Coast Guard to discontinue 166 navigational aids in Virginia Inside Passage

Coast Guard to discontinue 166 navigational aids in Virginia Inside Passage
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to discontinue 166 navigational aids within the Virginia Inside Passage (VIP) due to shoaling and other navigational safety concerns throughout the area. Fixed aids to navigation will be removed as Coast Guard resources permit over the next several years...

Coast Guard, commercial salvage assist vessel taking on water near Stonington, Conn.

Coast Guard, commercial salvage assist vessel taking on water near Stonington, Conn.
NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Station New London rescue crew and Seatow salvage vessel assisted a 36-foot vessel taking on water in Sandy Point, Stonington, Connecticut, Tuesday. At approximately 10:38 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received a call via VHF-Channel 16, from Seatow Eastern Connecticut, stating a vessel with four people and a dog aboard were taking...

Coast Guard, local agencies medevac woman from canyon near Manzanita, Ore.

Coast Guard, local agencies medevac woman from canyon near Manzanita, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew worked with local agencies to medevac a 52-year-old woman after she fell down a canyon 10 miles East of Manzanita, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, safely transferred the woman to staff at Tillamook Regional Medical Center. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a medevac request...

Coast Guard medevacs 81-year-old woman from cruise ship 33 miles west of La Jolla

Coast Guard medevacs 81-year-old woman from cruise ship 33 miles west of La Jolla
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an 81-year-old woman approximately 33 miles west of La Jolla, California, Monday. At approximately 9 p.m. Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of cruise ship Carnival Imagination stating that a female passenger was experiencing heart-attack like symptoms. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended...

Update: M/V Roger Blough aground in Lake Superior

Update: M/V Roger Blough aground in Lake Superior
Responders place protective boom around the stern of the motor vessel Roger Blough near Gros Cap Reefs Light in Lake Superior, May 30, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Merridith Morrison) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Monday, after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in...

Coast Guard rescues two people stranded on island in Columbia River, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues two people stranded on island in Columbia River, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people stranded on Wallace Island in the Columbia River, Sunday. With the boat secured on the island, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton safely transported the 20-year-old female and 29-year-old male to Westport, where one of their vehicles was parked. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue distressed woman near Kismet Beach

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue distressed woman near Kismet Beach
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew rescued a woman in distress near Kismet Beach, New York, Monday. At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received report, from Suffolk County Dispatch, of a woman who entered the water near Kismet Beach and was in distress. Good Samaritans on the beach lost sight of the woman due to dense fog in the area...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater 17 miles southwest of Steinhatchee, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for missing boater 17 miles southwest of Steinhatchee, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 54-year-old man in the water 17 miles southwest of Steinhatchee, Florida, Monday. Missing is Edward Viola, 54, from Steinhatchee. At 9:46 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call from a the Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, reporting a Good Samaritan had located and recovered a woman from the water approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search after family locates body of missing man in San Luis Pass

Coast Guard suspends search after family locates body of missing man in San Luis Pass
HOUSTON — Coast Guard, Jamaica Beach Marine Division, Galveston Beach Patrol and Galveston County Sheriff’s have suspended the search for a missing man in San Luis Pass, between Freeport and Galveston. A family member of the missing man called Coast Guard search coordinators at 8:05 a.m. Monday, reporting she and other family members found his body in the water by the shore, near where he went...