Coast Guard reminds boaters of the importance in securing vessels

Coast Guard reminds boaters of the importance in securing vessels
Coast Guard searched for possible missing person in the water near Abalone Cove. It was later found that the kayak broke loose. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach reminds the boating public of the importance in maintaining diligence in the safe keeping of personal vessels during foul weather. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard hosts Women’s Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee

Coast Guard hosts Women's Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee
More than 150 Coast Guard members stationed throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond attended the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee, March 30, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Tom Morrell) MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan hosted its annual Women’s Leadership Symposium at the Milwaukee War Memorial, Thursday. The symposium was attended by more than 150 Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns from inaugural patrol with over five tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter James returns from inaugural patrol with over five tons of cocaine
A family member of a Coast Guard Cutter James crewmember holds a sign on the pier at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina, March 31, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned home to Charleston, South Carolina, Friday following a 60-day, multi-mission patrol. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in nine interdictions...

Coast Guard crews assist disabled yacht near Orient Point, New York

Coast Guard crews assist disabled yacht near Orient Point, New York
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Montauk and Station New London assisted a boater in distress near Orient Point, New York, Thursday night. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Montauk) NEW YORK – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Montauk and Coast Guard Station New London assisted a boater in distress near Orient Point, New York, Thursday night. At approximately 4:00 p.m. watchstanders...

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring
Petty Officer 3rd Class Perry Derrenbacher, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Timothy Bare clung to the inside of his capsized kayak as the 43-degree water soaked through his clothing. As his core body temperature dropped, his natural reflexes kicked in,...

Coast Guard to commission sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle to honor local World War II hero

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Saturday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will preside over the ceremony, accepting the sixth NSC into the military service’s fleet. The commissioning of a cutter is a time-honored...

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC
LELAND, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel held the North Carolina Southern Region Search and Rescue (SAR) Summit in Leland, Wednesday. Members of Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Stations Oak Island and Wrightsville Beach, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, search and rescue agencies from Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, North Carolina Emergency Management and other state and...

Coast Guard increasing on-water presence off Oahu during Spring Break

Coast Guard increasing on-water presence off Oahu during Spring Break
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard will be expanding its presence with increased patrols over the weekend by Coast Guard Station Honolulu boarding teams. Each year the influx of college students and tourists arriving to Waikiki Bay during Spring Break generates numerous on-water safety concerns. In previous years, large flotillas have emerged encouraging the consumption of alcohol while on the water and...