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Coast Guard News

March 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 69-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 40 miles west of San Diego, Thursday. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination requested assistance from Coast Guard Sector San Diego for a passenger who suffered a head injury from falling. A Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew immediately launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the woman.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
A 36-foot recreational fishing boat is moored in Jetty Park after a man suffering with chest pains is transported by Coast Guard Station Cape Canaveral to awaiting EMS, March 20, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo.   CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — A Coast Guard boatcrew medevaced a 57-year-old man from a 36-foot boat, Friday, when it was reported he was experiencing chest pains, 8 miles east of Port Canaveral.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced Friday newly published requirements for uninspected passenger vessel operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Coast Guard published Marine Safety and Security Information Bulletin 03-15 on March 2 notifying the maritime community of the new compliance requirements for uninspected passenger vessels to transport up to 12 passengers in the U.S. Virgin Islands.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on photo for high resolution download SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter rescued seven Cuban migrants Thursday, who were stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on photo for high resolution download SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter rescued seven Cuban migrants Thursday, who were stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard rescuedsix adults and one minor aboard an 18-foot recreational boat taking onwater near the Port Isla Blanca boat launch 9:30 p.m., Wednesday.At approximately 8:30 p.m., a boater aboard the recreational boatcalled Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders andreported taking on water approximately 200 yards outside of theBrownsville Ship Channel with a fog advisory coming into effect.Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers aboard a 33-footresponse boat arrived at buoy marker 5 in the channel.... [Read More]
March 20, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard rescuedsix adults and one minor aboard an 18-foot recreational boat taking onwater near the Port Isla Blanca boat launch 9:30 p.m., Wednesday.At approximately 8:30 p.m., a boater aboard the recreational boatcalled Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders andreported taking on water approximately 200 yards outside of theBrownsville Ship Channel with a fog advisory coming into effect.Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers aboard a 33-footresponse boat arrived at buoy marker 5 in the channel.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard members held a luncheon for Woman’s History Month at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Thursday. Dorothy Kurtz, a World War II SPAR, was a guest at the luncheon and shared her military experience with attending Coast Guard members. The term SPAR was created for the Woman’s Reserve, which signifie the Coast Guard‘s motto of Semper Paratus, Always Ready.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard members held a luncheon for Woman’s History Month at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Thursday. Dorothy Kurtz, a World War II SPAR, was a guest at the luncheon and shared her military experience with attending Coast Guard members. The term SPAR was created for the Woman’s Reserve, which signifie the Coast Guard‘s motto of Semper Paratus, Always Ready.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — One person was rescued by good Samaritans off Dillon Beach in Bodega Bay Wednesday evening. Another person was recovered in the water and transported to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.At 4:49 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of two kayakers in distress. Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay were immediately dispatched.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — One person was rescued by good Samaritans off Dillon Beach in Bodega Bay Wednesday evening. Another person was recovered in the water and transported to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.At 4:49 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of two kayakers in distress. Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay were immediately dispatched.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge seized approximately 466 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican Republic smugglers following an at-sea interdiction March 17, 2015, off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  The seized contraband was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $7 million dollars and was transferred to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge seized approximately 466 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican Republic smugglers following an at-sea interdiction March 17, 2015, off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  The seized contraband was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $7 million dollars and was transferred to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
GOLCONDA, Ill. — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Ohio River near Golconda, Illinois, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio River Valley watchstanders were notified the towing vessel David Dunnigan sank while working near mile marker 897.5, at approximately 8 p.m. The David Dunnigan reportedly capsized, sank and drifted down river.  The exact location of the sunken vessel is unknown at this time.... [Read More]
March 19, 2015
GOLCONDA, Ill. — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Ohio River near Golconda, Illinois, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio River Valley watchstanders were notified the towing vessel David Dunnigan sank while working near mile marker 897.5, at approximately 8 p.m. The David Dunnigan reportedly capsized, sank and drifted down river.  The exact location of the sunken vessel is unknown at this time.... [Read More]
March 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard members and local agencies responded to a fishing vessel taking on water with two people aboard west of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay Wednesday afternoon. At 1:28 p.m., Coast Guard Station Golden Gate watchstanders received a VHF-FM radio transmission on channel 16 from a person aboard a 49-foot fishing vessel taking on water.... [Read More]
March 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard members and local agencies responded to a fishing vessel taking on water with two people aboard west of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay Wednesday afternoon. At 1:28 p.m., Coast Guard Station Golden Gate watchstanders received a VHF-FM radio transmission on channel 16 from a person aboard a 49-foot fishing vessel taking on water.... [Read More]
March 18, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners in the Fort Pierce Inlet area of temporary waterway restrictions to ensure the safety of crews conducting salvage operations for a barge that sank in late February. A safety zone has been established round the sunken barge at the entrance of Fort Pierce Inlet at position 27-28’20”N, 080-17’13”W.  Salvage operations are scheduled to continually through Thursday.  ... [Read More]
March 18, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners in the Fort Pierce Inlet area of temporary waterway restrictions to ensure the safety of crews conducting salvage operations for a barge that sank in late February. A safety zone has been established round the sunken barge at the entrance of Fort Pierce Inlet at position 27-28’20”N, 080-17’13”W.  Salvage operations are scheduled to continually through Thursday.  ... [Read More]
March 18, 2015
BOSTON — Following a 61-day deployment on the Hudson River, Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay returned to their homeport of Rockland, Maine yesterday after conducting icebreaking operations in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. OP RENEW is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, and emergency resources needed throughout the winter.... [Read More]

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