Coast Guard News

October 2, 2015
   U.S. Coast Guard photos courtesy of USCGC Kukui.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
    Photos courtesy of Maui Fire Department.   HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an unmanned 8-foot white dingy found near Mala Warf, Thursday. Anyone with information regarding the ownership of this boat is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 212-foot cargo ship with 12 crew members aboard reportedly sinking 51 nautical miles northwest of Haiti, Thursday night. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a relay message from Her Majesty's Coast Guard after they received an Inmarsat satellite message stating the Bolivian-flagged cargo ship Minouche, listing 30 degrees to port and all 12 crewmembers aboard were making preperations to abandon ship. ... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
  In preparation for stormy weather, Petty Officer 3rd Class Sam Edes braves the wind and rain Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, to ready a 29-foot response boat at Station Woods Hole, Mass. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges mariners and residents in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island to prepare for heavy weather as it moves into the area over the next few days.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Cordova rescued a fisherman on the north side of Montague Island approximately 50 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska, October 1, 2015. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the fisherman from the island and safely transported him to Cordova. U.S. Coast Guard video... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Cordova rescued a fisherman on the north side of Montague Island approximately 50 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday.The Jayhawk crew hoisted the fisherman from the island and safely transported him to Cordova.Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a request for assistance from the fisherman reporting that his 30-foot fishing vessel was disabled and aground.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. – Coast Guard crews rescued a man and are searching for a second potential person in the water after a vessel capsized north of North Jetty off Tillamook Bay, Thursday. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay pulled the man, who was reportedly unconscious, from the water and transferred him to emergency medical personnel waiting at the station, while an MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria and an additional boatcrew from Station Tillamook continue to search.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Jayhawk helicopter crew rescues a man approximately 12-miles south of Shinnecock Inlet, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2015. Despite winds gusting to 25-knots and seas reaching nine-feet, the Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted the man aboard and transported him to Air Station Cape Cod where emergency medical services awaited his arrival. (Coast Guard Video by Air Station Cape Cod) Click the photo above for the full video clip. ... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
Lt. Allison Majcher pilots an HC-130 Hercules aircraft, the Coast Guard’s largest aerial asset, during a fisheries surveillance flight of the Pacific Northwest, Sept. 30, 2015. During the flight, which covered 6,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean, the crew identified and documented 32 commercial fishing vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson. ... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard advises swimmers, beachgoers and mariners to exercise extreme caution while at beaches off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina due to the increased possibility of rip currents caused by Hurricane Joaquin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that South Carolina and Florida account for 19 of the 34 nationwide rip current deaths so far in 2015.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard set Port Condition Whiskey Thursday for all navigable waters in the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Joaquin. Gale-force winds of 39 mph are predicted to reach Frying Pan Shoals Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 8355) within 72 hours, and pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. To enter, transit or remain within this Captain of the Port Zone, vessels must comply with the following requirements.
 
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October 1, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard set Port Condition Whiskey at 2 p.m. Thursday for all navigable waters in the Hampton Roads Captain of the Port Zone in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Joaquin. Gale force winds are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 72 hours. The Port of Hampton Roads remains open to all vessel traffic and commercial activities, however, all mariners are advised to take prudent actions in preparation of the approaching storm.... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
    KILN, Miss. – Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308, based in Kiln, Miss., returned home from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism, Wednesday. ... [Read More]
October 1, 2015
For high resolution versions of the pictures above, click the image. For video of the exercise, click here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/426124/coast-guard-local-agencies-team-up...... [Read More]
September 30, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is urging commercial fishing vessel owners and operators to receive a dockside safety examination prior to the enforcement of the mandatory dockside safety examinations that are required for certain fishing vessels starting Oct.... [Read More]
September 30, 2015
The Coast Guard is searching for two men who were fishing aboard this 16-foot white and blue vessel near Port Sheldon, Mich., in Lake Michigan Sept. 30, 2015. Family members reported the men overdue Sept. 30, stating the men had not been seen or heard from since Sept. 26. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for two people reported overdue early Wednesday from a fishing trip on Lake Michigan.... [Read More]
September 30, 2015
The Coast Guard is searching for two men who were fishing aboard this 16-foot white and blue vessel near Port Sheldon, Mich., in Lake Michigan Sept. 30, 2015. Family members reported the men overdue Sept. 30, stating the men had not been seen or heard from since Sept. 26. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for two people reported overdue early Wednesday from a fishing trip on Lake Michigan.... [Read More]
September 30, 2015
. An unmanned, adrift vessel floats in Puget Sound north of Port Angeles, Wash., March 16, 2015. Until the Coast Guard can confirm the safe location of the owner of an adrift vessel, crews treat it as a sign of distress and launch a search to find the missing operator. Courtesy photo. ... [Read More]
September 30, 2015
. An unmanned, adrift vessel floats in Puget Sound north of Port Angeles, Wash., March 16, 2015. Until the Coast Guard can confirm the safe location of the owner of an adrift vessel, crews treat it as a sign of distress and launch a search to find the missing operator. Courtesy photo. ... [Read More]
September 30, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard pollution responders determined Wednesday that the Lady St. Johns, a retired passenger boat, is no longer discharging oil into the St. Johns River. Currently, Moran Environmental Recovery is working with divers from Logan Diving & Salvage to remove the remainder of the fuel from the vessel and is working to clean up the oil from the impacted area. Salvage of the vessel will be conducted by the owner in a coordinated plan with the city of Jacksonville.... [Read More]

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