Coast Guard News

September 7, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resources Commission are searching for an 80-year-old man Sunday in the water near Winter Harbor Haven. The man is thought to have entered the water when his fishing vessel capsized near Winter Harbor while he was gill net fishing Saturday.A good Samaritan discovered the man’s 15-foot boat capsized Saturday about 200-yards off the beach east of Winter Harbor and notified Mathews County dispatchers, who then notified the Coast Guard and VMRC at approximately 8:20 p.m.... [Read More]
September 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man after he was swept off the beach near Point Sal State Beach Sunday. The man was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue pants. At 4:32 p.m., Sunday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles Command Center in Long Beach received a report that a man submerged under water and did not resurface.... [Read More]
September 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Catalina Island a quarter-mile northeast of Casino Point at about 7 p.m., Sunday. At 1:21a.m., Sunday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles Long Beach Command Center received a report from a good Samaritan that a dingy with five people aboard collided with another vessel near Descanso Bay. One passenger aboard the dingy was confirmed deceased, three passengers were injured, and one person was reported missing.  Search and rescue resources were:... [Read More]
September 6, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a man from a ravine after he sustained a leg injury near Coos Bay, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend safely transferred the 23-year-old man to the air station at 4:45 p.m., where they were met by emergency medical personnel.  The man reportedly suffered a leg injury while operating an ATV at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.... [Read More]
September 6, 2015
PADUCAH, Ky. – The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937. Lightering operations on the damaged barge have begun to remove the remaining clarified slurry oil, and arrangements are being made to move the barge out of the area. A safety zone remains in effect from mile marker 936 to mile marker 938. Vessel traffic is restricted to one-way traffic and shall coordinate movement through the safety zone with the motor vessel Joe B. Wyatt on Channel 13.... [Read More]
September 6, 2015
The day of notification and search were originally reported as Saturday, but should have been Sunday. The below release has been updated to reflect the changes. BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a missing 35-year-old male swimmer off Ocean City. Missing is James Benjamin Lenhart, described as a 5’5” caucasian. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday reporting the missing swimmer.... [Read More]
September 6, 2015
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, and local agencies are searching for a missing 35-year-old male swimmer Saturday off Ocean City. Missing is James Benjamin Lenhart, described as a 5'5" caucasian. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday reporting the missing swimmer. Ocean City Police officers were on scene responding while a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City and a crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., launched to search for the swimmer.... [Read More]
September 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water offshore of Catalina Island after a collision between two vessels left one dead and three injured a quarter-mile northeast of Casino Point Sunday.... [Read More]
September 6, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New Orleans and good Samaritans rescued 35 people from a sinking houseboat on Lake Pontchartrain, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a mayday call at 9:26 p.m. from a houseboat that had flooding in the engine room. The houseboat was tied to pilings on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway when a storm hit. Watchstanders at Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew from Station New Orleans.... [Read More]
September 5, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for two kayakers Saturday near Oregon Inlet.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call from one of the kayakers at approximately 4:30 p.m., stating he and another male kayaker, both wearing life jackets, were in distress in Pamlico Sound in the vicinity of Oregon Inlet Buoys #7 and #8.... [Read More]
September 5, 2015
LOS ANGELES — A Coast Guard boatcrew performed CPR on a man after he fell overboard from a dinner cruise vessel about 500 yards off Morro Bay Harbor. At 8:15 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Morro Bay received a report that a 59-year-old male had fallen from the 72-foot passenger vessel Papagallo II, homeported in Morro Bay. Another passenger aboard the Papagallo II jumped into the water and found the man facedown and unconscious.... [Read More]
September 5, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a struggling swimmer Saturday off Cape Charles.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles received a call at approximately 6:55 p.m. from a good Samaritan on Cape Charles Beach reporting a swimmer struggling against the outgoing tide in windy conditions, approximately 100 yards from shore.A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew launched from Station Cape Charles at approximately 6:58 p.m.... [Read More]
September 5, 2015
By Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin After WWII came to American soil, the Port of Baltimore was selected as one of the ports to build emergency cargo ships, or Liberty ships as they later became known. On Feb. 25, 1942, by order of the Secretary of the Navy, the Coast Guard was assigned the responsibility of protecting ports, vessels and waterfront facilities.... [Read More]
September 5, 2015
  BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to its homeport in Boston Saturday morning following a 70-day, 15,000 mile deployment combating international drug trafficking and migrant interdiction operations. During the Florida Straits and Pacific Ocean patrol, Seneca’s crew, along with an armed Coast Guard helicopter crew, interdicted five go-fast type vessels carrying cocaine from South America bound for the United States.... [Read More]
September 5, 2015
PADUCAH, Ky. - The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937 Saturday morning. Shoreline assessment crews conducted a scan of the Mississippi River shoreline by small boat and found no visible signs of oil along the riverbank. Vessel traffic on the Mississippi River is now open with restrictions; however, a safety zone is still in effect from mile marker 938-934. Vessels can transit one-way during their assigned 12-hour slot.... [Read More]
September 4, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a fishing vessel in Kelp Bay near Sitka Friday. Coast Guard personnel from Sector Juneau, the Coast Guard Cutter Maple and Air Station Sitka examined the scene of the sunken 49-foot fishing vessel Sierra Allene and are working with the vessel's owner to mitigate the situation.... [Read More]
September 4, 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around Northern California waters this Labor Day weekend.The days surrounding Labor Day typically see a high number of boaters, divers, surfers and beachgoers out on the water.Swimmers should be especially wary of rip currents and know how to identify and escape from them.... [Read More]
September 4, 2015
NEW YORK – Coast Guard officials continue to assist with the investigation of a downed Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft in Cresskill, New Jersey, Friday.  Rescued were: Jack Rosenberg, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2005. Erik Pearson, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2010. Rosenberg and Pearson were on a routine patrol over the Hudson River when they had made an emergency crash landing in a field in Cresskill.  ... [Read More]
September 4, 2015
PADUCAH, Ky. - The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to an oil spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937 Friday morning. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a call about a collision between two towboats at mile marker 937 at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday.  The collision caused damage to one barge containing clarified slurry oil, rupturing a cargo tank and discharging approximately 120,588 gallons of oil into the Mississippi River.... [Read More]

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