Coast Guard News

May 14, 2015
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 onboard their vessels. The app is 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 14, 2015
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Maryland Natural Resource Police are scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week at the West Ocean City Boat Ramp Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City will be available for public tours. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled to perform vessel safety inspections and provide safe boating tips at the ramp every Saturday and Sunday throughout the 2015 recreational boating season.... [Read More]
May 14, 2015
MIAMI — A safety zone has been established around a yacht that ran aground in Malloy Channel near Miami Beach, Florida Thursday.... [Read More]
May 14, 2015
Note: Media members interested in interviewing Coast Guard members about the app or National Safe Boating Week in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, or Delaware area are asked to contact Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City at 757-434-6043. 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 app will be available on the Apple and Google Play online stores.... [Read More]
May 14, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy invites the public to attend a Sunset Drill Review Parade Sunday, May 17, in celebration of Armed Forces Day and National Military Appreciation Month. The Drill is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Washington Parade Field at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy campus at 31 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn.... [Read More]
May 14, 2015
Members of Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, aboard a 25-foot response boat transit through the waters of Lake Erie, April 25, 2014. The crew was conducting two-boat training in Lake Erie. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Garloch CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted three people onboard a pleasure craft taking on water near Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Wednesday evening.  The names of the boaters are not being released, and there is no Coast Guard imagery.... [Read More]
May 14, 2015
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet rescued a diver Wednesday approximately 25 miles east of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The diver, a 50-year-old man from Florida, was reported to be in good condition and with no injuries. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation by VHF Channel 16. ... [Read More]
May 14, 2015
  Video available: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/403927/coast-guard-rescues-woman-cliff-ne... MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard crews rescued a woman stranded on a cliff in the vicinity of Crescent City, Calif., at approximately 11: 26 a.m. Wednesday.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a boat fire at the mouth of the Columbia River, Wednesday.  A rescue boatcrew from Station Cape Disappointment arrived after the fire was extinguished by onboard suppressant systems and reportedly secured any source of potential pollution while towing the disabled, 34-foot vessel to Ilwaco, Washington.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing 70 boating fatalities in Florida that year. The number of boating fatalities increased to 70 in 2014 from 58 in 2013. The number of registered Florida boaters has decreased over the past year.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea.The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend and is designed to help reduce boating fatalities and accidents by generating awareness on the waterways in the Last Frontier.1.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
    Editor's note: For imagery, click on the thumbnails above. HONOLULU — A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium anchored off Laie Point after becoming disabled has been removed and is being towed to Coast Guard Station Honolulu, today. A RB-M boat crew from Station Honolulu removed the disabled RB-M from its anchorage and towed it to the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi. Ahi is currently towing the RB-M to Station Honolulu. ... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
A boater aboard the Midnight Rocket calls for help after reportedly hitting a navigational buoy on the Columbia River and starting to sink May 12, 2015. The three boaters were able to safely ground their vessel on a beach near Skamokawa, Wash., where they were met by response boat crews from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment and then safely taken to Cathlamet where they could arrange vessel salvage services. U.S. Coast Guard audio by Sector Columbia River.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee rescues three men from Lake Michigan after their boat capsized near South Shore Marina in Milwaukee, May 13, 2015. The men, who were wearing life jackets, were able to swim to nearby rocks where they were able to send off a text message as their only means of communication. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens.Thomas Morrell)... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews rescued three people from a sinking boat in the vicinity of Black Point in San Pablo Bay, Tuesday evening. At approximately 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a 911 relay from the San Rafael Police Department reporting a vessel taking on water in San Pablo Bay after losing propulsion. The watchstanders established cell phone communications with the three people aboard the 18-foot white boat.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is enforcing a safety zone and monitoring the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, Rhode Island through Friday.  A marked safety zone will be enforced in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, along with several local agencies, is scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week Saturday at Hope Springs Marina, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, Stafford County police, Stafford County Fire and Rescue, and Virginia Marine Police are scheduled to participate in the event. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Washington is scheduled to speak with the public on boating safety and safe boating practices at Hope Springs Marina from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.  ... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday, who were  interdicted in three separate events in the past week. All three interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that posed significant risk to the migrants attempting to make the perilous journey.... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday released its 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing boating fatalities that year totaled 610, the second-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record. ... [Read More]
May 13, 2015
NEW HAVEN, Conn. − Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is scheduled to host its annual open house event in New Haven, Saturday.   Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the governor of Connecticut, has designated this year’s summer as “Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer” in honor of the Coast Guard’s 225 year lifesaving legacy. Saturday, also marks the beginning of National Safe Boating Week (NSBW), a year-long campaign that promotes safe and responsible boating.... [Read More]

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