Facebook Q&A: 1st year as Commandant

Facebook Q&A: 1st year as Commandant
As he marks one year of service as Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft participated in a video Q&A on his Facebook page. Take a look at the video to hear directly from the Commandant on his views relating to the budget realities of today, manning challenges at stations across the country and who he’d like to have over for dinner.

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer near West Haven, Connecticut

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer near West Haven, Connecticut
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews and partner agencies are searching for a missing swimmer off Dawson Ave Beach in West Haven, Connecticut, Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified by the West Haven Police Department at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, after...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel near Half Moon Bay

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel near Half Moon Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a commercial fishing vessel grounded on shore near Half Moon Bay Friday night. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders were notified at 11:22 p.m. Friday from a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel that had run aground near Half Moon Bay seven miles south of Pillar Point Harbor. A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew launched from Air...

Coast Guard responds to injured woman in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard responds to injured woman in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew responded to an injured woman last night after she fell overboard near Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. At 7:43 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Boston received a call from Massachusetts State Police regarding a 911 call from the 29-foot recreational vessel Naut Guilty. The caller reported that a female passenger had fallen overboard and suffered severe injuries. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewmember on Mississippi River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewmember on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search of a missing crewmember that was aboard a towing vessel that sank Saturday in the Mississippi River, just south of Convent, La. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the missing crewmember’s family and friends,” said Cmdr. Kelly Denning of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “We appreciate all the support provided by our state, local...

Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS- The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River, from MM 165 to MM 176 at 4:02 p.m., Saturday. The closure was a result of a 116 barge break away in St. Louis Harbor earlier this morning. The barge fleeting areas and facilities are in consultation with Coast Guard to develop the safe and effective process to restage the fleeting areas, and maintain the navigation of the channel. The...

Search ends in Galveston, Texas, after body located near Stewart Beach

Search ends in Galveston, Texas, after body located near Stewart Beach
A Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter crew searches the coast of Galveston, Thursday and Friday, for a missing 12-year-old girl. U.S. Coast Guard photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, state and local emergency responders ended their search for a missing 12-year-old girl Saturday afternoon, after Galveston Beach Patrol located a body matching the girl’s description near Stewart Beach in Galveston,...

Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway on the Upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway on the Upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port St. Louis set a safety zone on the Mississippi River in response to 116 barges breaking away from their moorings, Saturday. The safety zone extends from MM 165 to MM 176.  The waterway is closed to all vessels except those directly involved in the recovery efforts. At approximately 6:53 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi...

Coast Guard, Port of South Louisiana search for missing crewmember

Coast Guard, Port of South Louisiana search for missing crewmember
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing crewmember aboard a vessel that sank near Baton Rouge, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report that the UTV Miss Natalie capsized and sank near mile marker 163 on the lower Mississippi River at approximately 8 a.m. with five people aboard. Four people have been rescued and one person is missing. A Coast...