Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Billy Bowlegs Festival

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.- The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone from the U.S. Highway 98 Brooks Bridge West to mile marker 220 in the intracoastal waterway of Santa Rosa Sound here, beginning Saturday through Sunday. The Coast Guard along with state and local agencies are scheduled to patrol the...

Coast Guard Re-opens Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard re-opened the Mississippi River from mile marker 180 to mile marker 184 to limited vessel traffic today at 2:30 p.m. The Mississippi River was closed today to all vessel traffic when a barge sank in the river channel at approximately marker 182 after the barge struck the McKinley Bridge in downtown St. Louis. The Coast Guard, working with local industry partners, has...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Change of Command

NEW HAVEN, Conn.–U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Daniel A. Ronan will relieve Capt. Peter J. Boynton as commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and Coast Guard Captain of the Port during a time honored military ceremony 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at the Coast Guard base, 120 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, Conn. Media desiring to cover the ceremony should arrive at the base by 10:30 a.m. Following...

Coast Guard provides assistance to sinking boat

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard assisted a sinking fishing boat about 12 miles south east of Sabine, Texas, this morning. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call at 5:08 a.m. from the captain of a nearby vessel reporting a fishing boat named Thuan Hai was sinking. Coast Guard Station Sabine dispatched a rescue boat crew to attempt to dewater the boat. When the rescue...

COAST GUARD RESCUES MIAMI FAMILY

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin rescued four adults, one child and one infant from the sinking 65-foot vessel, Imagination, approximately 13 miles east of Miami Beach, Fla. Thursday. Ziada Pascual, 61, Pedro Pascual, 60, Chris Murray, 43, and Amarillys Pascual, 39, along with the child and infant, all from Miami, left Bayside Marina in downtown Miami Thursday morning and were...

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress Returns from Busy Patrol

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Cutter Cypress returned to its homeport of Mobile, Ala., May 26, 2007, after a 13-day patrol that took the crew across the Gulf of Mexico for a variety of missions. Every year, the crew of the Cypress host personnel from the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) as they visit NOAA buoys to perform both routine maintenance and necessary repairs. During this patrol, the...

Coast Guard Chiefs to Host Special Olympics

BUZZARD’S BAY, Mass. – The Cape Cod Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers’ Association (CPOA) is scheduled to host the 19th Annual Habilitation Assistance Corporation sponsored Massachusetts Special Olympics events from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 1, 2007, at the gym on Otis Air National Guard Base. Members of the CPOA, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard Station Cleveland Gets New Officer-in-Charge

CLEVELAND — Chief Jeffrey A. Rahn transferred command of Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor to Chief Patrick M. Owens in a change-of-command ceremony today at the Cleveland Moorings. Chief Rahn is being promoted to the rank of chief warrant officer and will assume the duties of chief of security forces at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. Chief Owens,  was previously stationed at Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after canoe capsizes

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven, Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Middlesex County Fire Department marine unit, and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued three men after their canoe capsized in the Rappahannock River last night. Pedro Escobar, Carlos Pena and Jairo Francia, were rescued after a Middlesex County Sherriff’s deputy reported...