Coast Guard News

March 2, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to Wilmington at 3:30 p.m. today following a 46-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.  During the patrol, the crew aboard the Diligence was diverted to conduct a search and rescue mission of four Italian sailors aboard the 30-foot sailing vessel Algeria, which became disabled off the Coast of Panama.  ... [Read More]
March 2, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two boaters aboard a 19-foot center console boat near Everglades City, Florida, Monday. Missing are William Benditt, 60, and Sharon Jeffkin, 53, from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 23-year-old man wearing a full blue rain suit and holding onto a dark green 16-foot kayak with an 8-foot blue kayak drifting nearby after overturning Saturday morning near South Deer Island. Missing is Alex Gallant. At approximately 3 p.m., the Galveston Police Department notified Coast Guard Station Galveston watchstanders that a good samaritan vessel had picked up 21-year-old Brandon Curacas. He was holding onto a piling in the water near 8 mile road in Galveston.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Saturday afternoon. Recreational and commercial vessels with less than 25-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast prepares to moor up in their home port of Astoria, Ore., Feb. 28, 2015. The Steadfast crew returned from a successful two-month joint interagency task force deployment on which they crew interdicted approximately $23 million worth of illegal narcotics. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
Dana Moehling, the ombudsman for Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., poses in front of a response boat at the station Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The Coast Guard Ombudsman Program aims to enhance communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City ... [Read More]
February 28, 2015
Photos and video of the first rescue in Matagorda Bay Feb. 27, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos and video. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard boat and air crews rescued a 64-year-old man after his oyster boat went aground and began taking on water in Matagorda Bay early this morning and rescued another man after his oyster boat went aground in the same area this afternoon. ... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
SEATTLE — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with the assistance of the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel crew for several discrepancies found during an at-sea boarding near Bellingham Thursday. The crew of the fishing vessel Island Rose was escorted safely back to Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham after being cited for expired flares, and insufficient number of fire extinguishers and  the lack of a masthead navigation light.... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, interacts with Coast Guard members during a presentation at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Feb. 27, 2015. The office provides a voice for military personnel and their families at the CFPB, so that military members can focus on their missions without worrying about illegal or harmful financial practices and get any help they need. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. ... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is scheduled to return to its homeport of Alameda, Calif., after a 78-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific.   Who: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche   What: The cutter and crew are returning home after a 78-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific.   Where: Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA   When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.  ... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
Red snapper and a lancha are documented after being seized during an illegal fishing interdiction in the waters off South Texas Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper.... [Read More]
February 27, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast and Edisto, Canadian naval vessels Nanaimo and Whitehorse, the Mexican navy vessel Revolución and two Mexican navy fast patrol craft steam in formation off the Mexican coastline in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 21, 2015, as part of the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI). The NAMSI Pacific Exercise is designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to maritime homeland security/maritime homeland defense. ... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Thursday afternoon. Recreational vessels with less than six-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone upon receiving clearance from the on-scene representative. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
Editors note: Click the photo to download high-resolution time-lapse video The Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts a backing and ramming evolution as it attempts to get into Ashtabula, Ohio, for fuel and other supplies Feb. 18, 2015. The goal in backing and ramming is to create a wide path in the ice so the ice has somewhere to go and doesn't create a larger problem with the creation of brash ice, an accumulation of floating ice made up of fragments. U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. Cmdr. John Henry.... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
Chief Warrant Officers Gregory Miller, Michael Mitchell and Lt. Ryan Junod, all Coast Guard marine inspectors at Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Ohio, scan the stern and anchor system of the motor vessel American Spirit Feb. 18, 2015. The marine inspectors walked and crawled through several moored vessels and examined ongoing maintenance of several lakers in Toledo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area Coast Guard unit is scheduled to receive the Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, District of Columbia, Friday at 10 a.m. EST. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 is recognized as one of seven Reserve units with the best programs to support their military families.... [Read More]

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