Coast Guard rescues two after boat capsizes

Coast Guard rescues two after boat capsizes
Coast Guard MH-65 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia OldhamRACCOON KEY, S.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted two boaters Tuesday 11 miles southeast of Raccoon Key, from a capsized vessel. The boaters, a man and a woman, were reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Chincoteague, VA
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater assist a man in a raft 90-miles east of Chincoteague, Va., March 31, 2015. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Tuesday from the distressed sailboat Irene, approximately 90 miles east of Chincoteague. Rescued were Joerg Fleimming, 51 and Stefan Heising, 56, both German nationals. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center...

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team up to assist distressed swimmer in Guam

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team up to assist distressed swimmer in Guam
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department and U.S> Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five rescued a distressed swimmer offshore from Pagat Caves, Guam, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam offered assistance after hearing communications between Guam Fire Rescue and dispatch regarding a distressed swimmer near Pagat Caves. The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol...

Coast Guard Rescues Nine from Canadian Tall Ship

Coast Guard Rescues Nine from Canadian Tall Ship
BOSTON — Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana’s Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. that the vessel’s engines were disabled...

Coast Guard to host forum for uninspected passenger vessel operators of Alaskan rivers and lakes

Coast Guard to host forum for uninspected passenger vessel operators of Alaskan rivers and lakes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage will hold a public forum to discuss recent changes to the standards for Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel endorsements in Anchorage April 10. The meeting will occur at 1pm in Conference Room C in the Federal Building Annex (Social Security Administration) at 222 West 8th Avenue. Sector Anchorage announced changes to the Restricted...

Bergdahl dismissed from Coast Guard before Army

Bergdahl dismissed from Coast Guard before Army
Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier who was recently charged with desertion, was discharged from the Coast Guard after only 26 days. According to the Washington Post, Bergdahl left the Coast Guard due to psychological reasons in 2006, three years before we went missing in Afghanistan. The Washington Post also reports that Bergdhal received an “uncharacterized discharge,” which applies to those who...

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Cold Bay, Alaska
USCG file photoJUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a mariner experiencing abdominal complications from the fishing vessel U.S. Intrepid 30 miles south of Cold Bay Sunday. The helicopter crew safely hoisted the 19-year-old man and transported him to Cold Bay, where an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew landed to transfer him to a...

Coast Guard locates unresponsive man overboard near Nantucket

Coast Guard locates unresponsive man overboard near Nantucket
USCG file photoBOSTON – The Coast Guard located the body of a missing fisherman about 37 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at approximately 1 a.m., Monday. The crew of the fishing vessel Hear No Evil, homeported in New Bedford, Massachusetts, recovered the body and positively identified the missing crewman. Initially, at about 8:30 p.m., Sunday, the crew of the Hear No Evil notified...

Coast Guard convenes general court-martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexually assault

Coast Guard convenes general court-martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexually assault
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Atlantic Area is scheduled to convene a general court-martial at Coast Guard Sector Key West in Key West, Florida Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 for a Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault. Petty Officer 3rd Class Edwin R. Angulo, 26, is accused of the violating Article 120 (2 specifications of sexual assault) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: Vice Adm. William Lee,...