Coast Guard News

September 26, 2015
    Photos courtesy good Samaritans at Laenani Neighborhood Park. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an unmanned 10 to 12-foot purple skiff found washed up in the vicinity of Laenani Neighborhood Park, Oahu, Saturday. Anyone with information regarding the ownership of this boat, is asked to please contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600.... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
A capsized boat floats in Galveston Bay after Coast Guard boat crews from Station Galveston rescued two people sitting on the hull. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday afternoon after their boat reportedly capsized from a ship's wave north of the Texas City dike near the Houston Ship Channel Friday afternoon. A good Samaritan called Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 5:08 p.m., on VHF-FM channel 16, to report the two people and their capsized boat in need of assistance. ... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
NEW YORK -- Coast Guard crewmembers assist a disabled sailing vessel approximately three miles northwest of Crane Neck Point in Old Field, New York, Friday. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification from a good Samaritan about a 30-foot sailing vessel that was disabled and requested assistance  Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck diverted a rescue crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to assist.... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews from  Station Boothbay Harbor, the Coast Guard Cutters Campbell and Ocracoke, and Air Station Cape Cod saved two people from their sunken fishing vessel the Jeanne C. 50 nautical miles east of Portland, Maine, Friday.Watchstanders at the 1st District Command Center in Boston received an emergency beacon notification from the fishing vessel Jeanne C.... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
The Douglas Munro Memorial Ceremony was held in Cle Elum, Wash., near his grave at Laurel Hills Memorial Cemetery Sept. 25, 2015. Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro is the only Coast Guardsman to receive the Medal of Honor for his sacrifice at the Battle of Guadalcanal during WWII. U.S. Coast Guard video by Seaman Sarah Wilson. ... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
This undated photo shows the motor vessel Rena, a 751-foot, Bahamian-flagged cargo vessel, detained in the Port of Tacoma by the Coast Guard due to safety deficiencies Sept. 24, 2015. The vessel will be required to remain in port until the deficiencies are rectified. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. SEATTLE – The Coast Guard detained the motor vessel Rena in the Port of Tacoma, Thursday, due to safety deficiencies.... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
  VENICE, La. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man from a fishing vessel about 30 miles northeast of Venice, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call about a man having chest pain and was in and out of consciousness around 3:30 p.m. Watchstanders directed the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill to the fishing vessel where the man was transferred to the cutter. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the man. He was transferred to the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.  ... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a 41-year-old man 60 miles southeast of Montauk, Friday. At 8:56 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received notification the Decisive, a cable-laying vessel, had a crewmember who was experiencing tingling and numbness in his left arm, as well as chest pains. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched from Air Station Cape Cod at 10:10 a.m. and responded on scene at 10:51 a.m.... [Read More]
September 25, 2015
Students from Trinity Christian Academy, in Johnston, Rhode Island, visit Coast Guard Station Castle Hill in Newport, Rhode Island, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Left photo) Petty Officer 1st Class Logan Mooneyham and Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Thompson, from the station, give a tour of Narragansett Bay. (Right photo) Students are gathered on the deck of a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium to pose for a photo. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell ... [Read More]
September 24, 2015
  An Air Station Houston helicopter crew drops the rescue swimmer, hoists a man to safety and returns him to the air station to be checked by EMS. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Houston. HOUSTON — An Air Station Houston helicopter crew rescued a 60-year-old man after he fell overboard from a sailboat about 5 miles east of Kemah Thursday afternoon.... [Read More]
September 24, 2015
SEATTLE — Mariners are requested to delay their transit under the Lake Washington Ship Canal draw bridges until emergency crews on the Aurora Bridge have cleared the bridge.  ... [Read More]
September 24, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina will enforce, beginning Thursday, a regulated navigation area for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.Vessels with a draft greater than five feet are not allowed within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge until further notice.With Hatteras Inlet experiencing similar shoaling and navigational conditions, the first opening to the ocean south of Oregon Inlet is Teaches Hole Channel, then Beaufort Inlet further south.... [Read More]
September 23, 2015
HOBUCKEN, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Wednesday from the Neuse River near Hobucken. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 6:39 p.m. from a man and woman aboard the 23-foot sailboat, Sentimental Journey, reporting they were caught in inclement weather. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Hobucken responded, arrived on scene and took the man and woman aboard.... [Read More]
September 23, 2015
         Editor's note: for high resolution images, click the thumbnails above. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guardsmen from Jacksonville-area units, along with members of the other military branches and local agencies, attended the third-annual Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Symposium, Wednesday. The theme for this year’s event was Embracing Differences.... [Read More]
September 23, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska —  A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Deadhorse assisted a stranded boater at the entrance of the Colville River approximately 41 miles west of Deadhorse, Alaska, Tuesday.The Jayhawk crew provided a radio and fuel to the stranded boater who safely transited to Nuiqsut.Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received a request for assistance from North Slope Borough search and rescue personnel after they were notified of a Nuiqsut resident who became stranded on the ice due to deteriorating weather while attempting to re... [Read More]
September 23, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn.—The United States Coast Guard Academy announces that AACSB International, the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, has recognized Rear Adm. Marshall Lytle, a 1981 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders. Lytle’s work exemplifies the innovative mindset and meaningful contributions to society that Coast Guard Academy graduates display around the world and every day.... [Read More]
September 23, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit, Bangor, Wash. is scheduled to conduct an on-water exercise Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exercise will be held on the Hood Canal and will include boat tactics, security zone maintenance and weapons capabilities.  During the exercise, Coast Guard personnel will be firing blank rounds to increase the realism of the training.  Blank rounds have no projectiles.... [Read More]
September 23, 2015
    The Mackinac Bridge, the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world, spans the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, Sept. 23, 2015. The Straits area is a vital and diverse economic and environmental area in the Great Lakes system. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Yaw/Released) A tug and barge passses under the Mackinac Bridge, the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world, spans the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, Sept. 23, 2015. ... [Read More]
September 22, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard and Clatsop County Sheriff’s Department personnel assisted two people after their boat began taking on water near the mouth of the Columbia River, Tuesday. At 1:30 p.m., the Clatsop County Marine Patrol personnel arrived on scene and safely embarked the two people and transported them to Chinook Marina.... [Read More]
September 22, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard's search for an 18-year-old man ended following the location of a body offshore of Halona Blowhole, Tuesday. At 7:07 a.m., a body matching the description of the missing man was recovered by Honolulu Fire Department divers and transported to EMS on shore. The body was turned over to city officials and positive identification is pending.Assets that participated in the search are crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake, a Response Boat-Medium from Station Honolulu, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point.... [Read More]

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