Coast Guard lifts Hawaiian port conditions as Hurricane Ignacio advances

Coast Guard lifts Hawaiian port conditions as Hurricane Ignacio advances
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port continues to closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and based on the storms current trajectory to the northwest it does not appear that the closure of commercial ports in the Hawaiian Islands will be necessary. The COTP has set all Hawaiian ports back to Condition Whiskey (IV): The ALERT condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Cape Flattery

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Cape Flattery
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a female diver who went missing off Duncan Rock near Cape Flattery, Wednesday evening. The search was suspended at about 5:30 p.m., after crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, and boatcrews aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 29-foot Response Boat-Small II, from Coast...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is setting Port Condition YANKEE at 6 p.m. Wednesday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Erika. During Port Condition YANKEE (gale force winds are anticipated to make landfall within 24 hours) the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are open to outbound vessel traffic only, while commercial...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver off Duncan Rock near Cape Flattery. Missing is Lynn Flaherty, a 61 year-old female wearing a dry suit, who reportedly has 1,200 dives worth of experience. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report of the missing diver at 11:25 a.m., and immediately directed the launch of search crews from Coast Guard Station Neah...

Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy conduct joint training exercise

Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy conduct joint training exercise
A helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Cape Cod in Bourne, Mass., trained with the Canadian navy Aug. 24, 2015, in Cape Cod Bay.(U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard crews from Southeastern New England conducted various evolutions with the Royal Canadian Navy to train and improve the inter-operability of the two nations’ militaries and surface search and rescue assets. Coast Guard...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port set Port Condition X-RAY at 8p.m. Saturday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to the current projected path for Hurricane Danny. During Port Condition X-RAY(48 hours before gale-force winds make landfall) all maritime operations including waterfront facility and vessel transits may occur until further...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Imagination 50 miles southwest of Point Loma

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Imagination 50 miles southwest of Point Loma
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuates a passenger from the cruise ship Carnival Imagination 50 miles southwest of Point Loma, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 50 miles southwest of Point Loma, San Diego,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 33-year old Navy sailor in Crescent Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 33-year old Navy sailor in Crescent Harbor, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a U.S. Navy sailor who went missing after his boat broke apart in Crescent Harbor. on the east side of Whidbey Island, Saturday afternoon. “The decision to suspend a search is the most difficult decision to make as a responder,”said Capt. Sean Cross, chief of incident management, Coast Guard 13th District. “Our condolences go...

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates the Coast Guard’s 225th Anniversary with Forever Stamp Dedication

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates the Coast Guard’s 225th Anniversary with Forever Stamp Dedication
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, Postmaster General Megan Brennan and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell participate in a dedication of the Postal Service’s U.S. Coast Guard Forever stamp Tuesday . (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard celebrated its...