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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Prior to Hurricane...

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...

Summary of Coast Guard’s Hurricane Harvey response efforts

Summary of Coast Guard's Hurricane Harvey response efforts
U.S. Coast Guard flood Punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey.  NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has completed search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Harvey but continues to work alongside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state and local partners to address pollution concerns as a result of the storm. During their response...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Key West Ports

Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Key West Ports
Key West, FL – Effective 8 p.m., Wednesday, Port Condition X-RAY (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 48 hours) was set in the Port of Key West, Fla due to Hurricane Irma. All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens in the Port of Key West area and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes,...

First Coast Guard District crews, assets deploy to Hurricane Harvey response

First Coast Guard District crews, assets deploy to Hurricane Harvey response
A runway with Coast Guard helicopters responding to search and rescue calls resulting from Hurricane Harvey is viewed from the cockpit of a deployed Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Simon Greene. BOSTON — Personnel and assets from the First Coast Guard District are being deployed to support rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a crewman from the 183-foot fishing trawler Unimak near Cold Bay, Alaska, Friday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the ill crewman from the Unimak, which was 46 miles northwest of Cold Bay, at 8:52 p.m. and transported him to emergency medical...