Coast Guard to honor service’s only Medal of Honor recipient

Coast Guard to honor service's only Medal of Honor recipient
Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro SEATTLE — Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, will join approximately 200 local Coast Guard personnel to honor the service’s only Medal of Honor recipient at a ceremony held at Laurel Hill Memorial Park, Cle Elum, at 11 a.m., Wednesday. This year’s ceremony marks the 75th anniversary of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro’s ultimate...

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic officials urge boaters, beachgoers use caution, prepare for adverse weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic officials urge boaters, beachgoers use caution, prepare for adverse weather
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from vessels in...

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard rescues swimmer in distress off Belmar, NJ

Coast Guard rescues swimmer in distress off Belmar, NJ
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J. File Photo by Auxiliarist David Lau PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water off the coast of Belmar, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified at about 5:15 p.m. by Belmar Fire Rescue of a swimmer in distress off 16th Avenue. Coast Guard Sector Delaware...

Coast Guard updates Port Conditions for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard updates Port Conditions for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Forward’s embarked HITRON MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter receives fuel from amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on September 24, 2017, approximately 15 nautical miles south of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The USS Kearsarge provided the capability of extending the Coast Guard helicopter’s endurance by being able to provide fuel. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition X-Ray for the Port of Wilmington in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Maria. Gale Force winds (34 knots/39 mph) are expected to reach Frying Pan Shoals Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 835) within 48 hours. Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. To enter, transit, or remain within this...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Morehead City, NC
Morehead City, NC – The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition Yankee for the Port of Morehead City in preparation of the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Maria. The Port of Morehead City is closed to all inbound traffic. No vessel may enter the Port of Morehead City without the permission of the COTP. As a reminder, all cargo and bunker handling operations shall...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Belmar, NJ

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Belmar, NJ
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water off the coast of Belmar, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified at about 5:50 p.m. from Belmar Water Rescue that two swimmers were in distress off 4th Avenue. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Chinese research vessel near Nome

Coast Guard medevacs man from Chinese research vessel near Nome
A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley medevacs a man suffering a broken arm from the Chinese research vessel Xue Long, 15 nautical miles from Nome, Alaska, Sept. 23, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley safely medevaced a man suffering a broken arm from the Chinese research vessel Xue Long, 15 nautical miles from...