Coast Guard News

August 7, 2015
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 36 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba Friday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in a span of a week, beginning Aug. 1. The Cuban migrants were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as "rustics" or "chugs." The Raymond Evans, along with numerous other Coast Guard patrol boats and aircraft, aggressively patrols the Florida Straits to detect and deter illegal and unsafe maritime migration.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
Editor's note: for video click the thumbnail above. MIAMI — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 58-year-old woman off a cruise ship approximately 84 miles northeast of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — The Coast Guard issued a letter of recommendation on July 23 to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources stating that the waterways associated with Vitol VI Corps’s June 21, 2013 proposal to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by ship to the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered suitable for use by the intended vessel traffic.  ... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
MOBILE, Ala.  – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the person missing near Dauphin Island, Thursday. Coast Guard crews covered more than 480 square miles during the search after receiving a report that 30-year-old Daniel Sewell had gone missing from Fort Gaines where he had planned to go swimming. Rescue crews continuously searched for more than 22 hours. Coast Guard Sector Mobile suspended their search at 9:36 p.m.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
ATLANTIC OCEAN — The Coast Guard will officially debut its newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) during an 11 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8 at Coast Guard Base Boston.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
New York City— Artwork by eight professional artists and Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) members from the Greater New York area is currently on display at Federal Hall National Memorial through September 8, 2015.   These original paintings depict the missions of the Coast Guard, New York City’s maritime guardians and the largest active duty military force in the New York City area. Along with the works of the local artists are those of 16 other artists from around the country.... [Read More]
August 7, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Causeway Police and the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office are searching for a person who jumped from the Causeway Bridge into Lake Pontchartrain, Thursday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 10:38 p.m. of a person who exited a reportedly stolen vehicle and jumped into the lake. The missing person was driving a red Ford F-150 Lariat. The missing person is believed to be a Caucasian male in his late twenties or early thirties.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
Coast Guard Capt. Edward Cubanski, III, commander of Sector Long Island Sound, Captain Jeff Dziedzic, TowBoatU.S. and Captain Joe McGuinness, Sea Tow sign a Memorandum of Agreement in support of maritime search and rescue responses at Coast Guard Station New London, Thursday. The signing of this MOA fosters the interagency relationships in Sector Long Island Sound through scheduled Coast Guard search and rescue training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Laberdesque. ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
HOUSTON — Coast Guard watchstanders were notified Thursday that a body was located in the vicinity of a search they coordinated Wednesday near San Leon, Texas. Coast Guard helicopter crews searched by air as Texas City police and fire department crews searched by boat and on shore Wednesday after a man reported that he couldn't locate his son, 26-year-old Danny Joseph Kenney. The man reported that he last saw his son when his son was wade fishing in Dickinson Bay near Shell Island early Wednesday morning and believed he may have walked to shore.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
HOUSTON — Coast Guard watchstanders were notified Thursday that a body was located in the vicinity of a search they coordinated Wednesday near San Leon, Texas. Coast Guard helicopter crews searched by air as Texas City police and fire department crews searched by boat and on shore Wednesday after a man reported that he couldn't locate his son, 26-year-old Danny Joseph Kenney. The man reported that he last saw his son when his son was wade fishing in Dickinson Bay near Shell Island early Wednesday morning and believed he may have walked to shore.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
Editor's Note:  **CORRECTION** Please note correction to the quote in the third parragraph.  The five Dominican migrants facing prosecution are to charged with attempted illegal re-entry into the U.S.   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 11of 26 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, interdicted at sea in two separate events Monday.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
Editor's Note:  **CORRECTION** Please note correction to the quote in the third parragraph.  The five Dominican migrants facing prosecution are to charged with attempted illegal re-entry into the U.S.   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 11of 26 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, interdicted at sea in two separate events Monday.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers rescued five boaters in distress, Wednesday, near Snakehill Channel. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call from Suffolk County Dispatch reporting mariners in the water east of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge. One person aboard the boat called to report that their 27-foot pleasure craft was on fire and they were abandoning ship near Snakehill Channel. Coast Guard Station Fire Island, West Islip Fire Department, Suffolk Marine, Suffolk Air and Coast Guard Air ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers rescued five boaters in distress, Wednesday, near Snakehill Channel. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call from Suffolk County Dispatch reporting mariners in the water east of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge. One person aboard the boat called to report that their 27-foot pleasure craft was on fire and they were abandoning ship near Snakehill Channel. Coast Guard Station Fire Island, West Islip Fire Department, Suffolk Marine, Suffolk Air and Coast Guard Air ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
  Stock photo of Coast Guard Station Woods Hole 45-foot Response Boat  BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to an intoxicated boat operator early Thursday near Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. The Dukes County Sheriff Department notified Coast Guard Station Woods Hole watchstanders shortly before midnight Wednesday that a passenger aboard the pleasure craft Dream Driven called and reported the operator was under the influence of alcohol. ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
  Stock photo of Coast Guard Station Woods Hole 45-foot Response Boat  BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to an intoxicated boat operator early Thursday near Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. The Dukes County Sheriff Department notified Coast Guard Station Woods Hole watchstanders shortly before midnight Wednesday that a passenger aboard the pleasure craft Dream Driven called and reported the operator was under the influence of alcohol. ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers rescued five boaters in distress, Wednesday, near Snakehill Channel. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call from Suffolk County Dispatch reporting mariners in the water east of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge. One person aboard the boat called to report that their 27-foot pleasure craft was on fire and that they were dawning personal floatation devices and abandoning ship near Snakehill Channel. Coast Guard Station Fire Island, West Islip Fire Department, Suf... [Read More]

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