Coast Guard, St. Clair County Marine Division continue search for 19-year-old man in St. Clair River

Coast Guard, St. Clair County Marine Division continue search for 19-year-old man in St. Clair River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and St. Clair County Marine Division divers are continuing to search the St. Clair River for a man who was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Missing is 19-year-old Brady Morton, who was last seen in the upper St. Clair River, wearing gray shorts and red sunglasses, while participating in the Port Huron, Michigan, “Float Down” event. After speaking again with...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, 4th National Security Cutter, completes acceptance trials

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, 4th National Security Cutter, completes acceptance trials
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, successfully completed several days of rigorous acceptance trials Thursday to ensure the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard. The Hamilton, which will be home ported in Charleston, South Carolina, conducted the acceptance trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and at sea in the Gulf of...

76-year-old diver medevaced by Coast Guard Air Station Houston

76-year-old diver medevaced by Coast Guard Air Station Houston
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 76-year-old man off a charter dive vessel, Saturday, after he completed two dives and began to show signs of stoke, 121 miles offshore Galveston, Texas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center received a distress call from the captain of the dive vessel at approximately 5.p.m., stating that one of the divers...

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Lee County EMS medevac man from Back Bay, Fla.

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Lee County EMS medevac man from Back Bay, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A man was medevaced from a vessel in Back Bay, Florida by Coast Guard and Lee County, Florida, Emergency Medical Service crews, Friday. At approximately 10:40 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, received a report from HealthPark Hospital of a man in his 50s living aboard a catamaran in Black Bay in need of medical care. A Station Fort Myers...

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An upcoming exercise on the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, will bring together federal, state, local and Canadian law enforcement partners in a multi-agency exercise designed to prepare for and prevent cross-border terrorist and criminal activity. There are no known threats against the area but boaters may notice an increased presence...

Coast Guard issues final rule on vessel documentation renewal fees

Coast Guard issues final rule on vessel documentation renewal fees
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s final rule on vessel documentation renewal fees was published in the Federal Register Tuesday. The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to separately list an annual fee for renewals of endorsements upon the Certificate of Documentation. The Coast Guard is required to establish user fees for services related to the documentation of vessels. This final...

Coast Guardsman sought in homicide investigation found dead

Coast Guardsman sought in homicide investigation found dead
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guardsman being sought as a person of interest in the murder of a 59-year-old woman in Bellingham, Wash., was found dead from an apparent suicide in Show Low, Ariz., Sunday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael G. Arnold, 33, from Boise, Idaho, was located by a joint-law enforcement team after he was reported absent without leave from Coast Guard Base Seattle Friday. Arnold...

Coast Guard Station Jones Beach rescues man after receiving mayday call

Coast Guard Station Jones Beach rescues man after receiving mayday call
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a man today off of Jones Beach Inlet after he fell from his boat and the remaining passengers on board could not retrieve him. Coast Guard watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a mayday call via VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 3:30 p.m. from a passenger aboard the vessel Pearl of the Sea. The watch standers immediately dispatched a...

Rescue efforts continue for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

Rescue efforts continue for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to coordinate the rescue of a 42-foot sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu Sunday. Sailing vessel Walkabout is disabled and taking on water with three people aboard. On-scene conditions are reported as 92 to 115 mph winds with 30-foot seas. One of the hatches has blown away and onboard bilge pumps are unable to keep up with the rate...