Coast Guard News

February 22, 2015
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways from the Delaware River, through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, down to Tangier Island, Virginia. The crew of the Baltimore-based Chock traveled to Tangier Island to break ice and aid residents by delivering groceries and medical supplies. While assisting Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, another crew was needed to take over the Sector Baltimore ice-breaking mission.... [Read More]
February 22, 2015
The media and public is invited to attend a public listening session to present and receive feedback on a Waterways Analysis Management System study of the Missouri River from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center, located at Smithvill Lake, 16311 DD Hwy, Smithville, Mo., 64089, Feb., 25th. The Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River study of the Missouri River includes the navigable waters from Sioux City, Iowa to St. Louis, Mo., and specifically targets the navigation channel, marking of the navigation channel, and maritime commerce.... [Read More]
February 22, 2015
SARASOTA, Fla. — Two teenagers, who were rescued by the Coast Guard after being stranded in the vicinity of the upper Myakka River, were transported to the Sarasota International Airport Saturday night. Upon arriving at the airport at 11:58 p.m., the teens were evaluated by Emergency Medical Services with no injuries. The teenagers had been stranded in the vicinity of the upper Myakka River in the Flatford Preserve, approximately 30 miles east of Sarasota. It is unknown at this time how the teenagers arrived at the swamp.... [Read More]
February 22, 2015
SARASOTA, Fla. — The Coast Guard is assisting in the rescue of two teenagers Saturday night in the vicinity of the upper Myakka River in the Flatford Preserve, approximately 30 miles east of Sarasota. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center were notified of the situation by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 7:52 p.m. The report stated that two teenagers, 15 and 16, were in the swamp and became stranded Friday. Due to their location, they were unable to get out on foot.... [Read More]
February 21, 2015
Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 members await the arrival of Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Johnson, the Coast Guard reserve force master chief, at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Feb. 21, 2015. Commissioned in 1998, the PSU is a self-sustaining unit that can be deployed anywhere in the world, with member roles covering boats, security, communications, weapons, engineering, logistics, food service and medical staff. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. ... [Read More]
February 21, 2015
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon, a 234-foot multi-mission light icebreaker, breaks ice in Lake Erie en route to a rendezvous with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, Feb. 19, 2015. The Griffon assisted the Bristol Bay into Cleveland Harbor before returning to assist the motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, which is beset in ice near Conneaut, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay breaks ice outside of Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015.... [Read More]
February 21, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for a student reported overboard from a Japanese training vessel approximately 70 miles southwest of Kauai. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the missing student's family, friends and loved ones," said Capt. Shannon Gilreath, commanding officer for Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. "Suspending an active search is a difficult decision to make. We have exhausted all available resources in our efforts, but pending further developments, we have decided to suspend the search."... [Read More]
February 21, 2015
    Coast Guard Fireman Shirlanda Charles is a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, who began her military service with an uncommon perspective and a unique kind of patriotism. When Charles enlisted in the U.S. military and solemnly swore to defend the Constitution of the United States, she dedicated her service to a country where she was not a citizen. Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean just north of South America.... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — This site will no longer be the primary source for updated news releases regarding the West Virginia Train Derailment Response. For future news releases regarding this response please visit the Department of Environmental Protection news site here. ... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted with the rescue of an injured hang glider at Waddell Beach approximately 20 miles north of Santa Cruz, Thursday. At approximately 5:20 p.m., Sector San Francisco Command Center was contacted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which requested assistance rescuing a hang glider stranded on a cliff face approximately 60 feet off the ground.... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Senior leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Australian Federal Police signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to highlight common missions, interests, capabilities, and opportunities for collaboration. The memorandum seeks to benefit the U.S. - Australia partnership by strengthening maritime cooperation, promoting personnel development, and fostering research into civil maritime law enforcement. ... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
Coast Guard Air Station Houston hoists a tanker crewmember aboard and transports him to the University of Texas Medical Branch Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Houston. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 46-year-old crewmember off a tanker in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage Thursday morning.... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon, a 234-foot multi-mission medium icebreaker, breaks ice in Lake Erie en route to a rendezvous with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, Feb. 19, 2015. The Griffon will assist the Bristol Bay into Cleveland Harbor before making way to assist the motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, which is beset in ice near Ashtabula, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay breaks ice outside of Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015. ... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay breaks ice outside of Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015. The Bristol Bay has encountered ice 8 to 10 feet in Lake Erie and brash ice, which is the jagged landscape, 5 to 6 feet thick. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. John Henry The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay backs down from a wall of ice as it prepares to ram the wall in efforts to clear a path into Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015. ... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W. Va. —The Unified Command for the West Virginia Train Derailment announced Friday that residents evacuated from Adena Village and Mount Carbon are now allowed to return home, with the exception of those residents living in five homes immediately adjacent to the site. ... [Read More]
February 20, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear is scheduled to return to Portsmouth on Sunday following a two month patrol through the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean.  During the patrol the crew aboard the Bear seized and offloaded approximately 1,500 lbs of cocaine worth more than $20 million. ... [Read More]

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