Coast Guard assists local police in capture of subject in Norfolk

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Norfolk and Chesapeake Police Departments requested assistance from the Coast Guard when a suspect attempted to evade capture by jumping into the water near the Waterside District of Norfolk, Wednesday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Station Portsmouth...

Coast Guard hosts Alabama Commanders Summit participants

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity hosted participants of the Alabama Commanders Summit at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Tuesday. The participants where given a tour of the Mobile port system as part of the annual summit and were also treated to a description of the Barbara Mabrity’s capabilities and operational obligations from Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Carroll, commanding...

Coast Guard conducts pollution response training in Pensacola Bay

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted pollution response training for the deployment of the Spilled Oil Recovery System, Wednesday, in Pensacola Bay. Members from the Eighth Coast Guard District Response Advisory Team, Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team and Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Mobile, for the...

Coast Guard rescues man in Long Island Sound

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a man who was experiencing chest pains aboard his boat in Long Island Sound south of East Haven, Conn., today. The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center in New Haven received notification from the Branford, Conn., Police Department of the 50-year-old mariner in distress, who was also reporting that his sail was fouled and there was water in his vessel’s...

Coast Guard Chiefs to provide free dinner to senior citizens

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers will host the 38th Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner at the Elizabeth Peratovich Hall Dec. 11, 2011 at 4 p.m. The event, which is open to senior citizens and their care givers, will begin with an hour of entertainment followed by a free dinner at 5 p.m. “The dinner was first organized by Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Constantine in 1974 and...

Alaska-based Coast Guardsman earns Female Athlete of the Year

KODIAK, Alaska – A Juneau-based Coast Guard officer was named the Coast Guard Elite Female Athlete of the Year Monday. Lt. Nicole Auth, assigned to the 17th District prevention division, received this award for her participation in the 5th CISM Military World Games where her team earned the U.S. women’s military sailing team the bronze medal and for her notable community service while stationed...

Dredging to begin near Shallotte Inlet Crossing, NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard advised mariners Tuesday that dredging is scheduled to begin Thursday within the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Federal Channel near Shallotte Inlet Crossing in Brunswick County, N.C. The project will continue 24 hours a day until Jan. 1, 2012. Dredge operators will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16 to coordinate passage. Boaters should call the dredge 30 minutes...

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for safety issues

NEW YORK – A boarding team from Coast Guard Station New Haven, Conn., terminated a vessel voyage in the waters south of Sachem Head, near Guilford, Conn., today. While conducting a joint agency operation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), a boarding team comprised of Coast Guard and DEEP personnel noted three violations: the 40-foot fishing vessel was missing...

Coastie for a day, hero forever

They’ve served with distinction since 1790. Today, they are responsible for 11 missions that keep America and its waterways safe and secure. U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers have served their country with honor, respect and devotion to duty since the first revenue cutter took to the water, but if there’s one trait that could sum up the reputation of the entire service, it might just be courage. On...