Coast Guard, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla safety

Coast Guard, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla safety
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard crew members aboard a 29-foot Response Boat Small-II help enforce safety on the water during the 2016 Jose Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in the Port of Tampa, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy, honors fallen crewmembers

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy, honors fallen crewmembers
A wreath at the 36th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard honored 23 fallen crewmembers during the 36th anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision, Thursday in St. Petersburg. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard rescued nine people over the course of two separate incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified that a 36-foot recreational fishing vessel with five people aboard was taking on water 47 miles south of Dauphin Island at 12:08 p.m. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot...

Coast Guard removes passengers from grounded ferry in Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard removes passengers from grounded ferry in Hatteras Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is transferring passengers Saturday off a grounded ferry in Hatteras Inlet. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified at 11:30 a.m. the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation ferry Roanoke was aground. There were three vehicles, five passengers and six crew members aboard the ferry at the time of the grounding. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew...

Coast Guard medevacs boater near Guemes Island, Wash.

Coast Guard medevacs boater near Guemes Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a man who was reportedly suffering from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease on a 24-foot fishing vessel in Guemes Channel Saturday. The aircrew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles airlifted the man to emergency medical services responders at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, who transferred him to Whidbey General Hospital...

St. Joseph Coast Guard saves dog from icy Paw Paw River

St. Joseph Coast Guard saves dog from icy Paw Paw River
Ice rescue crew members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph pose after the rescue of a dog from the ice on the Paw Paw River near St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 30, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station St. Joseph) CLEVELAND — An ice rescue crew from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Michigan, rescued a dog from the ice in the Paw Paw River in Benton Harbor Township, Michigan, Saturday morning. The...

Coast Guard announces Captain of the Port limitations for possible navigation hazards at Coos Bay Harbor entrance

Coast Guard announces Captain of the Port limitations for possible navigation hazards at Coos Bay Harbor entrance
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for all ports in Oregon and southern Washington announced limitations on the movement of deep-draft vessels across the Coos Bay Harbor entrance Friday, citing possible debris in the water from the commercial fishing vessel Sara Jo that capsized near the north jetty earlier this week. Two Panamanian-flagged bulk carriers that have been affected...

Coast Guard receives approval to remove sunken vessel in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard receives approval to remove sunken vessel in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard received approval for removal and destruction of tugboat Challenger under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWCPA). An incident command will be established and operations will begin Monday, Feb. 1, to manage the removal of the tugboat that sank in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Sept. 12, 2015. The operation could take weeks to complete. “Our highest priorities...

Coast Guard responds to report of flares off Maui, rescues mariner

Coast Guard responds to report of flares off Maui, rescues mariner
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner aboard a disabled 18-foot recreational vessel following a report of four red flares off Maui Thursday night. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew located the mariner during a search 5 miles west of Kihei and towed the vessel back to Maui. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a report of three red flares off Kihei...