Coast Guard News

January 27, 2017
Editor's note: click the thumbnails throughout the story for larger photos. Teamwork is an essential part of emergency response for the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, South Carolina. Between Myrtle Beach and Brunswick, Georgia, Coast Guard crews work hand in hand with local, state and other federal agencies to carry out their various missions. One such agency not only shares a common bond with the Coast Guard, it shares a name. ... [Read More]
January 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard's Command, Control and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) awarded a contract to FLIR Maritime US, Inc., of Nashua, New Hampshire, Wednesday, for the Scalable Integrated Navigation System, Two (SINS-2).... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay, medevaced a man from the fishing vessel American Dynasty approximately 60 nautical miles north of Cold Bay, Thursday afternoon. The 59-year-old fisherman was hoisted and transported to Cold Bay where he was met by Guardian Flight personnel for further transfer to Anchorage.... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
McKinleyville, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Humboldt Bay north jetty Thursday after he became stranded in his vehicle during a period of high surf and high tide. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders dispatched crews aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat to the scene after being notified at approximately 11:26 a.m., that a man had driven his vehicle onto the jetty where his vehicle became disabled, putting him in distress from breaking waves and high tides.... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
  U.S. Coast Guard photo. HONOLULU – The crew of the USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722) was awarded the Capt. Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence Award for 2016.... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
BOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor rescued a kayaker Thursday afternoon near Wood Island at the mouth of the Piscataqua River after he capsized in the 43-degree water. Coast Guard watchstanders learned of the overturned kayak at 12:10 p.m. from a good Samaritan who saw the kayak from land. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor was underway at the time conducting training near the vicinity of the report, and was able to locate the kayaker at around 12:15 p.m.... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
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January 26, 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 29 migrants Wednesday and 45 migrants Monday to La Romana, Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were among 105 migrants (100 Dominicans, three Haitians and two Cubans), who were interdicted by the Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities during three separate at-sea interdictions in waters between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Twenty seven of the interdicted migrants are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in Puerto Rico.  ... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search at sunset, Wednesday, for a man swept out to sea near Kahului, Maui. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and loved ones effected," said Petty Officer 1st Class Will Cusic, of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. "Suspending a search is a difficult decision to make, especially when we aren’t able to bring closure to the family.” Responders conducted a total of 17 searches covering 539 square miles over a span of two days. Involved in the search were:... [Read More]
January 26, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph approximately 11 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:57 p.m. that a cruise ship passenger was suffering from symptoms similar to a heart attack. Sector New Orleans watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the man.... [Read More]
January 25, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Wednesday for a kayaker who went missing near the Dumbarton Bridge Tuesday. The search for Kenneth Maldonado was suspended at about 12:10 p.m., after Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews, along with numerous crews from local fire departments, conducted extensive searches covering the South Bay area for approximately 20 hours.  Crews involved in the search included:... [Read More]
January 25, 2017
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Borinquen medevaced a 68-year-old woman Wednesday morning from the MS Koningsdam cruise ship near Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old woman Wednesday morning from the MS Koningsdam cruise ship, approximately 36 nautical miles north northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.... [Read More]
January 25, 2017
Editor's note: click image for high-resolution MIAMI — Coast Guard Air Station Miami hosted a memorial remembrance ceremony Wednesday at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport. The annual ceremony honored those air crew members who lost their lives in the line of duty in the Miami area.... [Read More]
January 25, 2017
 Click here to view and download video Ice rescue on Lake Champlain By Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi... [Read More]
January 25, 2017
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of Lt. Devin Hepner at the Sector Columbia River hangar at 11:00 am, Tuesday, that will be open to the public.Anyone interested in attending the memorial service please RSVP no later than 4:00 pm Friday, by following this link: ... [Read More]
January 25, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard and local fire department crews are searching for a kayaker who went missing near the Dumbarton Bridge Tuesday afternoon. The missing kayaker has been identified as Kenneth Maldanado of San Jose. Maldanado is described as a 32-year-old Hispanic male, bald, with a goatee. Maldanado’s friend was on a raft nearby when he went missing and subsequently called the Coast Guard at approximately 4:30 p.m., reporting that Maldanado had capsized his kayak near the Dumbarton Bridge and did not resurface.... [Read More]
January 24, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard presented its second-highest public service award to a leading maritime industry advocate in Paris, Monday. Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, recognized Aziz Bamik, general manager of GTT North America, for his support to the Coast Guard as a leading advocate for safe, clean and viable transport and use of liquefied gas within the maritime industry.... [Read More]
January 24, 2017
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department are searching for a man swept out to sea near Kahului, Maui, Tuesday. Missing is a 34-year-old Caucasian man last seen wearing dark shorts, no shirt with a shaved head. Currently searching are an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and HC-130 Hercules airplane crew, both from Air Station Barbers Point, the crew of USCGC AHI (WPB 87364) and ground crews from Coast Guard Station Maui. ... [Read More]
January 24, 2017
The Coast Guard measures annual narcotics removal according to the U.S. Government’s Fiscal Year (FY), which runs from Oct.1 to Sept. 30. The Coast Guard’s newest recording-breaking year was Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16), which ran from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. Coast Guard counterdrug operations in FY16 by the numbers:... [Read More]
January 24, 2017
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is urging residents and people recreating on the bay of Green Bay to use caution during ice breaking operations scheduled for Thursday. The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay is scheduled to break ice and create a track from Rock Island Passage to the Menominee Entrance in support of the scheduled arrival of a vessel into the Port of Marinette. Recreational users of the ice should plan their activities carefully, use caution near the ice and stay away from shipping channels and the Lake Carriers Association (LCA) track lines. ... [Read More]

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