Coast Guard airlifts boat passenger

BOSTON – The Coast Guard airlifted a 16-year-old charter boat passenger today after he suffered from a reported seizure about 15 miles offshore from Gloucester, Mass. Coast Guard Station Gloucester received the report from a crewman aboard the 75-foot Yankee Clipper that the teenager had fallen and needed medical assistance. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guardsman Drowns In Traverse City, Michigan

From 9&10 News An Airman stationed at the Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City drowned Thursday evening after efforts to save him failed. The drowning happened at about 6 p.m. off shore near the Traverse City volleyball courts on West Grand Traverse Bay. Lt. Jeremy Loeb with the Coast Guard says Charles J. Krause, 21 of Neenah, Wisc., died on the scene. Witnesses said Krause was swimming with...

Coast Guard Cutter Shamal to Return Home from Patrol

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Shamal is scheduled to return to thier homeport at Singing River Island in Pascagoula at approximately 11 a.m., after completing a 30-day patrol in the Straits of Florida. The crew of the Shamal’s efforts were centered on migrant interdiction operations, while deployed in support of Coast Guard Sector Key West and the Coast Guard’s...

Coast Guard evacuates man from vessel near Ocean Park

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard performed the medical evacuation of a man from a 470-foot commercial vessel today. The crew of the motor vessel Porto Vitilo was 15 miles west of Ocean Park, Wash., when they reported Georgios Papazolou, a 53-year-old Greek citizen, was complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains. An HH-60 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., was dispatched...

Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Rescues 2

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a 19-foot pleasure craft tonight just south of Hopedale. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call for assistance at 6:10 p.m. reporting a disabled vessel taking on water with two adult men aboard. The boat was located near Lake Robin, just south of Hopedale. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an HH-65C...

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill in Savannah River

SAVANNAH, Ga – The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil spill in the Savannah River Thursday afternoon. An oil sheen was spotted near downtown Savannah and reported to Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah at approximately 11:30 a.m. Two MSU Savannah response teams, an Air Station Savannah helicopter and a Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol craft were dispatched to investigate the report....

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma Coming Home

KITTERY, Maine – Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to its homeport of Kittery, Maine, Saturday after a two-month patrol. Tahoma, a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter, spent the first three weeks of July in Little Creek, Va. conducting Tailored Annual Cutter Training (TACT). Tahoma’s crew received high scores in navigation, engineering, and damage control drills during the highly successful...

Coast Guard Medevacs Man After He Severs His Hand

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewman from the Laker Adam E. Cornelius after his hand was cut off Wednesday at approximately 10:20 p.m. at the stone dock near Marblehead, Ohio. The man was injured after he was working the lines that tied the laker to the pier, where his hand was caught between the cleat on the pier and the line. Coast Guard Station Marblehead launched a 25-foot...

Labor Day Boating Safety Advisory

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – For many, Labor Day weekend signals the waning days of the summer boating season. As part of their recreational boating safety efforts, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons and boating agencies from New Jersey to North Carolina are working together to raise recreational boating safety awareness during one of the busiest weekends of the year. “Lifejackets,...