Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims
Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami serve as eyes in the sky as they help coordinate search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie Smith) MOBILE, Ala.—While Hurricane Harvey destroyed buildings, upturned cars and smashed boats, the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication towers also fell victim to Harvey’s wrath....

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts
Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Weatherly, a member of the Atlantic Strike Team, assists with search and rescue efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) MOBILE, Ala. — Located at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, the Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team, along with other members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force, are playing an integral role in...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two fishermen

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two fishermen
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard located two fishermen drifting in a life boat off of Panama City, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at 9 p.m. Friday from the Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) signal coming from the area of the Panama City coastline. The Franklin...

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response
A member of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Strike Team prepares to load an all-terrain vehicle into a C-27 Spartan aircraft at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017.  ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard deployed additional California-based personnel and equipment in support of Hurricane Harvey relief operations Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento flight crew...

First Coast Guard District crews, assets deploy to Hurricane Harvey response

First Coast Guard District crews, assets deploy to Hurricane Harvey response
A runway with Coast Guard helicopters responding to search and rescue calls resulting from Hurricane Harvey is viewed from the cockpit of a deployed Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Simon Greene. BOSTON — Personnel and assets from the First Coast Guard District are being deployed to support rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Port Fourchon

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Port Fourchon
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Coast Guard searched a total of 2,630 square nautical miles of the Gulf of Mexico over the course of nearly 60 hours for Roy Kerwood. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people in distress at their home in Port Aransas

Coast Guard rescues 6 people in distress at their home in Port Aransas
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter file photo HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued six people in distress at their residence near Aransas Pass, Texas, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a report at 7 p.m. of six people: three children, their two parents and an elderly woman reportedly in need of oxygen, in need of assistance. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 8 a.m. that Roy Kerwood had gone missing aboard the fishing...

Last Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City Monday

Last Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City Monday
A Coast Guard air crew aboard a MH-60 Dolphin helicopter, from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., flies over a frozen Lake Michigan in the vicinity of Frankfort, Mich., March 10, 2014.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The final MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is scheduled to depart Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Monday. Since 1995, MH-65 helicopters...