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...

Crews accelerate vessel salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Crews accelerate vessel salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
A sailboat wrecked in Hurricane Maria is removed by crane from the shoreline, through the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico, Dec. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando) SAN JUAN – Crews from Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico added to the count of recovered vessels today while working in Las Croabas. Teams lifted two sunken...

Judge issues ruling for Coast Guard, suspends captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential

Judge issues ruling for Coast Guard, suspends captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential
PORTLAND, Ore. — An administrative law judge suspended the merchant mariner credential of the master of the Portland Spirit Monday, following an investigation by members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland into an incident that occurred on the Willamette River, Oct. 29, 2017. The Honorable George Jordan, Coast Guard administrative law judge for this case, found in favor of the allegations...

Coast Guard assists 3 people on disabled vessels in South Florida

Coast Guard assists 3 people on disabled vessels in South Florida
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted three people from two different disabled vessels early Wednesday morning in South Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a notification from Palm Beach Fire Rescue at approximately 3:15 a.m. of a disabled 20-foot boat with one person aboard at the entrance to Lake Worth Inlet....

Coast Guard responds to barge break away

Coast Guard responds to barge break away
New Orleans – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge grounding on the Intracoastal Waterway near Houma, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:10 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel Native Dancer’s lead starboard barge allided with a concrete barrier on the Intracoastal Waterway near mile marker 57.5. Six barges broke loose. The waterway is closed in...

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters
Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) was the first of the United States Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutters. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters, each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S....

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is working with industry partners to coordinate salvage operations for the motor vessel Ricky Robinson on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is surveying the wreckage location and determining the status of the navigable channel for salvage operations to begin. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and the National...