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Coast Guard News

July 7, 2015
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.— Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City crew members welcomed Braeden Hahn, his parents Lou and Becky Hahn and his friend Logan Stolk Monday, to tour Coast Guard facilities and assets in Elizabeth City.  Braeden Hahn, a 14-year-old New Jersey resident, suffers from severe aplastic anemia, a life-threatening condition that affects his blood cells and platelets. Despite that, Braeden has shown resolve in fighting against the condition to pursue a dream of one day becoming a Coast Guard aviator. ... [Read More]
July 7, 2015
  BOSTON - Capt. James "Brett" Millican assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Boston from Capt. Timothy Heitsch during a change of command ceremony at Historical Faneuil Hall, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.... [Read More]
July 7, 2015
  Pensacola Beach, FL — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set up two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the Annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach July 8 through 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. ... [Read More]
July 7, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The two boaters reported to be missing on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Florida, have been found by Coast Guard crews 45 miles west of Homosassa River, Florida, Tuesday. Missing were Michael Forehand who is in his late 30’s and Lisa Harris, 48, from Carrabelle. ... [Read More]
July 6, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters reported to be on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Florida, Monday. Missing are Michael Forehand who is in his late 30’s and Lisa Harris, 48, from Carrabelle. ... [Read More]
July 6, 2015
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew locates a disabled boat during a search and rescue case in Kuskokwim Bay, Alaska, July 5, 2015. The Hercules crew directed in an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and good Samaritan vessel crews to aid the disabled vessel and escort it to shore. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak.... [Read More]
July 6, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a 21-year-old man who went missing near Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas, Monday. "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing man,” said Lt. Osvaldo Vera, a Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi search and rescue coordinators. “Suspending a search is a very difficult decision to make and is done with great care and deliberation."... [Read More]
July 6, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – An adult male was rescued by the Coast Guard after unexpectedly entering the water from the Pacifica Municipal Pier Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified at approximately 7:35 a.m. by the San Mateo County Dispatch of an adult male who reportedly jumped or fell into the water from the Pacifica Municipal Pier and seemed to be in distress.... [Read More]
July 6, 2015
  Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster embraces Cmdr. Adam B. Morrison after taking command of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk in Key West, Fla., July 2, 2015. Morrison departs the Mohawk to serve as the Coast Guard's first attache at the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. Coast Guard photo.   ... [Read More]
July 6, 2015
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The Coast Guard located two overdue boaters, Monday morning, approximately one mile east of Ossabaw Island, Ga.  Neither of the boaters reported any injuries. A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah spotted the couple aboard their disabled vessel, waving their arms and waving a flashlight. A rescue swimmer was lowered onto the vessel and the two boaters were hoisted into the helicopter. They were taken to Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Georgia.... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The Coast Guard, along with members of local agencies, are searching for two overdue boaters, Sunday, in the area between Richmond Hill, Ga., and Tybee Island. Missing are John Fefperman and Rhonda Fefperman.... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has lifted the safety zone on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday. A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew assisted local rescue crews in search efforts for the missing three boaters for more than six hours.... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
A charred 20-foot boat is towed to shore after it burned on the Grand River near Grand Haven, July 5, 2015. The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people who jumped into the river to escape the fire. (U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark McGill) GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 4 people after their 20-foot boat caught fire on the Grand River, Sunday. ... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
Editor's Note: For high resolution image click on the thumbnail above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is requesting assistance in locating the owner of a life jacket found floating near Molokini Crater, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received notification at 10:38 a.m. that a passenger vessel had recovered an orange, Jim Buoy adult life jacket floating near Molokini Crater.... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a missing boater near Tacoma, Sunday at 1 p.m. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Seattle searched an area of about 35 square miles for more than 14 hours.... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – A father and son were rescued after reported overdue near South Lake Tahoe early Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified at approximately 1:45 a.m. by a woman reporting her husband and 3-year-old son missing. The woman stated that the two were on their boat watching the fireworks display on the southern end of Lake Tahoe and were due back by 11:30 p.m. Saturday. ... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard ended the search for a person in water off Waikiki after the man was found safe, Sunday. The 19-year-old male returned safely to his house approximately 4 a.m. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from the Honolulu Police Department at 8:50 p.m., of a 19-year-old male who went missing while swimming to shore from a floating flotilla near Waikiki Walls.... [Read More]
July 5, 2015
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel are searching for a man who went missing after a collision between two boats near Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Saturday evening. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles, is searching the area near Point Defiance Park.... [Read More]

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