Coast Guard Attemps to Refloat Grounded Vessel Near Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Coast Guard Sector Baltimore personnel are attempting to free a 711-foot vessel carrying coal had gone aground while transiting the Port of Baltimore this morning. Coast Guard personnel were notified at 9:15 a.m. that the Liberain flagged motor vessel Montrose had gone soft aground in the mouth of the Choptank River. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Monitors Ice Conditions Near Harsens Island

DETROIT – Coast Guard Sector Detroit continues to monitor the ice conditions within the North Channel in the vicinity of Harsens Island. Icebreaking assets are standing by to assist in breaking out the Harsens Island Ferry. Warmer temperatures and rain are predicted for Thursday, 1 March and Friday, 2 March, which should aid in the further deterioration and movement of the ice currently blocking...

Ohio Man Sentenced for Operating a Recreational Vessel in a Grossly Negligent Manner

TOLEDO, Ohio – Stephen A. Steinle, of Fremont, Ohio, was sentenced on February 20, 2007 to two years of probation, 6 months home detention with electronic monitoring and a $10,000 fine for operating a recreational vessel on Lake Erie in a grossly negligent manner. At the sentencing hearing, U. S. Magistrate Judge Vernelis K. Armstrong also ordered Mr. Steinle not to operate a boat or water craft...

Coast Guard Rescues Teen Who Fell Through Ice

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Station (Aids to Navigation Team) Muskegon rescued a 13-year-old boy after he fell through the ice off a pier near the station last night at approximately 6:15 p.m. Seaman Charles Fraley helped save the life of the 13-year-old by holding him up out of the water. Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Lenz proceeded 100-yards to the scene to assist with pulling both from the ice. The...

Oil Spill Cleanup Continues in Puget Sound

SEATTLE – Response teams continue to clean up an oil spill near Pier 90 at Smith Cove in Elliott Bay today. The Chinese bulk grain cargo ship, Songa Hua, spilled approximately 42 gallons of oil into the bay early this morning while at anchor and refueling from a barge operated by the Olympic Tug and Barge Company. The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are overseeing the response...

Severe Injury Prompts Coast Guard Medevac

BOSTON – A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a man with a severely injured hand who was aboard an 80-foot fishing vessel roughly 80 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard about 4 p.m. today. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified about 1:36 p.m. that a crewman aboard the fishing vessel Courtney Elizabeth, homeported in Point Judith, R.I., was handling lobster pots...

Venturous to Return Home After Successful Patrol

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, home ported in St. Petersburg, Fla., is scheduled to Friday at about 9 a.m. after a 35-day patrol in the Straits of Florida. Early in the patrol, Venturous embarked 50 Cuban migrants over a three-day period from local Coast Guard assets stationed in Key West, Fla. The crew onboard Venturous ensured that each person was given proper medical...

$14 Million Cocaine, Heroin Shipment Transferred to Federal Agents

SAN JUAN, P.R. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland yesterday transferred approximately 871 pounds of cocaine, 270 pounds of heroin, and six suspected smugglers to federal agents of the Caribbean Corridor Initiative at Coast Guard Base San Juan. The crew of a Coast Guard HITRON helicopter deployed aboard the Northland, along with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment aboard the...

Coast Guard Repatriates 32 Cuban Migrants

MIAMI РThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish repatriated 32 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Caba̱as, Cuba today at 10 a.m. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine DASH-8 aircraft crew spotted a go-fast vessel traveling north at a high rate of speed 55 miles south of Marathon, Fla., Feb. 23. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous also located and tracked the vessel while...