Coast Guard News

May 12, 2015
Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, commander of Coast Guard 13th District, shakes hands with Warren Walker, an Army veteran from World War II, during a Puget Sound Honor Flight welcome home celebration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, May 11, 2015. Puget Sound Honor Flight serves as a local Western Washington hub for the Honor Flight Network, transporting veterans to visit memorials of the respective wars they fought in, at no cost. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Amanda Norcross. ... [Read More]
May 12, 2015
Editor's note: For video of the rescue, click on the thumbnail above. HONOLULU — Coast Guard rescues five after sailboat becomes disabled near Laie, Oahu, Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point rescued a 72-year-old male and four Coast Guard personnel aboard a disabled 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Tuesday morning.... [Read More]
May 12, 2015
NEW YORK – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock in Shinnecock, New York, safely towed a disabled 54-foot pleasure craft, today. At approximately 5 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received notification from the vessel’s owners requesting assistance. The mariners were transiting from New Jersey to Boston, Massachusetts, and had suffered a steering casualty about ten miles south of Shinnecock Inlet.  ... [Read More]
May 12, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Coast Guard is scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week May 16 though Memorial Day weekend and conduct opens houses for the community and media throughout the week.... [Read More]
May 11, 2015
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews rescued a 28-year-old man from a 16-foot boat after it starting sinking in Boston Harbor tonight. At about 6:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a distress call via the Massachusetts State Police that the man’s boat was rapidly flooding between Deer Island and Long Island.  The command center launched a 45-foot Response Boat crew from Station Boston who arrived on scene at 6:48 p.m. to find the man perched on the bow. By then, much of the small boat was submerged, but it did not sink completely.  ... [Read More]
May 11, 2015
  BOSTON — The Coast Guard seeks public help in the search for a missing kayaker on Lake Champlain, Vermont Saturday.  Sean Hawley, a 25-year-old, 180-pound, 6-foot-2-inches man was last seen at 11:00 p.m. Saturday paddling a black, inflatable kayak in the direction of Plattsburg, New York near Colchester Point, Vermont. ... [Read More]
May 11, 2015
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard personnel responded to numerous boater distress calls during the weekend, assisting 20 boaters between Lake St. Clair and Oswego, New York. The names of the people assisted are not being released.... [Read More]
May 11, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guardsmen in the Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment return from the unit's final deployment Monday at the Norfolk International Airport.... [Read More]
May 11, 2015
The recently replaced Elk Rock Island Light 13 dayboard near Portland, Ore.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell.  SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is asking for the public's help to put a stop to the vandalism of aids to navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest. Several navigational lights in the region have been vandalized rendering them inoperable or limiting their visibility.... [Read More]
May 11, 2015
NEW YORK – After a busy weekend on New York and New Jersey waters, the Coast Guard urges mariners to practice safe boating during the busy summer season. The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness and serve as an example of how challenging the maritime environment can be to mariners of all levels. ... [Read More]
May 10, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking for assistance from the public in the search for a kayaker who went missing on Lake Champlain, Vermont Saturday.  Sean Hawley, 25, 6'2 and 180 pounds was last seen at 11:00 p.m. Saturday paddling a black, inflatable kayak in the direction of Plattsburg, New York near Colchester Point, Vermont. ... [Read More]
May 10, 2015
HOUSTON — Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews suspended searches Sunday, after exhausting search efforts for a 29-year-old man 3 miles off Kemah and a 23-year-old man near the Pleasure Pier in Galveston. "Wear a lifejacket, even if you are a strong swimmer. You never know what is going to happen," said Lt.j.g. Melissa McCafferty, one of the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue coordinators during the searches. "Have a buddy watch you constantly and be aware of the dangers."... [Read More]
May 10, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their 48-foot boat sank 10 miles west of Crystal River, Florida, Saturday night. At 9:27 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a man stating his boat was taking on water with a total of five people aboard, all wearing life jackets. A 27-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, Florida, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew were launched.... [Read More]
May 10, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew and local responders medevaced a reportedly unconscious hiker suffering from heat exhaustion from Saddle Mountain near Seaside, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted the 24-year-old female hiker and safely transferred her to medical personnel at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.... [Read More]
May 9, 2015
A Coast Guard helicopter crew and local responders medevaced a reportedly unconscious hiker suffering from heat exhaustion from Saddle Mountain near Seaside, Ore., May 9, 2015. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted the 24-year-old female hiker and safely transferred her to medical personnel at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Air Station Astoria.... [Read More]
May 9, 2015
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, Kemah Fire Department and good Samaritans are searching for a missing man about 3 miles off Kemah Saturday. Missing is 29-year-old Phillip Davis, a 5-foot 9-inch black man wearing orange swim trunks. The Coast Guard requests good Samaritans help search the area off Kemah in the water and along the shoreline on the Seabrook side toward Red Bluff Point. The winds are 20 knots from the south-southeast with 2-4 foot waves.... [Read More]

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