Coast Guard, local law enforcement hold active-shooter exercise in Philadelphia

Coast Guard, local law enforcement hold active-shooter exercise in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard and Philadelphia police and fire department personnel held an active-shooter response exercise at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia Wednesday. This exercise involved a simulated active shooter, takedown and building sweep followed by training for first responders. The simulated shooter used blanks to realistically replicate the noise of a weapon discharge. Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from NOAA vessel 264 miles southwest of New Orleans

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from NOAA vessel 264 miles southwest of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District received a report of two injured crewmembers aboard the NOAA vessel Oceanic Explorer. One crewmember reported a dislocated shoulder, the other crew...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Lewes, Del.

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Lewes, Del.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man at approximately 8 a.m. Monday from a fishing boat about 50 miles offshore from Lewes, Del. A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Mary Elizabeth alerted Coast Guard watchstanders of an ailing crewmember who was in need of immediate medical attention. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic...

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition
OREGON INLET, N.C. – On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his supervisors, but had no idea what was about to happen as they drove across the Oregon Inlet Bridge. About a mile south of the bridge, they pulled over onto the sandy shoulder of NC 12. As the junior petty officer...

180-foot barge runs aground near Anna Maria Island, Fla.

180-foot barge runs aground near Anna Maria Island, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 180-foot barge ran aground on Anna Maria Island after breaking free from a tug boat early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 2 a.m., Tuesday, that the operator of tug Abe H was having difficulty steering due to weather and was unable to control the two barges he was pushing approximately one mile west off of Longboat...

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas —  On Thursday evening members of the Unified Command met with residents of Calhoun County to update the community on progress of the spill response and to address any issues of concern. Incident Commander Randal S. Ogryzdiak, Jimmy Martinez of the Texas General Land Office, and Jim Guidry, Vice-President of Kirby Inland Marine, Dr. Jonathan Huss of the Texas Department of...

Coast Guard responds to flooding yacht with 5 people aboard

Coast Guard responds to flooding yacht with 5 people aboard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback are towing a 70-foot motor yacht Wednesday and are scheduled to arrive at the entrance to the St. Johns River at approximately 9:00 p.m. There, the tow will be transferred to a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., and the Belle Amie will be brought to St. Johns Boat Company. Five people...

Diver hoisted by Coast Guard near Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Diver hoisted by Coast Guard near Tarpon Springs, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 54-year-old man was medically evacuated by the Coast Guard 15 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday. At approximately 10:22 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received notification from a crew member aboard the charter dive vessel Narcosis, reporting a diver aboard the vessel was suffering from injuries sustained while diving...

Coast Guard locates overdue mariners

Coast Guard locates overdue mariners
CHARLESTON, S.C. — One person is dead and another person was injured after an overdue vessel was located beached at 7 a.m., Monday in the vicinity of Leadenwah Creek, S.C., approximately 18 miles southwest of Charleston. Dead is Michael Royston, 28, from Edisto Island, S.C. Injured was Amy Claytor, 32, from Edisto Island, S.C. Royston was transferred to the Charleston County corner’s office...