Coast Guard assists 55 people on sinking vessel near Maui

Coast Guard assists 55 people on sinking vessel near Maui
HONOLULU — Fifty-five people are safe after the Coast Guard dewatered a tour boat in danger of sinking near Kihei, Maui, Wednesday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification at 11:08 a.m., that the tour boat, Mahana Nai’a with 55 people on board was taking...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in locating owner of adrift kayak

Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of adrift kayak
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person approximately one mile offshore from Camp Olowalu, Maui, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a good Samaritan at 8:19 a.m. of an overturned adrift kayak. The kayak is green with the words ‘Ocean Kayak’ in yellow and ‘Scrambler XT’ in white...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offloads $3.7 million worth of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offloads $3.7 million worth of marijuana
MIAMI – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offloaded approximately 4,100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $3.7 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Wednesday. While on a routine patrol, a Joint Interagency Task Force South maritime patrol aircraft detected a suspicious go-fast vessel south of Jamaica. The crew aboard the aircraft notified the crew of the Paul...

Coast Guard intercepts Mexicans poaching South Texas waters

Coast Guard intercepts Mexicans poaching South Texas waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas Monday morning. At approximately 10 a.m. Monday, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, 29 miles offshore of South Padre Island and 1 mile north of the United States/Mexico maritime border with fishing...

4 mariners, dog rescued after boat breaks in half

4 mariners, dog rescued after boat breaks in half
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three men, a woman, and a dog were rescued after their boat broke in half and sank approximately two miles east of Talbot Island, Jacksonville, Fla. None of the mariners reported any injuries. The dog was also in good condition. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation via VHF channel 16 at 7:43 p.m. The report stated...

Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers’ access to maritime facilities

Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers' access to maritime facilities
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Monday published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard to implement section 811 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281). This proposed rule would provide clear regulatory requirements for each facility owner or operator to provide seafarers associated with a vessel moored at the facility, and other individuals, access between...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people after boat sinks 23 miles west of Steinhatchee River, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people after boat sinks 23 miles west of Steinhatchee River, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three people were rescued from the water by a Coast Guard aircrew after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west of Steinhatchee River, Florida, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call from a man stating that his boat was flooding and would soon be underwater. He stated that all three people were wearing life jackets. Crewmembers from...

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle open for free tours in Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle open for free tours in Boston
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle is scheduled to be open to the public for free tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Rowes Wharf in Boston. The Grand Isle, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat homeported in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is slated to arrive in Boston Harbor at 10 a.m., Wednesday, and will be providing maritime security for First Night Boston 2015. “We are happy to provide...

Coast Guard and local agencies attend Morning Dew memorial observance

Coast Guard and local agencies attend Morning Dew memorial observance
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Local Coast Guardsmen and partner first responders from local agencies attended a memorial observance Monday in the vicinity of the north jetty entrance to Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The memorial was held for Michael Wayne Cornett, 49 years old, Michael Paul Cornett, 16 years old, James Daniel Cornett, 13 years old, and Bobby Lee Hurd Jr., 14 years old, who perished in...