Coast Guard News

March 18, 2016
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, a 154-foot fast response cutter, repatriated 42 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy.... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for four boaters aboard a 47-foot white with blue stripe Hunter sailboat Friday. The overdue boaters departed from Monterey to Morro Bay Thursday morning.  Crews from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay,  Station Monterey and Air Station Sacramento are conducting a search offshore from Monterey to Los Angeles for Taylor Harper, Eli Harper, Erik Westerhof and Al.... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for four boaters aboard a 47-foot white with blue stripe Hunter sailboat Friday. The overdue boaters departed from Monterey to Morro Bay Thursday morning.  Crews from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay,  Station Monterey and Air Station Sacramento are conducting a search offshore from Monterey to Los Angeles for Taylor Harper, Eli Harper, Erik Westerhof and Al.... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot response boat crew establishes a safety zone on the Intracoastal Waterway after a truck with two passengers plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge in Freeport, Texas, March 18, 2016. The two passengers escaped the vehicle and were taken to a local hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg) ... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot response boat crew establishes a safety zone on the Intracoastal Waterway after a truck with two passengers plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge in Freeport, Texas, March 18, 2016. The two passengers escaped the vehicle and were taken to a local hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg) ... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 36-year-old male off Catalina Island Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the Catalina Island Medical Center in Avalon at about 4 a.m., reporting that a male suffered head injuries after overturning his golf cart.A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles was launched to assist, after low visibility made it difficult for Mercy Air or Los Angeles County Fire Air to respond.... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 36-year-old male off Catalina Island Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the Catalina Island Medical Center in Avalon at about 4 a.m., reporting that a male suffered head injuries after overturning his golf cart.A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles was launched to assist, after low visibility made it difficult for Mercy Air or Los Angeles County Fire Air to respond.... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Okaloosa County Fire Department and good Samaritans are searching for a missing woman after a boat capsized near the East Destin Jetties in Destin, Florida, Friday.  The woman is described as 5-foot 2-inches tall, approximately 120 pounds, wearing a leopard print top with a black skirt, and with a Russian accent. She was on a boat with 10 other people when the boat struck the Destin jetties, subsequently capsizing.... [Read More]
March 18, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Okaloosa County Fire Department and good Samaritans are searching for a missing woman after a boat capsized near the East Destin Jetties in Destin, Florida, Friday.  The woman is described as 5-foot 2-inches tall, approximately 120 pounds, wearing a leopard print top with a black skirt, and with a Russian accent. She was on a boat with 10 other people when the boat struck the Destin jetties, subsequently capsizing.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO - Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in towing the 26-foot sailing vessel Mimsy after it became disabled Wednesday morning about 30 miles southwest of Monterey.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received notification at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday that the sailing vessel was disabled and adrift with one mariner aboard.The operator stated the vessel became disabled when it lost its rigging during a recent storm.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO - Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in towing the 26-foot sailing vessel Mimsy after it became disabled Wednesday morning about 30 miles southwest of Monterey.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received notification at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday that the sailing vessel was disabled and adrift with one mariner aboard.The operator stated the vessel became disabled when it lost its rigging during a recent storm.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has temporarily restricted traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Bolivar Cut, after two tow boats allided with a 230-foot dredge boat, Thursday. No injuries were reported.  There are no reports of pollution in the water. The restriction limits transiting vessels to one-way traffic. The dredge boat reportedly received damage to its swing wire, and is being assisted out of the Houston Ship Channel. The waterway is expected to re-open around 7 p.m.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
  U.S. Coast Guard photos by Activities Far East. TOKYO — A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team in cooperation with the Philippine Office for Transportation Security completed two weeks of port facility security seminars in February. The engagement involved three seminars and a port facility visit designed to strengthen partnerships between the agencies and promote security of the maritime domain.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
   U.S. Coast Guard photos by Activities Far East.  TOKYO — A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team completed a bilateral engagement with Kingdom of Tonga officials in January.  ... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Coast Guard investigators at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach identified and ordered the cessation of activities on an illegal passenger vessel operating in Long Beach, March 2, 2016. The vessel Orion, operated by Angel’s Ashes charter company, is suspected of taking passengers for hire while operating out of Long Beach Harbor. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams, commanding officer, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, issued a Captain of the Port Order to the vessel’s owner to immediately cease operations as a commercial passenger vessel.  ... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
LOS ANGELES — The safety zone issued by the Coast Guard, restricting recreational and commercial vessel traffic in the affected area has been removed Thursday. The channel is now open to all vessel traffic. The responsible party for spilled oil in the vicinity of the 577-foot cargo ship, Istra Ace, continues their clean-up efforts that began Sunday evening. Contractors are continuing to clean in the affected area, including vessels, docks, pilings and other structures.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
BOSTON —  The Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish crew was presented a mission excellence award Thursday at Coast Guard Base Boston. Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of the First Coast Guard District, presented the team the 2015 Chief Petty Officer Andy James Award for Mission Excellence during a ceremony aboard the cutter. During 2015, Flying Fish steamed more than 4,600 miles executing at-sea law enforcement boardings, escorting liquefied natural gas carriers, assisting in search and rescue cases, and providing coastal security.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced the removal of Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from Cuba, Thursday. Following a comprehensive assessment, the United States Coast Guard has determined that Cuba meets the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code requirements established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has effective security measures in their ports. Vessels arriving to the U.S. are no longer required to employ additional security measures while in Cuban ports.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
MILWAUKEE –  The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday morning for a man who went missing Wednesday evening while kayaking in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin.... [Read More]
March 17, 2016
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding their semi-annual meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training.... [Read More]

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