Coast Guard hosts students learning about maritime transportation careers

Coast Guard hosts students learning about maritime transportation careers
HONOLULU — Coast Guard Base Honolulu hosted 16 local high school students Tuesday as part of the first National Summer Transportation Institute Program highlighting career opportunities in maritime transportation. Coast Guard members from several units discussed their roles and responsibilities and provided hands-on opportunities to experience working in a maritime career field. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Nearly $122 million of seized cocaine offloaded in San Diego

Nearly $122 million of seized cocaine offloaded in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Roughly four tons of cocaine seized by U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement teams operating from U.S. Navy, Canadian navy, and U.S. Coast Guard ships in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean were transferred Monday from the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz by U.S. law enforcement authorities to be used as evidence in legal proceedings against alleged smugglers. The contraband,...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush to return from successful deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Rush to return from successful deployment
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush is scheduled to return home to Honolulu, from an 83-day deployment Sunday. The Rush departed Sept. 30 for Mexico to participate in the North American Maritime Security Initiative Pacific Exercise. This full scale exercise coordinated the capabilities between Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. Forces to plan and execute a combined response to a maritime security threat. To...

From the Bridge Wing 11-21-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-21-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1970 – Two 378-foot cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Sherman and Coast Guard Cutter Rush combined with the USS Endurance to sink a North Vietnamese trawler attempting to smuggle arms into South Vietnam. 1995 – Coast Guard Cutter Decisive located and began tracking a 75-foot freighter packed with Haitian migrants 30 miles off the northwest coast of Haiti on 19 November....

Coast Guard conducts medevac in Bering Sea, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts medevac in Bering Sea, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman reportedly suffering from symptoms of intestinal bleeding more than 110 miles northwest of Cold Bay Thursday. The helicopter crew, deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, arrived on scene with the fishing vessel Katie Ann and safely hoisted the 52-year-old crewmember. He was transferred...

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from Unalaska, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from Unalaska, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, medevaced a toddler and her mother from Unalaska to Cold Bay Monday. The 18-month-old girl and her mother were flown to Cold Bay where they were safely transferred at 8:47 p.m. to a waiting Guardian Flight aircraft for further transportation to Anchorage for medical care and observation. Coast...

Coast Guard, Chinese officials interdict foreign vessel for illegal fishing

Coast Guard, Chinese officials interdict foreign vessel for illegal fishing
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District transferred custody of the fishing vessel Da Cheng, a 177-foot fishing vessel seized 850 miles east of Tokyo, Japan in the North Pacific Ocean, for large-scale high seas drift net fishing, to two patrol vessels from the China Fishery Law Enforcement Command Tuesday. The Da Cheng was targeting albacore tuna using 10 miles of large-scale drift nets and...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush crew medevacs mariner

KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush arrived in Kodiak Monday, bringing an ailing mariner from a cargo vessel in the North Pacific Ocean to emergency medical care. The Coast Guard Command Center in Juneau received notice Friday at 4:30 a.m. that the 610-foot bulk carrier Navios Ulysses had a 52-year-old crewman onboard suffering from abdominal pain. The vessel was out of range...

Hawaiian-based Coast Guard cutter terminates voyage of fishing vessel near St. Paul Island

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush terminated the voyage of the 32-foot St. Paul-based commercial fishing vessel Nina Matrona II for a safety violation during a boarding 3 miles northeast of St. Paul Island Wednesday. A Coast Guard boarding team from the cutter found the vessel master operating without any firefighting equipment. The Coast Guard requires commercial fishing vessels between...