Search underway for missing Florida Keys diver

Search underway for missing Florida Keys diver
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a 37-year-old diver reported missing approximately seven nautical miles south of Cudjoe Key, Florida, Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Missing is Pedro Fernandez, 37. Fernandez was reported missing about 6 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West issued an urgent marine...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its week-long annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3 – 7. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as a Canadian coast guard ship, for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S....

Coast Guard investigating report of tar balls on Makaha Beach, Oahu

Coast Guard investigating report of tar balls on Makaha Beach, Oahu
HONOLULU — Coast Guard members are continuing to investigate a report of scattered tar balls discovered on a 1,000-yard stretch of Makaha Beach, Friday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Wednesday evening to report tar balls washed ashore. The tar balls reportedly range in size up to 1-inch. Sector deployed personnel from their Incident Management Division to respond and assess the...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon holds change-of-command ceremony
Capt. Darran McLenon (right) salutes Capt. Jose Jiménez (left)during the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon’s change of command ceremony in Seattle, July 31, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross) SEATTLE — Capt. Darran McLenon relieved Capt. Jose Jiménez as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, Friday. McLenon’s previous assignment was as the Pacific...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the overdue paddle boarder who was last seen July 24, 2015. Missing is William Morlock, 58. “In this tragic time, our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mr. Morlock,”said Capt. Michael Long, the Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. “We are pained that our tireless search efforts resulted in this heartbreaking end.” Morlock’s...

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens
Capt. Mark Fedor announces the Coast Guard will suspend all searches for two missing 14-year-old boys at sunset during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami July 31, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the two missing boys who departed on a fishing trip July 24, 2015. Perry Cohen and...

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River investigating officers initiated civil penalties, Thursday, against 13 individuals who entered an established safety-zone around a Shell-contracted vessel in Portland. These individuals were cited in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations for entry into or staying in a federally-regulated safety zone established between July 22 and July 30. “While...

DHS Secretary attends Training Center Cape May graduation

DHS Secretary attends Training Center Cape May graduation
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson shakes the hand of a Coast Guard recruit during a graduation ceremony, Friday, July 31, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. — Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson attended a recruit graduation ceremony, Friday, at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. Johnson provided...

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA vessel south of Beaufort, N.C.

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA vessel south of Beaufort, N.C.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing crew member Thursday from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) vessel south of Beaufort. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a call Thursday afternoon from the vessel Pisces located approximately 35 miles southeast of Beaufort Inlet stating 35-year-old crewman had been suffering from an...