Coast Guard News

March 22, 2015
Pictured are sharks removed from a lancha seized by Coast Guard crews from Air Station Corpus Christi and Station South Padre Island. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Corpus Christi) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard pursued two Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas on Friday afternoon, interdicting one of them.... [Read More]
March 22, 2015
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday for an overdue 83-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands. Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing with nine people aboard while en route Majuro for offload, March 12. "Suspending a search is never an easy decision and is only done after intense scrutiny and evaluation of our search efforts as a whole," said Lt. Justin Gear, JRCC Honolulu command duty officer. "We offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the missing crew."... [Read More]
March 21, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Members from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg participated in the Gulf Coast Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center in St Petersburg, Saturday. Therapeutic Sports Ministry held the tournament and pared professional wheelchair basketball teams like the Orlando Magic Wheels-Championship Team against non-professional teams like Team Coast Guard.... [Read More]
March 21, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heron seized approximately 120 red snapper from the Capt. Wallace B, a U.S. flagged shrimping vessel from Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday.  ... [Read More]
March 21, 2015
By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City The Coast Guard racing stripe is a globally recognized symbol upon the high seas, internal waterways and local communities. The racing stripe can also be found in rural neighborhoods throughout the country. Coast Guardsmen build the foundation of community relations and establish unique bonds with civilians in these neighborhoods.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
South Texas Coast Guard crews medevac a man off a pleasure craft near Port Aransas, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Corpus Christi CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 70-year-old man off a 29-foot recreational boat about 37 miles off Port Aransas Thursday afternoon.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
Petty Officers 1st Class Kimberly Gault and Jesse Alling, marine science technicians at Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, display their recent awards for the 2014 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year and Enlisted Person of the Year, respectively, for Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Cleveland Moorings Facility. Gault and Alling received their awards for exceptional mission execution and leadership. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Dragin ... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on picture for high resolution video. MIAMI — Two boaters were seriously injured when a recreational boat hit the seawall at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, Friday morning.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
Editor's Note: Media interested in interviewing Coast Guard members about ice safety should contact SeniorChief Petty Officer Alan Haraf at 630-986-2157 to coordinate.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
Editor's Note: Media interested in interviewing Coast Guard members about ice safety should contact Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin at 216-310-2608 to coordinate.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 69-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 40 miles west of San Diego, Thursday. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination requested assistance from Coast Guard Sector San Diego for a passenger who suffered a head injury from falling. A Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew immediately launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the woman.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
A 36-foot recreational fishing boat is moored in Jetty Park after a man suffering with chest pains is transported by Coast Guard Station Cape Canaveral to awaiting EMS, March 20, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo.   CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — A Coast Guard boatcrew medevaced a 57-year-old man from a 36-foot boat, Friday, when it was reported he was experiencing chest pains, 8 miles east of Port Canaveral.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced Friday newly published requirements for uninspected passenger vessel operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Coast Guard published Marine Safety and Security Information Bulletin 03-15 on March 2 notifying the maritime community of the new compliance requirements for uninspected passenger vessels to transport up to 12 passengers in the U.S. Virgin Islands.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on photo for high resolution download SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter rescued seven Cuban migrants Thursday, who were stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on photo for high resolution download SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter rescued seven Cuban migrants Thursday, who were stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard rescuedsix adults and one minor aboard an 18-foot recreational boat taking onwater near the Port Isla Blanca boat launch 9:30 p.m., Wednesday.At approximately 8:30 p.m., a boater aboard the recreational boatcalled Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders andreported taking on water approximately 200 yards outside of theBrownsville Ship Channel with a fog advisory coming into effect.Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers aboard a 33-footresponse boat arrived at buoy marker 5 in the channel.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard rescuedsix adults and one minor aboard an 18-foot recreational boat taking onwater near the Port Isla Blanca boat launch 9:30 p.m., Wednesday.At approximately 8:30 p.m., a boater aboard the recreational boatcalled Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders andreported taking on water approximately 200 yards outside of theBrownsville Ship Channel with a fog advisory coming into effect.Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers aboard a 33-footresponse boat arrived at buoy marker 5 in the channel.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard members held a luncheon for Woman’s History Month at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Thursday. Dorothy Kurtz, a World War II SPAR, was a guest at the luncheon and shared her military experience with attending Coast Guard members. The term SPAR was created for the Woman’s Reserve, which signifie the Coast Guard‘s motto of Semper Paratus, Always Ready.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard members held a luncheon for Woman’s History Month at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Thursday. Dorothy Kurtz, a World War II SPAR, was a guest at the luncheon and shared her military experience with attending Coast Guard members. The term SPAR was created for the Woman’s Reserve, which signifie the Coast Guard‘s motto of Semper Paratus, Always Ready.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — One person was rescued by good Samaritans off Dillon Beach in Bodega Bay Wednesday evening. Another person was recovered in the water and transported to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.At 4:49 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of two kayakers in distress. Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay were immediately dispatched.... [Read More]

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