Coast Guard assists boat taking on water off Ocracoke Island, NC

Coast Guard assists boat taking on water off Ocracoke Island, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew members from Station Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, assist the crew of fishing vessel Capt. Jimmy near Ocracoke Island, Oct. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandi-Marie K. Randolph) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard came to the aid of a boat taking on water off Ocracoke Island Tuesday. googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard Station Marblehead to host haunted house food drive

Coast Guard Station Marblehead to host haunted house food drive
Chief Petty Officer Mike Jorgensen (top) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, staffed the “haunted” station as roughly 250 visitors toured the facility in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — The crew of Coast Guard Station Marblehead is scheduled to open its doors to the community to host...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to downed helicopter off Molokai

Coast Guard, Navy respond to downed helicopter off Molokai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Navy crews responded to a report of a downed helicopter with two people aboard off the northwest side of Molokai, Monday evening. Responding were: HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364), homeported...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, continues to monitor oil platform after explosion

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, continues to monitor oil platform after explosion
The Coast Guard has suspended search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana,  NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday night for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. Missing is Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas. After saturating...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 22-year-old fisherman near Noyo River who was reportedly suffering from abdominal pains aboard the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Princess, Sunday. The Princess’ crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders on VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., requesting help for...

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Wallin examines fishing vessel documents during a fishing vessel inspection in Cordova, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee. These websites lure...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opens Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating location

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opens Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating location
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter sits outside a hangar located in Cold Bay, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Megan Peters. KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews opened its seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday, in advance of the winter fishery season. Coast Guard aircrews delivered equipment and air assets...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Contractors remove a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Marathon, Florida, Oct. 11, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert. MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida Unified Command continues making progress in its mission to mitigate pollution threats across Florida from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma. Currently,...

Coast Guard continuing search for missing man after explosion on oil platform

Coast Guard continuing search for missing man after explosion on oil platform
The Coast Guard is continuing to coordinate search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing to coordinate search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana, Monday morning. The fire on the platform, which is owned by Clovelly...