Coast Guard escorts 4 to safety after heavy winds, seas damage fishing boat off Portland, Maine

Coast Guard escorts 4 to safety after heavy winds, seas damage fishing boat off Portland, Maine
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard Cutter Northland, homported in Portsmouth, Virginia, departs following an escort of four people aboard a disabled fishing boat Wednesday, November 30, 2016. a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor relieved Northland’s crew from their escort and accompanied Gracelyn...

Coast Guard Band to play free December holiday concerts in DC, Northern Virginia

Coast Guard Band to play free December holiday concerts in DC, Northern Virginia
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Band rehearse in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Band is scheduled to perform four free holiday concerts in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia with each concert being a different ensemble of instruments and musical styles. All concerts are...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor Entrance

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor Entrance
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from November 29 –December 13, 2016. The safety zone will encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor near the inside and outside of the mouth of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance. This action is necessary to reduce significant...

Coast Guard rescues mariner north of Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues mariner north of Kodiak, Alaska
Sailing vessel Lieveling runs aground near Cape Puget, north of Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. . U.S. Coast Guard photo. Kodiak – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a mariner from the grounded sailing vessel Lieveling 209 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, Monday. The aircrew landed on the beach nearby to embark the mariner and transport him to Seward with no...

Joseph Tezanos’ legend lives on in new Coast Guard cutter

Joseph Tezanos’ legend lives on in new Coast Guard cutter
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on May 21, 1944, when an explosion on a Landing Ship Tank that was loading ammunition set off a chain reaction that would continue to burn and cause subsequent explosions into the next day. Most of the crews in port were enjoying some well-earned Hawaii liberty; enjoying a break from the perils and deployments...

Coast Guard repatriates 109 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 109 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 109 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Nov. 19. The Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 76 Cuban migrants Nov. 19, the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 15 Cuban migrants Wednesday and the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 18 Cuban migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of eight separate at-sea migrant interdictions...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Rodeo Beach

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Rodeo Beach
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers from the water Sunday near Rodeo Beach. A motorist parked at Point Bonita contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3:15 p.m., reporting that two kayakers were caught in a current and were being pulled out to sea. Watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from container ship off Oahu

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from container ship off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old crewman from the 902-foot container ship Kachidoki Bridge 35 miles off Oahu, Sunday. The man, reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain, was safely delivered to Queens Medical Center for further care. “Our hoist capable helicopters and well trained crews make it possible to get mariners like this man to a higher level of medical care as quickly...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible missing person in the water near the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, approximately 9 miles from Metairie, Louisiana, Sunday. Members from St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office located a vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain near a damaged guardrail on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the vehicle...