Coast Guard honors the passing of a trailblazer

Coast Guard honors the passing of a trailblazer
Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of Dorothy Kurtz, member of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve also known as Semper Paratus Always Ready, to her final resting place Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse Dorothy E. Kurtz, Nov. 8, 1922 – Sept. 12, 2016 By Petty Officer...

Coast Guard awards Phase II Offshore Patrol Cutter contract

Coast Guard awards Phase II Offshore Patrol Cutter contract
Notional offshore patrol cutter design courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard awarded a contract to Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., of Panama City, Florida, Thursday for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters. The total award was valued at $110.29 million. The contract has a potential value of $2.38 billion with...

Coast Guard crew returns from 8-week patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard crew returns from 8-week patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous wait to dock at their homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned Monday following an eight-week Joint Interagency Task Force – South patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew...

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE in Charleston, Savannah, Brunswick

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE in Charleston, Savannah, Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Captain of the Port set Port Hurricane Condition YANKEE Thursday for the ports of Charleston, Brunswick, Savannah, coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia at 1:11 p.m. Gale-force winds from Hurricane Hermine threaten to impact the Charleston, Brunswick and Savannah areas within 24 hours. As Hurricane Hermine nears northeast Florida, the Coast Guard urges recreational...

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...