Coast Guard rescues unconscious mariner near Northport Bay, New York

Coast Guard rescues unconscious mariner near Northport Bay, New York
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a mariner who had been knocked unconscious while aboard a sailing vessel near the Northport Yacht Club, New York, Tuesday. At approximately 7 p.m., Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck overheard a report of a mariner calling Northport Yacht Club in regards to his crewmember going overboard after being struck in the forehead by the vessel’s boom. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to sinking sailboat off Annapolis, Md.

Coast Guard responds to sinking sailboat off Annapolis, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded to a sailboat taking on water Tuesday at the mouth of the South River. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a report from a crewmember aboard a 44-foot sailboat via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 7 p.m. stating the sailboat was taking on water. A crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis was in the area...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to hold Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to hold Change of Command
BOSTON — the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Thursday in Boston.  During the ceremony, Cmdr. Peter Niles will be relieving Cmdr. Anthony Williams as the commanding officer of the Spencer. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition. It is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled company of the command. It conveys to officers...

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, to conduct change of command

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, to conduct change of command
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Capt. Paul Mehler III will transfer command of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage to Capt. Paul Albertson during a change of command ceremony at the National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson July 8. Mehler has been the commanding officer of Sector Anchorage since 2012 and will retire from the Coast Guard upon transfering command of Sector Anchorage. The change of command...

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger that jumped from the charter fishing vessel Bass Tub into the waters off Muir Beach June 22, 2015. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel as part of a dare from his friends who were also aboard the vessel. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. Jumping into the water from a passenger vessel,...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine
The deck of Coast Guard Midgett lined with stacks of interdicted contraband including 1,232 pounds of cocaine and 110 pounds of marijuana  (Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Benjamin Berg) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle Thursday at 10 a.m. following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During...

Air Station Traverse City aircrew medically evacuates elderly woman from Beaver Island

Air Station Traverse City aircrew medically evacuates elderly woman from Beaver Island
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., — A rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City conducted a medical evacuation of an 86-year-old woman from Beaver Island, Tuesday. An Operations Watchstander at the Air Station received a call from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie at about 1:50 p.m. requesting assistance with a medical emergency on Beaver Island. Due to the weather conditions and low ceiling,...

Coast Guard continues to investigate race boat incident that left 1 dead, 3 injured

Coast Guard continues to investigate race boat incident that left 1 dead, 3 injured
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard continues to investigate a boat crash that killed a 7-year-old Sunday and injured three others during the Thunder on the Narrows race off Kent Island. Deceased is Julianne Rosela, 7, of Chester, who was transported to Queen Anne’s Medical Center Injured were: Robbie Root, 35, of Chester, medevaced by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Jennifer...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba to receive new captain

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba to receive new captain
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday in Boston. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Patrick F. Peschka will be relieving Cmdr. Patrick J. Dougan as the commanding officer of the Escanaba. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition. It is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled company of the command. It conveys...