Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine

Coast Guard  offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk offloaded approximately 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million, Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. During an Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican...

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days. Monday, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater located a 40-foot sail freighter riding low west of Ragged Island, Bahamas. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Arthur Dion Hanna...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska

 Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember suffering from a head injury from the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of Barrow, Wednesday. The helicopter crew, forward deployed to Barrow in anticipation of the forward operating location opening today, safely hoisted the 43-year-old male from the Araon and transported him to...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man from tanker off Galveston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man from tanker off Galveston
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 32-year-old crewmember off an Italian-flagged tanker Wednesday, after he suffered an injury from a snapped fender wire that struck his chest 38 miles off Galveston, Texas. At 4:20 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a distress call from the captain of the 800-foot tanker Giovanni Battista De Carlini, stating...

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues 2 people, 2 dogs west of Great Inagua, Bahamas

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues 2 people, 2 dogs west of Great Inagua, Bahamas
MIAMI — Two men and their two dogs were rescued from a fishing vessel 80 nautical miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Wednesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report that a 55-foot fishing vessel, Island Cruiser, was taking on water with two men aboard and required assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater,...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man who was stranded on Atkinson Island, after he fell off his boat near Sylvan Beach and swam to the island Wednesday. At approximately 9 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from a mariner transiting near Sylvan Beach stating they saw an unmanned boat going in circles. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard hoists stranded kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore

Coast Guard hoists stranded kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore
WARRENTON, Ore. – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoisted a kayaker who was stranded on the rocks near Cape Falcon, Oregon, Saturday afternoon. The man was safely hoisted and transported in good condition to Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Oregon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, were contacted via VHF-FM radio at about 1:10...

Coast Guard, AMVER vessels assist tanker adrift 700 miles from Oregon coast

Coast Guard, AMVER vessels assist tanker adrift 700 miles from Oregon coast
SEATTLE — Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to assist the 22-person crew of a 485-foot, Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker after a fire in the main engineroom disabled the vessel, leaving it without propulsion, about 700 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon, Wednesday. The fire was extinguished using installed firefighting systems, however, the ship sustained damage to its generators, leaving...

Coast Guard rescues 8 people near Anclote Key, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 8 people near Anclote Key, Fla.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Eight people were rescued by Coast Guard boat and air crews near Anclote Key, Florida, early Friday morning. At midnight, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, received a report of an unstable raft with four people aboard, approximately one mile northeast of Anclote Key. A Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station...