Station Mayport Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., personnel medically evacuated a 74 year-old man with heart attack like symptoms from the Carnival cruise ship Celebration Saturday evening. Wendell Muse, residence unknown, was suffering from chest pains Saturday evening shortly after the Celebration departed Jacksonville. The Celebration then immediately contacted the Coast Guard and requested...

CGNewsTip: Icebreaker Crashes Up, Down Penobscot

ABOARD THE U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER TACKLE — The boat’s engine chugged to life beneath the frigid water, breaking the morning silence and sending ripples along the waterway. “I think I can speak for everyone when I say this is pretty fun. There aren’t many jobs in the Coast Guard where you get to hit things and not get in trouble.” Worcester Telegram & Gazette ...

Coast Guard Conducts Multiple Ice Rescues

SAGINAW BAY, Mich. — The Coast Guard hoisted two people from the ice in Saginaw Bay at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Saginaw River airboat and a Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescue helicopter were launched to locate and assist a 50-year-old male and a 29-year-old male. Once on scene, the Air Station Detroit helicopter was able to pull each person aboard and transport...

Taking a Coast Guard Mission To New Heights

By PA1 John Edwards A helicopter, flying low and fast over the nation’s capital, changes its direction with surgical precision. The crew aboard scan’s the skies for their target. They are in pursuit of an aircraft that has entered the restricted airspace over Washington, D.C. Their mission: interception. Although it may sound like a scene from a movie, it is in fact just another...

Today in Coast Guard History – February 25th

1799- President Adams authorized by Congress to place revenue cutters in the naval establishment. 1825- Congress empowered the Revenue Marine to enforce state quarantine laws. 1942- Wartime port security delegated to Coast Guard by Executive Order 9074. 2001- The tugboat Swift sank after colliding with the freighter A.V. Kastner on the Elk River in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Coast Guard units from...

Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman, Ensures Safety Throughout 2007 Tanner Crab Fleet

JUNEAU, Alaska – When a fisherman fell from the fishing vessel Kelcy Michelle into the frigid waters of Icy Strait, help was literally seconds away. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Liberty, already maneuvering toward the fishing vessel in a small-boat for a boarding, plucked the man from the 34 degree water in only one minute. In that short time, the fisherman had begun to suffer from hypothermia,...

Heavy Fog in Houston Ship Channel Stops Traffic

HOUSTON – Heavy fog over the past few days has caused a delay in the ship traffic moving through the Houston Ship Channel. The Coast Guard does not close the ship channel due to fog, the Houston and Texas City Pilots Associations do not operate because the conditions make the transits too dangerous to move the deep drafted vessels. So far, this has caused a back up of 41 ships trying to get...

Green Bay Ice Operations

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will enter Green Bay at Rock Island Passage on or about the first of March and will operate in Green Bay the first two weeks of March. While in Green Bay, Mackinaw will be performing a series of operational tests to evaluate and record the performance of shipboard systems in ice. The cutter will base their operations out of the Marinette Fuel Pier, east of the Ogden...

Cutter Mackinaw Opens Southern Lake Michigan Ports

Portage, Ind. – For only the second time in nearly 30 years, the Coast Guard has been requested to conduct domestic icebreaking operations in Southern Lake Michigan in support of the tug/barge industry. The last federal icebreaker operating in these ports was the Cutter Mobile Bay who conducted escort duty in March of 2003. On February 21, USCGC Mackinaw, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic...