Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts change of command ceremony
Capt. Sean Mackenzie (right) relieves Capt. Paul Albertson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage June 30, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Capt. Sean MacKenzie relieved Capt. Paul Albertson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage during a change of command and retirement ceremony Friday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with members of local agencies, are searching Friday for a person in the water in the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center were notified of the situation at 6:03 p.m. The initial report stated a person had fallen into the water off the Riverwalk, near the Acosta Bridge. A...

Coast Guard searches for missing man near Seadrift, Tx

Coast Guard searches for missing man near Seadrift, Tx
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a man that went missing Friday afternoon one mile southeast of Seadrift. At 5:40 p.m., The captain of the  tug and barge Joey Devall, contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report he was missing a crew member after thoroughly searching the vessel. Missing is Tony Bergeron, a 37-year-old man who was last...

Coast Guard rescues 1 child, 1 adult drifting in kayaks off East Sandwich Beach, Massachusetts

Coast Guard rescues 1 child, 1 adult drifting in kayaks off East Sandwich Beach, Massachusetts
BOSTON — A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal rescued two kayakers, a 12-year-old-boy and his adult relative, who began drifting out to sea Friday near East Sandwich Beach. The mother of the boy called 911 from shore at around 6 p.m. to notify the authorities. The call was then routed to Station Cape Cod Canal, which launched a 45-foot rescue boat. The crew quickly arrived on...

Coast Guard, U.S. Lifesaving Association promote rip current awareness

Coast Guard, U.S. Lifesaving Association promote rip current awareness
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the United States Lifesaving Association are collaborating to promote rip current awareness for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend. In response to a surge of rip current-related deaths throughout the mid-Atlantic region in June 2017, the Coast Guard reminds the public of the dangers of rip currents and the value of checking weather and rip current forecasts,...

Coast Guard, partners continue search for two missing in Marmot Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, partners continue search for two missing in Marmot Bay, Alaska
A pararescueman from the Alaska Air National Guard 212th Rescue Squadron deploys to the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman from an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter from the 210 Rescue Squadron, June 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by the CGC Sherman. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard and good Samaritans continue to search Friday for one male and one female reported missing...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony
Cmdr. Amy Beach, left, transfers command Friday, June 30, 2017, to Cmdr. Norm Witt, far right, during a change of command ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. During...

Coast Guard C3CEN holds change-of-command ceremony in Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard C3CEN holds change-of-command ceremony in Portsmouth, VA
Coast Guard Capt. Michael Nasitka, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday and Capt. Scott Beauregard pause for a photo during the change-of-command ceremony for Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 22, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Michael F. Nasitka relieved Capt. Scott...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence holds change-of-command ceremony in Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence holds change-of-command ceremony in Wilmington, NC
Left to right: Coast Guard Cmdr. Robert S. Mohr, Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz and Cmdr. Justin M. Carter stand together during a change-of-command ceremony in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Emma Lutton/Released) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Robert S. Mohr relieved Cmdr. Justin M. Carter as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence during...