MSST Miami advanced interdiction team returns home from counter-piracy deployment and drug bust

MSST Miami advanced interdiction team returns home from counter-piracy deployment and drug bust
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MIAMI – An advanced interdiction team from Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami returned home, today, from a four-month counter-piracy deployment to the Middle East including a seizure of 1,200 pounds of hashish. “I’m very proud of the our Advanced Interdiction Team,” said LCDR...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer in Nassau Sound

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing swimmer in the Nassau Sound near Bird Island, Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville operational watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan on the pleasure craft Shady Grady at approximately 12:50 p.m., that...

Coast Guard recovers 1 boater in Absecon Bay near Atlantic City, NJ

Coast Guard recovers 1 boater in Absecon Bay near Atlantic City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard recovered a boater after the skiff he was aboard capsized in Absecon Bay in the vicinity of the Route 30 causeway bridge Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at approximately 3:20 a.m. from a member of the Brigantine Police Department reporting there was a capsized boat with three men aboard in Absecon Bay. Two of the men...

Coast Guard rescues 2, good Samaritan rescues 2, search for 1 near Breezy Point, Md.

Coast Guard rescues 2, good Samaritan rescues 2, search for 1 near Breezy Point, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two people, a good Samaritan rescued two people and a search is currently underway for one remaining person after the boat they were aboard capsized 15 nautical miles south of Annapolis, Md., near Breezy Point, Md., Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at 3:30 a.m. from a crewmember aboard a fishing boat reporting they rescued...

Coast Guard, Wrightsville Beach agencies rescue swimmer

Coast Guard, Wrightsville Beach agencies rescue swimmer
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, local agencies and a good Samaritan worked together to rescue a man from the water off Johnny Mercer Pier in Wrightsville Beach, Friday. At approximately 3 a.m., a concerned citizen contacted the local 911 dispatch, New Hanover County Public Safety Communications Center, reporting a man was having trouble swimming and appeared to need assistance. A good Samaritan...

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions in Pittsburgh

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Pittsburgh will establish safety zones at various times and locations on July 1-4 to coincide with the 2012 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta waterborne events. On Sunday and Monday, a safety zone for powerboat races will be in place from mile marker 0.4, at the east edge of the USS Requin, to mile marker 0.0, Point State Park, on the Ohio River,...

Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay holds change-of-command ceremony
DETROIT — Lt. Cmdr. John Henry assumed the duties and responsibilities of commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay from Lt. Cmdr. Romualdus M. ten Berge Jr. in a ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, Friday. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. “It has been a highlight of my career, serving with such a dedicated...

Oil removal operations continue aboard grounded freighter

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA), Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, and various other federal, state and local response personnel were on scene on the South shore of Mona Island, Puerto Rico Friday removing oil from the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh. Response crews have removed more than 1,300 gallons of oil/water...

Coast Guard conducts compliance, safety boardings during halibut opener

Coast Guard conducts compliance, safety boardings during halibut opener
SEATTLE – Coast Guard units across Oregon and Southwest Washington states conducted at-sea and dockside boardings in support of the commercial halibut opener on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The fishery was open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Wednesday. Coast Guard aircraft patrolled to ensure no fishermen began fishing early and detected one vessel that continued fishing after the 6 p.m. closure. Station...