Security Team Receives Commendation

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); ST. MARYS, Ga. – A local Coast Guard homeland security unit is receiving an award for its efforts in securing ports, waterways and numerous high-value U.S. Naval assets. The crew of Maritime Safety and Security Team Kingsbay (91108) will be receiving the Coast Guard Unit Commendation for their work...

Five Rescued from Disabled Boat

GUAM – At 10:30 a.m., agencies from Search and Rescue Group Guam rescued five people from a disabled 30-foot vessel off Tarague Beach in northern Guam. The disabled vessel was in danger as it became stuck on the reef. Responding units included the US Coast Guard, Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25), Guam Fire and Rescue, the private vessel Ten Two, and the USS Frank Cable. Two people...

Micronesian Patrol Boat Roundup to be Hosted by Coast Guard Sector Guam

GUAM – On December 6th, patrol boats from three nations will enter Apra Harbor for several days of training and information sharing as part of the Exercise Sea Guardian. At approximately 12 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Washington will accompany the Palauan Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Remeliik and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) PPB Micronesia to Coast Guard Sector Guam’s pier. Sea...

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Swimmer

Honolulu, HI – The Coast Guard and the Kauai Fire Department Thursday continue to search the waters and shoreline near Polihale Beach, Kauai for a swimmer missing since Wednesday afternoon. Crews from two HH-65 Dolphin helicopters and a C-130 search plane, from Air Station Barbers Point, scour Kauai waters and beaches for a 30 year-old male who was visiting from Illinois. Kauai Fire Department...

Coast Guard Rescues Man from Range Marker

Freeport, TX – The Coast Guard rescued a man this afternoon when he became stranded on a range marker in Chocolate Bayou, near Freeport, Texas. Coast Guard Station Freeport received a call from the man on his cell phone at 12:10 p.m., reporting that he was stranded on the range marker and needed help. Unable to get close enough due to the shallow water, Station Freeport requested assistance from...

Converted Patrol Boat Operations Suspended

Washington, DC – The U.S. Coast Guard announced today its decision to suspend normal operations of eight converted 123-foot patrol boats assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., due to additional structural damage recently discovered in the hulls. “I suspended the operation of all eight 123-foot cutters to ensure the continued safety of our crews as we assess additional structural...

Coast Guard Tests New Law Enforcement Tool

Portsmouth, VA – The Coast Guard is testing the application of a new non-lethal law enforcement tool. The Acoustic Hailing Device (AHD) test will be held aboard the USCGC Cochito at Coast Guard Station Little Creek on Thursday. The AHD is a high powered, long-rang hailing and warning device that uses acoustic energy to provide a non-lethal warning. “In addition to the cutter’s loud...

Coast Guard Rescues 8 Cubans Stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Borinquen yesterday hoisted to safety, eight Cuban migrants who were stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico since Saturday. The migrants were allegedly smuggled into Puerto Rico from Haiti aboard an unidentified boat. They were located by the crew of a Florida Air National Guard C-26 fixed-wing aircraft at approximately 9:30...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell to Be Recognized for Drug Seizures

Alameda, CA – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell will have a ceremony here at 1 p.m. Thursday to recognize their efforts in recent drug seizures while on their last deployment. A crewmember from Boutwell will affix stickers representing the seizure of nearly 23,000 pounds of cocaine to the hull of the 378-foot cutter. Traditionally, Coast Guard cutter crews place a sticker on the hull...