Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay...

Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan
The Coast Guard offloaded of 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated wholesale value of $13.3 million at Coast Guard Sector San Juan April 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan Public Affairs Specialist.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers, 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms...

Coast Guard responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas
The Coast Guard responds to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas, Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday call from the dredge Jonathon King Boyd who reported the vessel was on fire after hitting a gas pipeline while conducting...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell propeller to be displayed at Columbia River Maritime Museum

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell propeller to be displayed at Columbia River Maritime Museum
Sam Johnson and Bruce Jones, executive and deputy directors of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Ore., kneel with Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, and Rear Adm. David Throop, commander, Coast Guard 13th District, behind a decommissioned propeller off the cutter Bluebell, April 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st...

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac
C.J. Kirwer, a contractor from T&T Subsea, stands next to a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), April 15, 2018. Weather permitting, the ROV is slated for deployment by the American Transmission Company in the next few days. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Pamela Manns). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The Unified Command has announced that the American Transmission Company is slated to deploy...

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard seeks information from the public to locate a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting training at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wednesday evening. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely landed after they were hit by a laser multiple times. The aircrew conducted visual acuity...

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder arrives at new homeport in Atlantic Beach, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder arrives at new homeport in Atlantic Beach, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The crew of the new Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder arrived at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, the oldest commissioned cutter in the Coast Guard’s fleet, led the Richard Snyder into port. The Richard Snyder is the Coast Guard’s...

Coast Guard medically transports two people from Catalina Island

Coast Guard medically transports two people from Catalina Island
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarks an 84-year-old man during a medevac on Catalina Island, California, March 13, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducted two separate medical transports from Catalina Island Tuesday. At approximately 1:40 p.m., Catalina Island Medical Center...

Secretary of Homeland Security announces selection of the 26th Commandant of the US Coast Guard

Secretary of Homeland Security announces selection of the 26th Commandant of the US Coast Guard
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the nomination by President Donald J. Trump of Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz to be the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday. Vice Adm. Schultz, the commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area, currently serves as the operational commander for all Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf,...