Coast Guard News

February 19, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W.Va.— The response teams worked to get residents back in their homes and made significant operational progress, Thursday. Residents in Boomer Bottom are now allowed to return home. The Unified Command continues its response to the West Virginia Train Derailment near Mount Carbon that occurred, Monday.Highway 61 remains closed due to safety concerns. The Unified Command is working on options to reopen portions of Highway 61 for residents, and people who need access for employment reasons. ... [Read More]
February 19, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W. Va. — The Unified Command announced Thursday that residents evacuated from Boomer Bottom following the West Virginia Train Derailment near Mount Carbon, are now allowed to return home. The evacuation order is still in effect for residents of Adena Village and Mount Carbon. The decision to lift the evacuation order was made by the Unified Command based on the results of on-going air monitoring and the safety of the site. Transportation will be provided from hotels where evacuees are staying.... [Read More]
February 19, 2015
  PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is working to break ice Thursday on the Delaware River. The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan and Cleat are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways on the Delaware River, its tributaries, and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  Due to ice on the waterways, only steel-hull vessels may operate north of the Betsy Ross Bridge and in the Salem River. Additionally, vessels operating in the C&D Canal must be steel-hulled and have engines with a minimum of 1,500 horsepower.... [Read More]
February 19, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – The West Virginia Train Derailment Unified Command continues its recovery, response and clean-up efforts in the vicinity of the incident near Mount Carbon, Thursday. In conjunction with federal, state and local organizations on-scene, CSX began re-railing operations on Wednesday to remove the derailed cars that have not been involved in the fires.... [Read More]
February 19, 2015
For a higher resolution of this graphic, click on the thumbnail above. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy are continuing the search for a student reported overboard from a Japanese training vessel approximately 70 miles southwest of Kauai, Tuesday. Coast Guard and Navy assets have searched 9,412 square miles totaling 83 search hours.... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
NEW YORK – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutters Line and Willow worked with a commercial contracted tug to break tug Maryland out of thick ice near West Point, New York, Wednesday.   Tugboat Maryland notified Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3 a.m., requesting assistance after finding their vessel stuck in the ice near West Point.   The tug was transiting to Newburgh, New York, to deliver 26,929 barrels of home heating oil.  ... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – The Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, CSX, the West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection and Military Affairs & Public Safety, including the National Guard, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and local agencies established a unified command in response to the West Virginia Train Derailment near Mount Carbon on the Kanawha River, Monday.... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. - The Coast Guard, Federal On Scene Coordinator for the response, and other members of the West Virginia Train Derailment Unified Command are working with response crews for the continual response efforts to monitor the burning of the derailed rail cars near Mount Carbon next to the Kanawha River, Feb. 18, 2015.... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will deliver the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address Feb. 24, 2015, in the Cdr. Raymond J. “Ray” Evans Conference Center at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This will be Adm. Zukunft’s first State of the Coast Guard Address. He will participate in a media availability event immediately following the address. WHO:  Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will deliver the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address Feb. 24, 2015, in the Cdr. Raymond J. “Ray” Evans Conference Center at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, beginning at 10:00 a.m.   This will be Adm. Zukunft’s first State of the Coast Guard Address. He will participate in a media availability event immediately following the address.   WHO:  Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard  ... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter recovered the body of a surfer just off Steps Beach Tuesday afternoon in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a 911 call at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday reporting a missing 28-year-old male surfer in the area of Steps Beach wearing grey trunks. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen was launched to the scene, while Puerto Rico Emergency Management rescue crews also responded to assist with the search.... [Read More]
February 18, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is continuing the search for a student reported overboard from a Japanese training vessel approximately 70 miles southwest of Kauai, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified at 9:56 a.m., regarding a 17-year-old male Japanese national who was reported overboard from the 208-foot Japanese training vessel, Hokuho Maru during their transit from Honolulu to Japan.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, San Francisco Police Marine Unit and Vessel Assist San Francisco saved two people aboard a pleasure craft after their vessel began sinking near the Oakland Estuary in the San Francisco Bay Tuesday morning. At 10:28 a.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s Command Center received a VHF-FM radio transmission on channel 16 from a person aboard a 29-foot pleasure craft reporting the boat was taking on water at a rapid rate. When the distress call was made, the pleasure craft was at the mouth of the Oakland Estuary in the San Francisco Bay.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
Capt. Matthew Walker, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, thanks the ship's crew after safely escorting the fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain out of the ice in the Southern Ocean, Feb. 15, 2015. Polar Star’s crew assisted the Antarctic Chieftain after the vessel was disabled and beset by ice. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener)  Editor's note: Please note that links included in the previous version of this release were broken. The links have been updated and tested.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a student reported overboard from a Japanese training vessel approximately 138 miles southwest of Kauai, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified at 9:56 a.m., regarding a 17-year-old male Japanese national who was reported overboard from the 208-foot-long Japanese training vessel, Hokuho Maru during their transit from Honolulu to Japan.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
South Texas Coast Guard crews rescued a family of four from their grounded recreational vessel, Feb. 16, 2015, near Port Mansfield, Texas. (Click image to view rescue video on DVIDShub.net) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a family of four, including two young children, aboard a grounded recreational boat near Port Mansfield, Texas, Monday evening.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and the South San Francisco Fire Department have recovered all three individuals reported missing after their canoe capsized off Coyote Point in San Francisco Bay Monday night.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 29-year-old man was located deceased by a good Samaritan, and recovered by a Coast Guard crew eight miles west of Hudson Beach, Florida, Tuesday. Deceased is Anthony Coffey, 29. A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, found Coffey. William Coffey, 17, was found alive by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews earlier today and was transported to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.... [Read More]
February 17, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — William Coffey was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews in a debris field eight miles west of Hudson Beach, Florida, Tuesday. Missing is Anthony Coffey, 29. FWC crews reported to the Coast Guard they found Coffey severely hypothermic and clinging to a lifejacket. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida.... [Read More]

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