Coast Guard crew rescues two from sinking canoe near Crane Neck Point, NY

Coast Guard crew rescues two from sinking canoe near Crane Neck Point, NY
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW YORK — A Coast Guard station crew rescued two people in distress aboard a canoe near Crane Neck Point, New York, Monday. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck were underway searching for a missing kayaker when they received notification of two people taking on water...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast gets new commanding officer
Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda salutes Cmdr. Jose Bolanos as Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, deputy commander Pacific Area, oversees the changing of command from one officer to the next during the Steadfast’s change-of-command ceremony in Astoria, Ore., June 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. – Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda assumed the duties and responsibilities...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 4 dogs from sinking vessel in Puget Sound

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 4 dogs from sinking vessel in Puget Sound
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two people and four dogs from a vessel taking on water 1.5 miles east of Point No Point in Puget Sound, Tuesday night. A Coast Guard Station Seattle crewmember plugged a hull in the vessel and used a dewatering pump to stabilize the situation before the remainder of the rescue crew towed the boat, people and pets to Edmonds Marina. Watchstanders in...

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane interdicted a go-fast vessel with $1,100 kilograms of cocaine and three Dominican smugglers onboard in the Caribbean Sea May 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in San Juan Friday. The offload comes following a May 25 interdiction in international waters off the southern coast...

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft
Coast Guard Station Chatham’s new 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water sits on its trailer Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross) BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Chatham received a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) Tuesday to enhance their search and rescue capabilities. Station Chatham’s area of responsibility...

Coast Guard rescues injured beachgoer near Brookings, Oregon

Coast Guard rescues injured beachgoer near Brookings, Oregon
USCG File Photo WARRENTON, Ore., — The Coast Guard rescued an injured beachgoer after she fell from the rocks sustaining substantial injuries to her arms and leg near Brookings, Ore., Thursday. The woman was met by a Curry County Sheriff’s Office ground crew who prepped her for Coast Guard helicopter transport to Brookings Airport where they were met by Life Flight. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Former Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau transferred to the Vietnam coast guard

Former Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau transferred to the  Vietnam coast guard
File phot: Morgenthau (WHEC-722) transits in the Gulf of Alaska (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Brandon Newman) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard transferred the former Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to the Vietnam coast guard during a ceremony in Honolulu, Thursday. The ship, which will be renamed CSB 8020, is expected to improve the Vietnam coast guard’s maritime domain awareness, increase its...

Coast Guard conducts inland rescue of injured hiker near Coos Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard conducts inland rescue of injured hiker near Coos Bay, Oregon
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a woman who suffered a leg injury while hiking Quail Creek Park near Coos Bay, Ore., Wednesday. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew successfully hoisted the 69-year-old woman and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services at the Grants Pass Airport for further medical care. Watchstanders at Sector North Bend received...

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local police are searching for a possible missing person Wednesday in Black Rock Creek, near the entrance of the Merrimack River, Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight of someone hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast...