Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane holds change-of-command ceremony
From left to right, Coast Guard Cmdr. John D. Cole, Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz and Cmdr. Gregory M. Tozzi pause for a photo during Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane’s change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, July 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Aidan Cooney) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory M. Tozzi relieved Cmdr. John D. Cole as commanding officer...

Coast Guard aircraft propeller damaged on runway at San Francisco International Airport

Coast Guard aircraft propeller damaged on runway at San Francisco International Airport
Coast Guard C-27 Spartan file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is investigating an incident that damaged the propeller of one of its fixed-wing aircraft at the San Francisco International Airport, Tuesday afternoon. The Sacramento-based Coast Guard C-27 Spartan aircraft was at San Francisco International Airport for a logistics flight. After taxiing...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Lake Worth Inlet

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Lake Worth Inlet
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater Wednesday near Lake Worth Inlet. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a call reporting a 60-year-old boater fell overboard while transiting into Lake Worth Inlet and not resurfacing. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Long Island

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Long Island
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews medevaced a man from a fishing vessel 30-miles south of Shinnecock Inlet, New York, Monday evening. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot patrol boat, were notified around 8:00 p.m., that a 34-year old man aboard the nearby fishing vessel Cameron Scott, had suffered a head injury after he was struck with a heavy cable earlier in the day. The Shrike...

Coast Guard crew rescues two from sinking canoe near Crane Neck Point, NY

Coast Guard crew rescues two from sinking canoe near Crane Neck Point, NY
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW YORK — A Coast Guard station crew rescued two people in distress aboard a canoe near Crane Neck Point, New York, Monday. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck were underway searching for a missing kayaker when they received notification of two people taking on water...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast gets new commanding officer
Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda salutes Cmdr. Jose Bolanos as Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, deputy commander Pacific Area, oversees the changing of command from one officer to the next during the Steadfast’s change-of-command ceremony in Astoria, Ore., June 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. – Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda assumed the duties and responsibilities...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 4 dogs from sinking vessel in Puget Sound

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 4 dogs from sinking vessel in Puget Sound
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two people and four dogs from a vessel taking on water 1.5 miles east of Point No Point in Puget Sound, Tuesday night. A Coast Guard Station Seattle crewmember plugged a hull in the vessel and used a dewatering pump to stabilize the situation before the remainder of the rescue crew towed the boat, people and pets to Edmonds Marina. Watchstanders in...

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane interdicted a go-fast vessel with $1,100 kilograms of cocaine and three Dominican smugglers onboard in the Caribbean Sea May 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in San Juan Friday. The offload comes following a May 25 interdiction in international waters off the southern coast...

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft
Coast Guard Station Chatham’s new 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water sits on its trailer Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross) BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Chatham received a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) Tuesday to enhance their search and rescue capabilities. Station Chatham’s area of responsibility...