Coast Guard ends “Bubble man’s” journey after two days

Coast Guard ends "Bubble man's" journey after two days
After only two days of an endurance running feat that would have taken him past the Bahamas, Haiti and Cuba afloat in a handcrafted bubble, ultra marathoner Ray “Reza” Baluchi has ended his trek on the advice of authorities. Ray “Reza” Baluchi left from Pompano Beach on Friday and was picked up Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard near Fort Pierce, cutting short what...

Coast Guard rescues three men from Columbia River South Jetty, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues three men from Columbia River South Jetty, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard air crew rescued three men who became stranded after walking about a mile out onto the Columbia River South Jetty, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton hoisted the men and safely transported to them to emergency medical personnel for evaluation at the station. “We highly advise anyone to stay off and away from...

Communications down at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center

Communications down at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s communication network is currently down following a storm along the Oregon Coast. Watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center announced Thursday morning that communications are down at the center and they are currently working with other government agencies to assist with communication capabilities until systems are back online. “We...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on special anchorage area in Marina Del Rey

Coast Guard seeks public comment on special anchorage area in Marina Del Rey
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 11th Coast Guard District invites the public to comment on a proposal to amend the shape and reduce the size of the special anchorage area in Marina Del Rey Harbor. Additionally, the Coast Guard proposes to clarify language in the note section of the existing regulation. The comment period will be open until April 14, 2016. Detailed information concerning the proposal can be...

Over 1,500 Coast Guardsmen have died keeping US waters safe (sponsored)

Over 1,500 Coast Guardsmen have died keeping US waters safe (sponsored)
Help us in honoring those who have paid the price for our freedom. The Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation is gathering donations to build a memorial in recognition of the over 1,500 Coast Guardsmen who have given their lives in the performance of duty. The memorial is planned for construction on the grounds of Training Center Cape May, NJ, the current birthplace of the service’s enlisted...

Coast Guard breaks ice with Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard breaks ice with Operation Coal Shovel
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, work to free the anchor chain of ice buildup  during training on Lake Erie, Jan. 13, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman James Becker) DETROIT —U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking crews kicked off Operation Coal Shovel Friday in the waters of the southern Great Lakes. Operation Coal Shovel encompasses domestic ice-breaking operations in...

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge allision at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a call at 10:19 a.m., stating the towing vessel Wally Roller allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge. All six barges were reported to have broken free and have now been safely...

Air Force Order Includes One C-130J Surveillance Aircraft For Coast Guard

Air Force Order Includes One C-130J Surveillance Aircraft For Coast Guard
Using funds transferred from the Coast Guard, the Air Force awarded a contract Dec. 30, 2015, to Lockheed Martin Corp. for production of one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, with a ceiling price on the aircraft of $62.6 million. The 12th C-130J destined for the Coast Guard is contracted for delivery in 2019. The Coast Guard aircraft was part of a $1 billion Air Force contract award that included acquisition...

Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update

Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. The following Coast Guard sectors have issued closures or restrictions: Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River: Upper Mississippi River closed between mile markers 184 and 179 near St. Louis, Missouri. Illinois River closed between mile markers 0 to 50 from Hardin,...