Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits on the ice-covered Connecticut River near Essex, Connecticut, Jan. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK — Coast Guard cutters continue to steadily break ice jams in the...

Frigid temperatures keep Coast Guard crews busy breaking ice on Hudson River

Frigid temperatures keep Coast Guard crews busy breaking ice on Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits north on the ice-covered Hudson River near Albany, New York, Jan. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – Despite slightly warmer temperatures recently, Coast Guard ice breaking crews remain busy on the Hudson River keeping a path open for commercial vessels and breaking free those beset...

Coast Guard rescues 2 canoers stranded on Little Tybee Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 canoers stranded on Little Tybee Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues 2 canoers Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after they became stranded on Little Tybee Island, Ga. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two canoers Tuesday after they became stranded on Little Tybee Island, Ga. Coast Guard Station Tybee Island watchstanders received a distress...

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay helps break free tug Stephanie Dann from the ice on the Hudson River near Kingston, New York, January 2, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard assisted two vessels beset by ice in the Hudson River, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center were notified Sunday...

Hurricane Maria response team assesses distressed vessels in Isleta Marina, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria response team assesses distressed vessels  in Isleta Marina, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Travis Rogers, a member of the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response team, describes efforts to remove damaged and sunken vessels from the water and return them to the owner at no cost, or process them for disposal. Boat owners are urged to call the Vessel Owner Outreach Hotline at (786) 521-3900 to salvage their stricken vessels at no cost. (U.S. Coast Guard video...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer stands next to approximately 10 tons of seized contraband prior to disposition at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Brandon Murray MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer offloaded approximately 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin Tuesday in Port Everglades...

Cutter Venturous returns home after conducting hurricane relief, law enforcement operations

Cutter Venturous returns home after conducting hurricane relief, law enforcement operations
The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to it’s homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, Nov. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned home Monday to St. Petersburg following a 69-day patrol conducting hurricane relief and law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. The crew...

Coast Guard medevacs crab fisherman near Pescadero Point, Calif.

Coast Guard medevacs crab fisherman near Pescadero Point, Calif.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco medevacs a crab fisherman who reportedly injured his finger when he caught his hand in a crab pot while fishing near Pescadero Point, Calif. Nov. 12, 2017. Coast Guard courtesy video. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 42-year-old crab fisherman from an 18-foot fishing vessel after the man reportedly...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017
A MH-65 helicopter crew deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley lands on deck during helicopter flight operations in the Chukchi Sea, Aug. 17, 2017. The cutter and helicopter crews are deployed to the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Monday with...