Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from a helicopter that crashed near the Dutch Harbor Airport on Unalaska Island Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon activation from a R22 Robinson helicopter. The beacon was plotted in a position approximately nine miles south-southwest of the Dutch...

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard closed the active search for a helicopter reportedly overdue with two persons aboard, Wednesday afternoon. Maui Fire Department confirmed they found the crash site of the helicopter in dense jungle a half mile north of the private helipad it was destined for in Molokai. Neither the pilot or passenger survived. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the pilot...

Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch to be commissioned at Cape May

Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch to be commissioned at Cape May
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May for the Mid-Atlantic’s newest 153-foot Fast Response Cutter, the Rollin Fritch, Nov. 19, 2016. The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, will preside over the ceremony, Rep. Frank LoBiondo will act as a keynote speaker, and also speaking will be Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, Commander...

Coast Guard responds to dry dock taking on water offshore of San Francisco

Coast Guard responds to dry dock taking on water offshore of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a 528-foot dry dock that sank offshore Wednesday, approximately 40 miles west of San Francisco, while being towed. Personnel aboard the 111-foot tug Ocean Ranger contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders Tuesday afternoon, reporting that the dry dock it was towing was taking on water during its transit from Seattle to Mexico. Coast...

USCG ship that served in WWII, famous for it’s portrayal in “The Perfect Storm,” to be sunk

USCG ship that served in WWII, famous for it's portrayal in "The Perfect Storm," to be sunk
75 miles south Nantucket Island, MA (Oct. 30)–The Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa’s rigid hull inflatable rescue boat is sent to help the sailing vessel Satori. Satori, with three people on board, needed help about 75 miles south of Nantucket Island after being caught in a northeaster-like storm that raked New England on Halloween week. U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. (AP) — A...

Remembering the Cuyahoga

Remembering the Cuyahoga
The profession that is the Coast Guard is an inherently dangerous one. Through this understanding, the Service continuously makes every effort to ensure the safety of its members. Every loss of a shipmate is felt and resonated throughout the Service. It’s during these tragic moments that the service reflects on the things that could have gone differently, implementing lessons that are learned so...

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Republic Of Georgia

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Republic Of Georgia
Captain First Rank Ramaz Papidze, Deputy Head of Coast Guard Department for the Republic of Georgia, raises his country’s flag for the first time aboard one of two cutters transferred to the Republic of Georgia at the Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 30, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. The Coast Guard transferred the former Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson...

Coast Guard medevacs man east of Atlantic City, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs man east of Atlantic City, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Monday off a commercial vessel east of Atlantic City. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders were notified at approximately 1:53 p.m. Monday of a 50-year-old man aboard the commercial vessel Jamaica, homeported out of Brielle, New Jersey, was reportedly experiencing seizure like symptoms. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard announces commissioning ceremony for security cutter Munro

Coast Guard announces commissioning ceremony for security cutter Munro
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that the service’s sixth national security cutter, Munro, will be commissioned April 1, 2017, at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal in Seattle. The cutter, which will be homeported in Alameda, California, is named after the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. The timing of the...