Coast Guard urges caution on upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard urges caution on upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Coast Guard urges boaters to use extreme caution on the upper Mississippi River. Heavy rains and high waters have deposited large amounts of debris into the river creating unsafe boating conditons. Lock 11 near Dubuque, Iowa, through Lock 22 near Hannibal, Mo., are closed. The Coast Guard would like to remind boater’s of the following: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard 9th District Auxiliary 75th Anniversary Ceremony

Coast Guard 9th District Auxiliary 75th Anniversary Ceremony
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard 9th District honored 75 years of service from the Coast Guard Auxiliary in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Cleveland moorings today. What began as fishermen and private boaters reporting sightings of U-boats in American Coastal waters has evolved into the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary was established in 1939 to facilitate the operations of the Coast Guard. Starting...

3 people rescued by good Samaritan, Coast Guard crew near Sand Key, Fla.

3 people rescued by good Samaritan, Coast Guard crew near Sand Key, Fla.
SAND KEY, Fla. — Three people were rescued by a good Samaritan and a crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key after one jet ski they were aboard sank and one became disabled one mile south of Anclote Key, Florida, Monday. A person aboard the sailing vessel Enterprise contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 radio at 6:09 p.m., reporting one jet ski...

Coast Guard suspends search for 14-year-old swimmer missing off Ocean City, NJ

Coast Guard suspends search for 14-year-old swimmer missing off Ocean City, NJ
Atlantic City – The Coast Guard has suspended the search shortly before 4 p.m., Monday for a 14-year-old boy who went missing Sunday evening in the water near 9th Street in Ocean City, New Jersey. “After the Coast Guard searched for approximately 20 hours, covering more than 20 square miles with multiple search assets by air and sea, we have suspended our search for the missing boy in...

Coast Guard interdicts drug panga, seizes 7,600 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard interdicts drug panga, seizes 7,600 pounds of marijuana
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews based in San Diego and Sacramento worked together to intercept a drug-laden panga boat approximately 160 miles southwest of San Diego early Friday morning. A U.S. Coast Guard crew member unloads a bale of marijuana from a panga boat that was seized 160 miles southwest of San Diego June 28, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy Three...

Coast Guard and Baywatch rescue man from grounded sailboat

Coast Guard and Baywatch rescue man from grounded sailboat
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and Baywatch teamed up to rescue a 53-year-old man after his 25-foot sailboat ran aground on the back side of Catalina Island, Calif., Monday morning. The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center received a report of a sailboat aground on the northwest tip of Catalina Island from passing vessel around 8 a.m. The Coast Guard launched a MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard Station Montauk assists with sea turtle rescue

Coast Guard Station Montauk assists with sea turtle rescue
NEW YORK — Members of Coast Guard Station Montauk assisted the Riverhead Foundation in freeing an entangled Leatherback turtle approximately one mile west of Montauk Point, N.Y., Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received a report Sunday evening, stating that a sea turtle was entangled in a net near Montauk Point, N.Y. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station...

Abalone diver remains missing after search by Coast Guard and local agencies

Abalone diver remains missing after search by Coast Guard and local agencies
ALAMEDA, Calif. – An abalone diver remains missing following a search by the Coast Guard and the Elk Volunteer Fire Department. The 50-year-old man was reportedly diving with others in the ocean approximately 16 miles south of Noyo River in Elk, Calif. At about 9:30 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Command Center received a report of four divers who were reportedly exploring...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers, Sunday evening, from Lake Michigan in the vicinity of South Manitou Island, Michigan. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the rescued individuals, and there is no Coast Guard imagery for this case. At about 6 p.m., a rescue air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, was requested to assist in the search for two missing...