Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing migrants near Miami

MIAMI – Coast Guard Sector Miami suspended its search for any possible migrants still missing at sea from a vessel aground near Fisher Island, Fla., after sunset Friday.

Fishermen safe after boat capsizes east of Block Island

BOSTON – Three fishermen are safe after their boat capsized two miles east of Block Island, R.I., today forcing them into 55-degree water.

Key witnesses decline to testify in New Orleans oil spill probe

Jen DeGregorio reports in The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com that googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Five key witnesses have refused to testify for the Coast Guard’s investigation of a summer oil spill in New Orleans, including the mariner who abandoned the towboat involved in the incident.

Investigation into Katmai sinking to reconvene Monday

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Marine Board of Investigation will convene the Seattle portion of the Katmai investigation; Monday November 3, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Jackson Federal Building. This hearing is open to the public.

Coast Guard, Cook Islands Ministry of Fisheries seize shark fins

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members seized 15 pounds of shark fins aboard a fishing vessel in the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Thursday at approximately 5 p.m.

Night Rescue Video

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues a boater in Saginaw Bay after his boat ran aground.

Coast Guard anticipates closing multiple river bars in Northwest

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard anticipates possible restrictions to multiple river bars throughout Oregon and Washington. The restrictions may begin as early as Friday night due to the potential for extreme winds and heavy seas that are expected through the region over the following few days. Should extreme weather require the closure of all or a portion of the bars, the Coast Guard will issue a broadcast...

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Migrants off Miami beach, Searching for more

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews rescued three people from the water Friday morning and are searching for an unknown number of people who may have jumped off their 30-foot vessel near Fisher Island, Fla.

Secretary Forwards Senior Leadership Recommendations to White House

The coast Guard announced today, via the Commandants web journal, that the Secretary recommended to the President the following senior leadership nominations. Vice Commandant, VADM Dave Pekoske Pacific Area Commander, RADM Jody Breckenridge Chief of Staff, RADM John Currier VADM Papp will continue to serve as Atlantic Area Commander and RADM Sally Brice-O’Hara continues as Deputy Commandant...