Coast Guard Responds to Report of Sinking Boat

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching tonight for survivors of a reported 15-foot boat sinking near Provincetown, Mass. In an initial 911 call at 4 p.m., a 14-year old witness on land said he saw one person aboard the boat when it sank near Storage Beach, in Truro, Mass. He said he heard three air horn blasts and heard the word “help”. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard and State Removing Fuel From Grounded Vessel on Niihau

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, in cooperation with the Hawaii State Department of Health and the Robinson family, continues to monitor the removal of fuel from a grounded fishing vessel at Kawaihoa Point, near the southern tip of Niihau. The fishing vessel ran aground at 7:15 p.m. Friday. Two men onboard were air lifted off Niihau by a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Neither survivor reported...

Fishing Vessel at Midway Atoll Repaired: Awaiting Safety Certification

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported today that three small holes in the Japanese fishing vessel Kotobuki Maru No. 38 have been patched to eliminate the possibility of additional fuel escaping into the environment at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Any remaining fuel and water within the damaged tank is now secure. A professional marine surveyor is...

High Island Pipeline Secured

HOUSTON – The ruptured High Island Pipeline located 30 miles south of Galveston, Texas, was secured this morning. At 10:00 p.m. yesterday, favorable weather conditions allowed divers to return to the spill site and start searching for the seaward section of the ruptured pipeline. The end of the pipeline was located at 6:15 a.m. today. Shortly thereafter the pipe was sealed using an inflatable...

Today in Coast Guard History – December 31

1881 – At 4 a.m. the patrolman from Station No. 34, Fourth District, New Jersey, discovered a vessel ashore on the south bar at Townsend’s Inlet, NJ about three miles south of the station and a mile offshore. He reported at the station at once and the vessel was boarded by the life-saving crew within an hour and a half. She proved to be the schooner Joseph F. Baker with a crew of eight...

Coast Guard Monitoring Removal of Fuel From Grounded Fishing Vessel on Niihau

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard, the Hawaii State Department of Health and the Robinson family continue to monitor the removal of fuel from a grounded fishing vessel at Kawaihoa Point, on the southern tip of Niihau Friday night. Coast Guard marine safety personnel from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu traveled to the site today to assess the damage to the Wahine Kepaloa II and evaluate the area for fuel...

No Evidence of Pollution or Oiled Wildlife Found at Midway Atoll

HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and ECM Maritime Services continue to respond to Thursday’s oil spill within the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Surveys from the shoreline of all three islets by Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel...

Coast Guard Rescues Two Fisherman from Grounded Vessel

HONOLULU – Yesterday evening, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu responded to a grounded vessel located approximately two miles north of Ni’ihau where two persons were reported to be in the water. Sector Honolulu received notification at approximately 7:15 p.m. and an Air Station Barbers Point helicopter was dispatched to the location. The two fisherman onboard the fishing vessels WAHINE KEPALOA...

Coast Guard Says Crewmen Stole Clown

SARASOTA – An internal Coast Guard investigation has determined that two crewmen from the Cutter Vise stole a clown statue from down town Sarasota about three weeks ago. The crewman grabbed the 6 foot statue from downtown and took it aboard the cuttter, which was docked overnight in Sarasota. The Coast Guard has paid Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care $3,500 for a replacement statue. The...