
Video of the motor vessel aground is available for download. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded motor vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a survivor of a plane crash after searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck, Washington, Monday.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a survivor of a plane crash after searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck, Washington, Monday.... [Read More]
January 27, 2015
SAN PEDRO, Calif. -  The Coast Guard aided a man with a disabled 35-foot boat, taking on water, Monday night at approximately 7 p.m., near Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, Calif. Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center personnel received a dispatched 911 call for help around 6 p.m., reporting a disabled vessel taking on water. The boat did not possess a marine-band radio or a GPS system; the man was only able to communicate with 911 personnel by cell phone. The cell phone was used to locate the last know position.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for survivors of a small plane that reportedly crashed into the Hood Canal near Seabeck, Washington, Monday. Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters crews from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, and local law enforcement personnel are searching for the survivors of small red and white plane that reportedly crashed in waters near Seaback.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for survivors of a small plane that reportedly crashed into the Hood Canal near Seabeck, Washington, Monday. Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters crews from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, and local law enforcement personnel are searching for the survivors of small red and white plane that reportedly crashed in waters near Seaback.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists an 8-month-old baby girl suffering from seizures from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico along with the baby's mother and nurse Jan. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Houston HOUSTON — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph early Monday morning, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists an 8-month-old baby girl suffering from seizures from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico along with the baby's mother and nurse Jan. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Houston HOUSTON — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph early Monday morning, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported missing while underway on the kayak pictured above. Mariners and beachgoers are encouraged to keep an eye out for anything that could assist response efforts and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sector Jacksonville command center at 904-564-7500, and select option 0. JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and its local partners are saturating a 2,250 square mile area between Mayport and St. Augustine in the search for a missing kayaker, Monday.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported missing while underway on the kayak pictured above. Mariners and beachgoers are encouraged to keep an eye out for anything that could assist response efforts and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sector Jacksonville command center at 904-564-7500, and select option 0. JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and its local partners are saturating a 2,250 square mile area between Mayport and St. Augustine in the search for a missing kayaker, Monday.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
Video of a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boatcrew catching up to fleeing poachers aboard a Mexican lancha near the U.S.-Mexico maritime border Jan. 25, 2015. The poachers were apprehended and their catch was released. An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew spotted the poachers and began the pursuit. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Corpus Christi CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew who fled from authorities Sunday, after poaching shark, red snapper, and eel in the waters off South Texas.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing man near Paradise Point in Port Orford, Oregon, Monday. Crews searched for the man for nine hours, covering more than 169 miles without locating the man. "Our thoughts go out to the families and loved ones affected by this misfortune," said Chief Warrant Officer Alfredo Rivera, the command center supervisor at Sector North Bend. "Calling off a search is one of the hardest decisions search and rescue personnel have to make."... [Read More]

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