Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway 230 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway 230 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old woman Monday from a cruise ship 230 miles east of Cape Hatteras. Fifth Coast Guard District watchstanders received a report at 1 p.m. stating a woman aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway was found unconscious. An MH-60 helicopter crew and C-130 aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched to medevac the...

Coast Guard rescues two distressed mariners near Fire Island, N.Y.

Coast Guard rescues two distressed mariners near Fire Island, N.Y.
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews coordinated in the rescue of two mariners in distress near Fire Island Inlet, New York, Friday. At 1:23 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call from a 28-foot Albin sailing vessel via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting their vessel disabled and requiring Coast Guard assistance. Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders diverted two Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, community honor Medal of Honor recipient Douglas A. Munro in Cle Elum, Wash.

Coast Guard, community honor Medal of Honor recipient Douglas A. Munro in Cle Elum, Wash.
Members of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, Chief Warrant Officers Association, Chief Petty Officers Association, Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, and the Coast Guard Enlisted Association present wreaths on the grave of Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro during a memorial ceremony held in his honor at Laurel Hills Memorial Cemetery in Cle Elum, Wash., Sept. 25, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

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,...