Coast Guard News

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]
August 6, 2015
Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, addresses Coast Guard crews and general public during the National Memorial Service in Escanaba Park in Grand Haven, Mich., July 31, 2015. The annual memorial service, held during the Coast Guard Festival, honors Coast Guard members who have lost their lives during the past year. (U.S. Coat Guard photo by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Mike Hudec) ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, addresses Coast Guard crews and general public during the National Memorial Service in Escanaba Park in Grand Haven, Mich., July 31, 2015. The annual memorial service, held during the Coast Guard Festival, honors Coast Guard members who have lost their lives during the past year. (U.S. Coat Guard photo by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Mike Hudec) ... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
MOBILE, Ala – The Coast Guard, Alabama Marine Police, and Dauphin Island Police Department are searching for a missing person near Dauphin Island, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at around 11:04 p.m. Wednesday that 30-year-old Daniel Sewell had gone missing from Fort Gaines where he had planned to go swimming. Friends and relatives have not heard from Daniel since approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
MOBILE, Ala – The Coast Guard, Alabama Marine Police, and Dauphin Island Police Department are searching for a missing person near Dauphin Island, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at around 11:04 p.m. Wednesday that 30-year-old Daniel Sewell had gone missing from Fort Gaines where he had planned to go swimming. Friends and relatives have not heard from Daniel since approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
BOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew, accompanied by two Hull Emergency Medical Services technicians, medically evacuated a 13-year-old male Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m. from Peddocks Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands. Hull EMS contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Point Allerton at approximately 6 p.m. reporting a camper at Outward Bound Camp was complaining of a possible hernia and needed medical attention.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
BOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew, accompanied by two Hull Emergency Medical Services technicians, medically evacuated a 13-year-old male Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m. from Peddocks Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands. Hull EMS contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Point Allerton at approximately 6 p.m. reporting a camper at Outward Bound Camp was complaining of a possible hernia and needed medical attention.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Dana Point Wednesday at 8:11 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach Operations Center in Long Beach received a call from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 10:59 a.m., Tuesday, reporting that an 18-foot Boston Whaler was actively spinning in circles two miles west of Dana Point.... [Read More]
August 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Dana Point Wednesday at 8:11 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach Operations Center in Long Beach received a call from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 10:59 a.m., Tuesday, reporting that an 18-foot Boston Whaler was actively spinning in circles two miles west of Dana Point.... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for the user of a dive float reported adrift in the Au’Au Channel between Lanai and Maui, Wednesday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point is currently searching the area for any signs of divers or distress. ... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for the user of a dive float reported adrift in the Au’Au Channel between Lanai and Maui, Wednesday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point is currently searching the area for any signs of divers or distress. ... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
Video of the reunion is available online ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City aircrew reunited with Damian Sexton and his family at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City. Sexton was medevaced by the aircrew Sunday from the 39-foot recreational vessel, the Sea Robin, approximately 44 miles east of Cape May.  "I thought there was no chance in the world that I was going to come out alive," said Sexton. "It seems like everything came together and it's all because of you guys." ... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
Video of the reunion is available online ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City aircrew reunited with Damian Sexton and his family at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City. Sexton was medevaced by the aircrew Sunday from the 39-foot recreational vessel, the Sea Robin, approximately 44 miles east of Cape May.  "I thought there was no chance in the world that I was going to come out alive," said Sexton. "It seems like everything came together and it's all because of you guys." ... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is scheduled to host the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in support of maritime search and rescue responses and other Coast Guard missions at Coast Guard Station New London, Thursday. The signing of this MOA will further foster interagency relationships in Sector Long Island Sound through scheduled Coast Guard search and rescue training. ... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is scheduled to host the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in support of maritime search and rescue responses and other Coast Guard missions at Coast Guard Station New London, Thursday. The signing of this MOA will further foster interagency relationships in Sector Long Island Sound through scheduled Coast Guard search and rescue training. ... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
  SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard has located the owner of an overturned Hobie Cat that was found in Lake Superior about four miles northwest of Grand Marais, Michigan, Wednesday. The owner is safe, on land. The vessel capsized July, 29 off of Keweenaw Peninsula with two passengers aboard. The two people were rescued by a good Samaritan, but the owner stated he was unable to recover the catamaran, which was left unmanned and adrift. The Coast Guard Auxiliary took the vessel in tow and moored it to a breakwall in Grand Marais.... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
  SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard has located the owner of an overturned Hobie Cat that was found in Lake Superior about four miles northwest of Grand Marais, Michigan, Wednesday. The owner is safe, on land. The vessel capsized July, 29 off of Keweenaw Peninsula with two passengers aboard. The two people were rescued by a good Samaritan, but the owner stated he was unable to recover the catamaran, which was left unmanned and adrift. The Coast Guard Auxiliary took the vessel in tow and moored it to a breakwall in Grand Marais.... [Read More]
August 5, 2015
Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conduct hull maintenance on NOAA buoys approximately 30 nautical miles off the coast of Monterey Bay, California, between July 27-30, 2015. The Coast Guard and NOAA partnership originated in the late 1960s. Photo by Cutter Aspen. ... [Read More]

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