Coast Guard rescues 2 missing divers off Fort Pierce, Florida

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two missing teenage divers approximately 11 miles east of Fort Pierce, Fla., Saturday evening. The 18- and 19-year-old divers were missing for about six hours before being rescued by a Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce boatcrew around 9 p.m. Saturday. The two teenagers...

Coast Guard holds commissioning ceremony for its newest National Security Cutter, Stratton

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard placed the country’s newest National Security Cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, into service during a formal ceremony on Coast Guard Island, in Alameda, Saturday. First Lady Michelle Obama joined in the ceremony as the Stratton’s official sponsor, alongside Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp and the Stratton’s commanding officer,...

Coast Guard assisting fishing vessel taking on water off Montauk, N.Y.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is assisting a fishing vessel that’s taking on water approximately 65 miles southeast of Montauk, N.Y. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Conn., watchstanders were notified at 10:30 a.m. by the fishing vessel Ocean Pride, homeported in Eliot, Maine, that the fishing vessel Shamrock, from Boston, Mass., was taking on water with four people aboard. Coast Guard rescue...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Throgs Neck Bridge

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended the search at 9:24 p.m. for the man that fell from the Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx, N.Y., this morning. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received notification from Citywide Dispatch service that a man, a construction worker, fell from the western span of the bridge just after 8 a.m. Coast Guard helicopter, small boat and cutter responders worked alongside...

Coast Guard continues searching for person in the water near Throgs Neck Bridge

NEW YORK – Coast Guard responders continue to search for a man in the water near the Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx, N.Y. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received notification from Citywide Dispatch service that a man, a construction worker, fell from the bridge just after 8 a.m. Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews have been searching for the man since receiving the call this morning. A rescue...

Coast Guard Cutter Dallas decommissioned

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Cutter Dallas a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, is decommissioned Friday after 45-years of service in a ceremony presided over by Vice. Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. “Legacy cutters like Dallas have delivered great value to the American people, but a new and more capable cutter fleet is vital to our ability...

Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke visits Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – Making the most of their time in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke teamed up with the Bahamas Air – Sea Rescue Association (BASRA), the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), and the Bahamas Department of Customs on Wednesday and Thursday as part of partnership initiatives coordinated by U.S. Embassy Nassau. The crew of the cutter Ocracoke,...

Coast Guard closes Depoe Bay, Chetco River, Ore., bars

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River, located in Astoria, has issued two bar closures in Oregon due to hazardous conditions Friday. The Depoe Bay and Chetco River, Ore., bars are closed. The bar closures apply to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to re-opening must be approved by the COTP Sector Columbia River. Mariners may contact the Coast...

Tuskegee airman visits Coast Guard training center

MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile played host to one of the last surviving Tuskegee airmen, Thursday, during a brief visit to the unit where he spoke to the crewmembers and trainees who are stationed there. Before his tour, Calvin Moret was treated to a tour of the facility that included in-depth descriptions of each of the different airframes that the training center utilizes....