Coast Guard offloads $135 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute offloaded 168 bales of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Thursday. The cocaine, worth more than $135 million, was seized during four separate drug interdictions in the Caribbean Sea. The interdictions occurred during...

Rear Adm. Christopher C. Colvin, Pacific Area deputy commander to retire

Rear Adm. Christopher C. Colvin, Pacific Area deputy commander to retire
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Christopher C. Colvin, a native of Erie, Pa., will retire from the Coast Guard during a ceremony scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau at Coast Guard Island. Colvin has served as the deputy commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area since June 8, 2011. Along with being among the top five most senior cuttermen in the Coast Guard, he is...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safety conscious after busy holiday weekend

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safety conscious after busy holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard boat and aircrews throughout the Great Lakes have seen thousands of vessels on the water during and since Memorial Day weekend and the 9th Coast Guard District is reminding boaters to take the proper safety precautions while on the water. Over the holiday weekend, Coast Guardsmen across all five Great Lakes in small boats, aircraft and cutters, as well as members of...

1st District Coast Guard receives new commander

1st District Coast Guard receives new commander
BOSTON — A change of command ceremony was held for the Commander of the First Coast Guard District at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Thursday. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel assumed responsibilities from Rear Adm. Daniel A. Neptun as commander of the 1st Coast Guard District. Rear Adm. Abel is joining the First Coast Guard District from the position of Deputy Director of Operations...

Coast Guard rescues six people from raft in Barnegat Light Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard rescues six people from raft in Barnegat Light Inlet, NJ
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued six people from a life raft after the 38-foot boat they were in ran aground and began taking on water in Barnegat Light Inlet here Thursday. Rescued was the vessel’s captain, Albert G. Stork, Dennis R. Koleszar, from Forked River, Gary Mertz, from Northampton, Pa., Bill Sagion, from Little Egg Harbor, Albert Kristoff, from Glenshaw, Pa., and John Wargofchik...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable to return to New Jersey after 44-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable to return to New Jersey after 44-day patrol
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The crew of the Cape May based Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to return home Thursday evening concluding a 44-day deployment in the northern Caribbean. The crew of the Dependable departed Cape May April 18 to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement and humanitarian aid patrol. While underway, the crew of the Dependable took part in an at-sea interdiction of an...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman

Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman
SAN DIEGO – A boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego medically evacuated a man who was experiencing chest pain aboard a sport fishing boat 12 miles from San Diego Wednesday afternoon. At noon, the Coast Guard received a call from the fishing vessel Malihini stating that a passenger on board was experiencing chest pain. It was determined that the man needed immediate medical attention...

First Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony

BOSTON — A change of command ceremony is scheduled for the Commander of the First Coast Guard District at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall May 31, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel will assume responsibilities from Rear Adm. Daniel A. Neptun as Commander of the First Coast Guard District. Rear Adm. Abel is joining the First Coast Guard District from the position of...

Coast Guard rescues 5 after shrimping vessel catches fire

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a shrimping vessel that caught fire, Wednesday, approximately three miles south of Middle Bay Light in Mobile Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report a 7:40 a.m. that a 45-foot shrimping vessel, Miss Angela, reportedly experienced electrical problems and caught fire. A Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response...