Coast Guard Cutter Dependable to return home after a 59-day patrol

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, homeported here, is scheduled to return Friday at 3 p.m. following a 59-day patrol in the North Atlantic. The Dependable crew departed Cape May Jan. 4 and will return after patrolling more than 8,000 miles off New England’s coast in support of Operation Atlantic Venture, which supports maritime safety, security and stewardship missions...

New Jersey Congressman and Coast Guard Captain to square off in Basketball Game

CAPE MAY, N.J. – A New Jersey congressman and the commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will face off in a basketball blowout to mark the opening of the training center’s newly renovated gymnasium Friday at 1 p.m. U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District and Capt. Bill Kelly, commander of Training Center Cape May, will go head-to-head in the...

Coast Guard helicopter crashes in Mobile Bay

MOBILE, Ala. — Last evening, Tuesday, February 28th, Coast Guard helicopter 6535 from Aviation Training Center Mobile crashed in Mobile Bay. CG-6535 was flown by a four-person crew and was conducting training operations. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the motor vessel Solomon at approximately 7:40 p.m., that a Coast Guard MH-65C helicopter and crew crashed while conducting...

Coast Guard saves moored sailboat from capsizing in Agat Marina

AGAT, Guam – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor assisted members of Guam Fire and Rescue in the salvage of a sailing vessel in Agat Marina, Wednesday. The Coast Guard received a call for assistance from the fire department reporting that the sailing vessel Makena was taking on water at the marina pier. Station Apra Harbor crewmembers responded with dewatering pumps. A Coast Guard reservist...

Freighter captain taken into custody by Coast Guard in Astoria, Ore.

ASTORIA, Ore. — The captain of a Maltese freighter was taken into custody by Coast Guard officials in Astoria, Tuesday. The captain of the 738-foot motor vessel Laconia was taken into custody after his blood-alcohol level was found to be in excess of the legal limit for commercial vessel operators. A Coast Guard Vessel Boarding and Safety Team from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., boarded...

Coast Guard law enforcement team and U.S Navy frigate seize cocaine shipment

PACIFIC OCEAN – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment, deployed aboard a U.S. Navy frigate, apprehended three suspected smugglers and seized more than 900 pounds of cocaine from a vessel in international waters approximately 55 nautical miles off the coast of Colombia, Feb. 4. The vessel was initially spotted by a U.S. Navy marine patrol aircraft after which, two Navy helicopters were launched...

Coast Guard to conduct joint fisheries enforcement mission with Republic of the Marshall Islands

HONOLULU – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis and representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands will exercise a bilateral agreement to enforce the fisheries laws of the region during a joint operation following a visit to the island of Majuro Monday. Shipriders from the Republic of the Marshall Islands will embark on the Jarvis to assist in patrolling the Republic of the Marshall...

Coast Guard and Jefferson County conduct search-and-rescue forum

PROSPECT, Ky. — The Coast Guard and the Louisville/Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency are co-hosting a local search-and-rescue forum regarding best practices and techniques for responding to persons in distress in the marine environment beginning Tuesday. Members from Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and other federal, state and local agencies will be participating...

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to play at Coast Guard Island

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Lt. Dan Band concert headlined by actor Gary Sinise is scheduled for 7:00 PM Friday, March 2 at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. In conjunction with the United Services Organization (USO), the free concert is dedicated to military members, veterans and their families. Since 2004, the band has performed for more than 230,000 military members stationed in the United States and overseas....