Coast Guard Searching for Three Missing Florida Boaters

KEATON BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard has been searching for three overdue boaters aboard a 20-foot pleasure craft about 17-nautical-miles north of the Steinhatchee River, in Taylor County, Fla., since about 5:30 p.m. today. The Coast Guard received a call from Keaton Beach Marina at about 5 p.m. today, reporting that three boaters had left late Sunday afternoon from their vacation-home dock in...

Coast Guard searching for man missing in Sabine River

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for an 18-year-old man who went missing in Sabine River near Orange, Texas today. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a radio call at 3 p.m. from a tug boat that had rescued three people from the water. The tug boat reported there was a fourth person who was still missing. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C Dolphin...

Alameda-Based Coast Guard Cutter Departs For Eastern Pacific Patrol

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau departed Oct. 22 for a law enforcement patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 378-foot high endurance cutter with a crew of 170 will conduct counter-narcotics, homeland security, and numerous training operations while on patrol. Morgenthau deploys with two small boats used to place law enforcement boarding teams on scene, and...

Keepers of the Tradition

by Mandi Ruch Narrow channels, dark nights and blankets of heavy fog are among mariners’ least desirable conditions. Mariners of the early 19th century lacked modern navigational aids such as radios, Global Positioning Systems and radar, and in thick soup they were even deprived of the stars. Ships sailing the straits of Puget Sound, Wash., were constantly wrecking on the craggy shores of islands...

Coast Guard Sets Port Hurricane Condition Whiskey

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Karl Schultz, directed the ports of Miami, Port Everglade in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Palm Beach and Fort Pierce Indian River Terminal to set Hurricane Condition WHISKEY effective 9 a.m. Tuesday. The COTP has also directed the closure of the Port Everglade anchorage area to all vessels until further notice.Hurricane Condition Whiskey is set...

Station Philly Helps “Shape Up New York”

by Coast Guard Seaman Crystalynn A. Kneen As the sun rises over the statue of liberty and the early morning breeze hits Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Lawler’s face, he hardly feels his sore and achy muscles. He feels a sense of pride, a victory the crew has within themselves and the uniform they bear as the 41-foot utility boat heads home. The long journey back to the station is worth the accomplishment...

Coast Guard Urges Boaters to Stay Off Water as Noel Approaches

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is urging boaters to stay safe and cautious while boating during the next several days as foul weather associated with Tropical Storm Noel affects the Florida coast. A small craft advisory is currently in effect and will continue through Thursday. Gale-force winds are expected out of the northeast at approximately 35 knots with nine to 14-foot seas. Inland waterways are...

Coast Guard airlifts man after car accident

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 24-year-old male after he rolled his vehicle several times in Friday Harbor, Wash., today. Coast Guard Group Port Angeles received a request from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department in Friday Harbor for a medical evacuation of a male who was ejected after rolling his vehicle several times in the town of Friday Harbor. Coast Guard Air...

Charles Herndon to receive USCG Public Service Commendation

DETROIT – Mr. Charles Herndon will receive the U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation at a Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Capt. Patrick Brennan, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, will present Mr. Herndon with the citation. Mr. Herndon will be cited for his courageous action, on Sept. 3, 2007, when he recovered a 7-year-old...