Coast Guard rescues man attempting transatlantic rowboat voyage

Coast Guard rescues man attempting transatlantic rowboat voyage
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Thornton, a Surfman at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, poses for a photo with Duncan Hutchison, Monday, June 4, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo PHILADELPHIA — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man from a rowboat about 20 miles east of Barnegat Light on Monday morning. Watchstanders...

San Francisco Coast Guard member becomes 4th active female surfman

San Francisco Coast Guard member becomes 4th active female surfman
Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, poses with surfmen from Coast Guard Stations Golden Gate and Bodega Bay after receiving the surfman designation during a ceremony Station Golden Gate in Sausalito, California, March 9, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall/Released) SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard...

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition
OREGON INLET, N.C. – On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his supervisors, but had no idea what was about to happen as they drove across the Oregon Inlet Bridge. About a mile south of the bridge, they pulled over onto the sandy shoulder of NC 12. As the junior petty officer...

Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light trains in heavy weather

Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light trains in heavy weather
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. ─ The crew of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light conducted offshore surf and heavy weather training Wednesday and Thursday as 25-foot waves were recorded off Long Beach Island. The training was conducted in 10-16 foot open ocean swells and surf up to 15 feet. The unit’s crew, including Surfmen, the Coast Guard’s most highly trained boat handlers, took advantage of the recent...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker after his craft capsizes in Lake Michigan

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Sheboygan, Wis., boatcrew rescued a kayaker after his kayak capsized and he was unable to re-right it this afternoon in Lake Michigan. The kayaker is a 28-year-old Sheboygan man. The radio watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sheboygan received a call at 1:20 p.m. from a civilian who reported seeing the man in the water, just south of Station Sheboygan. Prior to launching...