Coast Guard News

May 17, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is experiencing a Rescue 21 outage due to equipment failure from the Florida Panhandle to Everglades City, Florida, and encourages the boating public to exercise caution while on the water.  At this time, the Coast Guard is severely restricted on the ability to receive and transmit on VHF-FM channel 16, and their capability is limited in responding to radio calls of mariners in distress.   The Coast Guard is working to troubleshoot the situation.... [Read More]
May 17, 2015
Dr. Joe Sopko, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, explains what the Coast Guard Auxiliary is and does, May 15, 2015. There are 3,200 auxiliary members serving in the Great Lakes region and they teach about 300 boating safety classes a year. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read. ... [Read More]
May 17, 2015
Dr. Joe Sopko, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, explains what the Coast Guard Auxiliary is and does, May 15, 2015. There are 3,200 auxiliary members serving in the Great Lakes region and they teach about 300 boating safety classes a year. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read. ... [Read More]
May 17, 2015
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Coast Guard crew rescued six adults and three children from a 25-foot recreational boat taking on water in the vicinity of the Cape Coral Bridge, Sunday. A member of Seatow Fort Myers contacted Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach at 4:15 p.m., reporting the incident and stated the owner of the boat was requesting Coast Guard assistance. A 29-foot Response Boat — Small II crew from the station arrived on scene, removed the people from the vessel, assisted the owner in dewatering the vessel and towed it to Everest Park Marina.... [Read More]
May 17, 2015
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. ─ Members from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach held their annual open house for the community, Saturday and Sunday. The open house kicked off National Safe Boating Week and raised boating safety awareness for the Fort Myers community. Nationwide, from May 16 - 22, the Coast Guard is celebrating NSBW and reminding boaters to stay safe on the water during the summer season.... [Read More]
May 17, 2015
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands −  The Coast Guard launched its new official boating safety mobile app Saturday on the Apple and Google Play online stores. The Coast Guard Mobile App is free and may be used throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands. ... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
Editor's note: for high resolution video, click the thumbnail above. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational vessel Saturday approximately 44 miles off the coast of Charleston. The 65-year-old man was reported to be in stable condition. ... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
To view video of CG Application and open house, please click here. St. Petersburg, Fla.— Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg crewmembers hosted an open house for the community, and launched a new Coast Guard app for smartphones, Saturday.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
       Editor's note: for high resolution photos and video, click the thumbnails above. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger Saturday approximately 45 miles off the coast of Charleston. The passenger, a 29-year-old man, was reported to be in stable condition.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
Military service is often connected to volunteerism, and the nation’s smallest armed service, the U.S. Coast Guard, relies on an even smaller subset of volunteers known as the Coast Guard Auxiliary. One of those volunteers is Charles “Chuck” Mullen, a 37-year-old firefighter for two separate stations, business owner, husband and father of four who also volunteers with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 in Smithfield, Virginia.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
Coast Guard 7th District commander, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, delivers his remarks during a ceremony honoring WWII veterans in Miami, May 16, 2015. The event included a veteran who was the commanding officer of a WWII Cuban sub chaser. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney. ... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching off South Jersey for a 75-year-old missing boater Saturday. The man was reportedly fishing approximately 17 miles east of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. The man's wife contacted Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light at approximately 6 p.m. Friday when he did not return as scheduled. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center in Philadelphia launched multiple units to conduct search patterns.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Nekoloff, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, shares a story about life jacket safety, May 4, 2015. The Coast Guard is sharing boating safety information as part of National Safe Boating Week. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin. Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Nekoloff, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, demonstrates the use of an inflatable life jacket, May, 4, 2015.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Nekoloff, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, shares a story about life jacket safety, May 4, 2015. The Coast Guard is sharing boating safety information as part of National Safe Boating Week. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin. Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Nekoloff, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, demonstrates the use of an inflatable life jacket, May, 4, 2015.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
BOSTON — The United States Coast Guard has just released its first boating safety mobile phone app as part of the kickoff of National Safe Boating Week 2015, which runs today through through Friday.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is scheduled to temporarily discontinue numerous navigation aids Thursday in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet due to shoaling.Recent hydrographic surveys indicate shoaling in Hatteras Inlet between Buoy 9 and Buoy 13.  The current navigational aids in this section of the waterway do not accurately mark navigable water due to limited channel depth and reduced channel width.  Mariners are advised to use the preferred alternate routes known as Barney Slough and South Ferry Channel to enter or depart the ocean inlet.... [Read More]
May 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the Coast Guard strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users. The app will be available on the Apple and Google Play online stores. ... [Read More]
May 15, 2015
NEW YORK - The Coast Guard, along with the National Safe Boating Council, is encouraging boaters to take part in National Safe Boating Week, May 16 - 22, 2015. The theme for National Safe Boating Week this year is "Wear It!" Click here for more information and promotional materials. The purpose of National Safe Boating Week is to promote safe boating practices during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend for recreational boaters, in an effort to reduce preventable accidents and deaths.... [Read More]
May 15, 2015
Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Capt. Jeff Thomas and Capt. Samuel R. Jordan salute during the national anthem at the start of Coast Guard Cutter Munro's change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, May 15, 2015. Jordan relieved Thomas as commanding officer of Munro, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Kodiak. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.... [Read More]
May 15, 2015
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoist a 31-year-old stranded hiker from Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska, May 14, 2015. After notifying 911 by cellphone, the hiker was able to use a reflective device to help rescuers hone in on his location. U.S. Coast Guard video. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old stranded hiker from Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska, Thursday.... [Read More]

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