Coast Guard encourages commercial fishermen in Alaska to focus on safety

Coast Guard encourages commercial fishermen in Alaska to focus on safety
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is encouraging commercial fishermen to make safety a top priority following the deaths of four commercial fishermen within the past month. Commercial fishing in Alaska is inherently dangerous, especially during the harsh winter seasons. Fishing vessel owners and operators are reminded of the importance of properly maintaining their vessel’s life...

Operation Hazoween targets hazardous material cargo near ports

Operation Hazoween targets hazardous material cargo near ports
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard worked with state, local and federal agencies in a multi agency strike force operation (MASFO) that targeted shipping containers entering and leaving the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach over a two day period, Oct. 31, 2012. The operation of six check points composed of members of the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Transportation Security Administration....

Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay’s haunted house for charity succeeds again

Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay's haunted house for charity succeeds again
GARIBALDI, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi hosted its 2nd annual haunted house for charity at the Old Coast Guard Station in Garibaldi, Friday-Sunday evening. The three-day event drew crowds from all over Northwest Oregon, raised canned food for the Tillamook County Food Bank and money for Tillamook and Neahkahnie High School 2013 graduating classes. More than 2, 215 pounds...

Port of New York and New Jersey open with restrictions

 Port of New York and New Jersey open with restrictions
NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Gordon Loebl, has set Post Hurricane Condition YANKEE for the Port of New York and New Jersey, today. Vessel movement is limited as follows: The Port of New York is closed to all recreational vessels south of the George Washington Bridge on the Hudson River, south of the Newark Bay Light “NB” on Newark Bay, west of the Throngs Neck...

Video – Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Medical Supply Drop

Video - Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Medical Supply Drop
http://CoastGuardNews.com HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew successfully drops medical supplies to a patient in need of urgent medical care on a remote island northwest of Hawaii, Monday. U.S. Coast Guard video.

Video – Coast Guard conducts post Hurricane Sandy over-flight

Video - Coast Guard conducts post Hurricane Sandy over-flight
NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., helicopter crew conducted an over-flight of New Jersey and New York coast and waterways following Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012. The crew observed extensive land and property damages during the flight. U.S. Coast Guard video by Public Affairs Detachment New York.

Urgent medical supplies dropped to remote island

Urgent medical supplies dropped to remote island
HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew successfully dropped medical supplies to a patient in need of urgent medical care on a remote island northwest of Hawaii, Monday. Coast Guardsmen at Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a report from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisor reporting a 26-year-old female was suffering from a medical condition on Laysan Island. Two Coast Guard flight...

Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty

Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard continues its search Wednesday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty approximately 145 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63. The Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, S.C., arrived on scene at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday and began searching for Walbridge. The crew aboard the HC-130...

Coast Guard recruits to return Cape May following Sandy

Coast Guard recruits to return Cape May following Sandy
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard recruits who evacuated in response to Hurricane Sandy will return to Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Coast Guard recruits and training center staff have been conducting recruit basic training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., but they will resume the normal training routine after being displaced by the storm. Numerous operational units...