Coast Guard News

August 10, 2015
The three person crew of the Brandi Anne and their dog exit an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Aug. 9, 2015.  Following a distress call on VHF-FM channel 16 the Dolphin crew arrived on scene 41 miles northeast of Oahu’s North Shore and hoisted the three people and their dog safely into the helicopter before returning to Air Station Barbers Point.  U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Barbers Point.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The U.S. Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River due to dredging operations, Friday. The Upper Mississippi River is closed to all vessel traffic from mile marker 306.4 to mile marker 306.6, near Hannibal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun emergency dredging after a vessel ran aground in the vicinity, Friday.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued three people and a dog from a life raft off Oahu’s North Shore, Sunday.  An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point arrived on scene 41 miles northeast of Oahu’s North Shore and hoisted the three people and their dog safely into the helicopter before returning to Air Station Barbers Point.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from a cruise ship, Sunday, approximately 40 miles east of Sebastian Inlet, Florida. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Miami command center were notified of the situation at 2 p.m., by a crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Fascination. The report stated a 55-year-old passenger aboard the ship was suffering from severe stomach problems. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was notified and recommended the man be medevaced.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
Click the image above for video of the medevac.  CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced an 8-month-old male after he suffered a head injury in St. Helena Sound, S.C., Sunday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call at 11:38 a.m., from the captain of the Mary Time, a 30-foot cabin cruiser, stating that after the vessel had suddenly become grounded, an infant aboard had experienced a head injury. ... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and the Ocean City Police Department rescued two people and their dog Sunday after their sailing vessel caught fire approximately 3 miles east of Ocean City, N.J.  A 25-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City rescued the two people and their dog from their dinghy after they abandoned the sailing vessel.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man in the water Sunday off Sandy Point near Annapolis.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced an 8-month-old male after he suffered a head injury in St. Helena Sound, S.C., Sunday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call at 11:38 a.m., from the captain of the Mary Time, a 30-foot cabin cruiser, stating that after the vessel had suddenly become grounded, an infant aboard had experienced a head injury. ... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted three people on a sailing vessel taking on water 10 miles west of Gold Beach, Saturday. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Search-and-Rescue detachment Rogue River in Wedderburn, helped the three people dewater the 24-foot sailing vessel Kestrel and then helped safely tow them Brookings.... [Read More]
August 9, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a U.S. Navy sailor who went missing in Crescent Harbor on the east side of Whidbey Island, Saturday afternoon. "The decision to suspend a search is the most difficult decision to make as a responder,"said Capt. Sean Cross, chief of incident management, Coast Guard 13th District. "Our condolences go out the family, friends and shipmates of this young sailor."... [Read More]
August 8, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a U.S. Navy sailor missing in Crescent Harbor on the east side of Whidbey Island, Saturday afternoon. The sailor, 33-year-old male assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, went missing after his boat broke apart in Crescent Harbor. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, received a report of one person in the water at 1:40 p.m. A woman aboard the boat safely swam ashore and reported the incident and the missing person.... [Read More]
August 8, 2015
To view the video, click the above thumbnail. SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 54-year-old woman from a passenger vessel approximately 50 miles west of Oceanside Harbor in San Diego, Friday. At approximately 10 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a request for assistance from the crew of the passenger vessel Pacific Star that a 54-year-old female passenger was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms.... [Read More]
August 8, 2015
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 74-year-old man who had gone missing in the water off Sequim, Saturday. The MH-65 helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, located and hoisted the man from the water, and safely transferred him to medical personnel at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.... [Read More]
August 8, 2015
*Please click thumbnails for high resolution photos* NEW HAVEN, Conn. – During a one day only event, Capt. Edward Cubanski, III, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound opened the historic Stratford Point Lighthouse in Stratford, Connecticut, for free public tours Saturday.  The property, which has been closed to the public since approximately 1973 is owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary.... [Read More]
August 8, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old woman experiencing chest pains 11 nautical miles east of Mayport, Fla., Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received the initial report at approximately 8:41 a.m., from the captain of the 22-foot vessel, Off The Hook, stating that a woman aboard the boat had experienced chest pains before falling unconscious.... [Read More]
August 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their 36-foot trawler lost power approximately two miles west of Imperial Beach on Saturday. At approximately 2:30 a.m., Friday watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a call of an overdue vessel from the sister of one of the mariners. She stated that she had lost communication with her brother's vessel and at the time of her last contact with him, they were without power and had lost communications.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
A Coast Guard color guard from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., presents the American flag during a flag ceremony commencing the Seaman's Memorial ceremony held at Maritime Memorial Park in Astoria, Aug. 7, 2015. The Seaman's Memorial is held annually in conjunction with the Astoria Regatta in remembrance of those who had lost their life in the Columbia River or at sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
To view the video, click the above thumbnail. SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 66-year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately 50 miles west of Oceanside Harbor, in San Diego, Friday. At approximately 11:33 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a request for assistance from the crew of the sport-fishing vessel Outer Limits that a 66-year-old male passenger was experiencing stroke-like symptoms.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The U.S. Postal Service honored the U.S. Coast Guard Friday during a dedication ceremony at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.    Rear Adm. James Heinz, Director of Operational Logistics, Cmdr. Bruce Brown, Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City commander and Denise Edmonds, marketing manager for USPS, unveiled the 2015 Coast Guard Forever stamp during the ceremony.  ... [Read More]

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