Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay
Members of Aids to Navigation Team Port O’Connor work to finish installation of an ocean current measurement device near Port O’Connor, Texas, June 20, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Port O’ Connor. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, in close coordination with its partner agencies, has completed the construction and testing of a current meter in...

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy
Coast Guard Academy file photo NEW LONDON, Conn. – A comprehensive energy efficiency and infrastructure project broke ground Nov. 20 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The project will bring $39 million in capital improvements to the Academy, reduce overall energy consumption by 48 percent and save the Academy more than $2 million in annual energy costs. Funded through energy cost savings, the project...

Coast Guard medevacs man from oil tanker near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man from oil tanker near Galveston, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew surveys the oil tanker, Miss Claudia, in preparation for a medevac off Galveston, Texas, Nov. 27, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man Monday afternoon from an oil tanker 13 miles east of Galveston, Texas. The oil tanker Miss Claudia contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs diver having difficulty breathing near Lake Worth Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs diver having difficulty breathing near Lake Worth Inlet
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Sunday from the commercial dive vessel, Sandy’s Sunday, near Lake Worth Inlet, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center watchstanders received a call from the captain of the vessel at approximately 9:18 a.m. stating the passenger had difficulty...

Coast Guard medevacs 3 people after vessel strikes barge

Coast Guard medevacs 3 people after vessel strikes barge
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced three people whose vessel struck a barge near Bayou Segnette, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 4:15 a.m. of a 22-foot recreational vessel with four passengers aboard that collided with a barge, veered off and then ran aground, ejecting...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Liberty, east of Miami

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Liberty, east of Miami
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from the cruise ship Carnival Liberty, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a request from the cruise ship for the medevac stating the passenger was reportedly suffering from hypertension. The Coast Guard launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues two in Lost Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues two in Lost Lake, Louisiana
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from Lost Lake, Louisiana, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 9 p.m. from two people aboard an 18-foot pleasure craft stating they got lost while fishing in Lost Lake, ran aground, and became disabled. Coast Guard Air Station New...

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
A house boat that was displaced and damaged by Hurricane Harvey in the Key Allegro community at Rockport, Texas U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Higdon. Members of the Texas General Land Office and Coast Guard oversaw the removal of a 57,000 pound house boat measuring 60 feet in length that was displaced and damaged by Hurricane Harvey in the Key Allegro community at Rockport,...

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Quinby, Va.

Coast Guard suspends its search for missing man near Quinby, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man southeast of Quinby Saturday. The 36-year-old missing man was last seen camping on Parramore Island around midnight Thursday. The Coast Guard searched for a total of 30 hours covering approximately 142 square miles Friday and Saturday. “One of the most difficult decisions...