Coast Guard medevacs injured man from cargo vessel 174 miles off Columbia River

Coast Guard medevacs injured man from cargo vessel 174 miles off Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 38-year-old man from a cargo vessel 174 miles off the Columbia River entrance, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the injured crewman and transported him to sector, where he was transferred to Life Flight Network personnel for transportation to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard saves 5, assists 4 during sailing regatta off Jamestown, Rhode Island

Coast Guard saves 5, assists 4 during sailing regatta off Jamestown, Rhode Island
Coast Guard Station Castle Hill boat crew arrives on scene to a capsized 32-foot catamaran with two people in the water and three on the vessel off Jamestown, Rhode Island, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Pontecorvo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued five people from their 32-foot catamaran Saturday after it capsized during a regatta off Beavertail...

Coast Guard updates port status for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard updates port status for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Coast Guard Cutter James serves as a command and control platform in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The following is a port condition update for the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Open Guayanilla, Puerto Rico – Open Tallaboa, Puerto Rico – Open Salinas, Puerto Rico – Open East and West Gregerie...

Cutter Winslow Greisser delivers critical prescription medication to St. Croix

Cutter Winslow Greisser delivers critical prescription medication to St. Croix
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser crew transfers critical prescription medication to the cutter’s small boat for delivery to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 30, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki) MIAMI — The Coast Guard partnered with Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy to ship critical prescription medication to St. Croix from St. Thomas, U.S....

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol, Saturday. Stratton’s crew...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack off Reedsport, Ore.

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack off Reedsport, Ore.
Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a man suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack from a fishing vessel 18 miles off Reedsport, Friday night. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River, along with a rescue swimmer from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew out of Coast Guard Sector North Bend, safely...

Coast Guard discourages boaters from transiting to ports affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Coast Guard discourages boaters from transiting to ports affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
The Coast Guard Cutter James serves as a command and control platform in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard is discouraging private boaters departing the continental United States from transiting to ports affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. While volunteers and aid are needed and welcomed, it is recommended that these efforts be coordinated through...

Video – Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet, NC

Video - Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet, NC
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet crews conducted surf training near the Oregon Inlet bar in Nags Head this week. Hurricane Maria remained about 150 miles offshore as it passed North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but created surf conditions in Oregon Inlet from Tuesday to Thursday. Station Oregon Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews used the sea conditions to conduct surf drills for 18...

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix
Department of Homeland Security await word from Lt. Luke A. Walsh, commanding officer of the Cutter Winslow W. Griesser, on if any piers in Lime Tree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are safe to offload relief supplies Sept. 28, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.) MIAMI — Department of Homeland Security special agents arrived in Christiansted, St. Croix,...