Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter taxis on the runway at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host local government officials and first responders Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 260 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 11:36 a.m. of a 52-year-old female aboard the cruise ship Carnival Valor in need of a medevac. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard suspends search for people from overturned vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for people from overturned vessel
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for possible people in the water in relation to an overturned vessel approximately 300 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Monday. The Coast Guard located the vessel at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday and searched a total of approximately 1,486 square nautical miles for over eight-and-a-half hours with no signs of people in...

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a toddler from a cruise ship approximately 95 nautical miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 6:30 a.m. reporting a three-year-old suffering from a potential severe chest infection aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty of the Seas. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans...

Aviation Training Center Mobile hosts remembrance ceremony

Aviation Training Center Mobile hosts remembrance ceremony
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hosted a ceremony in remembrance of fallen Coast Guard aviators, Friday. The ceremony honored the aircrew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6535 that was lost five years ago, Feb. 28, 2012, as well as the aircrew of Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard 1427 that was lost 35 years ago, Oct. 22, 1981. ATC Mobile crew members, along with family and friends...

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire in the engine room of the motor vessel Alliance St Louis. Coast Guard Aviation...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Venice

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Venice
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water approximately one mile from Pelican Island near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:25 p.m. of an Asian man falling overboard from a 22-foot fishing vessel, Wednesday. The case was suspended at 5:04 p.m. and approximately 145 square nautical miles were searched. Involved...

Coast Guard responds to person in the water

Coast Guard responds to person in the water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a person in the water approximately one mile from Pelican Island near Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:25 p.m. of an Asian man falling overboard on a 22-foot fishing vessel. Involved in the search are: –       A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew –      ...