Coast Guard rescues 2 divers after boat capsizes

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers after boat capsizes
Cortez, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two divers after their 22-foot boat capsized 10 miles west of Bean Point, Anna Maria, Florida, Monday. Rescued were Davin Brannon, 51, Plant City, Florida, and David Frese, 55, Dover, Florida. At 4:01 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a 911 transfer call from Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reporting two divers...

Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles east of Fenwick Island, Del.

Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles east of Fenwick Island, Del.
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday requiring medical assistance aboard a commercial fishing vessel east of Fenwick Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tuesday from the 92-foot commercial fishing vessel Alaska indicating a 34-year-old male aboard the vessel experienced...

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team investigates a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015.(Coast Guard byPetty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean  July 18. The...

USCG dominates firefighters at Waterball competition

USCG dominates firefighters at Waterball competition
Coast Guard’s Team Ramrod picks up a win over Garibaldi Fire Department during the third annual Waterball competition Saturday in Garibaldi.

Coast Guard crew takes on 15 foot waves in icy water

Coast Guard crew takes on 15 foot waves in icy water
A Coast Guard crew aboard Station Chatham’s 42-foot Special Purpose Craft – Near Shore Lifeboat crashes through the surf of the Merrimack River bar during surf training, March 1 – 2, 2012. In addition to training, Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Perkins also received a check ride to certify him as an SPC-NLB surfman. Surfmen are the service’s most highly trained boat handlers....

Survivor and his dog meet their Coast Guard heroes

Survivor and his dog meet their Coast Guard heroes
A 35-year-old survivor and his dog, Evi, are shown with the aircrew that rescued them at Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Monday, July 13, 2015. The crew rescued the man and his dog after his sailboat caught fire 69 miles west of Hudson, Fla., Friday, July 10. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla.— The 35-year-old survivor and his dog who were rescued,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride 200 miles off NC coast

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride 200 miles off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 77-year-old woman Monday from a cruise ship approximately 200 miles east of Wilmington. The Coast Guard received a call from the 959-foot, Panama-flagged cruise ship Carnival Pride late Monday afternoon, reporting a female passenger suffering stroke symptoms. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard Academy to welcome Class of 2019 cadets at R-Day

Coast Guard Academy to welcome Class of 2019 cadets at R-Day
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2019 will begin its military training as the new swabs arrive on campus June 29 for Reporting-In Day. Although the exact makeup is not finalized until the end of R-Day, the incoming class is anticipated to be the largest incoming class since 2011 with about 287 cadets and four international cadets expected to take the oath of office....

Coast Guard rescues 4 just before vessel sinks

Coast Guard rescues 4 just before vessel sinks
The crew of the fishing vessel Kupreanof abandon ship into a liferaft in the Gulf of Alaska near Lituya Bay, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued four men from a life raft in Fairweather Grounds between Cross Sound and Yakutat Bay, Wednesday morning. The aircrew hoisted the men and transported them safely to emergency medical services at Air Station Sitka. Coast...