Coast Guard searching for overdue boater

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly did not arrive at his final destination following a sailing trip in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. Missing is Allan Marriotte, 63. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an overdue vessel report from Chuck Rumsey at...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to homeport after 50-day patrol

MIAMI – The crew of the 210-foot, Miami-based Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Saturday at 9 a.m. concluding a 50-day deployment in the northern Caribbean. The crew of the cutter Valiant conducted a counter-narcotics deployment in the Caribbean and a 21-day shipboard training period focusing on shipboard damage response and cutter navigation out of Naval Station Mayport, Fla. On April 11,...

Coast Guard begins operation at seasonal air facility in Waukegan, IL

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., opened its seasonal air facility in Waukegan, Ill., Friday, in order to provide increased search and rescue capabilities and faster response times throughout the Lake Michigan area during the summer months. Like the Air Station Detroit-operated AIRFAC Muskegon, which also opened Friday, Coast Guard Air Facility Waukegan is...

Coast Guard closes Barataria Bayou after bridge allision

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard closed a portion of Barataria Bayou after a tug allided with a bridge, Tuesday. At 10:03 a.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that the uninspected towing vessel, Julie Marie, was pushing 2 barges of limestone when it allided with the Leo Kerner Bridge on Barataria Bayou at mile marker 35.5 in Laffite. The waterway is currently...

Coast Guard concludes search for missing swimmer in New Hampshire

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – U.S. Coast Guard crews have concluded their search for a 12-year-old Lawrence, Mass.-native, May 31, 2011. A body matching the description of the missing girl was found by beach-goers near Hampton Beach, N.H. Coast Guard crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Station Portsmouth Harbor and Station Merrimack River began searching for the young girl after receiving a report from the...

Boating season in full swing as Coast Guard concludes busy National Safe Boating Week

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Coast Guard units concluded a busy National Safe Boating Week and Memorial Day weekend along the western coast of Florida. During National Safe Boating Week and Memorial Day weekend, Coast Guard and numerous local law enforcement crews patrolled, conducted safety checks and watched for people boating while intoxicated or operating vessels in an unsafe manner. Coast...

Coast Guard opens seasonal air facility in Muskegon, Mich.

DETROIT – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Mich., opened its seasonal air facility in Muskegon, Mich., Friday, in order to provide increased search and rescue capabilities and faster response times throughout the Lake Michigan area. The seasonal air facility located at Muskegon County Airport operates annually from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Two crews and one MH-65C rescue...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from disabled boat

SAN DIEGO – Five people were rescued one mile north of Point Loma, Calif., when their boat became disabled and started to take on water Monday evening. Navy Region Southwest transfered a cell phone call to the Coast Guard from the operator of the 25-foot pleasure craft at 6:30 p.m., stating they were in need of assistance and their boat was drifting toward the rocks at Sunset Cliffs. The call was...

Search suspended for possible missing swimmer in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO – The search for a possible missing swimmer in Oceanside, Calif., was suspended at 8:03 Monday evening after saturating the search area and exhausting all possible efforts to locate a man who was reported to be in distress Sunday evening. The Coast Guard and local agencies spent the past 24 hours searching for the possible swimmer in distress near the Oceanside Pier, and covered 16 miles...