Man rescued from overturned dinghy

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man clinging to an overturned dinghy in Port Townsend Bay, Wash today. James Caetta, 50, was found calling for help while clinging to his overturned dinghy. Coast Guard Group Port Angeles, Wash., received a call for assistance from the Jefferson County Dispatch Office after a Caetta flipped his dinghy in Port Townsend Bay. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard assists operator of disabled and sinking boat

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard assisted the sole operator of a 19-foot boat today near St. Inigoes, Md., after the boat the man was on became disabled and started to take on water. Petty Officer 3rd Class George Ramirez, a Tampa, Fla., native, is a member of the rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes who responded to the case. This rescue marks the first search and rescue case for...

Coast Guard to visit Haines, Alaska for vessel inspections

JUNEAU, Alaska – A team of Coast Guard marine inspectors will be in Haines, Alaska on May 5, 6 and 7 of this year. The team’s primary mission will be to conduct federally-mandated inspections of commercial vessels certified to carry more than six passengers for hire. The team will also be available to conduct courtesy safety exams for commercial fishing vessels and Uninspected Passenger...

Egyptian corporation pleads guilty to illegal dumping

SEATTLE – National Navigation Company (NNC), headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, entered pleas of guilty Tuesday to two felonies for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships in a failed attempt to conceal illegal discharges of oily sludge directly into the ocean. NNC was charged after Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency officials in Oregon discovered evidence of illegal discharges...

Seventh Coast Guard District to Get New Admiral

MIAMI – A change of command ceremony is scheduled for the commander of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District at Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, Fla., Friday at 10 a.m. During the change of command ceremony, Rear Adm. Robert S. Branham, previously the Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer at Coast Guard Headquarters, will assume the responsibilities from Rear Adm. David...

Coast Guard Presents Public Service Commendation to Former U.S. Attorney

CLEVELAND – Rear Adm. John E. Crowley, Jr., Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presented the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation to U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory A. White Tuesday. The award recognized White’s contributions to the Coast Guard during his tenure as the U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Crowley praised White’s efforts in assisting the Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man from the Carnival Cruise Ship Ecstasy about 250 miles south of the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico, today. At Approximately 10:30 a.m., watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center received a call from an Ecstasy crewmember reporting that a 62-year old man needed medical attention. An...

Coast Guard Rescues Man from Boat Fire

ST. CLARE SHORES, Mich. — Coast Guard Station St. Clare Shores rescued an 82-year-old man from a fire on his 42-foot boat today near the Gross Pointe Yacht Club at approximately 10:30 a.m. The station assisted John Henry Lyngklip on to their 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat, while a commercial salvage vessel extinguished the fire. Commercial salvage transferred the 42-footer...

Coast Guard Looking for Bloggers

The Thirteenth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office has put out a call for Coast Guard bloggers. Please note that this is a call for Coast Guard members (active, reserve, auxiliary and civilian), not people who blog about the Coast Guard. Here’s the entire post in case you missed it. Calling all Pacific Northwest Coast Guard Bloggers! Since January, the Thirteenth District Public Affairs...