Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloads approximately $5.1 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloads approximately $5.1 million of cocaine
CLEARWATER, Fla.— Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloaded approximately $5.1 million, estimated wholesale value, of cocaine Thursday at Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The cocaine was seized in support of Operation Caribe Venture. During a routine patrol on Nov. 3, a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft detected a 25-foot “go-fast” vessel in the...

New meals making their way onto Coast Guard plates

New meals making their way onto Coast Guard plates
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto Meat sizzles on the stove; boiling vegetables are monitored closely. Spices add zest to a side dish; the aroma of newly baked bread hangs in the air. Fruits are sliced carefully- soon to be part of a pudding. The kitchen is a space where all one’s senses work at the same time. Along with music, dancing, and art, cooking is one of the cultural universals...

Coast Guard hoists injured woman from Bimini Superfast ferry

Coast Guard hoists injured woman from Bimini Superfast ferry
MIAMI — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami hoisted an injured woman Wendesday night from the Bimini Superfast ferry approximately 10 miles off the coast of Bimini, the Bahamas. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard 7th District command center received the request for a medical evacuation at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday. The 40-year-old woman aboard the Bimini Superfast ferry had reportedly...

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailboat

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailboat
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two men aboard a disabled sailboat approximately 1.5 miles south of Point Loma Tuesday night. During a training flight, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego was alerted to the people in distress when they launched flares from their 38-foot sailboat at approximately 8:45 p.m. The aircrew diverted to investigate the flares and...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hunter after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured hunter after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured 65-year-old man near Kodiak, Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew safely transported the hunter to Kodiak Municipal Airport where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received a call from the master of the fishing vessel Mary J who reported that...

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescues hiker missing in Porcupine Mountains State Park

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescues hiker missing in Porcupine Mountains State Park
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man after he was reported missing in Porcupine Mountains State Park west of Ontonagon, Michigan, Saturday night. At 10:30 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center in Cleveland received a report from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, of a 55-year-old man who was reported overdue...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured man off Capers Island, S.C.

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured man off Capers Island, S.C.
BEAUFORT, S.C. — The Coast Guard, along with members of Fripp Island Marine Rescue Service, rescued an injured man Friday in the vicinity of Capers Island, South Carolina. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation by Beaufort County Dispatch at 1:22 p.m. The report stated that a 78-year-old man suffered a severe hip injury while at a house...

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim
SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medically evacuated a man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack more than 170 miles south of Point Loma, Thursday. The master of the San Diego-based 103-foot sport fishing vessel Royal Polaris contacted the Coast Guard around 1:30 a.m., requesting a medevac for the 63-year-old man. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs USS Barry sailor off Virginia coast

Coast Guard medevacs USS Barry sailor off Virginia coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a Navy vessel off the Virginia coast. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a request for the medevac from watchstanders aboard the USS Barry who reported a 36-year-old crewmember experiencing chest pains at approximately 3 a.m. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched from Coast Guard Air...