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

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
A vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma is located and assigned an Assessment Sticker in the area of Dinner Key, near Miami  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways ten weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for the response—officially...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater near Colorado River

Coast Guard suspends search for boater near Colorado River
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday afternoon for a missing boater involved in a vessel capsizing offshore of the mouth of the Colorado River. The three-day search was suspended after Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi and Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter crews, boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Freeport, as well as Matagorda County...

Coast Guard rescues man who had fallen overboard

Coast Guard rescues man who had fallen overboard
The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his vessel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Louisiana, November 20, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his vessel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification Monday from a...

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga.
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five kayakers Monday who were stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard Station Brunswick watchstanders received a distress call at 2:06 p.m. via cell phone from one of the distressed kayakers stating two adults and three children were stranded...

Removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria continues

Removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria continues
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Rich Bassin affixes a reference sticker to a sunken boat caused by Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo SAN JUAN – Vessel removal operations continue in Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. As part of the unified recovery effort, assessment teams continue to identify vessels...

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands
Officer Omari Lewis, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Environmental Resources shakes hands with Marc Weiser, after Weiser’s vessel was salvaged and returned Nov. 18, 2017, under special consideration for federal assistance. U.S. Coast Guard Photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Vessel salvage operations on St. Thomas saw success with the salvaging and returning of hurricane-displaced...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI — The Coast Guard is establishing Security Zones in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach, FL. The Security Zones are scheduled to begin at Tuesday afternoon and will continue until late Sunday evening, to...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Dawn off NC coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Dawn off NC coast
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing man from a cruise ship about 55 miles off the North Carolina coast Monday. Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a call from the 958-foot, Nassau, Bahamas-flagged Norwegian Dawn at about 6:15 a.m., requesting a medevac for a 56-year-old male passenger experiencing...

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican  offload approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale, in St. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican offloaded approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale,...