Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay

Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay
Contractors begin to lift and remove the damaged and sunken vessel Lucky Penny from Salt River Bay, St Croix, Nov. 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — The incident command for displaced vessel removal wants to ensure the public that no operations will be conducted and that no vessels will be stored in the Mangrove Bay/Bio Bay area of the Salt River...

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift boat near Doran Beach

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift boat near Doran Beach
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is searching for Justin Greer, the owner and operator of the 18-foot vessel Sea Swirl that was found adrift near Doran Beach, Monday morning. The National Park Service contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders Monday reporting that they had found...

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete Cape Lookout Lighthouse modernization

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete Cape Lookout Lighthouse modernization
Cape Lookout Lighthouse file photo. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and National Park Service completed the Cape Lookout Lighthouse solar modernization today. The modernization process involved removing the previous optic, which was powered by a sub-cable, and replacing it with a solar-powered multi-tier LED optic. The process was necessary...

Coast Guard proposes solar LED upgrade to Cape Lookout Light

Coast Guard proposes solar LED upgrade to Cape Lookout Light
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting public opinion until May 16, 2017 on a proposed solar-powered LED optic in Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The present sub cable power supply is at the end of its expected service life. To improve the light’s reliability, the U.S. Coast Guard desires to modernize the optic, proposing to install solar panels for the...

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac near Santa Cruz Island
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 39-year-old male near Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island. The Coast Guard Cutter Halibut was flagged down by a National Park Service Ranger in a row boat at approximately 7 p.m., Sunday. The park ranger reported that a man on land was suffering from a 4.5 inch gash in his leg after rolling a all-terrain vehicle and needed immediate medical attention....

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard air crew rescued a kayaker in Lake Superior Friday afternoon. At 1 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received an emergency transmission over marine radio from a kayaker reporting that he and three other kayakers had capsized and had become separated from their group in Lake Superior near Grand Island. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie watchstanders...

Coast Guard, National Park Service celebrate Boston Light’s 300th anniversary

Coast Guard, National Park Service celebrate Boston Light's 300th anniversary
Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents Boston Light lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman the Coast Guard Commanders Award for Civilian Service on Little Brewster Island, Mass., September 14, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone. BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Now celebrated Boston Light’s...

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued three people in Munising Bay, near Munising, Michigan, after their kayaks capsized Tuesday. At 4:48 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie received notification from a man reporting that his kayak had capsized in the bay between Sand Point and Minors Castle Point and he had swam to shore, but did not know where the other...

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie presents lifesaving award to National Park Service members

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie presents lifesaving award to National Park Service members
Members of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, presented members of the National Park Service in Isle Royale, Minnesota, with a lifesaving award Sept. 13, 2016, for their efforts which lead to the rescue of two girls earlier in the year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard presented members of the National Park Service in Isle Royale, Minnesota, with a lifesaving...