Coast Guard Station Point Judith crew medically evacuates ill fisherman

USCG file photoWAKEFIELD, R.I. — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew medically evacuated an ill crewman from a New Bedford, Mass., fishing vessel near Rhode Island Sound, March 31, 2011. Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England watchstanders received a report from the captain of fishing vessel Independence that a 45-year old male on board was suffering from stomach pains at approximately 3:05 p.m. A...

Coast Guard Reviews Salvage Plans for Barge involved in Mississippi River Bridge Allision

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Coast Guard, in partnership with federal, state and local agencies, reviewed progress on salvage plans, Thursday, for a barge that sank in the Mississippi River, March 23, 2011. The Coast Guard, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Federal Highway Administration, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Vicksburg Bridge Commission, Marquette...

Coast Guard responds to ruptured pipeline near Cameron, La.

USCG file photoHOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues its response Thursday to the report of a ruptured condensate oil and natural gas pipeline near Cameron, La., received Wednesday by watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles. At approximately 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, the dredging barge Bayport reported that a 12-inch, condensate oil and natural gas pipeline was ruptured during a dredging...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River after bridge allision

THEBES, Ill. – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the upper Mississippi River, Wednesday, after an uninspected towing vessel allided with a railroad bridge. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 10:04 p.m., that the uninspected towing vessel, Jay Luhr, allided with the Thebes Railroad Bridge, causing the vessel’s tow of 25 loaded rock barges to break...

10 pilings and oil debris removed as Crescent City tsunami pollution operations continue

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Kevin Metcalf Crescent City Tsunami Cleanup Operations Update Location: Crescent City Inner Basin Harbor, Crescent City, California Cause: Tsunami following 9.0 earthquake in Japan (March 11) Operational Update: • Five sunken vessels that posed a pollution threat have been extracted from the harbor. • The crane removed a total of 10 pilings that impeded access...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans and 5 Haitians to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Photo provided by Caribbean Border Interagency Group.SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 16 Dominican and Haitian migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Thursday morning, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement crews Tuesday. The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft...

Great Lakes Coast Guard realigns three sector boundaries to provide bettter service

CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District announced Thursday a boundary realignment involving three of its subordinate sectors that serve the Great Lakes, in order to better balance span of control and provide better service to members of the maritime industry. Specifically, the Ninth District has determined that crews would be in the best position to serve the public if Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard crews conduct search after receiving distress call

USCG HH-60 file photoBELFAST, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard crews are conducting a search after receiving a distress call east of Belfast, Maine, March 30, 2011. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a call which stated “Mayday” at approximately 4:40 p.m. Watchstanders tried to make contact with no results. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Rockland, an HH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard FORCECOM Commander to Retire Friday

Rear Admiral Timothy S. SullivanALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Timothy S. Sullivan, a native of Milwaukee, will retire on April 1, at 10 a.m. Sullivan has been the Commander of Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) since June 2009, in addition to his position as Deputy Commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area. Under Sullivan’s leadership, he aligned over 2,700 personnel from 12 training centers,...