Coast Guard News

December 16, 2014
Editor’s Note: Media are invited to attend the Top 10 Video premiere Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Interviews with recruits, staff and the unit’s commanding officer will be available. Members of the media will be able to vote with recruits and be given all 10 videos to use as b-roll or for story purposes. Please contact John Edwards at O: 609-898-6362, or E: john.d.edwards@uscg.mil to RSVP. ... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
Editor's note: For high resolution image, click on the icon above. HONOLULU — Coast Guard law enforcement officers will enforce a temporary security zone in waters off Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States. The security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Jan. 5 unless canceled earlier by Captain Shannon Gilreath, U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to provide interagency support to the Hawaii Fire Department but has suspended its active search for a missing 13-year-old boy in the vicinity of Hapuna Beach Park, Big Island, Monday. Crews aboard Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, a 110-foot Island class patrol boat home ported in Hilo, will return to the area Tuesday and provide support to the incident commander. Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft will also be supporting the search Tuesday.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
A Republic of Korea Navy P-3 Orion airplane crew flies over the Republic of Korea vessel Sam-Bong during a search in the Bering Sea near Chukotka, Russia, Dec. 13, 2014. The P-3 and Sam-Bong crews relieved Coast Guard air and surface assets from the search, which began Dec. 1, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and Republic of Korea vessel Sam-Bong conduct a search in the Bering Sea near Chukotka, Russia, Dec. 13, 2014. ... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Coast Guard and partnering agencies are searching for a possible missing 19-year-old male paddleboarder on the southeast side of Sanibel Island, Florida, Monday.  At approximately 3:30 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report that a 6-foot white male had fallen off his paddleboard. Moments later, watchstanders recieved a report from Lee County Sherrif's Office that the paddleboard was found ashore.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles located and recovered the missing kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Monday. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer recovered the unresponsive man and performed CPR while transiting to the Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, where he was transferred to awaiting medical personnel.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico − A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Borinquen hoisted two fishermen to safety Monday morning from their distressed fishing vessel just off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Rescued are 25-year-old Luis Efraín Negrón and 75-year-old Victor Rodríguez Rosado. Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan were contacted by a 911 emergency operator, who relayed a telephone call from one of the fishermen reporting the developing emergency situation.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
Clearwater, Fla. — An Ormond Beach, Florida, resident is paying the Coast Guard full restitution for the misuse of flares from a February 2014 incident in St. Petersburg, Florida. On Nov. 30, Sean C. Moran made his first payment toward the $12,752.35 that he must reimburse the Coast Guard for the cost of responding to his false distress signal.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy off Hapuna Beach Park, Big Island, Sunday.At 10:21 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from Hawaii County Fire Department of a boy who went missing after cliff jumping with friends, Sunday. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with tan shorts.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
    BOSTON —The Coast Guard's winter icebreaking season has officially kicked off in the Northeast, starting Dec. 15 and running through March.  During the Coast Guard’s 2014-2015 winter ice breaking season, known as Operation Reliable Energy for NorthEast Winters (RENEW), the Coast Guard will conduct ice breaking operations for several reasons:... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are searching for an overdue kayaker last seen near Bainbridge Island, Sunday afternoon. Missing is Mark Gianneschi, 52, of Brownsville. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle are involved in the search.... [Read More]
December 15, 2014
The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people whose boat caught fire off the coast of Murrells Inlet, south of Myrtle Beach, Dec. 14, 2014. One of the four was medevaced after displaying symptoms of hypothermia. Audio of the initial distress call can be found on DVIDS. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people whose boat caught fire off the coast of Murrells Inlet, south of Myrtle Beach, Sunday.  Rescued were two men and two women.... [Read More]
December 14, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the missing kayaker in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Sunday.The search for Andrew Barber, 32, of Fort Meyers, was suspended at 6:30 p.m. Sunday following a two-day search in San Carlos Bay and surrounding waters.At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, received a 911 transfer call from the Lee County Sherriff's Office from Kyle Woolwine stating his friend, Andrew Barber, was missing after their kayak overturned.... [Read More]
December 14, 2014
Editor's note: For high resolution video, click on the thumbnail above. HONOLULU – A man is safe after being rescued from a disabled boat approximately 46 miles southwest of Kahoolawe, Maui, Saturday.... [Read More]
December 13, 2014
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a crewman who fell overboard while painting the side of a bulk carrier at anchor about 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday.... [Read More]
December 13, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Coast Guard and partnering agencies are searching for a missing kayaker after a kayak overturned in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Friday. Missing is Andrew Barber, 32, from Fort Myers, Florida.... [Read More]
December 13, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Coast Guard and partnering agencies are searching for a missing kayaker after a kayak overturned in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Friday. Missing is Andrew Barber, 32, from Fort Myers, Florida. At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, received a 911 transfer call from the Lee County Sherriff's Office from Kyle Woolwine stating his friend Barber was missing after their kayak overturned. Woolwine stated he swam to shore, but did not know where Barber was.... [Read More]
December 13, 2014
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a 23-year-old man with an injured hand from the 120-foot fishing vessel Trailblazer approximately 75 miles north of Cold Bay, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay safely hoisted the man and transported him to Anna Livingston Memorial Clinic in Cold Bay for further medical assistance.... [Read More]
December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014
Coast Guard members from Air Station San Francisco conduct survival swim training at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in Sausalito, Calif., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The air station holds an annual training for pilots, air crew and rescue swimmers to hone in on their skills, techniques and proper use of equipment. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart... [Read More]

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