Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ocala boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ocala boater
Petty Officer 3rd Class Arseniy Kushnir, an HC-130 Hercueles air crew member from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, searches the Gulf of Mexico for a missing 47-year-old man Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for an Ocala boater reported missing off Horseshoe Beach. Mitchell Szegi, 47, departed in a 22-foot fishing...

Coast Guard to enforce safety zones for Tall Ships Duluth festival

Coast Guard to enforce safety zones for Tall Ships Duluth festival
DULUTH, Minn. — The Twin Ports will host the Tall Ships Duluth Festival from Thursday through Sunday, and the U.S. Coast Guard has established and will enforce a safety zone around each tall ship participating in the festival while navigating on the Great Lakes. Due to the limited maneuverability of the tall ships and to ensure safe steerage, all vessels are required to maintain a distance of 300...

Coast Guard to hold public meeting on proposed anchorage grounds in Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard to hold public meeting on proposed anchorage grounds in Cape Charles, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a public meeting at the Cape Charles Civic Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 17. The meeting will provide an opportunity for oral comments regarding the advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Anchorage Grounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA,” published in the Federal Register on April 19. The proposed rulemaking...

Coast Guard welcomes centennial-themed helicopter to San Diego

Coast Guard welcomes centennial-themed helicopter to San Diego
A yellow MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrives at Coast Guard Sector San Diego in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation on July 21, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego now has a new yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in celebration of the centennial of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter is one of...

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers disembark the cutter for the last time during a ceremony marking the transfer of the vessel to the Philippine Navy July 21, 2016, in Alameda, California.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. – A ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Alameda authorized the transfer of a third decommissioned Coast Guard...

Church creates song calling Coasties “faggots” who are condemned to hell

Church creates song calling Coasties "faggots" who are condemned to hell
The Westboro Baptist Church released a press release on July 5th stating their intent to picket a Florida-based Coast Guard Air Station. In the inflammatory extremist group’s news release they stated their visit would take place at USCG’s Clearwater Air Station on July 10th. “We will come to Clearwater with God’s message — REPENT OR PERISH — and share our scriptural...

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Beach Haven, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Beach Haven, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from seasickness 12 miles east of Beach Haven, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay dispatched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City after receiving a distress call from a crew member aboard the 28-foot boat Miss Leanne, which ran out of fuel 12 miles east of Beach Haven, New...

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River
NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public participation in the discussion of possible additional anchorage grounds for commercial vessels on the Hudson River to promote navigational safety. Ten sites from Yonkers to Kingston have been identified as potential anchorages. On June 9, 2016, the Coast Guard published an Advance Notice to Proposed Rulemaking in a federal registry notice found...

Coast Guard tests communication equipment during Cascadia Rising exercise

Coast Guard tests communication equipment during Cascadia Rising exercise
Chief Petty Officer Mark Bigsby from Coast Guard Base Seattle, operates a deployable contigency communications system near Ellensburg, Wash. June 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Marshall Wilson. Ellensburg, Wash. – Seattle-based Coast Guardsmen successfully tested deployable contingency communications systems during Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise, Tuesday near Ellensburg. Communications...