Coast Guard Rescues Two Teenage Boys From Wilderness Area

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PORTSMOUTH, Va. – An Elizabeth City, N.C., based HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two teenage boys tonight from a wilderness area in Camden County, N.C., after they had gotten lost. The boys were lost in a wilderness area for approximately four hours, and notified 911 via cell phone. Local...

Cleanup of California tar balls is completed

SAN FRANCISCO – The Department of Fish and Game ‘s (DFG) Office of Spill Prevention and Response and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) concluded tar ball cleanup operations today along California’s Central Coast beaches. Officials will continue to monitor the shoreline. “After four days of cleanup, we are now seeing a significant decrease in the number of tar balls on beaches,”...

Coast Guard Searching for Trans-Pacific Balloonist

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has responded to a request for help in looking for an air balloon late this afternoon. The Coast Guard has launched two C-130 aircrafts from Air Station Kodiak to search for the air balloon in an area of its last known position 435 miles south of Adak. Michio Kanda, the air balloon’s pilot, departed on a solo flight yesterday across the Pacific Ocean from...

Book Sheds Light on Montauk Point Lighthouse

It has inspired countless photographers, stirred famous poets and drawn scores of tourists over its more than 200-year history, all while safely guiding seafarers along one of the Atlantic’s most jagged coastlines. But no work has definitively told the fascinating story behind the Montauk Point Lighthouse – until now. Just published by Outskirts Press, Henry Osmers’ “On Eagle’s Beak: A History...

Coast Guard Helps Seize 4,400 Pounds of Cocaine

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, homeported in Wilmington, N.C., helped interdict two suspected drug smugglers and seized 4,400 pounds of cocaine off the Nicaragua coast Jan. 23. The Diligence crew launched a boat crew from the cutter and began pursuing the go-fast transiting west toward Nicaragua. A maritime law enforcement team with the 270-foot Coast...

Coast Guard rescues three overdue fishermen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen today who were aboard a disabled 72-foot fishing boat 44 miles off the coast of Cape May, N.J. The Coast Guard received a call at 11:07 a.m. reporting the Cape May based Errant Venture was overdue from a fishing trip. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., diverted a helicopter crew from a routine flight to search for the fishermen. The...

Coast Guard District 13 Launches Podcast/Blog

Editors Note: Last week we brought you the first Thirteenth District Public Affairs Podcast. Today, the following story crossed the feeder letting the world know about it. SEATTLE – The Thirteenth Coast Guard District launched its first podcast today to help provide the public with an up-to-date view on community events and missions conducted by the Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest.This...

Beach Cleanup Update

ALAMEDA, Calf. – The cleanup operations on the San Mateo and Monterey County beaches continued through 5:30 p.m. today, having cleaned or inspected over 100 miles of coastline. Seven, 12-person teams cleaned Mussle Rock, Esplanade, Sharp Park, Linda Mar, Maverick’s, Poplar Beach, Cowell Ranch, Pescadero Beach, Cove Beach, Seaside, Monterey Park, and Carmel River Beach. As of 4 p.m. today...

Coast Guard Band to Play in Clearwater on Thursday

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard Band is scheduled to perform a free, public concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Road, in Clearwater, at 7 p.m., Jan. 31, on a first-come, first-seated basis. The Coast Guard band formed in 1925 and currently consists of 45 musicians and a director. The musicians are accomplished artists with diverse backgrounds, most coming to the band from the...