Coast Guard Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Closure of Anchorage in Marina Del Rey

Coast Guard Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Closure of Anchorage in Marina Del Rey
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Eleventh Coast Guard District has invited the public to a meeting pertaining to the proposed closing of a special anchorage in Marina del Rey harbor. This proposal was published in May 2014 but due to multiple comments received, they are now holding a public meeting to solicit more comments from stakeholders to inform their decision regarding the proposed closure. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after 45-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after 45-day patrol
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. While on patrol, Diligence served as the operational commander for all Coast Guard assets supporting Operation Southeast Watch in the Windward Pass between Cuba and Haiti. As the operational commander, Diligence maintained an overt presence in the Windward Pass to...

We Remember: Coast Guard Rescue 1705

We Remember: Coast Guard Rescue 1705
Today, October 29, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of a tragedy for not only the Coast Guard, but for the U.S. Marine Corps also. While conducting a search and rescue mission near San Clemente Island, Calif. on Oct. 29, 2009, Coast Guard Rescue 1705, an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, collided with a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, from the 3rd...

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying hoax caller in North Carolina

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying hoax caller in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspected hoax caller who is suspected to have made seven false distress calls during the past two years in the vicinity of New Bern. During the months of September through December of 2012-2013 and September through October of 2014, a similar male voice broadcast similar distress...

Coast Guardsman teaches water rescue to cub scouts in South Texas

 Coast Guardsman teaches water rescue to cub scouts in South Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local Corpus Christi pack of Webelos had a special guest from the Coast Guard teach them water rescue techniques Tuesday night. Troops of Cub Scout Pack 949 worked to earn their Aquanaut Badges with help from a local Coast Guardsman. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas McConnell, a helicopter rescue swimmer, shared his knowledge and skills with the group of nine and 10 year...

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns home from Eastern Pacific deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns home from Eastern Pacific deployment
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returned to its homeport of San Diego Friday after completing a 52-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean participating in UNITAS 2014 and conducting counter maritime drug interdiction operations. At the beginning of their deployment, Sherman was one of 14 partner nations that participated in UNITAS 2014 from Sept. 12 to Sept. 26. This exercise...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard visits Cape May Training Center

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard visits Cape May Training Center
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Steven W. Cantrell, spent two days aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May attending and participating in various events. Cantrell and his wife, Janet Cantrell, attended Guardian Spouse meetings, toured the Child Development Center on base and attended a recruit graduation. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay to host annual ghost ship

Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay to host annual ghost ship
STURGEON BAY, Wis. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, homeported in Sturgeon Bay, is scheduled to host visitors during its annual free haunted ship attraction Thursday, October 30, 2014. Times will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. for younger children and 7-10 p.m. for older kids and adults. During the event, guests will be ushered through various haunted rooms throughout the ship and barge. Halloween...

Coast Guard to host Veterans Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard to host Veterans Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Clallam County Veterans Association, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend and can enter the facility from the front gate at 1 Ediz Hook starting at 9:00 a.m. All guests are required to present valid photo identification in order to gain access...