Coast Guard searching for car in Merrimack River

USCG file photo BOSTON- The Coast Guard is currently searching for a white car that reportedly drove off the Amesbury Bridge into the Merrimack River around 8:15 p.m., Jan. 31, 2011. The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot rescue boat and a 47-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Merrimack River and a rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Caribbean Corridor Strike Force arrests two smugglers, seize boat, 95 bricks of cocaine

USCG 45 foot RBM file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, working jointly with Caribbean Corrridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, arrested two suspected Dominican smugglers and seized 95 bricks of cocaine and an 18-foot boat (yola), following an at-sea interdiction Monday in the Mona Passage. The crew of a CBP Caribbean Air...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Santa Cruz Island

USCG file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for two people aboard a sailboat between Santa Cruz Island and Goleta Beach, Calif., after they were reported overdue from a fishing trip. A family member reported that Jesse Hunt, 36, and Robyn Ledenbach, 26, departed from Goleta Beach on a fishing trip on Saturday and planned to return Sunday afternoon. An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues boater near Mayport, Fla.

USCG File Photo The Coast Guard rescued a boater from a 22-foot fishing boat after it ran aground in a marsh approximately 5-miles north of Mayport, Fla., Monday. Rescued was Perry Thompson, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla. A  MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., deployed a rescue swimmer and rescued Thompson at approximately 12:49 p.m. Monday. Thompson was...

Coast Guard Rear Admiral Daniel May Named to Minute Man Hall of Fame

Rear Admiral Daniel R. May WASHINGTON — The Reserve Officers Association inducted Rear Adm. Daniel R. May, United States Coast Guard, into its Minute Man Hall of Fame at its National Security Symposium Sunday. Admiral May, who currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, was recognized for his accomplishments as the U.S. Coast Guard Director of the Reserve...

Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs woman from cruise ship Westerdam to Puerto Rico

USCG file photo SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The crew of an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter medically evacuated a woman from cruise ship Westerdam Sunday, approximately 95 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The 63-year-old woman is a U.S. citizen, who was suffering from a ruptured appendix requiring immediate medical attention ashore. “This was a complex and time critical...

Coast Guard crew conducts a medevac after a 3-day coordinated rescue operation

USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – After successfully medically evacuating a burn victim, the U.S. Coast Guard completed a three-day coordinated rescue operation 60 miles off the coast of San Francisco today. A crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco medically evacuated a 46-year old crewmember in an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from the 960-foot motor vessel YM New Jersey after he...

Unified Command works to contain sheen from derelict vessel near Camas, Wash.

The 431-foot barge, Davy Crocket, sits aground on the northern bank of the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Photo by the Washington State Department of Ecology PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal, state and local agencies, as well as industry, continue to work closely together to recover oil and monitor a 431-foot derelict vessel, Davy Crockett, near Camas, Wash., on the Columbia River,...

American Canoe Association and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Promote Paddlesports Safety

ST. LOUIS – The American Canoe Association (ACA) and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary announced signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to promote safety among those who use kayaks, canoes and other paddlecraft. The new agreement establishes cooperative efforts broadening outreach and education to the paddle sports community. Paddlesports boating is one of the fastest growing recreation activities...