Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team members patrol the waters of the Potomac River in support of the State of the Union address . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando As President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday during his State of the Union address, Coast Guardsmen joined state and federal agencies to stand...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capitol Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which will limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational boaters. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis...

Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands, industry responders conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise

Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands, industry responders conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise
Coast Guard along with responders from 21 federal and local agencies and industry organizations conducted an Area Maritime Security Exercise Nov. 5, 2015, in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard, in cooperation with responders from 21 federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations, conducted an Area Maritime Security Exercise Thursday...

Coast Guard,maritime industry conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard,maritime industry conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard along with responders from 29 federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations, conduct an Area Maritime Security Exercise Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, in cooperation with responders from 29 federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations, conducted an Area Maritime Security Exercise Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The annual...

Coast Guard units to participate in multi-agency maritime security exercise in Hyannis, MA

Coast Guard units to participate in multi-agency maritime security exercise in Hyannis, MA
BOSTON — Cape Cod and Rhode Island-based Coast Guard members are scheduled to participate in a maritime security exercise Thursday, at the Hyline Cruises ferry terminal in Hyannis. The exercise will test plans, procedures and tactics of federal, state, and local area agencies in response to a transportation security incident. More than 100 participants from five agencies are expected to participate...

Coast Guard invites the public to a open comment period for proposed security zone

Coast Guard invites the public to a open comment period for proposed security zone
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Eleventh Coast Guard District invites the public to comment on the proposed establishment of a security zone around any vessel escorted by one or more Coast Guard, state or local law-enforcement assets while in navigable waters encompassing the Captain of the Port Zone, Los Angeles-Long Beach. This action being proposed in the security zone is necessary to protect personnel,...

Protecting the Pope, Protecting the People

Protecting the Pope, Protecting the People
The Coast Guard and partner agencies patrol the Delaware River on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.  (Photo courtesy of Valerie Kukla) by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen When the Vatican announced Pope Francis would visit Philadelphia as part of a three-city tour of the United States, the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay began making preparations for the historic event. With hundreds of thousands...

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit to conduct exercise on Hood Canal

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit to conduct exercise on Hood Canal
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit – Bangor conduct routine operations along the Hood Canal aboard a 64 foot, Special Purpose Craft-Screening Vessel (SPC-SV). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit, Bangor, Wash. is scheduled to conduct an on-water exercise Wednesday...

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy
Daniel Szabo. Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. By Brett Gillin Boating and alcohol can be a dangerous combination. Add a firearm to the mix, and ratchet up the alcohol consumption a bit, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Perhaps no one knows this more than Daniel Szabo, who was arrested last week after apparently going on a drunken joyride in his dinghy which included not...