Coast Guard News

May 3, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, N.H.  – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to their homeport at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sunday after a 63-day patrol conducting operations and training in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.... [Read More]
May 3, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, N.H.  – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to their homeport at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sunday after a 63-day patrol conducting operations and training in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers from the Detroit River after they were overturned by a wake from a large vessel Saturday.  The names of the individuals rescued are not being released by the Coast Guard.... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers from the Detroit River after they were overturned by a wake from a large vessel Saturday.  The names of the individuals rescued are not being released by the Coast Guard.... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean McCoy, officer of the day at Coast Guard Station Oswego, N.Y., conducts radio communications with Fireman Jaiden Barnhart, a watch stander at the station, in the station's communication room, July 30, 2013. Watch standing is the first and possibly most important qualification for a member of any station to receive. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Bryan Sullivan... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean McCoy, officer of the day at Coast Guard Station Oswego, N.Y., conducts radio communications with Fireman Jaiden Barnhart, a watch stander at the station, in the station's communication room, July 30, 2013. Watch standing is the first and possibly most important qualification for a member of any station to receive. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Bryan Sullivan... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
Coast Guard helicopter crews conduct cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios April 29 and 30, 2015, at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, Texas, in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. U.S. Coast Guard video. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard helicopter crews conducted cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios Wednesday and Thursday at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. The training included scenarios where the helicopter crews rescued a mannequin from a cliff face.... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
Coast Guard helicopter crews conduct cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios April 29 and 30, 2015, at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, Texas, in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. U.S. Coast Guard video. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard helicopter crews conducted cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios Wednesday and Thursday at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. The training included scenarios where the helicopter crews rescued a mannequin from a cliff face.... [Read More]
May 2, 2015
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May 2, 2015
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May 1, 2015
BUFFALO, New York — The 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week begins Sunday, with the Coast Guard hosting the opening ceremony at Canalside, adjacent to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.    The ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. and will feature military color guards and the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, which will be playing military themed music. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
BUFFALO, New York — The 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week begins Sunday, with the Coast Guard hosting the opening ceremony at Canalside, adjacent to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.    The ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. and will feature military color guards and the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, which will be playing military themed music. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
The Coast Guard is monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas carrier Excel in Homer, Alaska, Friday.  Coast Guard Sector Anchorage issued an order for the vessel to remain anchored in Kachemak Bay near Homer after the 908-foot, Belgium-flagged vessel experienced a loss of propulsion due to a failed engineering gasket while inbound to Cook Inlet Monday.  The Excel was examined by Coast Guard inspectors from Marine Safety Detachment Homer, Tuesday, who conducted a Port State Control annual exam and verified the engineering gasket was replaced. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
The Coast Guard is monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas carrier Excel in Homer, Alaska, Friday.  Coast Guard Sector Anchorage issued an order for the vessel to remain anchored in Kachemak Bay near Homer after the 908-foot, Belgium-flagged vessel experienced a loss of propulsion due to a failed engineering gasket while inbound to Cook Inlet Monday.  The Excel was examined by Coast Guard inspectors from Marine Safety Detachment Homer, Tuesday, who conducted a Port State Control annual exam and verified the engineering gasket was replaced. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, while on patrol in the Strait of Juan De Fuca east of Port Angeles, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear concerns found during an at-sea boarding Thursday.The three member crew, harvesting geoducks, aboard the 34-foot fishing vessel Equalizer was safely escorted to Port Angeles, where the vessel was ordered to remain until the crew fixed the especially hazardous safety condition of lacking a sufficient number of personal floatation devices also known as lifejackets and having expired flares. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, while on patrol in the Strait of Juan De Fuca east of Port Angeles, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear concerns found during an at-sea boarding Thursday.The three member crew, harvesting geoducks, aboard the 34-foot fishing vessel Equalizer was safely escorted to Port Angeles, where the vessel was ordered to remain until the crew fixed the especially hazardous safety condition of lacking a sufficient number of personal floatation devices also known as lifejackets and having expired flares. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
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May 1, 2015
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May 1, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard and Navy personnel are scheduled to conduct a joint training exercise with the Spirit of Norfolk in the lower Chesapeake Bay 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday. The exercise is intended to promote coordination between military units. During the exercise, a safety broadcast on Channel 16 will be sent to maritime traffic in the vicinity of the exercise to warn boaters of the event. ... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard and Navy personnel are scheduled to conduct a joint training exercise with the Spirit of Norfolk in the lower Chesapeake Bay 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday. The exercise is intended to promote coordination between military units. During the exercise, a safety broadcast on Channel 16 will be sent to maritime traffic in the vicinity of the exercise to warn boaters of the event. ... [Read More]

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