Coast Guard tows disabled vessel near Destin Pass

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel near Destin Pass
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard towed a disabled vessel from 22 nautical miles southwest of Destin Pass, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 11:05 p.m. Friday of a disabled 23-foot vessel with five people on board. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Aviation...

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers
Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers June 26, 2017 off the coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard assets searched 3,753 square nautical miles for approximately 98 hours for a missing person in the water who was aboard the tug vessel Crosby Commander. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft...

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship Carnival Fantasy

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship Carnival Fantasy
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 40 nautical miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:20 a.m. of a 53-year-old female suffering from stroke-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew...

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a toddler from a cruise ship approximately 95 nautical miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 6:30 a.m. reporting a three-year-old suffering from a potential severe chest infection aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty of the Seas. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans...

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted in the return of an overdue boater to St. Pete Pier, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray established communication between 52-year-old Scott Albon and Sea Tow. Sea Tow took the vessel in tow at 36 miles offshore and brought Albon closer to shore where he was given fuel to drive the rest of the way in, arriving at 4:28 p.m. Albon ran out of fuel...

Coast Guard finds overdue boater in Florida

Coast Guard finds overdue boater  in Florida
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard found an overdue boater 87 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew made visual confirmation of 52 year-old Scott Albon aboard his vessel off the coast of Florida at 3:30 p.m., Monday.  Albon was reported in stable condition. Sea Tow is en route to tow Albon back to St. Petersburg, Florida. Albon...

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi receives first HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi receives first HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi received its first of three HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, Tuesday. This marks the beginning of the Coast Guard’s modernization of its maritime law enforcement and search and rescue fleet in South Texas. The HC-144 Ocean Sentry is a highly flexible, multi-mission, medium-range aircraft which the Coast Guard uses as a search-and-rescue...