Coast Guard News

December 23, 2014
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Duluth, Coast Guard Cutter Alder and a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 aircraft crew from Winnipeg, Manitoba, are enroute to search for a man in the water off of Tofte, Minnesota. The man's name is not being released and there is no Coast Guard video or imagery available for this case.... [Read More]
December 23, 2014
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on waterways throughout Lake Superior and northern Lakes Michigan and Huron since warmer temperatures are forecast through Saturday.... [Read More]
December 23, 2014
WHAT: Recruits currently attending training at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. will receive Christmas stockings from the Jersey Cape Military Spouses' Club. Media is invited to attend the event. If you are media who is interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Kristen Gallego at 1-401-297-9163 to RSVP. WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. WHERE: Ida Lewis Auditorium aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. ... [Read More]
December 23, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia Tuesday, just in time for Christmas, following a 52-day patrol through the Caribbean and into the eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, Legare's crew transited through the Panama Canal and coordinated with multiple countries in Central and South America, along with partner agencies to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.... [Read More]
December 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old male experiencing chest pains from a fishing vessel off San Nicholas Island, Calif., around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles was launched to medevac the man. The man was taken to Los Angeles International Airport, where he was transferred to emergency medical services.... [Read More]
December 23, 2014
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging mariners and the coastal community to take precautions in preparation of two storms expected to impact the Northeast Wednesday and Thursday.The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory in anticipation of storm surges and locally heavy rainfall.... [Read More]
December 23, 2014
PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returned to their homeport in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Friday, following a six-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea supporting the Joint Interagency Task Force-South. During the deployment, the 70-member crew of the Decisive was primarily responsible for conducting counter drug operations in support of U.S. and international laws. The Decisive worked directly with federal and international partners at JIATF-S and the 7th Coast Guard District to combat transnational organized crime networks operating in the Caribbean Basin.... [Read More]
December 22, 2014
  EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on thumbnails for video MIAMI — A man was rescued by Coast Guard aircrews after his plane crashed approximately five miles east of South Bimini, Bahamas, Monday afternoon. Rescued was David Pedroza, 43, from Boca Raton, Florida.... [Read More]
December 21, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a Filipino crewmember from a tanker 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Sunday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the crew of the 748-foot Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Lorelei reporting a crewmember was suffering from a reportedly broken left leg.... [Read More]
December 20, 2014
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December 20, 2014
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hunter from Chicagof Island near Juneau, Alaska, Friday evening.  An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hunter and transferred him to Hoonah, Alaska.  Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a report of a hunter in distress after he became separated from his hunting party on Chicagof Island.  Sector Juneau watchstanders launched the helicopter crew to rescue the hunter.... [Read More]
December 20, 2014
     Editor's note: For high resolution imagery, click on the thumbnail icons above. HONOLULU – A swimmer in distress was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter after being swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Friday.An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was on a routine mission when they received notification by radio from a tour helicopter that S.O.S. was written in the sand on a nearby beach.... [Read More]
December 20, 2014
         Editor's note: For high resolution imagery, click on the thumbnail images above. HONOLULU – Crewmembers from Oahu-based Coast Guard units delivered 314 Christmas presents to children at Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School, a Honolulu school that draws from an underprivileged area of the island, Friday.... [Read More]
December 19, 2014
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December 19, 2014
          For a holiday video message, please click the above photo. Need gift ideas for your favorite boater? Give the gift of life - here are a few ideas that may end up ensuring your boater is around for the holidays next year.  ... [Read More]
December 19, 2014
"Correction" SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises to exercise caution during the holidays at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to dangerous riptides in the region. Since Friday, the Coast Guard has responded to multiple search and rescue cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico involving swimmers, beachgoers, surfers and boaters who were swept out to sea or overcome by the dangerous surf and rip currents in the area.  ... [Read More]
December 19, 2014
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, Over the Horizon small boat, interdicts a 20-foot drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea Dec. 10, 2014.  The interdiction resulted in the seizure of 71 pounds of cocaine and the apprehension of two smugglers. The interdiction was a result of a multi-agency law enforcement effort in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and Coast Guard Operation Unified Resolve.  (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)... [Read More]
December 18, 2014
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews rescued a boater in distress near Bellport, N.Y., who was reported missing for nearly 12 hours.   Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received a call from a 911 dispatcher, stating that the boater’s wife was concerned when her husband departed at approximately 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday and intended to be back at dusk but hadn’t returned.  ... [Read More]
December 18, 2014
MIAMI — Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea.  These trips are extremely dangerous. Individuals located at sea may be returned to Cuba. ... [Read More]
December 17, 2014
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard ended their search for a boater who was reported overdue after he was located at approximately 2 P.M. today and confirmed safely ashore. Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) Sturgeon Bay and CGC Wire, Coast Guard Sector New York, Sector Northern New England, and Sector Buffalo searched for Ken Allen, 41, for approximately nine hours today after a friend notified Sector New York that his friend was supposed to arrive in Staten Island, N.Y., yesterday.  ... [Read More]

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