Coast Guard News

January 4, 2017
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Coast Guard is searching North Bay in the vicinity of Case Inlet near Allyn, for a missing kayaker who was last seen at 11:45 p.m., Tuesday. The Coast Guard is searching for Andrew W. Aldredge, 31 , who was last seen in a yellow kayak wearing dark green Carhardt gear and no life jacket.... [Read More]
January 3, 2017
**Correction** NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for a 500-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Mississippi River near Reserve, Louisiana, have been completed, Tuesday. Custom Fuel Services’ tank barge reportedly discharged 500 gallons of diesel into the Mississippi River during a diesel fuel transfer near mile marker 137 at approximately 5 p.m., Monday.... [Read More]
January 3, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for a 500-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Mississippi River near Reserve, Louisiana, have been completed, Tuesday.Custom Fuel Services’ tank barge reportedly discharged 500 gallons of diesel into the Mississippi River during a diesel fuel transfer near mile marker 137 at approximately 5 p.m., Monday.Environmental Safety and Health assisted in clean-up operations and all of the discharged diesel has been recovered or has dissipated. ... [Read More]
January 3, 2017
A high-powered blue laser shines against a black background, demonstrating just how strong the light can be when emitted from this device. A Coast Guard Hearing Officer assessed a $9,500 civil penalty, Dec. 27, 2016, to a Washington resident for interfering with the safe operation of the Washington State Ferry Tokitae by shining a high-powered blue laser at the vessel on October 22, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ... [Read More]
January 2, 2017
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 500-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Mississippi River near Reserve, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5:00 p.m. that Custom Fuel Services’ tank barge reportedly discharged 500 gallons of diesel into the Mississippi River during a diesel fuel transfer near mile marker 137. The vessel has secured the discharge of fuel.... [Read More]
January 2, 2017
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station New Haven rescue boatcrew assisted a disabled vessel in Morris Cove, Connecticut, Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified that a 23-foot vessel was disabled and anchored in Morris Cove, Connecticut, with two people aboard.... [Read More]
January 2, 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is searching for a passenger from the MSC Divina cruise ship, who is suspected of going overboard early Monday morning in waters north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Jeon Pierre Knorr, 74, a French citizen was reportedly last seen by his wife at approximately 3 a.m. going out to the couple's room balcony to take some fresh air.  The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the missing passenger remain unknown.... [Read More]
January 2, 2017
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Sunday at sunset for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai.“Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of Michael, Whitney and John," said Lt. Nic Iannarone, Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center command duty officer. "Suspending a search is an incredibly difficult decision to make, especially during the holiday season.... [Read More]
January 1, 2017
A 27-foot crab boat sits disabled and adrift in the shoals of Bellingham Bay, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Bellingham rescue boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium responded to the incident and safely removed the mariner from his vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued one mariner aboard a disabled vessel after he become disoriented in Bellingham Bay, Saturday.... [Read More]
January 1, 2017
EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for a 67-year-old male in the water after rescuing two people near Todd Point in Fort Bragg Saturday evening.  At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report of two men and one female in the water.  ... [Read More]
December 31, 2016
     U.S. Coast Guard photos and video HONOLULU — The search for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai, continues Saturday. The search now extends up to 17 miles northeast of Ilio Point. Missing are: Michael Childers, pilot, and two passengers John Mizuno and Whitney Thomas. They were flying in a Cessna with tail number N174LL.... [Read More]
December 31, 2016
A signal flare burns bright during a flare training exercise in Rio Vista, California, April 6, 2012. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to take the proper fireworks precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend on the water for the New Year's holiday weekend. The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a vessel as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress, needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources.... [Read More]
December 31, 2016
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately four miles east of Ilio Point, Molokai, Friday.  Responding are an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, the USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316) an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Honolulu, and crews from the Molokai Police Department and the National Parks Service. ... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard will suspend its search efforts Friday at 7:30 p.m., for a missing plane with six people aboard in Lake Erie, pending further developments. The search will have covered more than 128 square miles of Lake Erie.  "The decision to suspend a search is never easy," said Capt. Michael Mullen, chief of response for the Coast Guard 9th District.  "I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost loved ones during this tragedy."... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
PHILADELPHIA - Four people and a dog were rescued from a sailboat approximately 290-miles off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday. Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified by Boat U.S., that the 38-foot sailboat Luna C. suffered engine failure and damage to the sailboat’s mast, Wednesday.... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued a jet skier Friday 25 miles east of Miami.  Watch standers with the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center received a personal locating beacon (PLB) notification at 12:59 p.m. and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard reminds Florida boaters Friday to exercise caution and to boat safe while enjoying New Year's Day weekend.  The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a boat as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress and needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources. ... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
(U.S. Coast Guard photos and story by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers/Released)To view or download imagery please visit:  https://goo.gl/CvD67s... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force search Lake Erie just off Cleveland for a missing airplane with 6 people aboard Dec. 30, 2016. The aircraft went missing shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport the evening of Dec. 29. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw. Click the video for hi-res download Further updates will be released as they become available. For more information contact the response joint information center at 216-937-0121. ... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated five Cuban migrants Monday and another 24 migrants Friday.  These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these sea voyages from ending in tragedy.... [Read More]

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