Coast Guard Investigating Vessel Collision in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a vessel collision between the cruise vessel Spirit of Yorktown and the fishing vessel Adirondack. The collision occurred at about 1:00 a.m. today in Chatham Strait on the southeastern end of Catherine Island in Southeast Alaska. No injuries were reported. The Coast Guard Command Center in Juneau received a notification from the...

Change-of-Command Ceremony Air Station Houston

HOUSTON – From the right, Rear Adm. Joel Whitehead, Capt. Norman Schweizer and Cmdr. Sean Mahoney salute the flag during a change-of-command ceremony held at Coast Guard Air Station Houston here, Monday, June 25, 2007. During the change-of-command ceremony, Mahoney assumed the responsibilities as commanding officer of Air Station Houston from Schweizer. Under Schweizer’s command, Air Station...

Coast Guard Medevacs 82-Year-Old from Cruise Ship

MIAMI – A Coast Guard Air Station Miami rescue crew medically evacuated an 82-year-old woman from a cruise ship 100-miles southwest of Key West, Fla., at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The Coast Guard received a call at 11:28 a.m. Sunday from a doctor on board the Miami based, 893-foot Carnival cruise ship Triumph, reporting a woman had arterial bleeding. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater,...

Coast Guard Terminates Vessels Voyage for Safety and Narcotics Violations

NEW SMRYNA, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 57-foot fishing vessel yesterday at 6:45 p.m. after citing the crew with 10 separate safety violations and finding a small amount of narcotics aboard the vessel. Douglas Meagley, 45, of Ormond Beach, Fla., was piloting the commercial fishing vessel Beau owned by King’s Seafood in Port Orange, Fla., with one crewmember when a...

Coast Guard Assists in Rescue 345 Miles off Coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard watch standers at the Rescue Coordination Center Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of a sailor 345 miles east of Cape Henry, Va., today. Douglas W. Eaton, captain of the 20-foot sailing vessel Tyche homeported in Key West, Fla., was rescued by the crew of the cruise ship Crown Princess after the Coast Guard received an Electronic Locater Transmitter (ELT) signal...

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Swimmer Off North Shore, Kauai

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and the Kauai Fire Department today continue to search the waters and shoreline near Kilauea Point, Kauai, for a swimmer who was reported in distress Sunday evening. The Coast Guard is searching an area about the size of Molokai for a missing man. Crewmembers of an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter searched throughout the night and continue to search today. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Returns From Bering Sea Mission

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 420-foot Coast Guard cutter Healy returned to its homeport of Seattle today after a three-month deployment to the Bering Sea in support of two scientific missions. In April and May, scientists conducted a Bering Sea ecosystem study in which they looked at the entire ecosystem in the central and southern Bering Sea. Healy crewmembers took samples from...

Coast Guard Airlifts Fisherman Having Difficulty Breathing

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard aircrew airlifted a fisherman to safety after he began having difficulty breathing approximately 35-miles southeast of Oak Island, N.C. Saturday at 7:40 p.m. David Costin II, 27, from Monroeville, Ala., was airlifted from the commercial fishing vessel Crystal C by a Coast Guard rescue crew from Savannah, Ga., deployed at Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston on...

Coast Guard Rescues Diver From Shinnecock Inlet

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard rescue crew from Station Shinnecock on Long Island rescued a diver from the Shinnecock Inlet as he was being swept out to sea by a strong current at 5:20 p.m. today. The rescue crew found Sujohn Low, 54, just three minutes after being notified by a Good Samaritan who saw him waving his arms in distress. The crew was diverted from a safety boarding nearby to make the rescue. “We...