Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor rescues 3 men in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor rescues 3 men in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat capsized in Lake Michigan, 11 miles east of Lake Forest, Illinois, Saturday. At approximately 11:45 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a call from the Lake Forest Police Department relaying a report that a vessel had capsized and three people were in the water approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible, or SPSS, about 300 miles southwest of Panama March 3. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf from Alameda, California, was notified by a Customs and Border Protection aircraft about the SPSS off Panama.  The Berholf launched two interceptor...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell decommissioned after more than 47 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell decommissioned after more than 47 years of service
The crew of the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell mans the rails for the last time during the decommissioning of the ship at Naval Base San Diego, March 16, 2016. After 47 years of service, the crew will prepare the ship for a foreign military sale and transfer to the Philippine navy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was...

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...