Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier loads generators and other supplies to bring to the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters, personnel and aircraft Friday continue to actively support Hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands alongside local, federal and Department of Defense partner...

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard cutters from Sector San Juan and Sector Jacksonville anchor off the coast of St. Thomas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 as the crews prepare to bring supplies, equipment, port assessment teams and other government agency responders to some of the U.S. Virgin Islands that impacted most by Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard cutters crews have been arriving...

Coast Guard ends search for missing surfer in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing surfer in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Thursday night for a missing surfer off the coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Still ongoing Friday are Puerto Rico Emergency Management search and recovery operations for the missing surfer near shore. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of the family, friends and loved ones of this missing surfer,” said Capt. Robert W. Warren,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Altamaha Sound

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Altamaha Sound
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man missing in the vicinity of Altamaha Sound, Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., pending any new developments. Coast Guard crews searched for Charles Morgan, 61, since Sunday morning, covering nearly 4,586 square nautical miles over a period of 56 hours. “Suspending a search is never a decision that comes easily or that I take lightly,”...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from storm-tossed sailboat

Coast Guard rescues 3 from storm-tossed sailboat
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Three people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailboat beset by weather Friday, 90 miles off the coast of Saint Simons, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial report from the container ship, Bull Hunter, stating a 55-foot sailboat off the coast of St. Simons Island had become disabled due to loss of steering, late Thursday evening....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Folly Island, South Carolina

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Folly Island, South Carolina
FOLLY ISLAND, S.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing kayaker off the coast of Folly Island, at approximately 4 p.m., Monday, pending any new developments. The Coast Guard has been searching since Saturday evening when Dean Britt, 22 years old, and Logan Brown, 21 years old, were reported missing. Logan Brown was located alive on Sunday afternoon approximately two miles...

One of two overdue kayakers rescued near Kiawah Island, South Carolina

One of two overdue kayakers rescued near Kiawah Island, South Carolina
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – A Charleston County Sheriff’s Office boat crew rescued one of two missing kayakers, Sunday, approximately two miles off Kiawah Island, South Carolina. A South Carolina Department of Natural Resources aircrew located Logan Brown, 21 years old. A CCSO boat crew rescued him and transferred him to EMS. Still missing is Dean Britt, 22 years old. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the overdue paddle boarder who was last seen July 24, 2015. Missing is William Morlock, 58. “In this tragic time, our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mr. Morlock,”said Capt. Michael Long, the Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. “We are pained that our tireless search efforts resulted in this heartbreaking end.” Morlock’s...