Coast Guard News

September 12, 2015
CLEVELAND -- The Coast Guard rescued two people from a pontoon boat in distress near Cedar Point Marina Friday evening. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report from a good Samaritan at 5 p.m. that the boat was taking on water in four- to six-foot seas just east of the Cedar Point breakwall. There is no Coast Guard imagery available and the Coast Guard is not releasing names of the people rescued.... [Read More]
September 12, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard photos by Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island and Coast Guard Station Honolulu.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
The Coast Guard and local authorities picked this boat up off a beach near Ocean Shores, Wash., after it capsized with two people aboard and washed ashore, Sept. 10, 2015. The incident involving this boat launched a 24-hour search around Grays Harbor for two missing adults. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for Thomas Miller, 68 year-old male, and Tina Pittman, 41 year-old female, who went missing off the North Jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington, Thursday evening.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a woman falling overboard off the cruise ship Seabourn Quest, 10 miles off Cape Ann Friday. Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship Seabourn Quest via radio channel VHF-16 at approximately 7 p.m. of a person having fallen overboard. A 47-Motor Life Boat crew from Station Gloucester, the crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, a MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Air Station Cape Cod, and the Rockport Harbormaster all responded and searched the area.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
The crew of Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles gathers at the local 9/11 Memorial to remember the lost. U.S. Coast Guard photos. LAKE CHARLES, La. — Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles gathered Friday at the local 9/11 Memorial on the Lakefront Promenade to honor and remember those lost in 2001.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
VICKSBURG, Miss. - The Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River in response to barges breaking away from their tow near Vicksburg, Thursday.     The waterway is closed from MM 469 to MM 459.    Southbound vessels have been allowed to transit during daylight hours. Northbound vessels will be allowed to transit at 7 p.m.   The current queue is six northbound vessels.  ... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated in a Load-Out exercise for disaster response preparation at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento Wednesday. ... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard closed Station Scituate Thursday and Coast Guard Station Block Island Wednesday for the end of the summer boating season, and plan to reopen both seasonal stations Memorial Day 2016.The seasonal station crews will report back to their year-round Coast Guard stations, Station Point Allerton, in Hull, and Station Point Judith, in Rhode Island.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a missing pilot whose plane crashed Thursday seven miles southeast of Atlantic City. "Due to the amount of time that has elapsed since the plane crash and the information we have gathered from our searches, we made the difficult decision to suspend active search efforts pending further developments," said Capt. Benjamin Cooper, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. "We appreciate the efforts of our search and rescue partners, including NOAA, the New Jersey State Police and Sea Tow." ... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is searching for two confirmed people in the area north and south of the North Jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington, Friday after a 20-foot Boston Whaler was found capsized 30 yards offshore and in the surf zone Thursday evening. The vessel was determined to be registered to a 68 year-old male from Olympia, Washington. Olympia Police conducted a welfare check with negative results but were able to contact neighbors who stated that he was on a fishing trip with a female.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded Wednesday to three men drunk aboard a boat in Boston Harbor. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston was underway near Long Warf, in Boston Harbor, when the crew observed a nearby 25-foot boat, with three men aboard, driving in circles.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Members of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May stopped to remember the anniversary of the Sept., 2001 attacks by holding a brief ceremony on the parade field, Friday. The ceremony included a speech from the commanding officer, Capt. Todd Prestidge, a prayer from the Chaplain, Cmdr. Shaun Brown and a speech from Seaman Recruit Autumn Bykofsky-Conley, both a Texas native and a recruit currently in basic training. Bykofsky-Conley will be stationed at Coast Guard Station Houston, Tx., following basic training. ... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Two missing boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard Friday morning on the southern shore of Pine Island, Georgia. Neither of the two boaters reported having serious injuries. Ronnie Hardin and Jonna Brian, both adults, were rescued by a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia, when a grounded vessel that matched the description of the missing boat was discovered. The two boaters were brought aboard Station Tybee's boat and taken to Skidaway Boat Ramp in Savannah.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is searching the area north of the North Jetty of Grays Harbor after a report of a capsized 20-foot Boston Whaler 30 yards offshore and in the surf zone Thursday. The Coast Guard is searching the area with crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Grays Harbor located in Westport, Washington, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Astoria and local authorities are checking on information gathered from the registration numbers on the boat.... [Read More]
September 11, 2015
The motor vessel Pegasus Highway approaches the port of Tacoma, Wash., after being detained by the Captain of the Port for various safety deficiencies found during a Port State and International Ship and Port Facility Security Exam, Sept. 9, 2015. The most important deficiency and the main reason for the detainment is the deficiency involving the fire alarm detection system. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound... [Read More]
September 10, 2015
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters in the vicinity of Wassaw Island, Georgia. A family member notified watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center at 6:40 p.m. The report stated that one of the men had called his family to report his 14-foot long aluminum vessel was taking on water due to rain in the area.... [Read More]
September 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching Thursday after a small aircraft reportedly crashed approximately seven miles east of Atlantic City. Searching are:... [Read More]
September 10, 2015
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, medically evacuated a man, from Block Island, R.I. to Providence, R.I., Thursday. A nurse from the Block Island Medical Center called the 1st District Command Center requesting a medical evacuation for a 60-year-old man suffering from a heart attack.... [Read More]
September 10, 2015
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard crews respond to report of a vessel collision near Santa Barbara around 6 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received notification of the two vessels; the Golden Eagle and the Natural Mystic, colliding approximately 6 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara.... [Read More]
September 10, 2015
PORTLAND — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the American Lighthouse Foundation and the Maine Office of Tourism, is inviting the public to visit and tour 23 Maine lighthouses Saturday as part of the 7th annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day.  The towers and keepers’ houses of the 23 Maine lighthouses from Biddeford to Maine will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guided or self-guided tours.  ... [Read More]

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