Coast Guard News

March 12, 2015
NEW YORK — A ceremony was held at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, to officially rename the Sector New York Galley in honor of Dr. Olivia Hooker, 100, who holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman admitted into the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft presided over the ceremony and unveiled the plaque that hangs in the galley in honor of Dr. Hooker.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
Coast Guard Lt. Benjamin Robinson of the Marine Safety Unit in Portland, Ore., presents a Public Service Commendation award to tug boat captain Greg Majeski at a formal event in Vancouver, Wash., March 12, 2015. Greg Majeski accepted the award on behalf of his entire crew for saving the lives of mariners forced to abandon their burning ship near the Ice Harbor Dam on Sept. 11, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted the crew of the fishing vessel Alaskan Pride after they began taking on water in Izhut Bay near Kodiak Island, Thursday. The Jayhawk crew lowered a dewatering pump to the crew of the fishing vessel, which allowed them to control the onboard flooding and proceed to port in Kodiak.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the soldiers and marines missing near Santa Rosa, Florida, Thursday. Response crews suspended their search in the Santa Rosa Sound at 12:48 p.m. “The decision to suspend is always difficult,” said Layne Carter, search and rescue mission coordinator. “With heavy hearts, we have decided to suspend active search and rescue operations. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the members involved in this tragedy.”... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute cutter boats during the rescue of eight Cuban migrants, seven men and one woman, stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2015. The Resolute, in coordination with the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon and MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen, safely recovered the migrants from the perilous cliff. (U.S.Coast Guard photo) ... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
UPDATE: The flight arrival time will be 4:10 p.m. Media should be at SeaTac Airport's Terminal A at 3:15 p.m. News/video release: Port Security Unit 313 returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East SEATTLE – An Everett, Wash. based Coast Guard unit is scheduled to return Saturday from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.... [Read More]
March 12, 2015
(Previous releases are available on the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee website, CTCAC.us) LA PORTE, Texas – The Houston Ship Channel was reopened Thursday morning, after responders completed initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker and successfully moved the vessel to Barbour's Cut turning basin. The Carla Maersk incurred significant damage following a collision earlier in the week between it the and the Conti Peridot. ... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured logger from a logging camp on Cleveland Peninsula near Ketchikan, Alaska, Wednesday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on the beach, transferred the injured logger onto their aircraft and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Ketchikan.... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
    SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection prevented an estimated 1,300 pounds of marijuana from reaching U.S. shores when they thwarted a smuggling attempt southwest of San Diego, Tuesday morning. While on patrol, a CBP Office of Air and Marine Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft crew detected a panga underway with three people aboard and suspicious packages in international waters approximately 120 miles south of San Diego.... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
MIAMI – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a cruise ship passenger who reportedly went overboard from a 6th deck balcony early Sunday morning.Cameron Smook, a 21-year-old student at Virginia Tech, reportedly fell overboard from the Carnival Glory approximately 5 miles south of Abaco Island, Bahamas.... [Read More]
March 11, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a downed military aircraft near Santa Rosa Sound, Florida, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District Command Center received a report of a downed military aircraft at approximately 11 p.m., Tuesday. The aircraft reportedly had four Hammond, Louisiana-based National Guard aircrew and seven Camp Lejeune-based Marines.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
   EDITOR'S NOTE: Please click thumbnails for high resolution.   MIAMI — Two men are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them from their partially submerged vessel near Everglades National Park Tuesday morning.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas with approximately 475 pounds of illegally caught red snapper, Sunday afternoon. While on a routine patrol, a 33-foot law enforcement boatcrew sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, approximately two miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border and 16 miles from shore.  The crew of four Mexican nationals admitted to fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.  The crew's catch consisted of 133 red snapper.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill that happened near Wilmington, Delaware, Monday, and a report of a quarter-mile sheen Tuesday in the Delaware River near Pennsville, New Jersey. The National Response Center relayed the report of the sheen Tuesday to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at about 1:30 p.m. ... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation's only operable heavy icebreaker, returns to their homeport of Seattle from a 101-day Antarctic deployment, March 10, 2015. The crew deployed in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2015, a multi-agency operation managed by the National Science Foundation. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. ... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
NEW YORK — Media are invited to attend a Coast Guard ceremony to honor Dr. Olivia Hooker, Thursday, at Coast Guard Sector New York, located on Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.  Media wishing to attend the ceremony should arrive at Coast Guard Sector New York no later than 2:30 p.m. Thursday to be granted access to the installation. Media wishing to attend must RSVP with Charles Rowe, Sector New York public affairs officer, at 718-354-2359.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets is scheduled to march in five regimental reviews at the Academy during the spring semester. The community is invited to attend all drills, which are free and open to the public.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Coast Guard Barque Eagle will leave Baltimore April 29 bound for New London to commence the 2015 cadet summer training program. Eagle and her crew have been at the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore as part of a Service Life Extension Project that will keep the ship away from its homeport of New London, Conn., for several years. Specific port call dates this summer are: May 22-25: Key West, Fla. May 28-31: Nassau, Bahamas  June 5-8: Norfolk, Va. June 13-16: Staten Island, N.Y.... [Read More]
March 10, 2015
HOUSTON — Federal, state and local agencies and responders are working to ensure public safety as they respond to a spill at Morgan's Point on the Houston Ship Channel, after a collision between two ships at about 12:40 p.m. Monday.... [Read More]

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