Disabled Container Ship Agaman Towed to Bayonne Dry Dock

NEW YORK -The 331-foot container ship Agaman, which had been disabled and adrift about 90 miles southeast of Nantucket, R.I., since Wednesday after contaminated fuel seized its engines and generators, was safely towed to a Bayonne, N.J., dry dock Sunday. Coast Guard marine inspectors examined the Agaman at around 9 a.m., Sunday, and noted numerous engineering deficiencies that have to be corrected...

Helicopter Crash Update

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a helicopter crash with four passengers that occured at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday on the Southwest Pass near Venice, La. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a mayday call from the shrimp vessel Sally Kim IV reporting that an Air Logistics helicopter had crashed and that they had three of the four passengers onboard their vessel. Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard Investigating Oil Sheen in Newark Bay

NEW YORK-The Coast Guard is investigating a mystery oil sheen in Newark Bay, N.J., that was discovered at 11 a.m. Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New York was initially notified by a Sandy Hook pilot aboard the motor vessel HS Bizet. The master of the tug boat James Turecamo subsequently reported a dense sheen of unknown substance near Port Elizabeth and Port Newark at 12 p.m. Other vessel operators also...

Coast Guard cutter brings fishing crew to safety

BOSTON – The crew aboard the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma assisted three fishermen yesterday after the propeller on their boat became fouled 75 miles southeast of Rhode Island. At about 3:45 p.m., Saturday, the crew of the 43-foot Kelly Sea, a Portland, Maine-based boat, radioed the Coast Guard and reported they had lost propulsion and were adrift. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England,...

Coast Guard called to rescue six on ice floes

The Saginaw News reports that: The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue six men trapped on separate ice floes in Saginaw Bay. The first call came in Friday afternoon reporting four fishermen stranded on an ice floe southwest of Fish Point in Tuscola County. The men had rode all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles out for a day of ice fishing, and wind from Friday’s storm broke off a large plate of ice. “Those...

Coast Guard Recovers Body of Panama City Beach Drowning Victim

The News Herald reports that a man drowned this afternoon in Panama city. A resident was watching the man swim from his condo and noticed that he disappeared. The Panama City Beach Police and the Coast Guard recovered the mans body a short time later. No information about the victim has been released.

Coast Guard Responding to Helicopter Crash

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard crews are responding to a helicopter crash with four passengers onboard which occured at approximately 6 p.m. today two miles east of the jetty approximately halfway up the Southwest Pass. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a mayday call from the shrimp vessel Sally Kim 4 reporting that an Air Logistics helicopter had crashed and they have recovered three passengers. Coast...

Coast Guard Repatriates 30 Cubans and 34 Haitians

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated 30 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cuban├ús Cuba, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 34 Haitian migrants to Port au Prince, Haiti, Saturday subsequent to three separate at-sea interdictions. A Good Samaritan vessel contacted search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., , reporting a...

Coast Guard continues search for missing man in Atchafalaya River

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard crews continue to search for a missing boater who was last reported to be in the Atchafalaya River near Cow Island Tuesday. Keith Gilcrease, 47, was reported missing by his family at 1 p.m. Tuesday to the St. Martins Sheriff’s Department. He was last seen in a 16-foot boat. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans has searched approximately 153 square nautical miles...