Coast Guard reminds boaters of navigation rules following two collisions

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SEATTLE – Two boaters have perished in the Seattle area from injuries sustained in boating accidents since Saturday. Saturday night a speedboat and a sailboat collided on Lake Washington, here, killing a 37-year-old woman and injuring three others. Monday night two boats collided on Lake Tapps near...

Coast Guard opens the Illinois River

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Upper Mississippi River has re-opened the Illinois River to all recreational and commercial traffic. Portions of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers had previously been closed or had restrictions to recreational vessels and some commercial traffic due to extreme high water conditions. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues, repatriates 142 Haitian migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa repatriated 142 Haitian migrants to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., deployed to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, in support of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos spotted an overloaded 50-foot sail freighter Saturday about 12 miles north of Île de la Tortue, Haiti. The Tampa crew...

Coast Guard crew medevacs 1 near Cape May, N.J.

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old man Tuesday 85 miles off the coast here. The Coast Guard received a call at 2:15 a.m. from a passenger aboard the Atlantic Star reporting a crewmember was experiencing chest pains and needed medical attention. A rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and transported the man to Atlantic City Mainland...

Video: Coast Guard Announces New Patrol Boat, Commandant Meets with Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Thad W. Allen, RADM Blore (Acquisitions), RADM Justice (Requirements) and RDML Ostebo (Engineering/Logistics) hosted a media round table on Monday to announce the award for the design and construction of the Fast Response Cutter (FRC)/Sentinel Class patrol boat to Bollinger Shipyards, inc., an $88 million contract. The 153-foot cutter, which will...

Coast Guard rescues overdue lobsterman

BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued a 50-year-old lobsterman Monday after his boat became disabled and adrift in Broad Cove, Maine. Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor received phone calls from the man’s father and friend after he did not return from his fishing trip when expected. A 47-foot and 25-foot boat crew from Station Boothbay Harbor and two boats from the Maine Marine Patrol searched...

Tanker carrying 195,000 barrel of crude oil aground near Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are responding to a tanker which ran aground Monday 30 miles south of Philadelphia with 21 people aboard in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The Coast Guard received a call at 10 p.m. reporting the Tuchkov Bridge, a 600-foot Liberian flagged tanker, was aground. A rescue boat crew from...

Coast Guard ends search for missing person near Narragansett

BOSTON – Coast Guard crews ended their search today for a person who went missing on Sunday near Narragansett, R.I. A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Tybee from Woods Hole, Mass., and boat crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Station Point Judith and the Department of Environmental Management searched for about 24 hours...

Coast Guard transports man with swollen leg from Laker

STURGEON BAY, Wis. – U.S. Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay medically evacuated a 52-year-old male experiencing a swollen calf from the Wilferd J. Sykes 14 miles offshore Sturgeon Bay Monday at approximately 3 p.m. “There was concern he may have had a blood clot,” said Jonathan LeBeau, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Operation Unit Controller. A 41-foot utility boat crew transferred...