Coast Guard News

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]
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]

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