Coast Guard News

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]
January 14, 2017
SARASOTA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people Saturday after a 36-foot boat took on water 42 miles west of Sarasota Bay. Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a mayday call at 8:27 a.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from one of the five boaters who stated the boat was flooding. ... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a missing fisherman in Little Egg Harbor, at approximately 5:30 p.m., today. Coast Guard air and surface search and rescue crews searched approximately 35-square miles since they were notified about the missing individual at 8 a.m., this morning. Agencies involved in today’s search were members of the New Jersey State Police, Tuckerton Fire Department and Coast Guard units from Station Barnegat Light and Air Station Atlantic City.... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
BOSTON— The Coast Guard rescued two people off their sinking vessel Friday, about 17 miles off shore from York, Maine. At around 3:15 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a MAYDAY call on VHF-CH. 16 from a crew member reporting their 45-foot lobster boat, Miss Mae & Son, was hit with a rogue wave and the pumps could not keep up with the water.  A boat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor launched their 47-foot response boat and arrived on the scene to find the fishermen standing on the pilot house in full survival gear.... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew conducted drug interdiction efforts, strategically intercepting and boarding suspected smuggling vessels, which resulted in the interception and seizure of four open-hulled outboard powered panga-style fishing vessels illegally transporting contraband. The crew confiscated approximately 3,130 kilograms of cocaine worth a street value of $90 million.... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a memorial service, Saturday, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners who lost their lives during seven separate tragic accidents involving Coast Guard personnel and assets in the Pacific Northwest. The media is invited to join family, friends, former and current Coast Guardsmen in remembering those who have been lost at sea with wreath ceremonies on land and at sea.  The tribute recognizes:... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
  WASHINGTON - The third and final Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearing has been scheduled to commence on Feb. 6, 2017, in Jacksonville. ... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - "The U.S. Coast Guard maintains a robust presence in the Florida straits, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Our role in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws remains unchanged in light of Thursday's announcement. The Coast Guard’s highly-trained crews aboard cutters, aircraft and small boats remain ready and continue to work with our DHS partners to stop any attempts at illegal immigration to the United States. If anyone attempts to illegally immigrate by sea the U.S. Coast Guard will stop them and repatriate them in accordance with U.S.... [Read More]
January 13, 2017
The Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police and Tuckerton Fire Department are searching for a missing clam fisherman in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, today. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Barnegat Light, after they were notified of the missing man at about 8 a.m., today.... [Read More]
January 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water approximately one mile from Pelican Island near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:25 p.m. of an Asian man falling overboard from a 22-foot fishing vessel, Wednesday.  The case was suspended at 5:04 p.m. and approximately 145 square nautical miles were searched. Involved in the search were: -       A Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew... [Read More]
January 12, 2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Unified Command has been established in response to a diesel fuel discharge discovered Monday from a North Slope Borough-owned storage tank in Kaktovik. The product discharged was ultra-low sulfur diesel that discharged from an above-ground storage tank with a total capacity of 5,000 gallons. The tank reportedly discharged an estimated 4,200 gallons of diesel. The discharge impacted a gravel pad and a ditch one quarter of a mile from the Kaktovik Lagoon leading to the Beaufort Sea.... [Read More]
January 12, 2017
BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the 58th Presidential Inauguration effective January 15 through January 24.  ... [Read More]
January 11, 2017
  (Courtesy photos) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help identifying the owner of red kayak found approximately one mile off Nanakuli, between Electric Beach and Maili Point, Oahu, Wednesday. ... [Read More]
January 11, 2017
                                                                     HONOLULU-The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help identifying the owner of yellow kayak found in Nawiliwili Harbor, east Kauai, Wednesday.  Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600. ... [Read More]
January 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a person in the water approximately one mile from Pelican Island near Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:25 p.m. of an Asian man falling overboard on a 22-foot fishing vessel. Involved in the search are: -       A Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew -       A Coast Guard Station Venice 24-foot Special Purpose Craft crew... [Read More]

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