Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the overdue paddle boarder who was last seen July 24, 2015. Missing is William Morlock, 58. “In this tragic time, our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mr. Morlock,”said Capt. Michael Long, the Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. “We are pained that our tireless search efforts resulted in this heartbreaking end.” Morlock’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal to hold Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal to hold Change of Command
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony, Friday, July 31, 2015. Lt. Kristyn Grier will transfer command to Lt. j.g. Jamie Kim, a native of Irvine, Calif., during a change-of-command ceremony presided over by Capt. Jennifer F. Williams, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/ Long Beach. Lt. Grier began her career in 2010 when she graduated...

Coast Guard Festival 2015

Coast Guard Festival 2015
The festival unofficially began in 1924 as a Coast Guard personnel only picnic when the local Coast Guard station held rowing competitions for those service members stationed in Grand Haven, Michigan. Today the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has become a premier event with attendance of over 350,000 people including the nations highest ranking Coast Guard dignitaries from Washington, D.C. The focus...

Coast Guard offloads $7.5 million cocaine shipment in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $7.5 million cocaine shipment in Puerto Rico
A Coast Guard Dauntless boarding team transports six apprehended suspected drug smugglers following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel July 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless offloaded and transferred custody of a $7.5 million cocaine shipment to federal law enforcement special agents Wednesday at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. The...

St. Petersburg Coast Guard recognizes research crew involved in rescue of 3 people

St. Petersburg Coast Guard recognizes research crew involved in rescue of 3 people
Capt. Gregory Case presents a formal merit of appreciation to the crew of the research vessel Weatherbird II at the sector, Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg recognized the crew of the research vessel Weatherbird II for their heroism in the rescue of three people last month. A...

Coast Guard conducts medevac from tour boat near Maui

Coast Guard conducts medevac from tour boat near Maui
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 20-month-old boy who lost consciousness aboard a tour boat near Molokini Crater, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui transferred the boy and his parents from the Pride of Maui onto the RB-M and safely transported them to Ma’alaea at 11:15 a.m. where they were met by EMS. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station...

Accidental fire alarm releases foam into Coast Guard hangar

Accidental fire alarm releases foam into Coast Guard hangar
MOBILE, Ala. – A fire alarm was accidentally activated  in an aircraft hangar of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, which released fire suppressant foam into the aircraft bay at 4:50 p.m., today. All personnel are accounted for with no injuries. The Mobile Airport Fire Department responded to the fire alarm and assisted with containment of the foam.  Inspections of affected equipment...

Coast Guard Base Seattle gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Base Seattle gets new commanding officer
SEATTLE — Capt. Stanley Romanowicz relieved Capt. Marc Lebeau as commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Seattle, Friday. Romanowicz’s previous assignment was as a management and program analyst within the mission support integration office at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “I’m very confident we will continue to expand on the great foundation built by Capt. Lebeau and the Base...

U.S. Coast Guard’s 2015 Art Collection to be on view at Salmagundi Club

U.S. Coast Guard’s 2015 Art Collection to be on view at Salmagundi Club
In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection, “Small Boats, Big Jobs,” ID# 201516, a boatswain’s mate and a crewmember stationed onboard the 87-foot USCGC Ahi (WPB 87364) conduct small boat drills off Diamond Head, Hawai. (U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by Hugh O’Connor) NEW YORK —Twenty eight works by 24 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program will be on...