Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of two people Sunday after their 18-foot catamaran started sinking four miles north of Cedar Island in the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District received distress signals from a pair of personal locator beacons and an emergency SPOT device. The watchstanders utilized the information from the distress...

Coast Guard Academy establishes Center for Arctic Study and Policy

Coast Guard Academy establishes Center for Arctic Study and Policy
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy established the Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP) in a ceremony Sept. 19, attended by Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The establishment of the Center is part of the Coast Guard’s strategic objectives for the Arctic which include improving awareness, modernizing governance, and broadening partnerships...

Coast Guard searching for Pompano Beach Diver near Ft. Lauderdale

Coast Guard searching for Pompano Beach Diver near Ft. Lauderdale
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews and other agencies are searching for a missing diver after he never resurfaced one mile east of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday. Missing is Marc Raroha, 45, from Pompano Beach, Florida. Coast Guard received initial notification from the captain aboard the pleasure craft Advocat at 4:45 p.m., stating that Raroha went diving with two others, they resurfaced but he did not. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, Fourth National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, Fourth National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Monday. Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. The cutter will be commissioned into service Dec. 6. “After three years of fabrication and expert craftsmanship, Ingalls shipyard has delivered a great ship to the Coast Guard,” said Capt....

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak rescues three hunters near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak rescues three hunters near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued three hunters from dangerous weather conditions at Windy Lake near Kodiak Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak safely transported the men to Air Station Kodiak where they were examined by waiting emergency medical personnel. Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a request for assistance...

Coast Guard Station Cortez receives new life-saving boat

Coast Guard Station Cortez receives new life-saving boat
CORTEZ, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, tested new life-saving boats, Tuesday. The tests began after the station received two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in early September. Crewmembers became familiar with the boat’s maneuverability, functionality and design during the tests. The RB-S II is replacing the older 25-foot Response Boat-Small as part of the...

Coast Guard Station Scituate closes for season

 Coast Guard Station Scituate closes for season
BOSTON – The seasonal Coast Guard Station Scituate, located in Scituate, Massachusetts, closed today and will re-open on Memorial Day 2015. With Station Situate closed for the year, the crews return to Coast Guard Station Point Allerton in Hull, Massachusetts, their home duty station. Most cases in the area of Scituate occur between the months of May and September, thus the need for a temporary...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew invites public to open house in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew invites public to open house in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the polar icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Healy is hosting a free open house for the public Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the cruise ship terminal in Juneau. The tour of the Healy is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter. Crewmembers will be standing by to answer questions about the 420-foot icebreaker...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to be open for tours in Yorktown on Saturday

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to be open for tours in Yorktown on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s tall ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to be open for tours Saturday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Tours will be held from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors are advised there will be a third-mile walk from the parking area to the Eagle on an asphalt and cement pier. A state or federal...