Coast Guard News

March 13, 2015
BALTIMORE — Recreational boat traffic is temporarily restricted in part of the upper Chesapeake Bay Friday due to dangers associated with icing conditions. Transit through the restricted area is open only to boats with steel hulls. The restrictions are designed to prevent mishaps during periods of heavy icing conditions.... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year old man from a fishing boat 64 miles northwest of Venice, Florida, Friday.  At approximately 1:24 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 stating a 46-year old Keith Clancy, aboard the fishing vessel Miss Brianna, was losing consciousness and needed emergency medical assistance. A flight surgeon was notified and recommended Clancy be medevaced. ... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
     Editor's note: For high resolution images, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue 82-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands, Friday. Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing with nine people aboard while en route Majuro for offload, Thursday. ... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year old man from a fishing boat 64 miles northwest of Venice, Florida, Friday.  At approximately 1:24 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 stating a 46-year old Keith Clancy, aboard the fishing vessel Miss Brianna, was losing consciousness and needed emergency medical assistance. A flight surgeon was notified and recommended Clancy be medevaced. ... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
Editors note: The previous version of this release contained a broken hyperlink. We apogize for any inconvenience this may have caused. To download high resolution versions, click on below video and photos. Additional photos can be found in the galleries of the linked photos. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, conducts ice breaking operations in Lake Erie near Vermilion, Ohio, to break up ice jams that may cause flooding further inland March 13, 2015.... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued 2 people after their 27-foot sail boat ran aground near Bean Point, Florida, Thursday night. At approximately 8:30 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, recieved a report of two people in distress after their sailboat ran aground.... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
A crewmember from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Mich., prepares to use a MARSARS board to retrieve another team member playing the “victim” who has fallen through the ice and into the Grand River, during an ice rescue drill, as seen through the eyes of a responder, March 12, 2015. As temperatures rise, the Coast Guard is warning the public about the dangers of ice, and to remain away from frozen waterways and ice caves. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin McClelland) ... [Read More]
March 13, 2015
BOSTON - Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, medically evacuated a man from a fishing boat 110 miles east of Cape Cod, Friday.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center received an urgent call from the fishing vessel Capt Joe stating that a 62-year-old crewman aboard was suffering from severe abdominal pain.Considering the potential severity of the man's condition and the distance from land, Sector Boston conferred with the 1st District Command Center who initiated the medevac.Air Station Cape Cod was directed to launch two a... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
HOUSTON — A sheriff's deputy and junior Coast Guard woman provided CPR to a man after a good Samaritan located his body and hailed the two on the beach off Surfside Beach Thursday afternoon; they were not able to save him. Coast Guard Station Freeport, Brazoria County Sheriffs and Surfside Police were searching for the man after he was reported missing at about 1:30 p.m., by a woman who witnessed the man fall off a paddle board and not resurface. She reported that she saw his board and paddle wash up on shore ten minutes later. ... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
NEW YORK — A ceremony was held at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, to officially rename the Sector New York Galley in honor of Dr. Olivia Hooker, 100, who holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman admitted into the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft presided over the ceremony and unveiled the plaque that hangs in the galley in honor of Dr. Hooker.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
Coast Guard Lt. Benjamin Robinson of the Marine Safety Unit in Portland, Ore., presents a Public Service Commendation award to tug boat captain Greg Majeski at a formal event in Vancouver, Wash., March 12, 2015. Greg Majeski accepted the award on behalf of his entire crew for saving the lives of mariners forced to abandon their burning ship near the Ice Harbor Dam on Sept. 11, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted the crew of the fishing vessel Alaskan Pride after they began taking on water in Izhut Bay near Kodiak Island, Thursday. The Jayhawk crew lowered a dewatering pump to the crew of the fishing vessel, which allowed them to control the onboard flooding and proceed to port in Kodiak.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the soldiers and marines missing near Santa Rosa, Florida, Thursday. Response crews suspended their search in the Santa Rosa Sound at 12:48 p.m. “The decision to suspend is always difficult,” said Layne Carter, search and rescue mission coordinator. “With heavy hearts, we have decided to suspend active search and rescue operations. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the members involved in this tragedy.”... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute cutter boats during the rescue of eight Cuban migrants, seven men and one woman, stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2015. The Resolute, in coordination with the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon and MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen, safely recovered the migrants from the perilous cliff. (U.S.Coast Guard photo) ... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
UPDATE: The flight arrival time will be 4:10 p.m. Media should be at SeaTac Airport's Terminal A at 3:15 p.m. News/video release: Port Security Unit 313 returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East SEATTLE – An Everett, Wash. based Coast Guard unit is scheduled to return Saturday from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
(Previous releases are available on the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee website, CTCAC.us) LA PORTE, Texas – The Houston Ship Channel was reopened Thursday morning, after responders completed initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker and successfully moved the vessel to Barbour's Cut turning basin. The Carla Maersk incurred significant damage following a collision earlier in the week between it the and the Conti Peridot. ... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured logger from a logging camp on Cleveland Peninsula near Ketchikan, Alaska, Wednesday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on the beach, transferred the injured logger onto their aircraft and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Ketchikan.... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
    SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection prevented an estimated 1,300 pounds of marijuana from reaching U.S. shores when they thwarted a smuggling attempt southwest of San Diego, Tuesday morning. While on patrol, a CBP Office of Air and Marine Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft crew detected a panga underway with three people aboard and suspicious packages in international waters approximately 120 miles south of San Diego.... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
MIAMI – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a cruise ship passenger who reportedly went overboard from a 6th deck balcony early Sunday morning.Cameron Smook, a 21-year-old student at Virginia Tech, reportedly fell overboard from the Carnival Glory approximately 5 miles south of Abaco Island, Bahamas.... [Read More]

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