Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailor in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailor in Mobile Bay
MOBILE –– The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the missing sailor near Mobile Bay, Thursday. Response crews suspended their search at 7:30 p.m. The Coast Guard and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have continuously searched for more than 180 hours, covered more than 9,527 square-miles of water and 164 miles of shoreline. “All of us that have been dedicated to this search effort since...

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard lifted restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area Thursday at Oregon Inlet between Bodie and Pea Islands. The captain of the port for Sector North Carolina lifted vessel draft restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet as outlined in 33 Code of Federal Regulations 165.520. The...

Coast Guard member pleads guilty, sentenced for violating UCMJ articles

Coast Guard member pleads guilty, sentenced for violating UCMJ articles
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard member charged with violating a number of Articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice pled guilty and was sentenced Thursday during a special court-martial in Norfolk, Va. Senior Chief Petty Officer James R. Hamilton, 33, pled guilty in accordance with the pre-trial agreement to two specifications of violation of Article 92,Uniform Code of Military Justice —violation...

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tourmo, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, participates in a Shiprider demonstration conducted on the Detroit River, April 30, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi ReadCLEVELAND — The governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, and Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard 9th District commander,...

Coast Guard opens investigation of Mobile Bay incident as two more bodies are recovered

Coast Guard opens investigation of Mobile Bay incident as two more bodies are recovered
USCG MH-65C file photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers MOBILE – Two bodies were recovered in the vicinity of Dauphin Island found to be connected to the Dauphin Island Regatta, Thursday. The Coast Guard and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have confirmed those recovered to be Adam Clark, a 17-year-old Mobile, Alabama resident, and Robert Thomas, a 50-year-old Pickens, Mississippi resident. The...

President nominates Coast Guard Vice Commandant to head Transportation Security Administration

President nominates Coast Guard Vice Commandant to head Transportation Security Administration
Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger speaks during the vice commandant change of watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Neffenger became the 29th vice commandant of the Coast Guard during the event. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the U.S. Coast Guard’s second-in-command, has been nominated by President...

Coast Guard 7th District to receive new district commander

Coast Guard 7th District to receive new district commander
Rear Adm. John H. Korn, Seventh Coast Guard District commander and Director of Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast. U.S. Coast Guard Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque.MIAMI – A change of command ceremony is scheduled for the Coast Guard 7th District commander at Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, Florida, Friday at 10 a.m. During the change of command ceremony...

Coast Guard rescues captain who reportedly fell off yacht

Coast Guard rescues captain who reportedly fell off yacht
Lt. Cdr. Samuel Babbitt, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Ensley, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., are shown at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas, with a survivor they rescued, Wednesday, April 29, 2015.MIAMI — The captain of a 95-foot yacht was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew after he reportedly...

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion terminates fishing vessel voyage near Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion terminates fishing vessel voyage near Port Angeles, Wash.
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion while on patrol in the Strait of Juan De Fuca east of Port Angeles, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear concerns found during an at-sea boarding Wednesday. The three member crew, harvesting geoducks, aboard the 28-foot fishing vessel Enforcer was safely escorted to Port Angeles, where the vessel was ordered to remain until...