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...

Coast Guard, Marin County FD kick off National Safe Boating Week in Sausalito

Coast Guard, Marin County FD kick off National Safe Boating Week in Sausalito
A group of visitors takes a tour of a Coast Guard Auxiliary small boat at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Sausalito, California. The Coast Guard Auxiliary organized the event to kick off the National Safe Boating Week during May 20 – May 26, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Paul Krug. SAUSALITO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Marin County Fire Department...

Maritime Security Response Team holds change of command

Maritime Security Response Team holds change of command
Capt. Brandon Lechthaler, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team, salutes Vice Adm. Karl L. Shultz, Atlantic Area commander, during MSRT’s change-of-command ceremony in Chesapeake, Virginia, May 19, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Brandon W. Lechthaler assumed command of Coast Guard Maritime...

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old female hiker Thursday from the Lost Coast Trail approximately 45 miles south of Humboldt Bay. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting an activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) by a distressed hiker needing...

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to host open house Saturday

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to host open house Saturday
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — The Coast Guard is inviting the public to attend an open house scheduled at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, Saturday. The gate is scheduled to be open to the public from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to tour Coast Guard facilities and meet the Coast Guard men and women who work there, along with other federal, state and local agencies located on or near the Outer Banks. Parking...

Video: Two drown in car after it drives off Florida jetty into inlet

Video: Two drown in car after it drives off Florida jetty into inlet
_informq.push(['embed']);   A daughter and father are dead today after their van crashed through a bench then moved into the water by a jetty off Venice, Florida. A video posted to Facebook Tuesday details events as rescuers from the shore and the waterway do everything in their power to save the elderly duo. Unfortunately, swift currents proved too strong for Good Samaritans. According to the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended a search Monday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan over the weekend in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, of Rockport. Searches were conducted by crews aboard Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boats, Sea Tow boats, Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Breton Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man near Breton Sound
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man near Breton Sound, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:14 p.m. of a 70-year-old man suffering from stroke like symptoms aboard the fishing vessel RED EAGLE. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 4:28 p.m. The aircrew...

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River closed traffic at 7:53 p.m. from mile marker 184.5 to mile marker 179, near the MacArthur Bridge, due to high water levels and fast currents. “We are working closely with our interagency partners and industry stakeholders to mitigate...