Coast Guard Into Third Day of Searching for Missing San Francisco Man

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard continued the search for missing Bay Area resident Jim Gray through last night. The search was extended as far north as Humboldt Bay yesterday after family and friends indicated that Mr. Gray liked to sail to the Northern California area. Units from Coast Guard Station Noyo River and Air Station Humboldt Bay were added to the search effort. Yesterday...

Tank Barge Runs Aground in Raritan Bay

RARITAN BAY, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is investigating a tank barge that ran aground when it went outside of the channel in Raritan Bay near Ward’s Point Bend around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The barge George Morris was being towed out to sea by the tug Rowan M. McAllister carrying 50,000 barrels of Ethanol aboard. Coast Guard pollution response officers and marine investigators report that...

Today in Coast Guard History – January 31st

1942 – HMS Culver (ex-CGC Mendota–she was one of the “Lake” Class cutters transferred to the Royal Navy in 1941 under the Lend-Lease program) was torpedoed and sunk with 13 survivors. 1948 – Mrs. Fannie M. Salter, keeper of the Turkey Point Lighthouse in upper Chesapeake Bay since 1925 and the last woman keeper of a lighthouse in the United States, retired from active...

Coast Guard Continues Search for Overdue Sailboat

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard is in the second day of searching for Mr. Jim Gray and his vessel “Tenacious”. The Coast Guard has been searching since Sunday evening with C-130 fixed wing aircraft, HH-65 Dolphin helicopters, 87-foot coastal patrol boats, 47-foot motor life boats, a 41-foot utility boat, and has had assistance from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office...

Coast Guard Medevacs Oil Rig Crewman

PORT O’CONNOR, Texas – A Coast Guard small boat crew medevaced a 23 year old man suffering from blurred vision and other symptoms from a rig approximately 3 miles east of the Port O’Connor jetties this afternoon. At 1 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor received a radio call from the crew of the jack-up rig Blue Runner. The crew requested medical help for...

CGNewsTip: Contractors Defend Ship Modernization (Forbes)

Forbes has an article about the Commandant, Lockheed and Northrop appearing before the House today. Executives from Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. on Tuesday fended off congressional criticism of their roles in running the Coast Guard’s multibillion-dollar fleet modernization program, while the agency’s top officer promised more effective oversight. The modernization program,...

Boater Found Deceased

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews terminated the search for a missing boater of a capsized pleasure boat after the body was discovered trapped inside the vessel at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning. Patrick Ostheimer, a 35-year old male who had been living in Puerto Rico for the last year, was found deceased early today. The pleasure craft capsized Sunday after a collision...

Lady of Grace’s EPIRB Located

BOSTON – Massachusetts State Police divers believe they located the fishing vessel Lady of Grace’s Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) Monday, which was found lodged in a scupper opening where the deck meets the starboard bulwark. The EPIRB device is designed to float free from a sinking vessel to the water’s surface, and begin sending an emergency signal through its...

Coast Guard Assisting Vessel in Distress

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a 938-foot cargo ship adrift in 20 foot seas, 1200 miles west of Seattle. The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) in Juneau received notification at 12:55 this morning that the cargo vessel Hyundai Confidence was disabled and adrift due to mechanical problems. At the time of notification, the ship was experiencing heavy rolls, which...