Coast Guard Rescues Two Fisherman After Boat Sinks

HONOLULU – Coast Guard responded to a distress call from two fishermen last evening around 7:15 p.m. The two fishermen onboard the Wahine Kapaloa IV called the Coast Guard after running aground off the Southern tip of Niihau. Coast Guard responded by dispatching an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew. The Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene with eight-foot surf and ten knot gusts of wind....

Today in Coast Guard History – December 30

1876 – The British ship Circassian was destroyed off Bridgehampton, Long Island, following a successful rescue of 49 persons on December 11 by the Life-Saving Service. During later salvage operations in a storm the ship drifted out of the sand, resulting in the loss of 28 of its salvage crew including 12 Shinnecock Indians. 1944 – Coast Guard-manned USS FS-367 rescued survivors from USS...

Unified Command Responding to Oil Spill at Midway Atoll

HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Pacific Environmental Company are aggressively responding to an oil spill within the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The spill occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. last night when a Japanese fishing vessel, the Kotobuki Maru No. 38, suffered damage to a fuel oil...

Liftboat Juan Now Listing at 90 Degrees

GULF OF MEXICO – The liftboat Juan is listing 90 degrees, about 70 miles south of Gibson, La. The vessel is holding in position, approximately 5,500 feet from the nearest pipeline, and approximately 10-20 feet of the port side bow is visible above the water. U.S. Coast Guard photograph Source: USCG D8 Public Affairs var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} });...

Coast Guard Repatriates 33 Cubans

MIAMI РThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 33 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Caba̱as, Cuba today. On December 25, one Cuban migrant was located approximately 225 yards from shore standing in five feet of water. He was picked up by a small-boat crew from Station Key West, Fla. The migrant was transferred to the Cutter Decisive. On December 23, a Good Samaritan located...

In the Gulf of Aden

AT SEA – The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter homeported in Seattle, is one of many U.S. and coalition ships supporting Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, which conducts Maritime Security Operations in the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. CTF 150 also supports Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer 2nd Class Rich Cleaves, a yeoman aboard...

Coast Guard Increases Security Presence for New Years Eve and Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS- Local citizens and visitors will begin seeing an increased Coast Guard presence in the air and on the water as units of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans begin operating an increased patrol schedule in preparation for New Years Eve and Sugar Bowl festivities here. The increased security initiatives will include extra patrols, deployment of additional crewmembers and resources, and joint cooperation...

4,000 Service Members to Support President Ford’s Funeral

by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service 12/28/2006 – WASHINGTON (AFPN) — Almost 4,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members are gearing up to support the national farewell to former President Gerald R. Ford that will span a seven-day period with events in California, Maryland, the nation’s capital and Michigan. “This is DOD’s way of showing respect...

Today in Coast Guard History – December 29

1897 – Congress prohibits killing of fur seals in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean. 1903 – An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to Guantanamo, Cuba. 1999 – The 578-foot cargo vessel Violetta caught fire in the Houston ship channel. Twenty-three of her crew were rescued. The CGC Point Spencer spent several days fighting the fire on board the...