Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, Calif. renamed Sector Humboldt Bay

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard command responsible for operations from the California-Oregon border south to the Mendocino-Sonoma county line, will be renamed Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay effective May 31, 2013. Group Humboldt Bay is changing its name as a result of a service-wide standardization initiative, but the switch will not impact any services...

Coast Guard medevacs man, 2 deceased after boat incident on Yeopim River

Coast Guard medevacs man, 2 deceased after boat incident on Yeopim River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man and two others were declared deceased Friday after a boat reportedly ran aground on the Yeopim River near Elizabeth City, N.C. Washington County 911 dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 1:45 p.m. reporting a boating accident with three people aboard. Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched...

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariner near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariner near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska—A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a stranded mariner from the shore of St. James Bay, near Juneau Friday. The aircrew located the man on a beach, after finding his 10-foot skiff adrift, and transported him to the people that reported him missing at a nearby cabin. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders were initially notified by the crew of a 21-foot...

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of missing man off Port Aransas

Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of missing man off Port Aransas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thursday the Coast Guard and partner agencies located the man that fell off the Port Street fishing pier in Port Aransas. The preliminary investigation is consistent with an accidental drowning, but the official cause and manner of death will be determined by the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s office. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi along with the Corpus Christi Police...

New Yorks Salmagundi Club to host inaugural exhibition of U.S. Coast Guard’s 2013 Art Collection

New Yorks Salmagundi Club to host inaugural exhibition of U.S. Coast Guard’s 2013 Art Collection
New York —Twenty nine paintings by 23 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) are currently on display at the Salmagundi Club now through June 14, 2013.  These works bring to life the myriad of missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard.  Subjects include: the service’s response to Hurricane Sandy, the sinking of the HMS Bounty and the escort of a Russian tanker last winter through...

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Galveston

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between two deep draft ships approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston today. There has been no report of injury or pollution from either vessel; however, both vessels are reporting damage but are in stable condition. At approximately 5:50 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City received a report of a collision...

Coast Guard responds to stranded boater on Catalina Island

Coast Guard responds to stranded boater on Catalina Island
LOS ANGELES – A Coast Guard helicopter crew recued a woman stranded on Catalina Island at 1:30pm, May 30, 2013. Search and rescue watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, located in San Pedro, Calif., received a radio transmission at around 11:00am from a woman stating she needed help. The Coast Guard watchstanders made radio call-outs to her, but she did not respond. A 45-foot...

Coast Guard and partner agencies offer commercial fishing drill conductor course in Astoria

Coast Guard and partner agencies offer commercial fishing drill conductor course in Astoria
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, Oregon Crab Commission, Oregon Sea Grant and Englund Marine, will offer a two-day commercial fishing, drill conductor, marine safety and survival training course at Englund Marine in Astoria, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4-5, 2013, from 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. The course will include activities and information...

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 13 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 13 Cuban migrants
The Coast Guard repatriated 13 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West command center watchstanders received a report of suspected migrants aboard an unseaworthy vessel May 23, 2013. Watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, whose crew arrived on scene and embarked 13 Cuban migrants. The migrants were later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak...