Coast Guard News

May 6, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard, along with state and local partners, have found the two missing individuals involved in a search and rescue case Wednesday.  Local authorities relayed to Coast Guard rescue crews that the two people had been safely located on shore.  Police from Biddeford, Maine notified the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine early Wednesday after receiving a report about two missing people at the mouth of the river, near the University of New England Campus. ... [Read More]
May 6, 2015
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is seeking information about two people who went missing on the Saco River in Maine late Tuesday.  Local police from Biddeford, Maine notified the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine today after receiving a report about two missing people at the mouth of the river, near the University of New England Campus. ... [Read More]
May 5, 2015
A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists a distressed kayaker to safety. U.S. Coast Guard video. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 19-year-old man in Nueces Bay after his kayak capsized Tuesday afternoon.... [Read More]
May 5, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Coast Guard crews have suspended their search, Tuesday, for a motorized parasailor who was reported going into the water one mile west of Redington Beach, Florida. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg, watchstanders received a call at approximately 5:20 p.m., Monday, from a bystander along the beach who reported they observed a person gliding with a motorized parasail, hit the water, bobbed for ten minutes then disappeared. It was also reported they could not make out a description of the person.... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with local agencies are searching for a motorized parasailor who was reported going into the water one mile west of Redington Beach, Monday.  Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg, Florida, watchstanders received a call at approximately 5:20 p.m., from a bystander along the beach who reported they observed a person gliding with a motorized parasail, hit the water, bobbed for ten minutes then disappeared.  It was also reported they could not make out a description of the person. ... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with local agencies are searching for a motorized parasailor who was reported going into the water one mile west of Redington Beach, Monday.  Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg, Florida, watchstanders received a call at approximately 5:20 p.m., from a bystander along the beach who reported they observed a person gliding with a motorized parasail, hit the water, bobbed for ten minutes then disappeared.  It was also reported they could not make out a description of the person. ... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot heavy icebreaker, breaks ice near Marine City, Mich., along the St. Clair River, Jan. 28, 2015. The cutter was operating as part of Operation Taconite, which is the ice breaking operation for the northern Great Lakes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Daniel R. Michelson) ... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot heavy icebreaker, breaks ice near Marine City, Mich., along the St. Clair River, Jan. 28, 2015. The cutter was operating as part of Operation Taconite, which is the ice breaking operation for the northern Great Lakes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Daniel R. Michelson) ... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated eight Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG authorities Sunday, approximately three nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges against three other Dominican men travelling with the group, two for attempting to enter illegally and one for attempting to reenter illegally into the U.S.... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated eight Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG authorities Sunday, approximately three nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges against three other Dominican men travelling with the group, two for attempting to enter illegally and one for attempting to reenter illegally into the U.S.... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the master of the 52-foot fishing vessel Sea Beast after more than 17 hours of searching near Quillayute River, Wash., Sunday. The search was suspended at approximately 9:30 p.m. and covered more than 498 miles around the target area.... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the master of the 52-foot fishing vessel Sea Beast after more than 17 hours of searching near Quillayute River, Wash., Sunday. The search was suspended at approximately 9:30 p.m. and covered more than 498 miles around the target area.... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The fifth National Security Cutter, James, successfully completed several days of rigorous acceptance trials Thursday to ensure the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey conducted the acceptance trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. ... [Read More]
May 4, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The fifth National Security Cutter, James, successfully completed several days of rigorous acceptance trials Thursday to ensure the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey conducted the acceptance trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. ... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted mariners aboard a 26-foot sailing vessel after the vessel grounded near Shilshole Bay Saturday. Good Samaritans responded to a Coast Guard issued marine assistance request broadcast and transported five of the mariners to the nearby marina while two remained aboard the sailing vessel to await contracted vessel assist.... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted mariners aboard a 26-foot sailing vessel after the vessel grounded near Shilshole Bay Saturday. Good Samaritans responded to a Coast Guard issued marine assistance request broadcast and transported five of the mariners to the nearby marina while two remained aboard the sailing vessel to await contracted vessel assist.... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew searches for the master of the fishing vessel Sea Beast which capsized near the Quillayute River, May 3, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Port Angeles. The Master of the fishing vessel Sea Beast calls in a mayday before the vessel capsized near the Quillayute River, May 3, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard audio by Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. ... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew searches for the master of the fishing vessel Sea Beast which capsized near the Quillayute River, May 3, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Port Angeles. The Master of the fishing vessel Sea Beast calls in a mayday before the vessel capsized near the Quillayute River, May 3, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard audio by Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. ... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video and photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters off South Texas, each with three Mexican nationals aboard Friday afternoon.... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video and photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters off South Texas, each with three Mexican nationals aboard Friday afternoon.... [Read More]

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