Coast Guard News

January 26, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two fishermen from their grounded vessel about two miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that the fishing vessel AC III grounded about two miles south of Cape San Blas and began listing to its port side. The AC III crew attempted to refloat the grounded vessel without success.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing fisherman 70 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday. Missing is Carlos Ramirez Regaldo, 33, a fisherman with the fishing vessel Scatterbrain. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt and blue pants without a life jacket. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from crewmembers of the Scatterbrain that Regaldo fell overboard from the vessel at 7:30 p.m., Sunday.... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With the approach of severe weather conditions along the Connecticut and Long Island coastlines, Coast Guard officials are urging local mariners to take precautions to ensure their own safety and the safety of their vessels.  “Obviously, being out on the water in blizzard conditions is extremely unsafe,” said Capt. Ed Cubanski, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, “but beyond safe boating practices, we are asking mariners to take extra steps to ensure that their vessels remain safe while at the pier.”... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging mariners and the coastal community to take precautions in preparation for Winter Storm Juno, expected to impact the Northeast late Monday through Wednesday. ... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to exercise caution while on the water today as inclement weather and rough seas pass through the area.  Mariners should take proper precautions to ensure their vessels and loose items are properly secured.  Before getting underway, boaters should check local marine forecasts for areas they will be transiting through prior to leaving the dock.  Small craft advisories may be in effect in various areas along the coast and mean conditions are unsafe for smaller vessels.   ... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 31-year-old man was rescued from his 26-foot sailing vessel by Coast Guard and partner agency crews one miles west of Passage Key Inlet, Florida, Monday. ... [Read More]
January 26, 2015
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January 26, 2015
For high resolution imagery, click on the thumbnail above. HONOLULU – The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii Sunday. At approximately 4:44 p.m. the pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a life raft.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
Mexican fishermen being transferred from a Coast Guard law enforcement boat and the interdicted lancha with fishing gear after apprehension January 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew attempting to poach red snapper in South Texas Saturday night.    At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, heading north in U.S. waters.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for a missing man near Paradise Point in Port Orford, Oregon, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, Oregon, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, Oregon, as well as members of the Coos County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement are involved in the search.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island Sunday. At 12:30 p.m. the pilot contacted the Hawaii National Guard and reported his aircraft had approximately three hours of fuel remaining and he would be ditching 230 miles north east of Maui. The Coast Guard has launched crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point. As of 2:35 p.m. the aircraft was 529 miles north east of the Big Island.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
    For high resolution video and photos, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command is transitioning from response operations to an ongoing monitoring and response readiness posture Sunday, after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water. Shoreline and near-shore assessments indicate no sheening or smell of diesel.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Jacksonville Beach Police Department, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and Nassau County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an overdue kayaker Sunday in the vicinity of the Jacksonville Beach Pier, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Missing is Garth Sangree, approximately 22 years old, Caucasian, six-feet and two inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He was reported to be aboard a lime green and white kayak.... [Read More]
January 25, 2015
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a teenager with a reported head injury from Coquille Valley to Portland, Oregon, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend, Oregon, safely delivered a 15-year-old man and a registered nurse from Coquille Valley Hospital to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Watchstanders at Sector North Bend received a request to medevac the teen and the registered nurse around 5 p.m. from Coos County Sheriff’s Office dispatch.... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
      For higher resolution video and imagery, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, are continuing oil spill clean-up efforts Saturday after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water.... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
Collette Eddy, daughter of William Trump, presents Lt. Jared Harlow a plaque during the commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Jan. 24, 2015. Coast Guard hero, Petty Officer 1st Class William Trump, was awarded the Silver Star for valor in action during the assault phase of the landing at Normandy during World War II, more than 70 years ago. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios. ... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn... [Read More]
January 24, 2015
   For higher resolution imagery, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, conducted oil spill clean-up efforts Friday after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu Thursday in 2,000 feet of water.... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
Petty Officers 2nd Class Jeremy Swearer and John Cole Zemanek, both from Coast Guard Station Harbor Beach, Mich., lead a transit across ice to an ice rescue training area with first responders from Harbor Beach Fire and Police Despartments; Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron County Police Departments following behind, Jan. 21, 2015. The Coast Guard makes it a priority to share and learn best practices during multi-agency training environments. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Brown... [Read More]
January 23, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Media interested in attending the commissioning ceremony are required to RSVP with Lt. j.g. Peter Bermont at Coast Guard Sector Key West at 516-498-7705.  Media must arrive no later than 11 a.m., and bring valid government issued identification to be granted access to Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla. Interviews will be available following commissioning ceremony. Media will not be allowed inside unless RSVP'd.... [Read More]

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