Coast Guard News

March 26, 2015
  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard hosted a celebration to honor a Coast Guard WWII veteran on his 100th birthday Thursday in Portsmouth.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. – Members of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, attended a proclamation reading, Thursday, at the New Jersey State House announcing that the first week of August, each year, will be designated as “Coast Guard Week.” Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of the training center, accepted the proclamation from Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, and provided brief comments to the members of the General Assembly.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101, Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and Safeboat International convene for an at-sea wreath laying ceremony in honor of Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Gill Jr. near Vashon Island, Wash., March 25, 2015. Boats from each unit, as well as a 65-foot boat built by Safeboat for the Tunisian navy, were strung together, serving as a platform for participating members as they gathered around and paid tribute to a fallen shipmate. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
WHAT: Commercial fishing drill conductor course WHEN: March 28 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Coast Guard Sector San Diego located at 2710 N. Harbor Dr. SAN DIEGO — The media is invited to a free one-day commercial fishing drill conductor course for 15 local fisherman hosted by the Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Saturday.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
NEW YORK -With Spring officially here and air temperatures rising, the Coast Guard is urging mariners, paddle boarders, and water enthusiasts to use caution when returning to the water.Every year the Coast Guard responds to cold water accidents resulting in the untimely deaths of unsuspecting boaters."It was a harsh winter and everyone is looking forward to getting back on the water," said Cmdr. Jonathan Theel, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound chief of response.... [Read More]
March 26, 2015
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March 26, 2015
The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seized approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican smugglers following an at-sea interdiction March 18, 2015, off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. The seized contraband was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $16 million dollars and was transferred March 24, 2015 to Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents in Puerto Rico for prosecution.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles conducted two separate hoists over the course of one day near La Push, Wash., March 25, 2015. The first hoist was of a woman who injured her knee while out on a hike, and the second hoist involved a man who became separated from his friends and was stranded on a cliff by incoming tides. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Port Angeles.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
By Coast Guard Auxiliarist member, Trey Clifton They were dubbed the greatest generation, and after spending an hour or so with Linwood Thumm, known more affectionately as "Tick," it's easy to understand why. Two weeks shy of his 100th birthday, his recollection of his service in the Coast Guard during WWII are as vivid as if he just left the battle. Humble about his service yet excited to share his memories, this is just a brief glimpse into the story of Tick Thumm.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
B-roll footage is available for download. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City are taking to the skies more frequently beginning Wednesday and continuing through late April to conduct annual Rotary Wing Air Intercept pilot training.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
MIAMI - Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a man who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship 22 nautical miles south of Marathon, Florida, Sunday. Frank Slippo, 43, hometown unknown, reportedly went overboard from the 12th deck balcony of Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship late Sunday night.  Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders were notified by the cruise ship and launched an intense 3-day search for the missing passenger. The search was suspended after more than 57 hours looking for Mr. Slippo. ... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
San Diego native to study renewable energy technologies in Finland NEW LONDON, Conn. — Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, was recently granted a two-year Fulbright Scholarship to study renewable energy technologies in Finland during the 2015-2016 academic year and the 2016-2017 academic year.... [Read More]
March 25, 2015
  WHO: Linwood "Tick" Thumm, a 100-year-old Coast Guard WWII veteran and Coast Guard 5th District personnel WHAT: Birthday celebration in which Mr. Thumm will be presented various honors in recognition of his 100th birthday WHERE: 431 Crawford St., Portsmouth, VA, Federal Building WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Thursday  ... [Read More]
March 24, 2015
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew transported a beach-goer who was reportedly stranded on a cliff at Second Beach near La Push, Tuesday.An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the stranded man and transported him to the Forks airport where he was met by friends.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received a request for assistance from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River at 1:51 p.m., reporting that the 53-year-old man was separated from his group of friends and was stranded on a cliff, unreachable by ... [Read More]
March 24, 2015
An Air Station Houston aircrew, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, hoists four people from their disabled boat off Freeport, Texas, March 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Air Station Houston. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted four people from their disabled boat in the Gulf of Mexico, about 65 miles southeast of Freeport, Texas, Tuesday afternoon.... [Read More]
March 24, 2015
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew transported a hiker reportedly suffering from a knee injury and mild hypothermia seven miles southeast of La Push, Tuesday.An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the hiker and transported her to the Forks airport where she was taken by ambulance to the Forks Community Hospital.... [Read More]
March 24, 2015
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Members of the Coast Guard Fire Department, stationed onboard the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, and members of local fire departments conducted fire suppression training, Monday.  Using a forced entry simulator, members of the Villas, Cape May and Rio Grande Fire Departments worked along side the CGFD to gain access to a space that was on fire. The firemen also trained on how to safely advance charged hoses through narrow passageways in order to suppress a fire and horizontal ventilation techniques.... [Read More]
March 24, 2015
(please click photo above to download a high-res version) NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew medevaced a man from a fishing boat south of Southwest Pass, at around 1 p.m., Tuesday. The crew of a HH-65 Dolphin from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was dispatched approximately 17 miles south of Southwest Pass to pick up a fisherman who had been reportedly complaining of abdominal pain for three days.... [Read More]
March 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard recently transformed and consolidated its 30-year-old human resources and payroll systems for its 46,000-member workforce and along the way did the same for two other federal agencies, the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps. ... [Read More]

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