Coast Guard assists 3 aboard fishing vessel taking on water near Newport, Oregon

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard fishing vessel taking on water near Newport, Oregon
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, in Newport, assisted three men aboard a commercial fishing vessel taking on water about 10 miles north of the Yaquina Bay bar, Thursday. The crew of the 47-foot Motor Life Boat was able to safely pass portable dewatering equipment to the vessel and provided escort to the Port of Newport. “The boatcrew’s performance today...

Coast Guard Leadership Development Center to hold Change of Command

Coast Guard Leadership Development Center to hold Change of Command
NEW LONDON, Conn.–The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The change of command ceremony provides a time-honored ritual that has remained essentially unchanged for centuries of naval history. Signifying the transfer of responsibility,...

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, assigned to the Navy’s Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) are participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 Exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard and Navy have a long history of cooperation within the CRF community. The joint structure of these units provides the Navy with operators who are...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton completes builder trials

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton completes builder trials
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that its fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, successfully completed builder’s trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking a significant step in preparing Hamilton for delivery to the U.S. Coast Guard. Builder’s trials are the shipbuilder’s first opportunity to operate the cutter at sea and survey the current status of shipboard...

New commanding officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star

New commanding officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star
SEATTLE — Capt. Matthew Walker assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Capt. George Pellissier during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Thursday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony. Walker is reporting from Afloat Training Group San Diego where he served as the Coast Guard liaison...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett gets new commanding officer
SEATTLE — Capt. Brendan McPherson assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett from Capt. Laura Dickey during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Wednesday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony. McPherson previously served as the response division chief at the 7th Coast Guard District office in...

Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay medically evacuates injured fisherman

 Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay medically evacuates injured fisherman
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and local agency personnel medically evacuated an injured person from a fishing vessel approximately one mile west of Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay, Calif., Wednesday. At approximately 9:26 a.m., Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay watchstanders received a call from a person aboard the 65-foot fishing vessel Tara Dawn, requesting assistance for the captain who had sustained...

Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew rescues 11-year-old boy after jet ski incident

Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew rescues 11-year-old boy after jet ski incident
MIAMI — An 11-year-old boy was rescued following a jet ski incident off of Monument Island, Florida, Saturday evening. During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew responded to a report of an 11-year-old male who was unresponsive following a jet ski incident in the vicinity of Monument Island. It was reported that the male fell into the water and stopped breathing. The boatcrew arrived...

Coast Guard Reservists Hone Expeditionary Skills at Whidbey Island

Coast Guard Reservists Hone Expeditionary Skills at Whidbey Island
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 will perform a portion of their annual training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Seaplane Base and adjacent Crescent Harbor July 11-13, 2014. After convoying to the Island from the unit’s homeport at Naval Station Everett, Wash., the members will set up a camp, conduct security patrols, and simulate medical...