Coast Guard News

September 14, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has again been named one of the best institutions of higher learning in the U.S. According to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges publication, CGA holds the No. 1 spot in the “Regional Colleges North” category, the second consecutive year the institution has topped that list. The Academy also holds the No. 15 spot in the “Best in Undergraduate Engineering Programs” category in the publication, known as one of the oldest and best-known rankings of academic institutions in the nation.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has again been named one of the best institutions of higher learning in the U.S. According to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges publication, CGA holds the No. 1 spot in the “Regional Colleges North” category, the second consecutive year the institution has topped that list. The Academy also holds the No. 15 spot in the “Best in Undergraduate Engineering Programs” category in the publication, known as one of the oldest and best-known rankings of academic institutions in the nation.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
  Click image to view video.  Editor's Note: The original media release was issued Sunday with the headline "Coast Guard conducts 2nd medevac of morning." Additionally, the woman was originally reported to be 69 years old, she is 49 years old. BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 49-year-old-female Sunday off Cape Cod.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
  Click image to view video.  Editor's Note: The original media release was issued Sunday with the headline "Coast Guard conducts 2nd medevac of morning." Additionally, the woman was originally reported to be 69 years old, she is 49 years old. BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 49-year-old-female Sunday off Cape Cod.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
NEW YORK -- Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmembers rescue one person and tow a disabled sailing vessel near Sandy Hook Bay, Sunday. At 8 p.m., Watchstanders at Sector New York command center in Staten Island, New York, received notification of a tow boat that had become disabled while towing a disabled sailing vessel and requested Coast Guard assistance. A Station Sandy Hook rescue boatcrew was launched and arrived on scene at 8:06 p.m.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
NEW YORK -- Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmembers rescue one person and tow a disabled sailing vessel near Sandy Hook Bay, Sunday. At 8 p.m., Watchstanders at Sector New York command center in Staten Island, New York, received notification of a tow boat that had become disabled while towing a disabled sailing vessel and requested Coast Guard assistance. A Station Sandy Hook rescue boatcrew was launched and arrived on scene at 8:06 p.m.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help in identifying the owner of a yellow kite sail spotted just outside the breakwall of Kahului Harbor, Maui, Sunday. The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is currently searching for the owner of the sail in the vicinity of the sighting and an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center.... [Read More]
September 14, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help in identifying the owner of a yellow kite sail spotted just outside the breakwall of Kahului Harbor, Maui, Sunday. The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is currently searching for the owner of the sail in the vicinity of the sighting and an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to the sinking of the 96-foot tug Challenger in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel, Sunday. Sector Juneau responders have deployed 400-feet of containment boom at the site of the sinking and are monitoring for further signs of pollution.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to the sinking of the 96-foot tug Challenger in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel, Sunday. Sector Juneau responders have deployed 400-feet of containment boom at the site of the sinking and are monitoring for further signs of pollution.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists three people from a disabled fishing vessel in Bristol Bay near Togiak, Alaska, Sept. 13, 2015. The helicopter crew safely transported the mariners to Dillingham, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three people from a disabled vessel in Bristol Bay, Sunday.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists three people from a disabled fishing vessel in Bristol Bay near Togiak, Alaska, Sept. 13, 2015. The helicopter crew safely transported the mariners to Dillingham, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three people from a disabled vessel in Bristol Bay, Sunday.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
HOUSTON — Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews, Galveston County Sheriff’s Department personnel and a good Samaritan are searching for a man who went missing Sunday morning from his 48-foot sailboat while it was anchored near Redfish Island. Missing is Benton Scott Fleming, a man in his late fifties and described as wearing a plaid, button-up shirt, shorts and no shoes.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 69-year-old-female Sunday 56 miles south of Nantucket. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 1st District command center received a call from the cruise ship Norwegian Gem requesting a medevac of a 69-year-old woman suffering from possible internal injuries at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 38-year-old man early Sunday morning 50 miles east of Chatham. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s command center received a report from the captain of the fishing vessel Nobska via VHF-16 radio shortly after midnight stating a crewmember was reporting to be experiencing respiratory problems. Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at approximately 1:40 a.m. to respond.... [Read More]
September 13, 2015
HONOLULU — Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew more than 900 miles to airdrop a package containing blood and medical supplies to a cruise ship northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, Wednesday.... [Read More]
September 12, 2015
A Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew medevacs distressed crewmember from a tanker near Sabine Pass Sept. 12, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 40-year-old man from a tanker about 30 miles off Sabine Pass Saturday.  At approximately 10:45 a.m., the shipping agent of the 750-foot tanker Genmar Elektra called Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a crewmember had been experiencing fever and vomiting since 3 a.m.... [Read More]
September 12, 2015
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers rescue two distressed rafters near Fire Island Inlet, Saturday.  At 1:34 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call from a good Samaritan reporting two women on a small rubber raft being swept out of Fire Island Inlet. Sector Long Island Sound watchstandards diverted a Coast Guard Station Fire Island rescue boatcrew to the scene. ... [Read More]
September 12, 2015
        BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man six miles south of Bay St. Louis, Saturday.   A man in a 24-ft. sailing vessel made a distress call on VHF Ch. 16 stating that he was reportedly suffering from abdominal pain.  ... [Read More]

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