Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded kayakers near Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded kayakers near Boothbay Harbor, Maine
BOSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two kayakers Thursday after their kayaks capsized near White Island southeast of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. At around 2:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from one of the kayakers reporting that she and a fellow kayaker had capsized but were able to make it to a nearby Island. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard K-9 retires after 10 years of service

Coast Guard K-9 retires after 10 years of service
 K-9 Chief Camilla’s retired from service at a ceremony in Staten Island, New York, June 30, 2016. Chief Camilla retired as a Coast Guard K-9 explosives detection dog after 10 years of dedicated service with her handler, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Heinen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Laberdesque. NEW YORK – Members of  Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento replaces Hercules aircraft during change of watch ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento replaces Hercules aircraft during change of watch ceremony
Coast Guard Capt. Douglas Nash, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Sation Sacramento, salutes a Coast Guard C-27J pilot during a change of watch ceremony at Air Station Sacramento’s hanger in McClellan Park, Thursday, July 1, 2016. The ceremony marked the final day that an HC-130 Hercules crew stood the watch at Air Station Sacramento and introduced the newest aircraft. Coast Guard photo by...

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat south of Big Sur

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat south of Big Sur
SAN FRANCISCO —The Coast Guard rescued a man from a 42-foot boat that was sinking approximately 27 miles south of Big Sur Wednesday afternoon. The solo sailor radioed watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Wednesday at approximately 3:30 p.m., notifying them that the vessel,  named Ment 2 Be, was taking on water.  On scene conditions were reported to be 12-to-15 foot seas and 25-to-30...

Coast Guard sets expanded slow speed zone for Biscayne Bay during Fourth of July fireworks period

Coast Guard sets expanded slow speed zone for Biscayne Bay during Fourth of July fireworks period
MIAMI – The Coast Guard has announced an expanded regulated navigation area, for Biscayne Bay during fireworks displays, in the downtown Miami and Key Biscayne areas this Fourth of July. A 15-knot speed limit will be in effect from Turkey Point north to the Julia Tuttle Causeway and from Elliot Key west to the shoreline.  The speed restriction will be enforced from 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. the July...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man from Nantucket Hospital

Coast Guard medevacs injured man from Nantucket Hospital
BOSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 33-year-old man suffering from injuries to his lower extremities Thursday morning from Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Nantucket. At around 5 a.m. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified that the injured man was in need of transportation to Massachusetts General Hospital for an advanced level of care. Civilian medical flights were unable to transport the...

Coast Guard responds to allision between tanker and 3 moored sailboats

Coast Guard responds to allision between tanker and 3 moored sailboats
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a allision involving a 477-foot oil tanker and three unmanned sailboats Wednesday afternoon near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, near Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. No injuries or pollution have been reported. At approximately 4 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of the allision involving the tanker Chem Venus and the sailboats. All...

Training Center Cape May Scheduled To Host 2nd Sunset Parade of 2016

Training Center Cape May Scheduled To Host 2nd Sunset Parade of 2016
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to host its second Sunset Parade of 2016 in honor of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association and the Marine Corps League, Dramis Detachment, during 4th of July weekend at Training Center Cape May, Sunday, at 8 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits...

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters near Ugashik, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters near Ugashik, Alaska
Flight crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak return two overdue boaters to Ugashik, Alaska, June 28, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two overdue boaters on the shore of the Dog Salmon River near Ugashik, Alaska, Tuesday. The aircrew picked up the boaters and transported them to Ugashik. Coast Guard 17th...