Coast Guard medevacs woman from Kelleys Island

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Marblehead, Ohio, medically evacuated an 85-year-old woman who was suffering severe injuries and possible hypothermia after reportedly falling down on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received the request for a medical evacuation at 2:25 p.m. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized vessel in Panama City Pass

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two men from a capsized vessel near Shell Island in Panama City Pass, Friday. Rescued were David Shaloski and Kenneth Bennett Jr., both of Panama City. The Bay County Sheriff’s Department relayed a 911 call from Bennett to Coast Guard Station Panama City at 5:50 p.m., reporting that both men required assistance after their 14-foot boat capsized and...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man who went missing while kayaking yesterday near Point Dume, Malibu, Calif., at approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 2011. The Coast Guard searched 110-square miles for approximately 23 hours using a 45-foot rescue boat crew and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Halibut. The Coast Guard started search efforts after Baywatch Malibu located...

Coast Guard to enforce temporary safety zone on Beaufort River

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone on the Beaufort River as part of the City of Beaufort’s Tri-centennial New Years Eve fireworks display scheduled for Saturday from 6 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. To protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks from a barge on the Beaufort River, the Captain of the Port Charleston is establishing a temporary safety zone....

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict suspect vessel near Puerto Rico

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews along with Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) federal law enforcement authorities seized approximately $190,000, a semi-automatic weapon, and approximately 300 rounds of ammunition from inside a single engine yola type vessel, northwest of Puerto Rico Wednesday night. At midnight Wednesday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Maritime Patrol...

Coast Guard announces safety zone on Allegheny River

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone on the Allegheny River, Saturday, in preparation for a fireworks display sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Navigation will be restricted extending the entire width of the river from the Roberto Clemente Bridge, mile marker 0.6, to the Rachel Carson Bridge, mile marker 0.8. The safety zone will be in effect from 5:30...

2011 a year of Coast Guard achievements in diversity

Washington -The Coast Guard was cited by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as a government-wide leader in diversity and inclusion best practices during 2011. That designation was earned through the hard work of the men and women in the Coast Guard’s Office of Diversity. “I’m very proud of the work we’ve done,” said diversity outreach manager Donna Walker-Ross, a Coast Guard civilian...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Malibu

LOS ANGELES-The U.S. Coast Guard and Baywatch Malibu are searching for a missing kayaker near Malibu, Calif. this evening. The missing man was reportedly assisting another kayaker when he vanished from sight approximately 1.5 miles east of Point Dume, Malibu. Baywatch units reportedly found an empty kayak containing a life jacket and a paddle in the search area. The Coast Guard received the initial...

HITRON Milestone: $10 Billion in Interdicted Drugs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During December 2011, the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville surpassed the $10 Billion mark in illegal narcotics interdictions. Commissioned in 1998, HITRON was America’s first airborne law enforcement unit trained and authorized to employ airborne use of force (AUF) and is the Coast Guard’s only airborne unit that employs disabling fire...