Operation Safe Crab: dockside safety checks for 2011-12 dungeness crab season

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Weeks before the opening of Dungeness crab season, the Coast Guard will increase their presence on the docks of Eureka, Noyo River and Crescent City harbors from Nov. 8 to 10 conducting dockside exams and safety spot checks on fishing vessels. With commercial crab fishing the...

Coast Guard to present Public Service Commendation to good Samaritans

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard will recognize two-good Samaritans during a ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Coast Guard Station Brunswick. The Coast Guard will present the Meritorious Public Service Commendation to Gale Bishop and Timothy Keith-Lucas for their role in the rescue of two-fishermen on St. Catherine’s Island, Ga., June 22, 2011. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard reminds waterway users to stay away from marine mammals

MONTEREY, Calif. — Crewmembers of U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey Bay are enforcing Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary regulations and water safety during routine patrols. A number of Humpback whales have been spotted near the Santa Cruz entrance buoy, which is one mile west of the Santa Cruz Harbor. Although it’s normal for whales to be spotted in this vicinity this time of year, the whales are...

Coast Guard suspends Virginia mariner’s license for negligence

NORFOLK, Va. — Coast Guard officials suspended the license of the operator of a commercial assistance towing vessel Monday who was involved in a fatal boating collision last October. The collision occurred Oct. 17, 2010, when the operator aboard the commercial Sea Tow vessel passed underneath the James River Bridge and upon exiting, collided with a recreational fishing boat. Lance Brewer, 13, of...

Coast Guard pollution investigators en route to scene of reported landslide

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard pollution investigators are en route to the We Energies power facility in Oak Creek, Wisc., following reports of a landslide there which sent a vehicle and construction equipment into Lake Michigan Monday morning. Employees from We Energies confirmed all personnel have been accounted for, and there are no reported injuries. A boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium...

Hoax distress calls can cost lives, resources

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi suspended five searches in October suspected of being hoaxes. Not every distress call is real, and a false mayday call can unnecessarily put crews in dangerous situations while wasting valuable resource hours. Approximately 80 man-hours were expended during the five cases. In total, Air Station Corpus Christi completed two searches with an...

Coast Guard investigating pier allision in Astoria, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision in Warrenton, Ore., which occurred Saturday. The crew of the tug Altair was towing the barge Deneb Saturday when it allided with the breakwater structure near Eben H. Carruthers Memorial Park in Warrenton causing the Deneb to overtake and then strike the Altair. Coast Guard vessel inspectors and investigators from Marine Safety Unit (MSU)...

Coast Guard crews save Canadian sailors from winter storm

BOSTON — Two Canadian sailors are safe after receiving report of the upcoming dangerous winter storm from a U.S. Coast Guard aircrew and getting a tow to Provincetown, Mass., from a Coast Guard boatcrew, Sunday. Sailors aboard the 37-foot Rodeo were about 150 miles east of Provincetown, Mass., Friday, when an HU-25 Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod was performing offshore storm...

Coast Guard rescues boater after sailboat capsizes

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Marblehead, Ohio, rescued a boater from Sandusky Bay this afternoon after his sailboat capsized. The crew of Coast Guard Station Marblehead was contacted at 4:08 p.m. by the Sandusky City Police Department after they received a report of someone clinging to an overturned sailboat in Sandusky Bay. A Station Marblehead rescue boatcrew launched aboard...