Coast Guard medevac crewmember from tug off Oahu

Coast Guard medevac crewmember from tug off Oahu
A 65-year-old crewman from the tug vessel Natoma arrived safely to Honolulu Thursday, after being medevaced by the Coast Guard approximately 60 north of Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — A 65-year-old crewman from the tug vessel Natoma was medevaced by the Coast Guard 50 miles north of Oahu on Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted...

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating Over the Labor Day Weekend

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating Over the Labor Day Weekend
File photo of Coast Guard boarding team members checking for life jackets aboard a boat during an inspection. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nease) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard warns boaters in the Tri-State area to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating season, and...

Coast Guard captain of the port updates port conditions in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard captain of the port updates port conditions in Corpus Christi, Texas
Screenshot from Coast Guard overflight. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard captain of the port has begun opening certain waterways within the COTP zone, Thursday. As of 2:15 p.m. the following ports and waterways are open: Port of Brownsville: open with no restrictions. Port of Corpus Christi: open with the following restrictions: All vessels are restricted to a draft not to exceed 43-feet. All...

Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne crew conducts assessment of Texas ports

Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne crew conducts assessment of Texas ports
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne prepare to reposition buoys beset by Hurricane Harvey near Galveston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. HOUSTON — Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in Galveston, Texas, continue to inspect and reposition buoys beset...

Coast Guard imposes waterway restrictions around the Mackinac Bridge

Coast Guard imposes waterway restrictions around the Mackinac Bridge
Coast Guard file photo of the Mackinac Bridge by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Yaw SAULT STE MARIE, Mich., — The Coast Guard will enact a temporary security zone around the Mackinac Bridge as a security measure for the 2017 Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk Monday from 6 a.m., until event conclusion. Per 33 C.F.R. §165.928, the security zone includes all waters on either side of the Mackinac...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman near Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman near Myrtle Beach
Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two boaters Thursday after they were reported overdue on Sunday near Oak Island, North Carolina. Coast Guard crews from Charleston are relieving North Carolina crews to continue the search. Missing are Steve Chaney and David Hambrick of Gaston County,...

Coast Guard Punt Teams rescue more than 940 people in one day

Coast Guard Punt Teams rescue more than 940 people in one day
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington continues to respond to rescue requests in the great Houston Metro Area, Aug. 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington/Released) HOUSTON – The Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 940 people in the greater Houston Metro Area, Wednesday. “We are assessing the needs of the community around-the-clock...

Coast Guard issues partial reopening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone

Coast Guard issues partial reopening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone
HOUSTON — As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Captain of the Port for Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston opened the ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston, and Freeport with the following restrictions: Vessel draft cannot exceed 33 feet for the ports of Texas City, Galveston and Freeport. Vessel draft cannot exceed 37 feet for the Port of Houston. All vessel traffic is limited to daylight hours. Current...

Coast Guard responds to flooding in Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard responds to flooding in Port Arthur, Texas
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Hicks, assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans, rescues a child in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Port Arthur, Texas, August 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy by MSST New Orleans) HOUSTON – The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies are conducting search and rescue operations in support of Hurricane Harvey...