Unified Command to assess Florida’s ports and waterways in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Unified Command to assess Florida's ports and waterways in aftermath of Hurricane Irma
A boat is discovered mostly submerged in Marathon, Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 16, 2017. Hundreds of vessels have been reported damaged or have sunk as a result of Hurricane Irma’s force. Teams consisting of federal and state response members are assessing the potential risk of pollution from these vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Emergency Support Function...

Coast Guard in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands prepared for Hurricane Maria relief effort

Coast Guard in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands prepared for Hurricane Maria relief effort
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter homeported in San Juan ,Puerto Rico, unload bottled water from a flatbed truck in Curacao, Sept. 20, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Katherine Ustler. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The Coast Guard personnel in and near Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are currently weathering and evading Hurricane Maria, Wednesday. After...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, poses for a photo with seized cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jordan Groff/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew returned to Portsmouth Sunday following a 79-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and...

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West
ORLANDO, Fla. – Coast Guard personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West will begin returning to the Florida Keys, Monday, after a temporary relocation to Orlando due to Hurricane Irma. Only essential personnel will be returning to Key West at this time since infrastructure is still not steadily in place with electrical power, water, telecommunications and other necessary resources being in...

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys
Members of Port Security Unit 308, based out of Kiln Mississippi, test radio communications after arriving to Naval Air Station Key West for Hurricane Irma response efforts, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams ORLANDO, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel are working alongside partner federal, state and local agencies in the Florida Keys to ensure the safety...

Coast Guard brings communications gear to Florida Keys

Coast Guard brings communications gear to Florida Keys
A Florida state trooper helps escort a convoy of Coast Guard communication trucks to Sector Key West, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, along Route 1 near Marathon, Florida.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) KEY WEST, Fla. — Members of the Coast Guard Deployable Communications Support Forces set up an enhanced mobile incident command post in Key West, Thursday. The team...

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West
Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, second from left, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, speaks to Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers.  U.S. Coast Guard photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues relief efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Key West. The Hamilton crew relieved the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew of its duties in Key West...

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...