Coast Guard News

November 18, 2014
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued a 66-year-old man who became lost while duck hunting on Catawba Island, Ohio, Monday evening. The man’s name is not being released and there is no imagery available. ... [Read More]
November 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach reminds boaters to take extra precautions on and around the waterthe air and water temperatures get colder during the winter months. While Southern California typically experiences mild winters, it is important for boaters, paddlers, surfers, fishermen and anyone planning to be out on the water to carry extra gear to protect them from colder water temperatures.... [Read More]
November 18, 2014
HONOLULU —The fishing vessel Pacifica moored safely in Honolulu Harbor Monday after taking on water approximately 144 miles north northeast of Oahu. The cause of the flooding was determined to be insufficient shaft packing in the stern tube, which allowed water to enter the vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported here, escorted the vessel back to the Port of Honolulu.... [Read More]
November 17, 2014
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to transport a baby orphaned Steller Sea Lion from Seattle to Sacramento, Thursday, where it will be in the care of staff members from The Marine Mammal Center. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento aircrew along with members from TMMC arrived in Seattle from Sacramento to pick up the pup named Leo.... [Read More]
November 16, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and local fire department personnel enforced a safety zone for containers that fell in the water from the motor vessel NYK Aquarius while offloading cargo at SSA Facility Berth 57 in the Oakland estuary late Saturday. At approximately 8:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of three drifting containers in the Oakland estuary. Coast Guard Station San Francisco launched two response boatcrews to maintain a 500-yard safety zone with Alameda County Fire Department and Oakland Fire Department crews.... [Read More]
November 16, 2014
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a mariner approximately 75 miles southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday. The helicopter crew hoisted the mariner and transferred him to commercial medical services in Cold Bay for further transport to Anchorage and additional medical care.... [Read More]
November 16, 2014
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is assisting the crew of a sinking fishing boat 144 miles north northeast of Oahu, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a distress call from the commercial fishing vessel Pacifica at 8:58 a.m., Sunday. The crew reported the vessel was taking on water at ten gallons per minute and was continuing to make way toward Oahu at 7 miles per hour.... [Read More]
November 16, 2014
SAN PEDRO, Calif. - The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from the water near Point Hueneme, Calif., early Sunday morning at about 7 a.m. The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles- Long Beach watch standers received a call for help, reporting an overturned vessel. The two individuals were spotted in the water in close proximity to the vessel. A MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter form Air Station Los Angeles were launched to search for the individuals.... [Read More]
November 16, 2014
MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen rescued two divers Saturday evening after they failed to return to the surface during a dive three nautical miles north of Haulover, Florida. An 11-year-old boy aboard a 15-foot white Catamaran called authorities after his father failed to return to the surface with his friend during a dive. Coast Guard Sector Miami launched a boatcrew from Station Fort Lauderdale and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast. ... [Read More]
November 15, 2014
KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa assisted the crew of the 36-foot fishing vessel Pot Luck after their vessel began taking on water near Juneau, Alaska, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Anacapa crewmember successfully patched two holes found in the Pot Luck's hull and escorted the vessel to Petersburg, Alaska.... [Read More]
November 15, 2014
  MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, the first national security cutter for the East Coast, departed Miami Friday on its maiden voyage to its homeport in Charleston. As the Coast Guard’s largest and newest 418-foot cutter, the Hamilton arrived Tuesday for its Miami port call at Bayfront Park after departing the Ingalls Shipbuilding facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi Nov. 1. ... [Read More]
November 14, 2014
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Childers, Fireman Abby Hamann and Seaman Pierce Overbeeke, crewmembers from Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, Wash., work together to replace a dayboard on an aid to navigation on the Snake River in eastern Washington, Sept. 23, 2014. Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.... [Read More]
November 14, 2014
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Reich, Petty Officer 1st Class Manuel Bencomo and Petty Officer 2nd Class Leif Anderson, crewmembers assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., prepare to launch the cutter’s small boat during Operation North Falcon II, Oct. 30, 2014. Story and photos by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 34-year-old woman off an offshore supply vessel approximately 112 miles offshore of Galveston today. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 10 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the 277-foot OSV Norman Flower reporting that a 34-year-old female crewmember was experiencing a rash on her arms and thighs.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has suspended the search of a reported missing aircraft in Lake Pontchartrain, Thursday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District received a call from a New Orleans International Airport air traffic control tower reporting a missing Cessna 172 with two people aboard at approximately 8:30 p.m Wednesday. “The Coast Guard has searched the 161 square-mile area 13 times over the past 20 hours,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Molavi. “We would like to extend our sympathies to the families during this difficult time.”... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
A sea plane that was forced to land due to engine problems off the coast of Cape Canaveral is towed to safety by a Coast Guard boatcrew, Nov. 13, 2014. The pilot was the only person aboard and suffered no injuries during the ordeal. U.S. Coast Guard photo.  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A Coast Guard boatcrew towed a sea plane into port after a mechanical failure on the plane forced the pilot to make an emergency landing one mile off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Thursday afternoon. ... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A missing 77-year-old man was found in good health aboard his sailboat, the Mariah, six miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Thursday. Nues' sailboat battery died and he had no cell phone reception to contact commercial salvage. Daughters of Neus contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders reporting that Neus' cell phone was ringing again, but he was still unreachable. Watchstanders contacted the cell phone company and were able to determine Neus' position.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding their semi-annual meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Nov. 13, 2014, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training. The board provided input and support to several training center initiatives including the training center's changes to its physical fitness hold policies and the process for selecting and training potential company commanders who would be responsible for preparing recruits for service.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and its partners are responding to a fuel spill in North Miami.  At approximately noon Thursday, a fuel truck, owned and operated by Fuel Tech Miami, spilled approximately 500 gallons of gasoline while refueling a personal recreational vessel in the vicinity of North Bay Village, at 260 North Shoreline Drive in Miami. The majority of the fuel reportedly spilled into the storm drain. There is no report of any fuel in the Inner Coastal Waterway at this time. ... [Read More]

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