SAROPS Proves its Effectiveness in the Western Pacific

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Search and Rescue Computer Program Helps Coast Guard Meet Unique Challenges By Lt. Brian J. Murphy U.S. Coast Guard Two men from the tiny island nation of Palau were on the return leg of an inter-island boat voyage May 26, 2007, when they realized they would not have enough fuel to complete the trip....

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember after nine-foot fall

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old Filipino crewmember today after he fell while aboard a freight ship about 55 miles off the coast of Cape May, N.J. Medevaced was Efren Relojas. The Coast Guard received a call Tuesday evening from a crewmember aboard the Rickmers Tokyo, a 632-foot freight ship, who stated Relojas had fallen about nine feet and was suffering from a...

COAST GUARD INTERDICTS 72 MIGRANTS, 2 SMUGGLERS

 MIAMI – The Coast Guard located and interdicted six rustic vessels and a go-fast between Thursday and Sunday throughout the Florida Straits, preventing 72 Cuban migrants from illegally entering the United States. Today, the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond repatriated 56 of the 72 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, and 16 other Cuban migrants plus two suspected smugglers were transported...

Coast Guard Signs Agreement to Help Protect Puget Sound

SEATTLE – Governor Chris Gregoire and U. S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Richard Houck today signed a Memorandum of Agreement governing how the state and federal government will work together to better prevent, prepare for and respond to oil spills in Washington. The agreement signals a strengthening partnership between the United States Coast Guard and the State of Washington to continue to protect...

Coast Guard searching for crashed Oregon Air National Guard F-15

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is searching for the pilot of an Oregon Air National Guard F-15 jet that crashed approximately 50 nautical miles west of Tillamook Head, Ore., at 1:35 p.m. today. A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Astoria, Ore., a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station North Bend, Ore., and a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules from Air Station Sacramento,...

Coast Guard Medevacs Diver Off N.C. Coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a woman from a commercial dive boat about 30 miles east of Atlantic Beach, N.C., today. The vessel Flying Fish reported at 12:30 p.m. that the 32-year-old woman was on the ship’s deck and was initially unresponsive after surfacing from a dive. She reportedly regained consciousness but was disoriented. A Coast Guard flight surgeon...

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Hawaiian Swimmer

HONOLULU – A Coast Guard Air Station Barber’s Point C-130 Hercules search plane crew and a HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew have suspended their search off the north shore of Kauai for a missing swimmer late Monday night pending the development of new information. The Coast Guard and Kauai Fire Department assets have been vigorously searching for a missing swimmer after becoming in...

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to Hold Change of Command

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – A change of command ceremony is scheduled for the commanding officer of Air Station Cape Cod at Coast Guard Hangar 3172 on the Massachusetts Military Reservation here Wednesday at 10 a.m. During the change of command ceremony, Capt. Dan Abel, previously the project manager for Rescue 21, an advanced search and rescue communications system, at Coast Guard Headquarters in...

Coast Guard Announces New Contract for the Integrated Deepwater System Program

WASHINGTON-The Coast Guard today signed task orders on a recent contract modification for the Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) program. The task orders were issued to Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) of Rosslyn, Va. Changes to the contract that take effect June 25, 2007, address work to be completed during the next 43 months – June 2007 through January 2011 – under the IDS program....