Coast Guard, Air Force, Air National Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue boater near Anchorage, Alaska

Coast Guard, Air Force, Air National Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue boater near Anchorage, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Air Force, Alaska Air National Guard and the Alaska State Troopers partnered to rescue a man in a deflating raft in Cook Inlet between Fire Island and Kincaid Park Tuesday night. 211th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane and 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crews arrived on scene first, deployed...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child aboard disabled vessel near Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child aboard disabled vessel near Whittier, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued three adults and one child aboard a disabled vessel approximately 13 miles northeast of Whittier Saturday. A 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Coast Guard Station Valdez safely transported the boaters and their 15-foot vessel to Whittier. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a call from a man reporting a friend had texted...

Coast Guard crewmembers confront sexual assault at Sector St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard crewmembers confront sexual assault at Sector St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard members at Sector St. Petersburg wore their service dress blue uniforms to raise awareness and facilitate discussion about sexual assault in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Wednesday. Service Dress Blue Day is a Coast Guard-wide initiative to raise awareness of the Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program during Sexual Assault Awareness...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $110 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $110 million of cocaine
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $110 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach Tuesday. This offload is a result of two separate drug interdictions. On March 15, a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Glace Bay, assigned to Joint Interagency...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing 14 year old off Ocean Beach

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing 14 year old off Ocean Beach
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard suspended its active search at 1:30 p.m., Thursday for a 14-year-old boy who went missing off of Ocean Beach in San Francisco near Lincoln Way and Great Highway at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday. A father, son and a cousin were on the beach when the son was swept out by waves. The father rushed into the surf to attempt to help his son but was unable to do so....

Coast Guard responds to sailing vessel allision

Coast Guard responds to sailing vessel allision
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Station Mayport crewmembers responded to a report of a sailing vessel that allided with the Main Street Bridge Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla., in the St. Johns River. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the incident at approximately 12:06 p.m. Station Mayport crewmembers were launched to respond at approximately 12:20...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from Royal Canadian Navy frigate 30 miles east of Va.

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from Royal Canadian Navy frigate 30 miles east of Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old crewmember Monday from a 440-foot Royal Canadian Navy frigate approximately 30 miles east of Wachapreague. Personnel aboard the HMCS Halifax contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3:40 p.m. Sunday requesting a medevac for a crewmember experiencing abdominal pain. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast...

Coast Guard limits traffic on Mobile Ship Channel due to grounded vessel

Coast Guard limits traffic on Mobile Ship Channel due to grounded vessel
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard restricted traffic on the Mobile Ship Channel after a vessel grounded between buoys 36 and 38, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that the container ship MSC Kyoto grounded outside of the Mobile Ship Channel reportedly as a result of a steering failure. The container ship MSC Kyoto heaves-to aground outside the Mobile Ship Channel,...

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — While weather conditions have slowed today’s early work along South Matagorda Island response crews report additional progress in collecting oiled sand and oiled debris from impacted areas on Saturday. Conditions are expected to improve as the day develops, allowing clean-up teams to resume more normal efforts during the afternoon. An estimated 219,025 pounds of oiled...