Coast Guard to authorize transit in Lake Erie Islands

Coast Guard to authorize transit in Lake Erie Islands
DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to authorize a tug and barge to transit into the Regulated Navigational Area (RNA) known as the Lake Erie Islands Saturday. They will enter the RNA on the southeast side of Kelly’s Island and transit to the Larfarge Marblehead Stone Dock located in Marblehead, Ohio. They will conduct a cargo transfer and then depart the RNA Sunday using the same route...

Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick crew conducts joint operations with Customs and Border Protection

Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick crew conducts joint operations with Customs and Border Protection
A crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducts joint customs operations with a Customs and Border Protection enforcement officer aboard the cutters smallboat five miles offshore of Dixon Entrance Feb. 17, 2018.  Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard. JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducted joint customs operations with a Customs and Border Protection enforcement...

13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment

13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — Coast Guard rescue crews across Washington responded to multiple cases this weekend involving mariners not wearing lifejackets and deficiencies of lifesaving equipment found aboard vessels. With warmer spring weather coming to the Pacific Northwest, the Coast Guard stresses the importance...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active crewmembers conduct a fisheries boarding from the cutter’s 26-foot over-the-horizon small boat off the coast of California, Dec. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to their homeport Feb. 13 in Port Angeles following a seven-week counterdrug and fisheries law enforcement patrol. The Active...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off Maui

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off Maui
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — A 68-year-old woman arrived safely to Queen’s Medical Center, Tuesday, after being medically evacuated from a cruise ship off Maui. The woman was transported aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter on a 40-minute flight to Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu after sustaining...

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather
Coast Guard Station Atlantic City file photo PHILADELPHIA – During warm winter weather, the waters of the mid-Atlantic are still extremely cold, hovering around 40-degrees, and can quickly cause hypothermia. Boaters who take to the water are advised to carry the appropriate gear they would for any winter boating trip, such as an immersion suit, in the event of a maritime emergency. In addition,...

Coast Guard unit to receive DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award

Coast Guard unit to receive DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award
Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Shreaves, who is assigned to Port Security Unit 305, hugs his family after returning home Sunday, November 12, 2017. (U. S. Coast Guard photograph by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard reserve unit is scheduled to receive a Department of Defense Family Readiness Award March 23 during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Port Security Unit...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard rescues missing kayaker off Maui

Coast Guard rescues missing kayaker off Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — A 62-year-old woman is safely ashore after the Coast Guard rescued her off Maui early Monday morning. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui initially spotted Jill Lee at 12:45 a.m. on radar about a quarter mile offshore swimming with her kayak in tow. Moments...