Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing crewmembers in the vicinity of Lonesome Bayou at approximately 12 p.m., Thursday. Coast Guard crews searched a 13,451 square-mile area for more than 130 hours in an effort to locate the two missing fishermen. Coast Guard resources used in the search effort: • The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Razorbill and Stingray; • Four response...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday. At 10:05 a.m. today response crews removed fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12 after reconfiguring oil-pump equipment.  Following completion of the oil removal operations the damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award
Novato, CA – Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo, Pacific Area deputy commander presented the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team Jan. 31, 2013. The Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award is earned by Coast Guard units that demonstrate an extraordinary state of readiness in administration, operations, maintenance and training during a rigorous...

Army General Martin Dempsey says Coast Guard Mission ‘Constant’

Army General Martin Dempsey says Coast Guard Mission ‘Constant’
By Claudette Roulo NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard has a constant mission, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told cadets at the Coast Guard Academy today. “The military — and I include you in that joint force — we are the preeminent leadership experience in the world,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said during an all-hands assembly of cadets. That leadership experience...

Coast Guard delivers daily dose

Coast Guard delivers daily dose
by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert When a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet got underway Monday, it wasn’t for search and rescue, drug interdiction, marine safety, or defense readiness – missions typically associated with the Coast Guard. Yet, the day’s unique mission was no less important — to deliver much needed medicine and pharmaceutical supplies to the...

Coast Guard crews and good Samaritan assist vessel in distress near Fairweather Ground, Alaska

Coast Guard crews and good Samaritan assist vessel in distress near Fairweather Ground, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan assisted the crew of a 70-foot fishing vessel taking on water approximately five miles west of Fairweather Ground Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew successfully delivered dewatering pumps to the four people aboard the fishing vessel Masonic. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty is en route...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near St. Paul, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near St. Paul, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to St. Paul, medevaced a crewmember from the 126-foot fishing vessel North Sea who was reportedly suffering seizure-like symptoms approximately 60 miles southwest of St. Paul Wednesday. The helicopter crew safely hoisted the patient from the North Sea and successfully transported the crewmember St....

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. the tow-barge that is on scene started removing fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12. The damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to a maritime facility nearby Vicksburg after oil removal operations...

Coast Guard, NOAA collaborate in commercial fishing vessel violation

 Coast Guard, NOAA collaborate in commercial fishing vessel violation
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration issued a violation to a Gloucester, Mass.,-based fishing vessel for a significant fisheries infraction, Tuesday. The vessel was issued the violation for allegedly fishing for Northeast Multispecies in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone while utilizing a net liner, an illegal fishing gear configuration. Coast...