Coast Guard Chaplains Change Watch

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CLEVELAND — Navy Lt. Cmdr. Herbert L. Griffin Jr., District Nine Command Chaplain, is scheduled to transfer the Ninth Coast Guard District command chaplain responsibilities to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Randy E. Williams, Deputy Command Chaplain of Naval Air Station Patuxent River May 1, 2007 at the Ninth Coast...

Filling the gaps

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson NEW ORLEANS – Migrant interdiction operations keep many south Florida Coast Guard units and cutters busy throughout the year. With eight south Florida cutters normal operations suspended for safety concerns there were gaps, which needed to be filled. To resolve the problem cutters from the Fifth and Eighth Coast Guard Districts, such as the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Galveston Bay

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued three people from Galveston Bay, Texas, on Saturday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call for assistance from a boater approximately 10 miles east of Kemah, Texas, at 5:30 p.m. The boater reported that he had recovered a man from the water in need of immediate medical attention. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C...

Coast Guard Repatriates 366 Haitian Migrants

MIAMI – The crew on the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute repatriated 366 Haitian migrants to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti today. While conducting law enforcement operations April 27, the Cutter Resolute came upon a dangerously overloaded 50-foot Haitian sail-freighter 12 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas. Crewmembers launched a small boat and the 198 Haitians on board reported to the Coast Guard boarding...

Coast Guard Investigates Vessel Collision

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston is investigating a vessel collision in the Little River Fishing Village yesterday at approximately 12:58 a.m. While attempting to moor, the U.S. flagged casino vessel Diamond Girl II collided with the already moored fishing vessel Golden Retriever II. The casino vessel had passengers aboard, and the fishing vessel did not have anyone aboard during...

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel

JUNEAU, Alaska – When the captain of the Carlynn reported his 55-foot fishing vessel disabled and adrift with a fuel system problem, the Coast Guard responded with an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang from Sitka Sound, approximately 165 nautical miles away. The Carlynn was towed safely to Cross Sound and anchored in Elfin Cove.

Multi-Agency Response to Potential Hazard to Aids to Navigation in Long Island Sound***

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team, from Newport, R.I., has determined the object spotted five miles outside of New Haven Harbor, Conn. in the Long Island Sound, today to be a large plastic container. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Coast Guard Station New Haven, Connecticut State Police Department, Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland...

Coast Guard Rescues 149 Haitians, 50 More Awaiting Transfer

MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute is currently on scene with a 40 to 50-foot Haitian sail freighter that was carrying approximately 200 illegal migrants 13 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas. The severely overloaded vessel was spotted in 6 to 8-foot seas just before 10 a.m by the crew of the Resolute. The crew of the Resolute immediately launched their small boat and provided life jackets...

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Making A False Distress Call

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Acting United States Attorney James R. Klindt today announced Zachary Ryan Werthem, a 23 year old resident of Daytona Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty to making a false distress signal to the Coast Guard. The maximum penalty Werthem faces is up to six (6) years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, up to three (3) years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100....