Coast Guard News

March 3, 2015
Crew members of Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay assist as members of the Michigan State Police Dive team help replace a damaged depth finder on the cutter at the cutter's homeport in St. Ignace, Mich., March 3, 2015. Collaboration with partner agencies is an important and valued part of keeping the Coast Guard Great Lakes ice breaking fleet prepared to open shipping channels and break ice throughout the winter season. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Tom Przybyla  ... [Read More]
March 3, 2015
A Coast Guardsman helps a man who fell through the ice on Lake Huron near the Bay City Recreation Area Jan. 27, 2011, as part of a four-day ice rescue training class. Night time training is important because the majority of ice-rescue cases happen at night, and responders who have to locate and rescue a person who fell through the ice at night are faced with additional obstacles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
An animated graphic of Coast Guard search patterns through the course of trying to locate a missing kayaker in Galveston Bay from Feb. 28 to March 2, 2015. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing kayaker in Galveston Bay Monday, after exhausting search efforts through the weekend with partner agencies and other assistance. The search for 23-year-old Alex Gallant was suspended at 4:45 p.m., following three days of searching from Offatts Bayou to San Luis Pass.... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Monday afternoon.Recreational and commercial vessels with less than 16-feet of draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone.After dive teams with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer surveyed the area further, an additional obstruction was located promoting the change to the previous 25-foot safety zone.... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard revoked the certificate of inspection of the passenger vessel Willamette Queen Monday after the vessel’s owners failed to conduct a required out-of-water hull examination.... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced an ailing mariner from the fishing vessel Northern Victor in Beaver Inlet, approximately 13 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor, Sunday. The helicopter crew, deployed with the Munro on a Bering Sea patrol, departed Dutch Harbor, safely hoisted the 37-year-old man, and transported him to Iliuliuk Family and Health Services in Dutch Harbor.... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard Cutter Line helped facilitate the delivery of 60,000 barrels of home heating oil on Saturday and another 78,000 barrels on Sunday to Port Jefferson, New York. Without the deliveries made during this weekend, more than 1 million customers throughout the Long Island area would have been without home heating oil. ... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to Wilmington at 3:30 p.m. today following a 46-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.  During the patrol, the crew aboard the Diligence was diverted to conduct a search and rescue mission of four Italian sailors aboard the 30-foot sailing vessel Algeria, which became disabled off the Coast of Panama.  ... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two boaters aboard a 19-foot center console boat near Everglades City, Florida, Monday. Missing are William Benditt, 60, and Sharon Jeffkin, 53, from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 23-year-old man wearing a full blue rain suit and holding onto a dark green 16-foot kayak with an 8-foot blue kayak drifting nearby after overturning Saturday morning near South Deer Island. Missing is Alex Gallant. At approximately 3 p.m., the Galveston Police Department notified Coast Guard Station Galveston watchstanders that a good samaritan vessel had picked up 21-year-old Brandon Curacas. He was holding onto a piling in the water near 8 mile road in Galveston.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Saturday afternoon. Recreational and commercial vessels with less than 25-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast prepares to moor up in their home port of Astoria, Ore., Feb. 28, 2015. The Steadfast crew returned from a successful two-month joint interagency task force deployment on which they crew interdicted approximately $23 million worth of illegal narcotics. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
Dana Moehling, the ombudsman for Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., poses in front of a response boat at the station Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The Coast Guard Ombudsman Program aims to enhance communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City ... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
Photos and video of the first rescue in Matagorda Bay Feb. 27, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos and video. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard boat and air crews rescued a 64-year-old man after his oyster boat went aground and began taking on water in Matagorda Bay early this morning and rescued another man after his oyster boat went aground in the same area this afternoon. ... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
SEATTLE — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with the assistance of the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel crew for several discrepancies found during an at-sea boarding near Bellingham Thursday. The crew of the fishing vessel Island Rose was escorted safely back to Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham after being cited for expired flares, and insufficient number of fire extinguishers and  the lack of a masthead navigation light.... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, interacts with Coast Guard members during a presentation at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Feb. 27, 2015. The office provides a voice for military personnel and their families at the CFPB, so that military members can focus on their missions without worrying about illegal or harmful financial practices and get any help they need. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. ... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is scheduled to return to its homeport of Alameda, Calif., after a 78-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific.   Who: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche   What: The cutter and crew are returning home after a 78-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific.   Where: Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA   When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.  ... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
Red snapper and a lancha are documented after being seized during an illegal fishing interdiction in the waters off South Texas Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper.... [Read More]

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