Coast Guard News

January 23, 2017
CLEVELAND — The bodies of two men who fell through the ice while ice fishing on Sandy Pond in Oswego, Monday, were recovered following a search by the Coast Guard and first responders from partnering agencies. Shortly after 11 a.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Oswego received a call from 911 dispatch stating that a good Samaritan reported seeing individuals in the water about one-quarter mile offshore in Sandy Pond.... [Read More]
January 23, 2017
BOSTON – The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone at the Merrimack River entrance beginning Monday at 10 p.m. until Wednesday at 10 a.m. to reduce significant hazards to the vessels, the harbor, and the public as current weather predictions are calling for sea states to increase significantly during this storm. No vessels or person will be permitted to operate within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port or designated representative.... [Read More]
January 23, 2017
A pilot assesses the damage to a single-engine Super Cub airplane on Hallo Glacier Lake near Shelikof Strait, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2017. The plane tipped over after braking in the deep snow upon landing. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A plane rests on a frozen lake after a crash-landing in deep snow near Shelikof Strait, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2017. The pilot was hoisted and transported, with no apparent injuries, to Kodiak by a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo.... [Read More]
January 22, 2017
Editor's note: click for video and high resolution pictures MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevacked a 34-year-old man Sunday from the tanker Huemel 145 miles southwest of Key West.... [Read More]
January 22, 2017
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew, Galveston police and Galveston Island Beach Patrol are searching for a kayaker reported missing Sunday afternoon and who was last seen 1/2 mile off the west seawall on Galveston Island. Missing is: Name unknown, hispanic male, 5-foot 8-inches tall, last seen in a green kayak wearing camouflage waders and a life jacket.... [Read More]
January 22, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued 16 boaters Saturday and reminds boaters to stay safe during inclement weather predicted to impact the west coast of Florida this week. Due to multiple factors, predominately weather, Coast Guard crews responded to six search-and-rescue calls Saturday saving three lives and assisting 13 more. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for severe weather in the region that may cause tornados, hail, high winds, rough sea conditions, limited visibility, coastal flooding and lightning strikes.... [Read More]
January 22, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boat crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Little Creek assisted two boaters after their vessel ran aground on the third island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, this morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads were notified by the crew of the 36-foot pleasure craft Ugly Duckling, that they had run aground and needed assistance.... [Read More]
January 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard urges boaters, duck hunters, fishermen and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters of Southern New Jersey and Delaware due to forecasted heavy weather conditions over the next several days.  Boaters are encouraged to secure their boats and boating equipment.... [Read More]
January 22, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard reminds mariners of hazardous weather conditions Saturday after two people went missing in the water near Pebble Beach Saturday.... [Read More]
January 21, 2017
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is no longer enforcing the temporary security zones established in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the 58th Presidential Inauguration that were implemented January 15.During the enforcement period, entry into or remaining in the zone was prohibited unless authorized by the Coast G... [Read More]
January 21, 2017
Click on image to view and download hoist footage.  BOSTON — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod hoisted a man Saturday from the fishing boat Golden Girl while 25 miles southeast of Cape Ann. The captain of Golden Girl contacted Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders Saturday morning and reported a crewman aboard severely injured his hand and needed medical attention. ... [Read More]
January 21, 2017
Editor's note: Click on photos for link to high resolution versions SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday after their 30-foot boat took on water 3 miles west of Clearwater Pass.  At 11:15 a.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from the boaters stating their boat was taking on water, and they were in need of emergency assistance. ... [Read More]
January 21, 2017
EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard established a safety zone in the navigable waters of the Noyo River Channel, Humboldt Bay and Crescent City Harbor entrances Saturday to promote the navigational safety of all vessels along the coast when extreme environmental conditions are present, which will extend through March 31.  The safety zone prohibits vessels from transiting the affected areas during extreme environmental conditions, which is described as 20-foot breaking seas or as the Captain of the Port deems the area as unsafe for vessel transit.... [Read More]
January 21, 2017
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port has temporarily closed the Morro Bay Harbor entrance due to hazardous bar conditions January 21, 2017.The Captain of the Port issued a temporary safety zone, January 18, 2017 due to hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance.... [Read More]
January 20, 2017
WASHINGTON - U.S. Coast Guard units and partner agencies provided waterside security for the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C., Friday.  Crews from Coast Guard Station Washington and Coast Guard Cutter Heron worked with crews from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as part of a comprehensive port security operation to protect people and waterways around the District.  For more information about the security zones the Coast Guard is enforcing, click here.... [Read More]
January 20, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard towed a disabled vessel to shore that was taking on water in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, Thursday. At approximately 11:05 p.m. a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle completed the tow of a disabled 43-foot sailing vessel from Terrebonne Bay to Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:02 p.m. that the sailing vessel was disabled and taking on water.... [Read More]
January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON - U.S. Coast Guard units and partner agencies provided waterside security for the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C., Thursday.  Crews from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams New York and San Diego and Coast Guard Cutters Chock and Heron worked with crews from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as part of a comprehensive port security operation to protect people and waterways around the District. ... [Read More]
January 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is towing a vessel that was taking on water in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:02 p.m. from the crew of a 43-foot sailing vessel that their vessel was disabled and taking on water in Terrebonne Bay. Sector New Orleans watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle to assist the vessel.... [Read More]
January 19, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Watchstanders with the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of six sailors from a catamaran approximately 275 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday.  The watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and notification from the Rescue Coordination Center in Bermuda that the 75-foot catamaran Ninah, with six people aboard, had reportedly been struck by a rogue wave early this morning and was taking on water.... [Read More]
January 19, 2017
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham... [Read More]

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