Coast Guard investigates fishing vessel for discharging oil in Canadian waters

Coast Guard investigates fishing vessel for discharging oil in Canadian waters
JUNEAU, Alaska – Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Dutch Harbor, and Coast Guard Investigative Service agents are investigating the fishing vessel Mark I for knowingly discharging oil overboard in Canadian waters. A Transport Canada aircrew detected the Mark I transiting through the Canadian exclusive economic zone 97-miles off of Cape St. James,...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego (91109), and canine Bingo conduct a vehicle sweep aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry vessel Tustumena in Kodiak, Alaska, June 27, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operations after rescuing 2 near Fisher Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operations after rescuing 2 near Fisher Island
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 35-foot pleasure craft Catviar near Fisher Island after two people from the Catviar were rescued from the water by a good Samaritan Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Miami 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew arrived on scene after the rescue, and conducted the...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel operating in Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel operating in Whittier, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a vessel illegally carrying passengers for hire operating out of Whittier Friday. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Valdez ordered the Pacific Provider to return to its port of origin in Whittier. Two passengers provided statements to a Coast Guard Station Valdez boarding team that they paid for a trip on the Pacific Provider. The...

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard
PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. District Court in Oregon has unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Bud O’Neil Burkleo, 35, of Warrenton, Oregon, made false mayday calls to the Coast Guard during a seven-month span in 2016 prompting numerous rescue responses. Burkleo was arrested Friday morning in Warrenton without incident and made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta,...

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard seeks information from the public to locate a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting training at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wednesday evening. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely landed after they were hit by a laser multiple times. The aircrew conducted visual acuity...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
K-9 Ricky and his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105), conducts a sweep of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal parking lot in Juneau, Alaska, March 12, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard civilian employee arrested in Clark County

Coast Guard civilian employee arrested in Clark County
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard civilian employee with the Coast Guard Investigative Service in Seattle was arrested Saturday and booked into Clark County Jail on charges of 2nd degree rape. Jonathan Sall, 56, of Poulsbo, was arrested by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and is being held on $20,000 bail. The alleged incident occurred in Clark County. Sall was on assignment as the Special Agent in...

Coast Guard petty officer found not guilty of child endangerment

Coast Guard petty officer found not guilty of child endangerment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard petty officer accused of child endangerment was found not guilty Thursday at a general court-martial at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Barlow, currently stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, was accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 134 – child endangerment resulting in gross bodily harm. The not-guilty verdict followed...