Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcment partner for Gasparilla Safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcment partner for Gasparilla Safety
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2015 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Agency crewmembers patrolled the...

Nucky’s Tail

Nucky's Tail
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City awake early in the morning to begin their day. The crewmembers wear their uniforms with pride, and maintain regulated grooming standards in accordance with the Coast Guard Uniform Regulations Manual. The crewmembers’ grooming standards are based on several elements including neatness, cleanliness,...

Coast Guard hoists 5 from damaged sailboat 200 miles off NC coast

Coast Guard hoists 5 from damaged sailboat 200 miles off NC coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued five people Friday from a sailboat after the sailboat’s mast broke approximately 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at approximately 1:50 p.m. that the 55-foot catamaran Rain Maker, homeported in Manhattan, New York, suffered a broken mast in...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker

Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has located an adrift kayak and is searching for a possible missing person approximately 15 miles south of Barbers Point, Oahu, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew at 11:33 a.m. of an adrift 12-foot green Islander kayak. There are no missing persons or distress reports...

Jill Simcox Honored as 5th Coast Guard District Military Spouse of the Year

Jill Simcox Honored as 5th Coast Guard District Military Spouse of the Year
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Jill Simcox, a Los Alamos, New Mexico native, has been selected as the Coast Guard District Five Spouse of the year and has advanced to the semi-final round to be considered for the National Military Spouse of the Year award, Friday. Simcox, whose husband is currently a Company Commander at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, is an active member of the Jersey Cape Military...

Air Force orders two HC-130J surveillance aircraft for Coast Guard

Air Force orders two HC-130J surveillance aircraft for Coast Guard
Washington, DC = Using funds that had been transferred from the Coast Guard, the Air Force awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. for production of two HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft Dec. 31, 2014. The 10th and 11th HC-130Js in the Coast Guard’s fleet are expected to be delivered in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The U.S. Air Force placed an order for two HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft, increasing...

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Newport

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Newport
BOSTON – A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill crew conducted a medevac for a 48-year-old crew member of the motor vessel Cougar Ace about nine miles south of Newport, Rhode Island, Thursday. At approximately 3 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the 654-foot cargo ship Cougar Ace notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that a crewmember had suffered an electrical burn to his...

Coast Guard, local fire department rescue man near Yaquina Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard, local fire department rescue man near Yaquina Bay, Ore.
NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crews assisted local agencies in rescuing a man with a reported back injury from South Jetty in Yaquina Bay, Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, assisted in rescuing a 50-year-old man by hoisting him from the jetty and transferring him to Lincoln County Fire Department personnel in a nearby parking lot. Watchstanders at Coast...