Coast Guard crew frees fishing boat from ice near Woods Hole

Coast Guard crew frees fishing boat from ice near Woods Hole
A Coast Guard aids to navigation team from Woods Hole, Mass., assists the fishing boat Capt. RM Chase in Woods Hole on Feb. 28, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole)BOSTON — A Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Woods Hole Passage, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational and commercial boaters

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational and commercial boaters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Saturday afternoon. Recreational and commercial vessels with less than 25-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain...

Coast Guard rescues fishermen in consecutive cases in Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard rescues fishermen in consecutive cases in Matagorda Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard boat and air crews rescued a 64-year-old man after his oyster boat went aground and began taking on water in Matagorda Bay early Friday morning and rescued another man after his oyster boat went aground in the same area FridAY afternoon. At approximately 5:30 a.m., the son of the master of the oyster vessel Two Sisters contacted Station Port Aransas by phone stating...

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Coast Guard terminate vessel voyage near Bellingham, Wash

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Coast Guard terminate vessel voyage near Bellingham, Wash
SEATTLE — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with the assistance of the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel crew for several discrepancies found during an at-sea boarding near Bellingham Thursday. The crew of the fishing vessel Island Rose was escorted safely back to Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham after being cited for expired flares, and insufficient number of fire extinguishers...

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper
Red snapper seized by Coast Guard small boat crews during a lancha interdiction in South Texas waters Feb. 26, 2015.  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Customs and Border Protection aircrew alerted Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria, Ore., after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria, Ore., after successful patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast steams off the Mexican coastline in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 21, 2015, as part of the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is scheduled to return to Astoria at 9 a.m., Saturday, after a two month Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) deployment. Steadfast...

Coast Guard frees fishing boat from ice in Quicks Hole Passage

Coast Guard frees fishing boat from ice in Quicks Hole Passage
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole crew assisted the fishing vessel Misty Blue in Quicks Hole Passage, Mass., on Feb. 27, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole)BOSTON — A Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Quicks Hole Passage, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Friday. At about 10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing motor vessel crewman off Va.

Coast Guard medevacs ailing motor vessel crewman off Va.
A rescue swimmer from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., prepares a man for a medevac from the motor vessel Houston Express about 25 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing crewman Friday from a motor vessel approximately 25 miles east of Virginia Beach. Watchstanders at the Coast...

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational boaters

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational boaters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Thursday afternoon. Recreational vessels with less than six-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone upon receiving clearance from the on-scene representative. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of...