Coast Guard News

January 18, 2017
Coast Guard members train in high surf to prepare for any maritime emergency during rough weather conditions near Ocean Beach, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers Wednesday to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern California coast due to forecasted weather conditions through the weekend.... [Read More]
January 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — An Astoria, Oregon-based Coast Guardsman died Monday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Virginia. Lt. j.g. Devin J. Hepner, 34, of Logan, Utah, was found unresponsive in his barracks room Monday morning and was transported by local emergency medical services to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he later died. Hepner was serving at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River/Marine Safety Unit Portland in Astoria, Oregon, and was attending the Investigating Officer Course in Yorktown.... [Read More]
January 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from 12 a.m., January 19, 2017, to 12 a.m., February 6, 2017. The safety zone will encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor near the inside and outside of the mouth of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance.... [Read More]
January 18, 2017
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star backs and rams through dense ice off the Antarctic coast, Jan. 15, 2017. The Polar Star and its crew work to establish a resupply channel through Antarctic ice to enable ships to reach the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. Please click on the thumbnail above to download the photo in high-resolution. More photos are available for download below or by clicking here. ... [Read More]
January 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a heavy coastal hazard warning issued by the National Weather Service for Southern California beaches. The coastal hazard warning will remain in effect from late Wednesday evening until Monday evening. ... [Read More]
January 17, 2017
HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are searching for an overdue diver off Pahoehoe Beach, Big Island, Monday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew  launched and is searching the surrounding areas. The crew from USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) is also en route to assist in the search.... [Read More]
January 17, 2017
VIDEO: A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists two survivors from a plane crash near Pilot Point, Alaska, Jan. 16, 2017. The survivors were transported to Kodiak for medical treatment. U.S. Coast Guard video. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transfers two plane crash survivors to emergency medical personnel at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 16, 2016.... [Read More]
January 17, 2017
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search Tuesday at 11:16 a.m. for a capsized vessel near Dania Beach Pier.  Coast Guard Sector Miami watch standers received notification from the Broward Sheriff's Office at 7:48 p.m. Monday that a good Samaritan reported a 15-foot boat capsized near Dania Beach Pier.... [Read More]
January 17, 2017
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday morning for a diver who was reported missing by a good Samaritan off Pahoehoe Beach, Big Island. No missing persons or reports of distress have been reported in the area. On-scene assets conducted a total of nine searches covering 175 square miles. Involved in the search were: - MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu.- Crews of USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) from Hilo, Big Island.... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a capsized vessel Monday near Dania Beach Pier.  Coast Guard Sector Miami watch standers received notification from the Broward Sheriff's Office at 7:48 p.m. Monday that a good Samaritan reported a 15-foot boat capsized near Dania Beach Pier. The watch standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched a Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin.... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.  The Alliance St. Louis is currently on emergency back-up power, which allows minimum crew needs to be met after they suffered an electrical fire in the engine room that has been extinguished.  The 20 crewmembers aboard the Alliance St. Louis are all accounted for with no reported injuries or medical conditions.... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. No injuries or pollution has been reported. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile) ... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.    The Alliance St. Louis is currently on emergency power after suffering an electrical fire in the engine room and is drifting approximately 135 miles southwest of Southwest Pass with 20 crewmembers aboard and safely accounted for.  ... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend searches for a father and son who were swept out to sea near Cape Blanco, Jan. 15, 2016. Multiple Coast Guard helicopter crews, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Sixes River Fire Department and Port Orford Fire Department personnel, also assisted in the search.... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.  Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire in the engine room of the motor vessel Alliance St Louis.... [Read More]
January 16, 2017
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 71 Cuban migrants Sunday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation was a result of five separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6, prior to the Department of Homeland Security policy change on Jan. 12. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these sea voyages from ending in tragedy. ... [Read More]
January 15, 2017
NORTH BEND, Ore. —A Coast Guard aircrew searches for a father and son who were swept out to sea from a Boice Cope County Park beach, 2 miles north of Cape Blanco, Ore., Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend is currently on scene. A second dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, as well as Oregon State Police and Curry County Sheriff's Office personnel, assisted in the search but have departed the scene.... [Read More]
January 15, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a grounded boat near Deltaville.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Milford Haven in Hudgins received a call from Middlesex County dispatchers at about 1:15 a.m., stating a 40-foot pleasure craft was aground in Jackson Creek with two men aboard, including a 75-year-old man who required medication.Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth issued an urgent marine information broadcast and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) crew launched from Station Milford Haven at about 1:5... [Read More]
January 15, 2017
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two duck hunters and their dogs Saturday after their boat ran out of fuel near Merrimon.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Hobucken received a call from Pamlico County 911 dispatchers at about 4:28 p.m.... [Read More]

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