Marine Safety Unit Duluth members raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month

Marine Safety Unit Duluth members raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month
Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minn., get ready at the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge for a 5K run along the city’s Lakewalk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, April 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). DULUTH, Minn. — Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minnesota participated in a 5K run/walk along the Duluth Lakewalk in support of Sexual...

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon
A Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Eric D. Woodall) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday it will homeport two of the service’s new Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutters (FRC) in Astoria, Oregon, starting in 2021. These two ships have not yet been named, but the FRCs are named after enlisted Coast Guard personnel who distinguished...

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard sailboat south of Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard sailboat south of Cape Hatteras, NC
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch comes alongside the 43-foot sailboat Tuesday, April 26, 2017. HATTERAS, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a sailboat 13 miles south of Cape Hatteras. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received notification that the 43-foot sailboat Nanette had a fouled propeller due to heavy weather conditions and was requesting...

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Yankeetown

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Yankeetown
USCG File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Levy County EMS medevaced a 33-year-old man Monday from a sailboat near Yankeetown after the Coast Guard received a report that the man and his friend were missing. Medevaced was Edward Dunaway, 33, of Clearwater. At 7:35 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report of two missing men aboard a 33-foot sailboat....

Coast Guard urges public to be aware of bar restrictions in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard urges public to be aware of bar restrictions in the Pacific Northwest
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to adhere to bar restrictions while traversing the rivers in the Pacific Northwest. More than seven deaths in bar-related accidents have been reported along the Oregon coast last year. Failure to comply with rules and regulations under Federal Law may result in penalties including imprisonment of up to 10 years, up to a $10,000 fine, and forfeiture...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship 120 miles off the Wilmington, North Carolina coast Friday. Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 1068-foot cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway at about 4:25 p.m. that a 60-year-old male passenger was reportedly experiencing kidney failure. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard locates, rescues overdue family 15 miles west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard locates, rescues overdue family 15 miles west of Cedar Key
USCG File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard located and rescued three overdue boaters Tuesday aboard a disabled 18-foot fishing boat 15 miles west of Crystal River. A concerned family member contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers at 11:04 p.m. Monday via Citrus Country emergency 911 dispatch relay. She stated her family, a 71-year-old male, a 66-year-old female and a 40-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man from barge

Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man from barge
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a 60-year-old man who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms approximately 4 nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, April 18, 2017. Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man four nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Ecstacy

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Ecstacy
USCG File PhotoJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman Friday from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstacy approximately 75 miles east of Daytona. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders were notified by the crew of the Carnival Ecstacy at 1:12 p.m. stating a passenger had fallen and suffered a head injury. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk...