Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing diver in the vicinity of Waialae-Kahala, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Tuesday. Matthew Curley, resident of New York, was reported missing to the Coast Guard after he disaperared while on a group dive off the south shore of Oahu. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an overdue boater, Tuesday, who reportedly did not return home after a fishing trip, Saturday, near south of Pensacola Pass. Missing is Lee Kent, 41. Coast Guard crews searched for approximately 47 hours, covering more than 28,000 nautical miles, in an effort to locate Kent. Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Coast Guard...

Past weekend’s swimming deaths, upcoming holiday prompt Coast Guard safety reminder

CLEVELAND — Following a number of swimming deaths on Lake Michigan last weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard is urging those who plan to recreate on the Great Lakes during Labor Day weekend, or at any other time, to take appropriate safety precautions. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the traditional beach and boating seasons on the Great Lakes, and is usually one of the busiest for the Coast Guard. Several...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel off Catalina Island

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a 61-foot fishing vessel that sank in the vicinity of Eagle Rock near Catalina Island Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach was notified at approximately 10 p.m. PDT Tuesday, and the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal was dispatched to the scene. Six people were aboard the fishing vessel Midnight Hour and were rescued by...

Coast Guard approves removal of Sound Developer from Cordova Harbor

VALDEZ, Alaska – With the recent approval of the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp, efforts by personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez are underway to remove the sunken landing craft Sound Developer from Cordova Harbor. “Through coordination with our contracting office, the City of Cordova, and natural resource trustees we are making every effort possible to ensure...

Coast Guard rescues three from liferaft southwest of Kodiak

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three fishermen from a liferaft after their vessel grounded in Aniakchak Bay 196 miles southwest of Kodiak Tuesday morning. Resuced are Kirk Vandoren, 48, of Homer, Patrick McBride, 31, also of Homer, and Garrett Doktor, 22, of Raymond, Wash. Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received the initial...

Coast Guard repatriates 3 Dominicans and 10 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo repatriated three Dominicans and 10 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Tuesday, following an at-sea interdiction Saturday and a migrant rescue Sunday in the Mona Passage. Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement agents detained two other Dominicans from both cases to face judicial proceedings ashore. The U.S. Attorney’s...

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue 2 from sinking watercraft

SAN DIEGO – Good Samaritans and the U.S. Coast Guard worked together to rescue two people aboard a sinking personal watercraft 13 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday morning. The Joint Harbor Operation Center, located at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, received a distress call at approximately 10:30 a.m. from the people aboard the water craft near the Coronado Islands, Mexico. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard works with firefighters, EMTs to rescue teenager after fall from cliff

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Marquette, Mich., working closely with the Marquette City Fire Department and local emergency medical technicians, rescued a teenager who fell roughly 75 feet off a cliff and landed on rocks at Presque Isle Point in Marquette Tuesday. After receiving a report of the accident from a 911 dispatcher at 11:54 a.m., a Station Marquette boatcrew launched...