Coast Guard News

January 30, 2015
SAN PEDRO, Calif. -  The Coast Guard aided a man with a disabled 35-foot boat, taking on water, Monday night at approximately 7 p.m., near Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center personnel received a dispatched 911 call for help around 6 p.m., reporting a disabled vessel taking on water. The boat did not possess a marine-band radio or a GPS system; the man was only able to communicate with 911 personnel by cell phone. The cell phone was used to locate the last known position.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is directing mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys due to their deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include:  Alligator Reef Light  American Shoal Reef Light  Carysfort Reef Light  Sand Key Reef Light  Sombrero Key Reef Light While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they have been determined to be unsafe for climbing.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is directing mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys due to their deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include:  Alligator Reef Light  American Shoal Reef Light  Carysfort Reef Light  Sand Key Reef Light  Sombrero Key Reef Light While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they have been determined to be unsafe for climbing.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes and procedures.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes and procedures.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
BOSTON - A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill crew conducted a medevac for a 48-year-old crew member of the motor vessel Cougar Ace about nine miles south of Newport, Rhode Island, Thursday. At approximately 3 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the 654-foot cargo ship Cougar Ace notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that a crewmember had suffered an electrical burn to his right hand.... [Read More]
January 30, 2015
BOSTON - A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill crew conducted a medevac for a 48-year-old crew member of the motor vessel Cougar Ace about nine miles south of Newport, Rhode Island, Thursday. At approximately 3 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the 654-foot cargo ship Cougar Ace notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that a crewmember had suffered an electrical burn to his right hand.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard responded to a disabled recreational vessel east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, today. At approximately 1:05 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center in Staten Island, New York, received a report that a 25-foot recreational vessel with one passenger aboard was disabled and adrift 3-miles east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook arrived on scene and towed the disabled vessel to Sheepshead Bay, New York, where another vessel took control of the tow.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard responded to a disabled recreational vessel east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, today. At approximately 1:05 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center in Staten Island, New York, received a report that a 25-foot recreational vessel with one passenger aboard was disabled and adrift 3-miles east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook arrived on scene and towed the disabled vessel to Sheepshead Bay, New York, where another vessel took control of the tow.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
Click HERE for video from the exercise. BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, conducted a mock active shooter response exercise today at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo.  The exercise, which began at 9 a.m., involved a mock active shooter-style attack on local Coast Guard units.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
Click HERE for video from the exercise. BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, conducted a mock active shooter response exercise today at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo.  The exercise, which began at 9 a.m., involved a mock active shooter-style attack on local Coast Guard units.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
A lancha and 196 pounds of of red snapper were interdicted Jan. 27, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in the waters off South Texas late Tuesday night.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
A lancha and 196 pounds of of red snapper were interdicted Jan. 27, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in the waters off South Texas late Tuesday night.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
A lancha and 196 pounds of of red snapper were interdicted Jan. 27, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in the waters off South Texas late Tuesday night.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is directing mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys due to their deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include:  Alligator Reef Light  American Shoal Reef Light  Carysfort Reef Light  Sand Key Reef Light  Sombrero Key Reef Light While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they have been determined to be unsafe for climbing.... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman pled guilty to making a false distress call nearly two years ago which led to several agencies launching a dangerous search and rescue operation in Lake Michigan off of Rogers Park Beach, the U.S. Attorney and Coast Guard announced, Thursday.          Leona Chewning, 24, was charged earlier this month with one count of  communicating a false distress message to the Coast Guard. ... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman pled guilty to making a false distress call nearly two years ago which led to several agencies launching a dangerous search and rescue operation in Lake Michigan off of Rogers Park Beach, the U.S. Attorney and Coast Guard announced, Thursday.          Leona Chewning, 24, was charged earlier this month with one count of  communicating a false distress message to the Coast Guard. ... [Read More]
January 29, 2015
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman pled guilty to making a false distress call nearly two years ago which led to several agencies launching a dangerous search and rescue operation in Lake Michigan off of Rogers Park Beach, the U.S. Attorney and Coast Guard announced, Thursday.          Leona Chewning, 24, was charged earlier this month with one count of  communicating a false distress message to the Coast Guard. ... [Read More]

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