Coast Guard News

March 7, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard saved 12 people from the water during the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, Saturday. Approximately 135 boats of various sizes and more than 240 people took part in the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and was scheduled to end in Key Largo, Florida.... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cold Bay, Alaska, medevaced an ailing mariner off the Turkish-flagged 600-foot freight ship 26 Agustos approximately 230 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Saturday morning.                    The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 46-year-old man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor. ... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to terminate the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, due to safety of life at sea concerns Saturday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg have coordinated the rescue of more than 11 people from the water during the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and ends in Key Largo, Florida. There has been reports of people with various stages of hyperthermia and the weather on scene continues to deteriorate to 4-foot seas and 20-knot winds. ... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
BOSTON -- Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District and Capt. Brian Gilda, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard Friday from his duties as officer in charge of Moray for loss of confidence in the ability to command.Final determination regarding a permanent removal or resumption of command is made by the Commandant of the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C. UPDATE:[Lt. Nolan Cuevas, commanding officer of cutter Grand Isle, has assumed temporary command of the cutter.... [Read More]
March 7, 2015
BOSTON -- Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District and Capt.... [Read More]
March 6, 2015
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts an overflight of the grounded fishing vessel Savannah Ray after the Coast Guard received reports of a diesel sheen near Kodiak Island, Alaska, March 5, 2015. The Savannah Ray initially ran aground Feb. 16, 2015, with four people aboard who were rescued by an aircrew from Air Station Kodiak. U.S. Coast Guard photo.... [Read More]
March 6, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cold Bay, Alaska, medevaced an injured mariner off the 116-foot fishing vessel Unimak 55 miles north of Cold Bay, Friday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 45-year-old man and transferred him to awaiting medical services at Cold Bay Clinic for transport to a higher level of health care in Anchorage.... [Read More]
March 6, 2015
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel detained the container ship MOL Precision in Seattle, Thursday. Port State Control officers, from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, discovered several significant violations during a port state control exam of the Panamanian-flagged ship, which will remain in Sector Puget Sound's Captain of the Port zone until the violations are corrected.... [Read More]
March 6, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Department of Waterways Management Branch is scheduled to host a public meeting from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Event Center in Juneau, Alaska. The public is invited to attend and present public comments on the Port Access Route Study of the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea. ... [Read More]
March 6, 2015
Milwaukee — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt and become weak.... [Read More]
March 5, 2015
CLICK ON VIDEO to download video The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, home-ported in Cleveland, rescued a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015. The crew  transported the man, a U.S. citizen who was hypothermic, back to shore in Algonac, Mich., where they were met by emergency medical services. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Donald Steffenson ... [Read More]
March 5, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak recognized four air station members for their exemplary performance and superior technical, aviation, professional, and leadership abilities with three Lt. Robert A. Perchard Memorial Trophies and one General Service Award during a biannual presentation covering July to December 2014. Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Medolla stands for a photo before an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2015.... [Read More]
March 5, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced during a General Court-Martial in New Orleans, Thursday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leonel Hinojosa, 32, was sentenced to reduction to E-1, confinement for two years, and a Dishonorable Discharge from the United States Coast Guard. While he is in confinement he forfeits the right to his pay and allowances.... [Read More]
March 5, 2015
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, home-ported in Cleveland, rescued a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015. The crew is transporting the man, a U.S. citizen who was hypothermic, back to shore in Algonac, Mich., where they will be met by emergency medical services. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Josh Zike The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, home-ported in Cleveland, rescued a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015.... [Read More]
March 5, 2015
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt and become weak.... [Read More]
March 4, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescued two men, a distressed diver and the operator of a disabled dive boat, Wednesday afternoon, approximately two nautical miles off the coast of "Punta Borinquen" in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. After resurfacing, the diver reportedly struggled in rough seas to swim back to the 21-foot-disabled dive boat and began drifting drift away from the vessel.... [Read More]
March 4, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard photos and video by Air Station Astoria.  WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is monitoring a vessel that lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island, Wednesday. The crew of the 738-foot bulk carrier Miyama is currently underway enroute to Kalama north berth, after having effected repairs to their propulsion system, with the tugs Deschutes and Sommer S escorting the vessel.... [Read More]
March 4, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard photos and video by Air Station Astoria.  WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is monitoring a vessel that lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island, Wednesday. The crew of the 738-foot bulk carrier Miyama is currently underway enroute to Kalama north berth, after having effected repairs to their propulsion system, with the tugs Deschutes and Sommer S escorting the vessel.... [Read More]

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