SITREP: Coast Guard Auxiliary e-zine

So who are these volunteers who wear the Coast Guard Auxiliary uniform? Stop by SITREP and see what they are up to. SITREP started out as a project to allow the National Public Affairs Department (A Department) to cover the events of OPSAIL 2000. It was the brainchild of Fred Gates and Gregg Trask. It was so well received that Fred decided to venture into making SITREP an e-magazine. Mel came on board...

Coast Guard anticipates closing bars

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard anticipates closing multiple river bars throughout Oregon and Washington beginning as early as Saturday due to the potential for extreme winds and heavy seas that are expected through the region over the following few days. Should extreme weather require closure of all or a portion of the bars, the Coast Guard will issue a broadcast notice to mariners with regulation...

Coast Guard Monitors Disabled Container Ship

NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor today a drifting container ship that lost power Wednesday about 90 miles southeast of Nantucket, R.I. The Agaman, a 331-foot general cargo container ship, owned by the Komrowski Shipping Company based in Hamburg, Germany, was on a voyage from Cuba to Canada when contaminated fuel seized its engines and generators, rendering the ship powerless...

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Sailor off Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has suspended it’s search for a sailor reported missing from a merchant vessel, 80 miles off the Virginia coast, this evening. Search crews onboard two C-130’s from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and the merchant vessel, Ever Refine, started searching the waters off Virginia shortly after the 23-year-old Chinese native, was discovered missing from...

Six stars keep family ‘business’ running 200 years strong

by 1st Lt. Amy Cooper, AFSOC Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. Some might say the Wurster brothers are the senior executive officers in the family business. Even though they oversee more than 39,900 employees between their divisions, you still won’t find their organization on Forbes’ list of the largest public companies, and they certainly aren’t on the magazine’s corporate...

Fisherman Medevaced Near Sandy Hook, NJ

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medevaced a man reportedly suffering a seizure aboard a fishing vessel three miles off of Sandy Hook, N.J., at around 9 a.m. today. The man was a passenger aboard the Elaine B II, a head boat based in Highlands, N.J. Crewmembers noticed the man go into what they described as a seizure and initiated CPR when the man’s pulse and breathing apparently stopped. The...

Coast Guard to increase security presence during New Year’s Eve, and BCS Bowls

NEW ORLEANS- Local citizens and visitors will begin seeing an increased Coast Guard presence in the air and on the water as Coast Guard units begin operating an increased patrol schedule in preparation for New Year’s Eve, the Sugar Bowl and BCS Bowl festivities here. The increased security initiatives will include extra patrols, deployment of additional crewmembers and resources, and joint cooperation...

Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard searches for missing crew NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a distress call received today from an offshore supply vessel located approximately 75 miles south of Grand Isle, La. A watchstander from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the distress call at 4:30 a.m. via marine radio reporting that the vessel was taking on water with six people onboard. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Releases the Top Ten Rescue Videos of 2007

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Headquarters released a video compilation of the services most dramatic rescues of 2007.These harrowing rescues confirm the critical lifesaving role performed by the Coast Guard in service to our nation. Since 1790, the Coast Guard has saved more than one million lives, and it continues to execute this mission with unwavering dedication in often extreme conditions...