Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, helped release 19 rehabilitated sea turtles Dec. 15, off the North Carolina coast. A North Carolina Aquarium employee, NCWRC employee and family of the Coast Guard crew joined the voyage where species of turtle including Kemp’s...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver south of Beaufort Inlet, NC

Coast Guard searching for missing diver south of Beaufort Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching Friday for a missing 65-year-old male diver approximately 35 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, N.C. Crew on the dive boat Glen Ellen contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting the diver was separated from his partner and missing for more than a hour. Sector watchstanders issued an urgent...

Coast Guard repatriates 15 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 15 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received a report Monday from a good Samaritan of a disabled 20-foot vessel south of Dry Tortugas, Fla., with Cuban migrants aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark responded to the report and safely embarked the...

From the Bridge Wing 10-4-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-4-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1918 – There was an explosion at the T.A. Gillespie Company munitions yard in Morgan, New Jersey. Coast Guardsmen from Perth Amboy responded. When fire threatened a trainload of TNT, these men repaired the track and moved the train to safety, thus preventing further disaster. Two Coast Guardsmen were killed in this effort. 1956 – Two U.S. Air Force F-89...

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 39 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation was a result of four separate migrant interdictions. On Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received two reports of rustic vessels detected by an aircrew aboard an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft. The crew aboard the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke repatriates 46 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke repatriates 46 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday morning. This repatriation was a result of three separate migrant interdiction cases. On September 2, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received a report from an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft of a rustic vessel...

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Cubans Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Cubans Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 23 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation was a result of three migrant interdiction cases. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received a report from the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell of a raft south of Marquesas Key, Fla., Saturday. The cutter Margaret Norvell boatcrew...

Coast Guard repatriates 69 migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 69 migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutters William Flores and Sitkinak repatriated a total of 69 migrants this week. Crewmembers aboard the William Flores repatriated 43 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. Crewmembers aboard the Sitkinak repatriated 26 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdiction cases throughout...

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 13 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 13 Cuban migrants
The Coast Guard repatriated 13 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West command center watchstanders received a report of suspected migrants aboard an unseaworthy vessel May 23, 2013. Watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, whose crew arrived on scene and embarked 13 Cuban migrants. The migrants were later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak...