Florence, Oregon named nation’s 24th Coast Guard City

Florence, Oregon named nation's 24th Coast Guard City
A new sign recognizing the City of Florence, Ore., as a Coast Guard City welcomes residents and visitors to Florence on Oregon Highway 126 near the Highway 101 junction, Aug. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard designated the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony held at the Florence Events Center, Wednesday...

Coast Guard rescues two near Neah Bay

Coast Guard rescues two near Neah Bay
A 22-foot recreational boat sits on a beach at Kydaka Point near Neah Bay, Wash., Aug. 13, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Castillo. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard ground party rescued two people from an aground 22-foot recreational boat off Kydaka Point about 10 miles east of Neah Bay, Sunday night. The ground party found a male and female huddled together in the grounded...

Coast Guard medevacs 59-year-old man from houseboat

Coast Guard medevacs 59-year-old man from houseboat
A 29-foot Response Boat Small-II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, , medevac a 59-year-old man from Estero Bay, Florida, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old man from a houseboat in Estero Bay, Tuesday. At 10:30 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call from a 59-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues boaters in distress near Astoria Park, N.Y.

Coast Guard rescues boaters in distress near Astoria Park, N.Y.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Seanog Mullan and Fireman Adam Arana, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Kings Point, responded to a vessel taking on water with four people aboard near Astoria Park, New York, August 3, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Vardakis) NEW YORK — A Coast Guard crew responded to a vessel taking on water with four people aboard near Astoria Park,...

Coast Guard medevacs 26-year-old from cruise ship Carnival Dream

Coast Guard medevacs 26-year-old from cruise ship Carnival Dream
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man suffering from a reported seizure aboard the cruise ship Carnival Dream near Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received the report at 7:17 p.m. while the Carnival Dream was transiting south on the Mississippi...

Coast Guard assists boaters on vessel taking on water near Still Pond, Md.

Coast Guard assists boaters on vessel taking on water near Still Pond, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters after their vessel began taking on water near Still Pond Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a distress call on marine band radio VHF-FM channel 16 from a boater stating his vessel was taking on water. Sector Maryland-NCR watchstanders launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew from...

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash.

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash.
The motor vessel Argent Cosmos, a 557-foot Panamanian-flagged tanker sits aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash., July 6, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground in the vicinity of Skamokawa, Washington, after the vessel Argent Cosmos lost the use of a fuel pump and ran aground at 6:28 a.m. Thursday. There...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from capsized sailboat near Washington, D.C.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from capsized sailboat near Washington, D.C.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a capsized sailboat near Washington Sunday evening. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Washington was patrolling the upper Potomac River when they received a report from a good Samaritan stating a sailboat capsized with two people in the water and one person clinging to the overturned hull. Once on scene, the Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a 72-year-old man from the water Friday after his kayak capsized in the Potomac River near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. A boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Washington was underway when they were flagged down by a good Samaritan who notified them of an elderly man in a capsized kayak. The RBS-II boatcrew diverted and recovered...