Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets test out their new rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth. NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets...

As boating season begins in Pacific Northwest, Coast Guard reminds boaters to pay attention

As boating season begins in Pacific Northwest, Coast Guard reminds boaters to pay attention
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to be vigilant in practicing safe boating habits after a Tuesday night boat collision near Tongue Point left behind a damaged sailing vessel and resulted in a boating under the influence charge. The operator of the sailing vessel Sail Away was cited for boating under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.152, nearly twice the legal limit...

Coast Guard responds to flooding in vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Coast Guard responds to flooding in vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Kauai
The Coast Guard responded to the vicinity of Hanalei Bay, April 15, 2018 to assist local authorities after the area sustained flooding and landslides due to heavy thunderstorms over the weekend.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted local authorities to rescue hikers in the vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Sunday after the area sustained flooding...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and a cat near Point Piedras Blancas

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and a cat near Point Piedras Blancas
Coast Guard Station Morro Bay Motor Lifeboat crews arrive on scene to assist a sailing vessel taking on water in the vicinity of Point Piedras Blancas, California, Feb. 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jay Nilles) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people and their cat from a vessel taking on water approximately six nautical miles west...

Coast Guard rescues two men stranded on Pewetole Island

Coast Guard rescues two men stranded on Pewetole Island
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two men stranded on Pewetole Island near the coast of Trinidad, Sunday morning. A good Samaritan kayaker contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders just after 9 a.m., reporting that two people were stranded on Pewetole Island. The two people had waded out to the island from the beach near...

Coast Guard aids crab fishermen aboard disabled vessel near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard aids crab fishermen aboard disabled vessel near Humboldt Bay
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay tows the 32-foot commercial fishing vessel Comet after it became disabled approximately two miles southwest of the Humboldt Bay south spit, Feb. 6, 2018. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted two Dungeness crab fishermen aboard a 32-foot commercial fishing vessel approximately two miles southwest of the Humboldt Bay south...

Oil tank removed from under dilapidated pier in Astoria, Oregon

Oil tank removed from under dilapidated pier in Astoria, Oregon
Contractors remove an oil tank from under a dilapidated pier on the Columbia River just west of the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, Jan. 30, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WARRENTON, Ore. — A boiler oil tank has been removed from a dilapidated pier adjacent to the Hotel Cannery Pier, Tuesday, as responders work to remove the source of the oil spill that was...

Coast Guard assists fishing boat taking on water near Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists fishing boat taking on water near Hatteras Inlet, NC
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet tows the fishing vessel Fishunter in Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, Jan. 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Cody Coplin) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel taking on water in Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, this morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team members guard 47,000 pounds of seized cocaine on the flight deck of the cutter in San Diego, Jan. 25, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego, Thursday, which was seized...