Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ

Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo NEW YORK – Two Coast Guard cutters have moved homeports to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on August 16, 2017. The cutters have spent the past several years homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey after the piers in Sandy Hook became unusable following Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, and Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY
USCG File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday evening for a missing person who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel 25 miles south of Montauk, New York. Missing is a 55-year old crewmember from the fishing vessel Miss Shauna who was last seen at 4:00 p.m., Monday, and was not wearing a life jacket at the time. For approximately 28-hours, a number of Coast Guard units, as...

Coast Guard continues to search for missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY

Coast Guard continues to search for missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY
USCG File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and local fishing community continue to search for a 55-year-old man who went missing from a fishing vessel 25 miles south of Montauk, New York, Monday afternoon. For the past 24 hours a number of Coast Guard units, as well as 10 fishing vessels, have searched units more than 4,000 square miles for the missing crewmember of the fishing vessel Miss Shauna. The...

Coast Guard searching for a missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY

Coast Guard searching for a missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY
USCG File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is searching for a man that went missing from a fishing vessel 30 miles south of Montauk, New York, Monday afternoon. Missing is a 55-year old crewmember from the fishing vessel Miss Shauna. At approximately 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound were notified by VHF-Radio from Miss Shauna that the crewmember had not reported for...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Long Island

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel south of Long Island
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews medevaced a man from a fishing vessel 30-miles south of Shinnecock Inlet, New York, Monday evening. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot patrol boat, were notified around 8:00 p.m., that a 34-year old man aboard the nearby fishing vessel Cameron Scott, had suffered a head injury after he was struck with a heavy cable earlier in the day. The Shrike...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday following a 4-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Straits of Florida. During the patrol, the crew of Vigilant was responsible for the rescue and care of 225 Cuban migrants.  Once onboard Vigilant, migrants were provided food, water, shelter and medical care. Vigilant...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday at 9:49 p.m. for Cuban migrants who were reported missing Monday. Three Cuban migrants found on an island in the vicinity of Big Pine Key reported they left Cuba on Sept. 20 with 23 people aboard a rustic vessel and that the vessel capsized Sept. 21. Three bodies located Saturday 23 miles southeast of Islamorada have been confirmed as being part...

Coast Guard searching for missing paddle boarder off St. Augustine Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing paddle boarder off St. Augustine Beach
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 59-year-old paddle boarder, Monday, in the vicinity of St. Augustine Beach. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville of the situation at around 11 p.m., Sunday, reporting that the man told his wife that he’d return around 6 p.m. When he didn’t, she notified...

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants in past week

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants in past week
A group of Cuban migrants are discovered south of Key West, Florida, Sep. 13, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week. These repatriations are a result of nine separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States...