Coast Guard delivers humanitarian aid to remote Pacific islands

Coast Guard delivers humanitarian aid to remote Pacific islands
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol boat home ported in Guam, delivered humanitarian supplies to residents of remote islands in the Pacific May 27. In conjunction with Assateague’s law enforcement patrol, the crew coordinated efforts with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Northern Island’s...

Stranded dog rescued by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay reunited with owner

Stranded dog rescued by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay reunited with owner
CLEVELAND — The stray dog rescued on Monday afternoon on Lake St. Clair by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay was reunited with its owner Thursday night. Jodi Benchich of St. Clair Shores, Mich., visited with her 14-year-old pet “KC” at the Wilson Veterinary Hospital before taking him back home. The dog sustained frostbite on his paws and also lost a significant amount of weight...

Coast Guard medically transports 3-month-old infant

Coast Guard medically transports 3-month-old infant
BOSTON — A Coast Guard air crew transported an injured 3-month-old male infant from Nantucket, Mass. to Boston on Wednesday. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston received a call at 10:20 a.m. from Nantucket Cottage Hospital stating that the infant was being treated after falling and sustaining a severe head injury and possible scull fracture. Commercial medical flight crews were...

Michigan-based Coast Guard unit participates is Soup for All fundraiser

Grand Haven, Mich — Members of Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven participated in the 10th Annual Soup for All Luncheon at Saint Patrick’s Church Family Center in Grand Haven, Thursday. Cmdr. Sean Brady serves soup to members of the community Nov. 21, 3013.U.S. Coast Guard photo Members of the unit participated by serving soup to members of the community who donated money that will be...

Coast Guard crew airdrops container packaged with blood to cruise ship

Coast Guard crew airdrops container packaged with blood to cruise ship
ALAMEDA, Calif.— A Coast Guard aircrew flew approximately 1,000 miles to airdrop a container of life-saving blood to a cruise ship west of San Francisco, Wednesday. Personnel aboard the cruise ship Oosterdam contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 9:45 a.m. requesting medical assistance for an ailing passenger. The ship’s onboard doctor treated the 68-year-old woman for internal bleeding. A...

Coast Guard crew set to load 1,300 Christmas trees onto Mackinaw for historic transit to Chicago

Coast Guard crew set to load 1,300 Christmas trees onto Mackinaw for historic transit to Chicago
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is scheduled to load 1,300 Christmas trees onto the ship at its homeport of Cheboygan, Mich., on Tuesday in preparation for the 2012 Christmas Ship celebration. The trees will then be transported aboard Mackinaw to Chicago, where they will be offloaded during a special two-day ceremony and then delivered to needy families. This year marks...

Video – Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Medical Supply Drop

Video - Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Medical Supply Drop
http://CoastGuardNews.com HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew successfully drops medical supplies to a patient in need of urgent medical care on a remote island northwest of Hawaii, Monday. U.S. Coast Guard video.

Urgent medical supplies dropped to remote island

Urgent medical supplies dropped to remote island
HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew successfully dropped medical supplies to a patient in need of urgent medical care on a remote island northwest of Hawaii, Monday. Coast Guardsmen at Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a report from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisor reporting a 26-year-old female was suffering from a medical condition on Laysan Island. Two Coast Guard flight...

Coast Guard continues Isaac rescues, assess ports and waterways

Coast Guard continues Isaac rescues, assess ports and waterways
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has rescued seventeen people and two pets total by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area after the passing of Hurricane Isaac. Coast Guard helicopters from New Orleans, Houston and Mobile, Ala., continue to fly the greater New Orleans area searching for signs of distress and giving assistance as needed. Coast Guard aids to navigation crews are also assessing the...