Coast Guard, NOAA seize illegal shrimp catch

Coast Guard, NOAA seize illegal shrimp catch
A Coast Guard and NOAA joint boarding team seized approximately 6,000 pounds of shrimp with an estimated price of $60,000. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans. MIAMI — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seized approximately 6,000 pounds of shrimp with an estimated price of $60,000 from the 68-foot fishing vessel Ronald E. near the Dry...

Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay
Members of Aids to Navigation Team Port O’Connor work to finish installation of an ocean current measurement device near Port O’Connor, Texas, June 20, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Port O’ Connor. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, in close coordination with its partner agencies, has completed the construction and testing of a current meter in...

Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 58-year-old man Sunday 6 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 11:03 a.m. from the crew of the 187-foot National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Thomas Jefferson, stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains. A...

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to properly dispose of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons when they are no longer of use. EPIRBs are devices intended to save lives by transmitting a signal to rescuers with the position of troubled boaters. When they are improperly disposed of they can cost the Coast Guard valuable time and taxpayers thousands of dollars in resource costs. The...

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA boat 12 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA boat 12 miles west of Egmont Key
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) boatcrew from Station St. Petersburg is shown here at the station with the 40-year-old man who they medevaced Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Markus Meyer-Miner) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Monday from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel approximately 12 miles west...

Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home

Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home
Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Marine Mammal Center have partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal from Kona to Honolulu aboard a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane August 9, 2017, for further transport to her original home in the wild. Photo taken under the authority of NMFS MMP A/ESA Permit NO. 18786-01. (U.S. Coast Guard...

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...