Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard members respond to the towing vessel Mr. Landon after it ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, May 22, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews responded to an uninspected towing vessel taking on water prior to running aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, early Monday morning. At 3:45 a.m., the three-man crew of...

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense
Boston – The Coast Guard is reminding mariners Friday that as the air temperature is warming the water temperatures are still dangerously cold. With the rise in air temperature, the number of boaters, paddle craft users, and water enthusiasts taking to water activities also rises. Locally, water temperatures are still as low as 40 degrees. At this temperature, an average person who ends up in the...

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in San Francisco Bay area

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in San Francisco Bay area
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to boat with caution or avoid the water altogether as weekend weather forecasts call for heavy seas and strong winds. With waves forecasted to reach 17 feet and winds expected to exceed 45 mph, boaters should check weather conditions before leaving the dock and wear a life jacket at all times if they choose to get underway. Hazardous...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 after vessel sinks near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 after vessel sinks near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska— Coast Guard crews suspended their search for two mariners, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and four good Samaritan boat crews began the search after the sinking of the motor vessel Exito 14 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday evening. Three of the five people on board the vessel were located by the good Samaritan crew of the...

Coast Guard ends search, state troopers locate missing man near Port Graham, Alaska

Coast Guard ends search, state troopers locate missing man near Port Graham, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska —  The Coast Guard ended the search for a missing 34-year-old man after Alaska State Troopers located him safe near a community in the Village of Port Graham Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report Wednesday afternoon that the man went missing after he reportedly departed on a skiff and was last seen between the hours of 1 to 2...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing man near Passage Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, partners search for missing man near Passage Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, along with the Alaska State Troopers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Village of Port Graham, are conducting a search for a man reported missing near Passage Island southwest of Homer, Thursday. Missing is Ryan Meganack, 34, of Port Graham. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report that Meganack went missing...

Cutter Healy to arrive in Seward Wednesday following 39 days of scientific research in the West Arctic

Cutter Healy to arrive in Seward Wednesday following 39 days of scientific research in the West Arctic
Coast Guard icebreaker Cutter Healy perches next to a shallow melt pond on the ice in the Chukchi Sea, north, of the Arctic Circle July 20, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Brian P. Hagerty Seward, Alaska — Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy will moor in Seward Wednesday to disembark 46 researchers from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy visits Honolulu, open for tours

Coast Guard Cutter Healy visits Honolulu, open for tours
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrived in Honolulu, Wednesday, for a port visit before continuing on a four-month Arctic deployment. This port call is Healy’s first stop in Hawaii since 2011. The Healy will be open to the public for tours Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Pier 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed aboard the cutter. Coast Guard crewmembers...

Coast Guard icebreaker to depart for summer research mission

Coast Guard icebreaker to depart for summer research mission
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy will depart Tuesday from its homeport at Pier 36 for a four-month deployment to the Arctic Ocean to carry out scientific research. The Healy crew will primarily conduct three missions focusing on the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems, as well as perform multi-beam sonar mapping of the Extended Continental...