Coast Guard Partners with Local State Agencies to Urge Boating Safety

Coast Guard Partners with Local State Agencies to Urge Boating Safety
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is partnering with law enforcement agencies from Connecticut and New York State to combat recreational boating fatalities this summer. On May 20, 2017, a new safe boating campaign was started to help to target at risk segments of the boating population. This new operation is entitled Operation Wild Water. Coast Guard teams comprised of active duty,...

Coast Guard temporarily suspends enforcement of regulated navigation area in East River

Coast Guard temporarily suspends enforcement of regulated navigation area in East River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and partner agencies temporarily suspended a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for a dielectric fluid spill that occurred at a Con Edison substation in Brooklyn, New York, May 7. The enforcement of the RNA is temporarily being suspended, however a safety zone remains in effect. The need for the RNA will be reevaluated in order to determine if it needs to be enforced in the...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 2 miles east of Pritchards Island

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 2 miles east of Pritchards Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Wednesday after their vessel became disabled two miles east of Pritchards Island. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified via VHF Channel 16 at 2:45 a.m., by the crew of the 80-foot fishing vessel Gracie Bell stating they had become disabled due to a broken mast. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard conducts inland rescue of injured hiker near Coos Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard conducts inland rescue of injured hiker near Coos Bay, Oregon
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a woman who suffered a leg injury while hiking Quail Creek Park near Coos Bay, Ore., Wednesday. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew successfully hoisted the 69-year-old woman and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services at the Grants Pass Airport for further medical care. Watchstanders at Sector North Bend received...

Fleet Week New York 2017 kicks off with the annual Parade of Ships

Fleet Week New York 2017 kicks off with the annual Parade of Ships
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot Patrol Boat based in Bayonne, New Jersey, passes by the Statue of Liberty in support of Fleet Week on May 24, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – Fleet Week New York 2017 kicked off Wednesday morning with the annual parade of ships along the Hudson River. The parade included U.S. Coast Guard cutters...

Coast Guard suspends search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard suspends search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG MH-60 File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Wednesday for a possible missing person in the vicinity of Black Rock Creek near the Merrimack River, in Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight that someone reported hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A Coast Guard Station Merrimack...

Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters 1 mile northeast of Tybee Island

Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters 1 mile northeast of Tybee Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is continuing to search Wednesday for missing boaters approximately one mile northeast of Tybee Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by the District 7 Command Center at 6:22 p.m., Tuesday, of an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation registered to the 47-foot fishing vessel Miss Debbie. A Coast...

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local police are searching for a possible missing person Wednesday in Black Rock Creek, near the entrance of the Merrimack River, Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight of someone hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro to hold change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro to hold change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WHEC-724) file photo KODIAK, Alaska — Capt. Kevin Riddle will relieve Capt. Samuel Jordan as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) in Kodiak, Alaska Friday.  Upon relief Capt. Jordan will retire from active duty after 25 years of Coast Guard service. Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, and commander, Defense Forces...