Coast Guard News

March 27, 2015
Editor's Note: Media interested in interviewing Coast Guard members about ice breaking or ice safety should contact Senior Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf at 630-986-2157 to coordinate. Click on the photo below to view and download the video at dvidshub.net... [Read More]
March 27, 2015
  Editor's note: for high quality video, click the thumbnail above.  SAVANNAH, Ga. — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah medically evacuated a mariner Friday morning 12 miles east of Savannah.... [Read More]
March 27, 2015
Editor's Note: Media interested in interviewing Coast Guard members about ice breaking or ice safety should contact Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read at 216-310-2608 to coordinate. Click on the photo below to view and download the video at dvidshub.net... [Read More]
March 27, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard advises swimmers to exercise extreme caution while at beaches in South Florida due to a number of recent drownings and near-fatalities from dangerous rip currents caused by high winds and waves this month. The forecasted weather and additional population in South Florida for spring vacation this weekend will increase the risk.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
To view and download video of the medevac, click the image below To view caption information and high resolution photos, click on the images below SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 44-year-old man from a commercial fishing boat nearly 6 miles south of San Clemente Island, Thursday.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
SEATTLE — Personnel from the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management department are responding to a report of a sunken vessel and diesel sheen near La Push, Thursday. The local harbormaster placed boom around the site to contain any further pollution and the Coast Guard is currently en route to assist with the clean up. They are expected to arrive later this afternoon.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard hosted a celebration to honor a Coast Guard WWII veteran on his 100th birthday Thursday in Portsmouth.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. – Members of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, attended a proclamation reading, Thursday, at the New Jersey State House announcing that the first week of August, each year, will be designated as “Coast Guard Week.” Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of the training center, accepted the proclamation from Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, and provided brief comments to the members of the General Assembly.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101, Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and Safeboat International convene for an at-sea wreath laying ceremony in honor of Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Gill Jr. near Vashon Island, Wash., March 25, 2015. Boats from each unit, as well as a 65-foot boat built by Safeboat for the Tunisian navy, were strung together, serving as a platform for participating members as they gathered around and paid tribute to a fallen shipmate. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
WHAT: Commercial fishing drill conductor course WHEN: March 28 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Coast Guard Sector San Diego located at 2710 N. Harbor Dr. SAN DIEGO — The media is invited to a free one-day commercial fishing drill conductor course for 15 local fisherman hosted by the Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Saturday.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
NEW YORK -With Spring officially here and air temperatures rising, the Coast Guard is urging mariners, paddle boarders, and water enthusiasts to use caution when returning to the water.Every year the Coast Guard responds to cold water accidents resulting in the untimely deaths of unsuspecting boaters."It was a harsh winter and everyone is looking forward to getting back on the water," said Cmdr. Jonathan Theel, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound chief of response.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
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March 26, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seized approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican smugglers following an at-sea interdiction March 18, 2015, off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. The seized contraband was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $16 million dollars and was transferred March 24, 2015 to Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents in Puerto Rico for prosecution.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles conducted two separate hoists over the course of one day near La Push, Wash., March 25, 2015. The first hoist was of a woman who injured her knee while out on a hike, and the second hoist involved a man who became separated from his friends and was stranded on a cliff by incoming tides. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Port Angeles.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
By Coast Guard Auxiliarist member, Trey Clifton They were dubbed the greatest generation, and after spending an hour or so with Linwood Thumm, known more affectionately as "Tick," it's easy to understand why. Two weeks shy of his 100th birthday, his recollection of his service in the Coast Guard during WWII are as vivid as if he just left the battle. Humble about his service yet excited to share his memories, this is just a brief glimpse into the story of Tick Thumm.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
B-roll footage is available for download. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City are taking to the skies more frequently beginning Wednesday and continuing through late April to conduct annual Rotary Wing Air Intercept pilot training.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning.... [Read More]

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