Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard will take the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1337) out of service during a pier-side ceremony aboard Naval Base Guam Friday. “Assateague’s operational history showcases the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out a diverse and important range of missions vital to the security and prosperity of our nation in remote parts of the Pacific,” said...

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. This offload represents the results from 25 separate seizures conducted by four Coast Guard cutters and...

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys
Members of Port Security Unit 308, based out of Kiln Mississippi, test radio communications after arriving to Naval Air Station Key West for Hurricane Irma response efforts, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams ORLANDO, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel are working alongside partner federal, state and local agencies in the Florida Keys to ensure the safety...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people after boat explosion near Michigan City

Coast Guard rescues 3 people after boat explosion near Michigan City
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after a boat explosion occurred on a 30-foot barge that knocked them into the water near Washington Park Marina in Michigan City, Indiana, Friday. The port authority barge was inbound from retrieving no-wake buoys when an explosion occurred and was reported to the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard cutters support Irma relief efforts off Florida coast and Keys

Coast Guard cutters support Irma relief efforts off Florida coast and Keys
A deployed Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter takes off from the Coast Guard Cutter Forward off the coast of Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crews patrolled the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea Wednesday following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in southern Florida, Coast Guard surface assets were moved out of the path...

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Brunswick area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard Academy continues to be named as top educational institution

Coast Guard Academy continues to be named as top educational institution
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy continues to be recognized in various college rankings as one of the top undergraduate educational institutions in the country, Tuesday. U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings placed the Coast Guard Academy #1 in the Top Public Regional Colleges North category. The Academy also placed in the top ten in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs,...

Coast Guard, Navy, fire rescue respond to kayaker in distress on Guam

Coast Guard, Navy, fire rescue respond to kayaker in distress on Guam
US Navy MH-60 file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary DiPadova SANTA RITA, Guam — Two men are safe in Guam following a coordinated rescue by the Navy, Guam Fire Rescue and the Coast Guard, Monday. A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crew located and hoisted the two men from the rocks near the shoreline south of Pagat Caves and brought them safely...

Remembering 16 years later

Remembering 16 years later
NEW YORK – Mr. Charles Blaich, the president of the New York Council of the Navy League, speaks to about 75 members of the Coast Guard, National Park Service and family on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy. NEW YORK – Members from U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York, the National Parks Service and family...