Coast Guard to hold District Formal Investigation Hearing for Caribbean Fantasy marine casualty

Coast Guard to hold District Formal Investigation Hearing for Caribbean Fantasy marine casualty
Passengers aboard the 561-foot Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel use the marine escape system to awaiting lift rafts as they abandon the vessel a mile from San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station San Juan, Puerto Rico. MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a public District Formal Investigation Hearing from Mar. 20-25,...

Joseph Tezanos’ legend lives on in new Coast Guard cutter

Joseph Tezanos’ legend lives on in new Coast Guard cutter
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on May 21, 1944, when an explosion on a Landing Ship Tank that was loading ammunition set off a chain reaction that would continue to burn and cause subsequent explosions into the next day. Most of the crews in port were enjoying some well-earned Hawaii liberty; enjoying a break from the perils and deployments...

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy
Containment boom around the Caribbean Fantasy, moored at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command is continuing salvage operations at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor. The Unified Command is establishing mechanical ventilation to circulate air through the vessel. A marine...

Coast Guard continues response to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard continues response to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor
Passengers aboard the 561-foot Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel use the marine escape system to awaiting lift rafts as they abandon the vessel a mile from San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel...