Coast Guard crew assists fishing vessel south of Cape Ann

Coast Guard crew assists fishing vessel south of Cape Ann
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); BOSTON — A rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo assisted a disabled fishing vessel Saturday 40 miles south of Cape Ann. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received the call via VHF-16 radio Saturday at 10:40 a.m. from the captain of the Orion, a 79-foot fishing vessel out of...

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking yacht in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking yacht in Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man Saturday from a yacht taking on water in Masonboro Inlet. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) crew from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received a mayday call at 9:37 a.m. while on patrol. The 60-foot yacht Somewhere in Time was taking...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist disabled sailing vessel in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist disabled sailing vessel in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard Station Venice boatcrew is towing a disabled sailing vessel with three people aboard to Venice after they began taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification at approximately 11:46 a.m., that the 37-foot sailing vessel Lunar Eclipse was taking on water. The watchstanders directed the launch of...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Savannah, Georgia

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the Savannah River, near the Fort Pulaski Bridge, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation at approximately 9:15 a.m. A good Samaritan reported the incident to a member from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia. The initial report stated a boater was ejected...

Coast Guard leaders from Arctic Nations sign historic joint statement

Coast Guard leaders from Arctic Nations sign historic joint statement
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joins leaders representing all eight coast guard agencies of the Arctic nations to sign a Joint Statement officially establishing the Arctic Coast Guard Forum at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Oct. 30, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) NEW LONDON, CT – A joint statement, officially establishing the Arctic...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man, 54, near Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man, 54, near Emerald Isle, NC
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Saturday from an capsized boat near Emerald Isle. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a report from Carteret 911 about 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting a woman who heard a voice calling for help. Emerald Isle Fire Department personnel were also notified and upon arriving on scene verified a voice calling for help. A...

Coast Guard continues search for Alec Cooke near Waimea Bay, Oahu

Coast Guard continues search for Alec Cooke near Waimea Bay, Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is continuing the search for 59-year-old Alec “Ace” Cooke near Waimea Bay, Friday. On-scene assets have conducted 19 sorties, covered 5,900 square miles and deployed two self-locating datum marker buoys. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point are searching as well as the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake...

Unified Command established for oil spill response at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Unified Command established for oil spill response at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
An aerial view of the oil spill near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Oct. 30, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by AET3 Nicholas Rodriguez) BALTIMORE — A Unified Command has been formed as a response to an oil spill Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Coast Guard along with Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority personnel, including Airport Operations, and Fire...

Cleveland Coast Guardsman sentenced in child pornography case

Cleveland Coast Guardsman sentenced in child pornography case
CLEVELAND – A Cleveland-based Coast Guardsman was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a life term of supervised release and requirement to register as a sex offender Friday for accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography in violation of Title 18 U.S. Code Section 2252A. Lt. Sean Barnhill, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conduct that...