Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, Fourth National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, Fourth National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Monday. Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. The cutter will be commissioned into service Dec. 6. “After three years of fabrication and expert craftsmanship, Ingalls shipyard has delivered a great ship to the Coast Guard,” said Capt....

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak rescues three hunters near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak rescues three hunters near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued three hunters from dangerous weather conditions at Windy Lake near Kodiak Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak safely transported the men to Air Station Kodiak where they were examined by waiting emergency medical personnel. Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a request for assistance...

Coast Guard Station Cortez receives new life-saving boat

Coast Guard Station Cortez receives new life-saving boat
CORTEZ, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, tested new life-saving boats, Tuesday. The tests began after the station received two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in early September. Crewmembers became familiar with the boat’s maneuverability, functionality and design during the tests. The RB-S II is replacing the older 25-foot Response Boat-Small as part of the...

Coast Guard Station Scituate closes for season

 Coast Guard Station Scituate closes for season
BOSTON – The seasonal Coast Guard Station Scituate, located in Scituate, Massachusetts, closed today and will re-open on Memorial Day 2015. With Station Situate closed for the year, the crews return to Coast Guard Station Point Allerton in Hull, Massachusetts, their home duty station. Most cases in the area of Scituate occur between the months of May and September, thus the need for a temporary...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew invites public to open house in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew invites public to open house in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the polar icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Healy is hosting a free open house for the public Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the cruise ship terminal in Juneau. The tour of the Healy is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter. Crewmembers will be standing by to answer questions about the 420-foot icebreaker...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to be open for tours in Yorktown on Saturday

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to be open for tours in Yorktown on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s tall ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to be open for tours Saturday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Tours will be held from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors are advised there will be a third-mile walk from the parking area to the Eagle on an asphalt and cement pier. A state or federal...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 8 people from capsized vessel near Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 8 people from capsized vessel near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boatcrew and good Samaritan rescued seven adults, one child and a dog after their boat capsized in Eagle Harbor near Bainbridge Island, Washington, Sunday. The eight people and their dog were transferred to awaiting EMS with no reported injuries. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received a mayday call at 7:52 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from a good Samaritan aboard...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house
SAMOA, Calif., – Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the station and meet the local Coast Guard crew. Guests will be able to tour the historic building and rescue boats. Boat crews will be available to discuss their missions, general boating safety, and how the Coast Guard renders...

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg tests new life-saving boat

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg tests new life-saving boat
CLEARWATER, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, tested new life-saving boats, Monday. The tests began after the station received three 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in early August. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Beach and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Hudson inventory parts for a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at Station St. Petersburg,...