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...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 8 people from capsized vessel near Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 8 people from capsized vessel near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boatcrew and good Samaritan rescued seven adults, one child and a dog after their boat capsized in Eagle Harbor near Bainbridge Island, Washington, Sunday. The eight people and their dog were transferred to awaiting EMS with no reported injuries. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received a mayday call at 7:52 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from a good Samaritan aboard...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house
SAMOA, Calif., – Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the station and meet the local Coast Guard crew. Guests will be able to tour the historic building and rescue boats. Boat crews will be available to discuss their missions, general boating safety, and how the Coast Guard renders...

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg tests new life-saving boat

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg tests new life-saving boat
CLEARWATER, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, tested new life-saving boats, Monday. The tests began after the station received three 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in early August. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Beach and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Hudson inventory parts for a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at Station St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard, Chautauqua County Fire Department, Seneca Nation of Indians to exercise oil spill response capabilities

Coast Guard, Chautauqua County Fire Department, Seneca Nation of Indians to exercise oil spill response capabilities
BUFFALO — The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct an oil spill response exercise with the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Chautauqua County Fire Department, Tuesday evening, on Cattaraugus Creek in Irving, N.Y. The exercise provides an opportunity for cooperating agencies to mobilize response capabilities, exercise tactics, and improve joint coordinated response readiness. The exercise will...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to announce establishment of new North Carolina ferry route

Coast Guard, partner agencies to announce establishment of new North Carolina ferry route
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are scheduled to announce the establishment of the Barney Slough ferry route Monday between Hatteras Island, North Carolina, and Ocracoke Island, North Carolina at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Hatteras Inlet Channel has been subject to shifting shoals and sandbars...

Coast Guard, St. Clair County Marine Division continue search for 19-year-old man in St. Clair River

Coast Guard, St. Clair County Marine Division continue search for 19-year-old man in St. Clair River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and St. Clair County Marine Division divers are continuing to search the St. Clair River for a man who was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Missing is 19-year-old Brady Morton, who was last seen in the upper St. Clair River, wearing gray shorts and red sunglasses, while participating in the Port Huron, Michigan, “Float Down” event. After speaking again with...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, 4th National Security Cutter, completes acceptance trials

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, 4th National Security Cutter, completes acceptance trials
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, successfully completed several days of rigorous acceptance trials Thursday to ensure the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard. The Hamilton, which will be home ported in Charleston, South Carolina, conducted the acceptance trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and at sea in the Gulf of...