Coast Guard welcomes centennial-themed helicopter to San Diego

Coast Guard welcomes centennial-themed helicopter to San Diego
A yellow MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrives at Coast Guard Sector San Diego in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation on July 21, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego now has a new yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in celebration of the centennial of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter is one of...

Coast Guard rescues dolphin in Back Bay

Coast Guard rescues dolphin in Back Bay
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a dolphin Thursday after it landed in a boat in Back Bay. At 1 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call from a man who stated he witnessed a 7-foot dolphin jump out of the water and land in the dinghy attached to his sailboat. The Coast Guard in coordination with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

Coast Guard rescues hiker from Mount Verstovia in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues hiker from Mount Verstovia in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued an injured hiker from Mount Verstovia in Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday night. The Air Station Sitka helicopter crew hoisted the woman and transported her to Sitka where she was met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received an agency assist request from the Alaska State...

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...