Coast Guard suspends search for missing from aircraft emergency water landing

Coast Guard suspends search for missing from aircraft emergency water landing
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search at approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday for a missing pilot who made an emergency landing in the water 18 miles northwest off Freeport, Bahamas. Missing is Mark Tanner, 57, of Gainesville, Florida. Janna Lower, 60, also of Gainesville was rescued from the water by a good Samaritan seaplane and transferred by a Coast...

Coast Guard petty officer found not guilty of child endangerment

Coast Guard petty officer found not guilty of child endangerment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard petty officer accused of child endangerment was found not guilty Thursday at a general court-martial at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Barlow, currently stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, was accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 134 – child endangerment resulting in gross bodily harm. The not-guilty verdict followed...

Coast Guard responds to bulk carrier aground in Columbia River near Crims Island

Coast Guard responds to bulk carrier aground in Columbia River near Crims Island
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel responded to a vessel aground in the Columbia River near Crims Island at river mile marker 54.5, Thursday night. The 656-foot Liberian-flagged KM London ran aground on the north side of the navigational channel outbound the Columbia River laden with wheat, and there are no signs of pollution. The Columbia...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship Carnival Magic in Key West

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship Carnival Magic in Key West
The Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew embarks a patient aboard to transfer him to awaiting EMS. MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced two people from the cruise ship, Carnival Magic, Wednesday in Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received two medevac requests from the Carnival Magic for a 65-year-old man with a reported eye injury, and a 72-year-old...

Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes

Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes
Coast Guard Cutter Alder file photo SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite today in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impedes commercial navigation, icebreakers were assigned to each region. Today, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder was assigned to manage...

Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for another after emergency water landing northwest of Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for another after emergency water landing northwest of Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo.MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a 57-year-old man after hoisting his wife to safety following an emergency water landing 18 miles northwest of Freeport, Bahamas. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a notification from a Cessna 210 airplane reporting mechanical issues and stating they were going to make an emergency...

Cutter Escanaba returns after nabbing self propelled semi-submersible vessel smuggling cocaine

Cutter Escanaba returns after nabbing self propelled semi-submersible vessel smuggling cocaine
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew stand next to approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Dec. 7, 2017, aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall) BOSTON — The crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba “The Pride of Boston” returned to their homeport in Boston Thursday following...

Two fishermen rescued 1,300 miles south of Oahu

Two fishermen rescued 1,300 miles south of Oahu
A Coast Guard aircrew at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu conducts a brief prior to taking off in the HC-130 Hercules airplane Dec. 13, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Two fishermen were rescued by good Samaritans Wednesday following a coordinated search effort in the South Pacific. Lebeta Tiem, 27, and Erikite Teanaki, 28, were...

Coast Guard rescues injured surfer near Agate Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues injured surfer near Agate Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued an injured surfer who was stranded on rocks near Agate Beach in Newport, Wednesday morning. The injured surfer was safely hoisted by an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, and transferred him to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital located in Newport where...