Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sets sail for new homeport in Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sets sail for new homeport in Hawaii
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman departed its homeport of San Diego on Friday, for its new homeport of Honolulu. Sherman and crew will transfer to Honolulu and take the Coast Guard Cutter Rush’s duties, as Rush is scheduled to be decommissioned in February after 46 years of dedicated service to the Coast Guard and country. During the past year Capt. Kevin A. Jones, the current commanding...

Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers’ access to maritime facilities

Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers' access to maritime facilities
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Monday published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard to implement section 811 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281). This proposed rule would provide clear regulatory requirements for each facility owner or operator to provide seafarers associated with a vessel moored at the facility, and other individuals, access between...

Maine, New Hampshire residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns

Maine, New Hampshire residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns
YORK, Maine — For Tom Bradbury and his neighbors, the town foghorn is more than just a familiar, wistful noise — it represents something greater, like peace itself. “There’s a sense that someone is on guard, watching over those who are on the water,” Bradbury said. “We find it a very pleasing, comforting sound.” That’s why Bradbury, of Kennebunkport, and hundreds...

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on waterways throughout Lake Superior and northern Lakes Michigan and Huron since warmer temperatures are forecast through Saturday. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on waterways which may have frozen during the past couple of weeks. Earlier today, a watchstander at Sector Sault Ste. Marie...

Coast Guard warns of adverse Bay Area weather

Coast Guard warns of adverse Bay Area weather
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise caution when on and around the water, as a combination of high seas and king tides are expected throughout Central and Northern California through mid-week. A strong storm system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska has brought a long period northwest swell to the Central and Northern California coastline. That combined with the expected...

Coast Guard recovers overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Washington

Coast Guard recovers overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Washington
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles located and recovered a missing kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Monday. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer recovered the unresponsive man and performed CPR while transiting to the Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, where he was transferred to awaiting medical personnel. Unfortunately, a follow up with Harborview...

Coast Guard searches for overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Coast Guard searches for overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are searching for an overdue kayaker last seen near Bainbridge Island, Sunday afternoon. Missing is Mark Gianneschi, 52, of Brownsville. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle are involved in the search. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas

Coast Guard medevacs man from Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A man suffering a medical emergency was medevaced by the Coast Guard from a cruise ship in Tampa Bay, Florida, Saturday. A crew member from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg stating that a 59-year-old man was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms and was in need of emergency medical assistance. A...

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican lancha poaching in South Texas waters

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican lancha poaching in South Texas waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard intercepted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas Wednesday with 197 red snapper. An HC-144 airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, was on a routine patrol and sighted two Mexican fishing boats, also known as lanchas, 42 miles offshore and 8 miles north of the United States/Mexico maritime border at 4:59 p.m. The aircrew...