Coast Guard News

May 1, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies are scheduled to hold a joint training exercise in Port Townsend Bay aboard the Washington State Ferry Kennewick, Saturday. A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles, Washington, is scheduled to participate and will remain capable to respond to any emergency situation in the region. The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate how separate agencies will come together to respond to emergency incidents aboard a ferry and evaluate interagency communications.... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies are scheduled to hold a joint training exercise in Port Townsend Bay aboard the Washington State Ferry Kennewick, Saturday. A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles, Washington, is scheduled to participate and will remain capable to respond to any emergency situation in the region. The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate how separate agencies will come together to respond to emergency incidents aboard a ferry and evaluate interagency communications.... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts - The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use extreme caution while transiting the Merrimack River entrance due to significant shifting and shoaling between the #2 red and #3 green buoys.Several recent accidents and near misses on the narrow, heavily congested portion of the Merrimack River have created a major safety concern.... [Read More]
May 1, 2015
NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts - The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use extreme caution while transiting the Merrimack River entrance due to significant shifting and shoaling between the #2 red and #3 green buoys.Several recent accidents and near misses on the narrow, heavily congested portion of the Merrimack River have created a major safety concern.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
MOBILE –– The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the missing sailor near Mobile Bay, Thursday. Response crews suspended their search at 7:30 p.m. The Coast Guard and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have continuously searched for more than 180 hours, covered more than 9,527 square-miles of water and 164 miles of shoreline.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
BOSTON — An operations specialist at the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston was promoted to the rank of chief petty officer in a ceremony held at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday. Chief Petty Officer Christopher Wandell is a third generation chief petty officer. During the ceremony his father, a retired Navy chief petty officer, pinned him with his grandfather's collar devices.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard lifted restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area Thursday at Oregon Inlet between Bodie and Pea Islands.The captain of the port for Sector North Carolina lifted vessel draft restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet as outlined in 33 Code of Federal Regulations 165.520.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently dredged an unmarked channel in the shoaled area of the navigation channel in the vicinity of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
Coast Guard Lt. Kalen Kenny, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island, addresses attendees to a ceremony marking the cutter's final departure from Valdez, Alaska, April 29, 2015. The Long Island will be officially decommissioned in Baltimore, Md., after serving in Alaska since 2003. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert. ... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard member charged with violating a number of Articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice pled guilty and was sentenced Thursday during a special court-martial in Norfolk, Va.Senior Chief Petty Officer James R.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tourmo, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, participates in a Shiprider demonstration conducted on the Detroit River, April 30, 2015. The Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol together to enforce maritime laws, but also to honor each nation's sovereignty. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
MOBILE – Two bodies were recovered in the vicinity of Dauphin Island found to be connected to the Dauphin Island Regatta, Thursday. The Coast Guard and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have confirmed those recovered to be Adam Clark, a 17-year-old Mobile, Alabama resident, and Robert Thomas, a 50-year-old Pickens, Mississippi resident. The Coast Guard and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency continue to search for the one remaining missing person.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
    Click image above to view video of rescue Click image above for high resolution version MIAMI — The captain of a 95-foot yacht was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew after he reportedly fell overboard from his vessel 10 miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas, Wednesday night.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
MOBILE – The Coast Guard and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding the events in Mobile Bay on Saturday during the Dauphin Island Regatta.... [Read More]
April 30, 2015
Editors Note: Media interested in attending the formal change of command ceremony are requested to RSVP to the public affairs staff by 3 p.m. Thursday and arrive at Coast Guard Air Station Miami (14750 NW 44th Ct.) no later than 9:30 a.m. Friday. For additional information regarding interviews with the outgoing or incoming admiral, please contact the public affairs office at 305-415-6683.... [Read More]
April 29, 2015
MIAMI — The captain of a 95-foot yacht was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew after he reportedly fell overboard from his vessel 10 miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas. While returning to Miami from a deployment, the crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, forward deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, overheard a mayday call from the vessel Contessa.  ... [Read More]
April 29, 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 Wednesday.The three member crew, harvesting geoducks, aboard the 28-foot vessel Enforcer was safely escorted to Port Angeles, where the vessel was ordered to remain until the crew fixed the especially hazardous safety condition of lacking any personal floatation devices.“I can’t stress enough the importance of carrying enough life jackets with you for ever... [Read More]
April 29, 2015
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay crew members tow a 14-foot vessel near Doran Beach in Bodega Bay, California, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 after it was disabled along the South Jetty off Bodega Head. Station Bodega Bay personnel received report of vessel that lost power and launched a rescue boatcrew to safely tow the distressed crew and vessel to Duran Beach Boat Ramp. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class James Walker) ... [Read More]
April 29, 2015
MOBILE – The multi-agency search for three missing boaters in the Mobile Bay area will continue through Wednesday evening into Thursday. Since the search began, rescue crews have searched 6,595 square miles and 75 miles of shoreline in Mobile Bay and surrounding areas. Today’s response consisted of:... [Read More]
April 29, 2015
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard is investigating to determine a possible connection between the death of a Mexican national and a Coast Guard patrol craft operating in the vicinity of the Brownsville Ship Channel after Brownsville law enforcement discovered the body of a female Friday morning.... [Read More]
April 29, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Wednesday approximately 37 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey. Crew members from the 45-foot fishing boat Vengeance notified watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay on VHF marine radio channel 16 at 9:27 a.m., stating one of their crew members was experiencing seizure-like symptoms. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene at 10:10 a.m. and hoisted the 21-year-old man.... [Read More]

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