Coast Guard searching for missing woman near Knotts Island, NC

USCG HH-60 file photo KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old woman with blond hair, yellow shorts and a black t-shirt who went missing Monday in the vicinity of Knotts Island. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The missing woman was reported to have been on a boat with two other people when it capsized at...

Coast Guard rescues two campers, four dogs north of Sitka

Coast Guard File PhotoJUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two Sitka residents along with their four dogs from their campsite at Goose Cove 34 miles north of Sitka Monday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a call from the family of John McGraw, one of the two campers, requesting Coast Guard assistance. The helicopter...

Coast Guard closes Suislaw River and Depoe Bay bar entrances

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., has closed the Siuslaw River and Depoe Bay, Ore., bar entrances due to hazardous conditions, Monday. The bar closures are for all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to re-opening must be approved by the Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel...

Coast Guard aircraft mechanics compete in international competition

LAS VEGAS - Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Ford (right) works to complete the safety wiring event while Master Chief Petty Officer Rich Schultz looks on during the AMT Society's Aviation Maitenance Skills competition, Feb. 24. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Adam EggersLAS VEGAS – Wilbur Wright once said, “It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.” For...

Last American WWI Veteran Dies

By Fred W. Baker III – American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, died yesterday at his West Virginia home. He was 110. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, talks with Frank Buckles, the last living American World War I veteran, during a Pentagon ceremony March 6, 2008. Buckles died Feb. 27, 2011 at age 110. DOD...

Coast Guard to Promote First Female Chief Gunner’s Mate

CAPE MAY, N.J. – A ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May in the Harborview All-Hands Clubs at 1:30 p.m., to advance Petty Officer 1st Class Kristin Werner to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, making her the first female Chief Gunner’s Mate in Coast Guard history. While the gunner’s mate rating was formally established in 1797, women have...

Coast Guard, other agencies continue in response of sodium hydroxide leak

SEATTLE - Rail cars lay on a beach in University Place, Wash., after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company train derailed Feb. 26, 2011. An estimated 50 gallons of sodium hydroxide was leaked as a result of the accident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Mallick.SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Department of Ecology, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company and contractors...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended search efforts for an overdue swimmer near La Jolla, Calif., at 2 p.m., Sunday. Jim Repetto, a 53-year-old Massachusetts man, was reported missing to San Diego Lifeguards at approximately 6 p.m., Saturday, prompting a search involving Coast Guard, San Diego Lifeguards and Fire-Rescue Department air and boat crews. Crews actively searched for approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm rescues 4 from capsized boat

the Coast Guard Cutter Elm rescued four people from a capsized boat 20 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Feb. 27, 2011. T FORT MACON, N.C. – Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm rescued four boaters when their 27-foot pleasure craft capsized 20 miles east of Cape Hatteras Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from the crew of the vessel at 2:50 p.m. stating they were taking on...