Coast Guard encourages boaters to practice safe boating

Coast Guard encourages boaters to practice safe boating
NEW YORK – Temperatures are rising all around the state making it a perfect time for mariners to take recreational vessels out on the water. However, before doing so, the Coast Guard is urging all mariners to be well prepared before taking off on that voyage. Preparation is key to a safe and enjoyable time on the water. Mariners need to engage in safe boating practices to ensure a successful trip...

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police air and maritime law enforcement units interdicted and seized a drug smuggling vessel March 27, 2017 with 1,608 kilograms of cocaine aboard and apprehended four suspected smugglers off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US
A lancha boat floats in South Padre Island, Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews on Mar. 27, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Saturday evening, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue hunter near Newtok, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue hunter near Newtok, Alaska
USCG File Photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard suspended the search for an overdue 59-year-old seal hunter near Newtok Tuesday night. Multiple aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and the Civil Air Patrol searched with Alaska State Trooper ground crews for more than 41 hours along the shoreline of Nunivak Island to northwest of Hazen Bay. Volunteers from the villages of Newtok and Tununak...

Fulbright scholar works to reshape future Coast Guard operations

Fulbright scholar works to reshape future Coast Guard operations
First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian NEW LONDON, CONN. – First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian envisions a future where unmanned aircraft work alongside Coast Guard units to aid in search and rescue missions. He has previously worked with a small group to create an autonomous remote controlled car, quadcopter, and plane. During his senior year capstone project, he built upon these designs to develop...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas off Cape Hatteras

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas off Cape Hatteras
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship off the North Carolina coast Tuesday. Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 915-foot Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas at about 4:40 p.m., that a 70-year-old male passenger was experiencing pains in his abdomen. A Coast Guard MH-60...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zone in vicinity of active Kilauea lava flow

Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zone in vicinity of active Kilauea lava flow
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entry into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i, March 28, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active...

Coast Guard to commission Alaska’s first Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12

Coast Guard to commission Alaska’s first Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 21, 2017. . U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – The commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121), the 17th District’s first 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, will be held in Ketchikan Apr. 12, 2017. The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick is the...