Coast Guard News

August 17, 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to its homeport of Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., after a 114-day Joint Interagency Task Force South counter drug patrol, Wednesday, to reunite with family members and loved ones.... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 14,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean  July 18. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton from Alameda apprehended four suspected smugglers and seized 275 bales of cocaine worth more than $181 million wholesale from the self-propelled semi-submersible. A  U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft detected the 40-foot semi-submersible vessel more than 200-miles south of Mexico. ... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
CHICAGO — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received confirmation this morning that a missing swimmer the Coast Guard and Chicago Police and Fire Departments were searching for overnight, has been found safe at his residence.  There is no Coast Guard imagery at this time and the Coast Guard is not releasing the name of the individual. ... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
Editor's note: Click on image below for video ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old man from a 36-foot fishing vessel, 38 nautical miles west of Port Charlotte, Fla., Sunday.... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in Portsmouth and has limited availability for media members to ride along. Media requesting to ride along on cutter Eagle must contact the Coast Guard 5th District External Affairs office by email at d5de@uscg.mil no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday to make a reservation and to receive instructions. Media will embark the Eagle from a small boat, which may be challenging for those with limited mobility.... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in Portsmouth and will be open for public tours Thursday.The service’s famous tall ship is scheduled to be moored Wednesday behind Portsmouth City Hall, located at 801 Crawford St., by about 2 p.m.... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews aboard the cutters Escanaba and Hammerhead brought a disabled fishing vessel safely to shore early Monday.  Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received a phone call from the captain of the vessel Challenger Sunday morning, stating a line had fouled their propeller, and they were disabled and adrift 70 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. ... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef “I went to Coast Guard boot camp and there was a moment of clarity and everything just clicked,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie N. Smith. “Standing in the cold in my oversized foul weather parka, I took a deep breath. It smelled like my childhood. It reminded me of growing up on our boats and all of the experiences with my father — I knew everything was going to be OK.”... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of a green kayak. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a report about 8:10 a.m., today from the tour boat Anini indicating they had located and recover an unmanned adrift green kayak one mile north of Lumahai Beach, Kauai.... [Read More]
August 17, 2015
HONOLULU – Coast Guard Station Honolulu rescued a 20-year-old-man after his nine foot boat capsized one mile off Pearl Harbor about 2:55 p.m. today. Watchsanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a garbled transmission over VHF Channel 16 only indicating a location of Pearl Harbor.  Shortly following the transmission, the Coast Guard also received a phone call from the man’s father stating his son was on top of the boat with no life jacket on.... [Read More]
August 16, 2015
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., hoists a surfer in distress from a rock formation near Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, Ore., Aug. 16, 2015. The Coast Guard aircrew transferred the surfer to an emergency medical response helicopter crew, who flew him to Portland, Ore., for treatment. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Astoria. To view the initial release, please click here. ... [Read More]
August 16, 2015
TILLAMOOK, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a surfer who was reportedly drifting in and out of consciousness near Cape Kiwanda, Sunday afternoon. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted the 22-year-old man around 1:00 p.m. and transported him to the Pacific City Airport, where he was met by an emergency medical response helicopter and taken to a hospital in Portland for treatment.... [Read More]
August 16, 2015
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medevaced an individual experiencing symptom of shock after previously falling overboard from a passenger vessel, 6 miles off Anacapa Island, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles- Long Beach watch standers received a call from the passenger vessel stating that an individual had been recovered from the water after falling overboard and was subsequently showing symptoms requiring medical attention.... [Read More]
August 16, 2015
   HONOLULU – The Coast Guard  is seeking the public's help in identifying the owner of an adrift green kayak spotted one mile north of Lumahai Beach, Kauai, today.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a report about 8:10 a.m., from the tour boat Anini indicating they had located and recover an unmanned adrift green kayak. The Coast Guard has no reports of missing persons or distress... [Read More]
August 14, 2015
Graphic of 368 square-mile search area in the Pacific Ocean... [Read More]
August 14, 2015
Fishermen congregate on the Columbia River during the annual Buoy 10 salmon fishing season, Aug. 14, 2015. The busy waterway is patrolled by the Coast Guard and local marine agencies to protect people, enforce fisheries and safely maintain the shared waterway between recreational and commercial vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read The motor vessel New Pacific navigates west on the Columbia River as recreational vessels move out of the navigational channel clearing a way for the deep-draft vessel, Aug. 8, 2015. ... [Read More]
August 14, 2015
Coast Guard Cmdr. Thomas D'Arcy is relieved by Lt. Cmdr. Justin Vanden Heuvel as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Eleventh Coast Guard District Commander Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio oversees Cutter Aspen change of command ceremony. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) ... [Read More]
August 14, 2015
Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Placido, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell and his relief Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss, inspect the crew members of the Bluebell during a change of command ceremony in Portland, Ore., Aug. 14, 2015. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that formally restates the continuity of command. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.... [Read More]
August 14, 2015
SANTA RITA, Guam — In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Depression 16W the Coast Guard captain of the port for Guam has established port heavy weather condition x-ray for the ports of Saipan and Tinian effective at 9 p.m. Chamorro Standard Time Saturday. ... [Read More]

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