Coast Guard suspends search for overdue French sailor in mid-Atlantic region

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue French sailor in mid-Atlantic region
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for an overdue French sailor in the mid-Atlantic region at 2 p.m. Friday. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth received a mayday distress broadcast on Sunday...

Coast Guard assists disabled boat with 5 adults and a dog aboard

Coast Guard assists disabled boat with 5 adults and a dog aboard
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel 70 miles off Virginia coast, Tuesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a call at approximately 6:45 a.m. that a 60-foot recreational fishing vessel with five adults and a dog aboard was disabled and adrift about 70 miles east of Cape...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from vessel taking on water off Ocean City, Md.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from vessel taking on water off Ocean City, Md.
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three people from a boat taking on water approximately 40 miles off Ocean City Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Ocean City received a report from the owner of a 27-foot boat stating the vessel had taken a wave over the stern and began taking on water. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National...

Coast Guard suspends search for beachgoers in Atlantic City

Coast Guard suspends search for beachgoers in Atlantic City
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard, in addition to state and local first responders, have suspended their search for two beachgoers in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at 11 a.m., Friday. The Coast Guard began their search when Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders in Philadelphia were notified that bystanders saw two people struggle in the water and fail...

Multi-Agency search for 2 Atlantic City beachgoers

Multi-Agency search for 2 Atlantic City beachgoers
PHILADELPHIA – A multi-agency search is taking place after a report of two beachgoers struggling in the surf in Atlantic City, Thursday. The Coast Guard received an emergency call stating two swimmers were reportedly struggling in the surf and reportedly went under the water at approximately 7 p.m. The Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police and local first responders are currently searching for the...

Coast Guard, partner agencies save Loggerhead Turtle off Delaware coast

Coast Guard, partner agencies save Loggerhead Turtle off Delaware coast
Tammy, a 252-lb Loggerhead Turtle, was spotted by members of the 154-foot Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson approximately 3-miles off Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard and two marine rescue organizations saved an ailing Loggerhead Turtle, approximately 3-miles east of Cape Henlopen,...

Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water
File photo of a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted five mariners after their boat began taking on water near the mouth of the Severn River in Annapolis, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from...

Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson Commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson Commissioning
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson gathers on the newly commissioned cutter during a commissioning ceremony held at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, March 18, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over a ceremony commissioning the 20th Fast Response Cutter, Lawrence...

Coast Guard schedules commissioning ceremony for Cutter Lawrence Lawson

Coast Guard schedules commissioning ceremony for Cutter Lawrence Lawson
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, the second 154-foot Fast Response Cutter to be homeported in Cape May, New Jersey, at 10 a.m., March 18, 2017. The commissioning of a ship is an age-old tradition where the vessel is assigned to active service and the crew ceremoniously reports aboard to accept their positions that will be...