Coast Guard airlifts injured man in ATV accident – Video

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard airlifted a 29-year-old male after he was injured in an ATV accident at Lake Tarboo, north of Quilcene, Wash., today. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles received a call from Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services at 1 p.m. requesting helicopter support for a male who had gotten into an ATV accident with his daughter. The father and daughter were in a heavily wooded...

Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Grounded Vessel

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people from their grounded vessel near Fripp Island, S.C., Saturday at approximately 7:50 p.m. Harvey and Ginger Herold, of Beaufort, S.C., and Annette Cheek, of Bluffton, S.C., were aboard a 17-foot boat when they grounded their vessel in a marsh near Fripp Island. They then contacted the Coast Guard on a cellular phone and requested...

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Alaskan Couple

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers continue searching near Hawkins Island west of Cordova for two people missing since March 23. The two persons were reported over due by a family member Thursday when their skiff was located capsized in Orca Bay. The Alaska State Troopers had ground parties on scene searching for the two missing people. After prolonged searching the Alaska...

Coast Guard ATC to honor last enlisted Coast Guard aviator

MOBILE, Ala. – Coast Guard service members and civilian personnel from the Aviation Training Center, are scheduled to hold a dedication ceremony here to honor the memory of the last enlisted Coast Guard aviator, by placing a photograph and biography plaque in Bottoms Hall Lobby, Monday starting at 11 a.m. This dedication ceremony will honor the life and 35-year career of Master Chief John P....

Coast Guard Rescues 2 After Vessel Grounding

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen last evening from a grounded vessel approximately 22 miles south of New Orleans. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received the report at 9:15 p.m., from a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans that two fishermen had run aground and their vessel was disabled. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter...

Board Hears 2nd Day of Testimony in Alaska Ranger Casualty

DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska – The Marine Board of Investigation into the Alaska Ranger casualty heard more testimony from the crew of the Alaska Ranger today. The board questioned Rodney Lundy, Second Assistant Engineer of the Alaska Ranger. An emotional Lundy detailed the routine on the vessel, the sinking and his rescue. Lundy has been sailing on the Alaska Ranger most recently since 2001. He also served...

Marine Board of Investigation Begins Interviewing Witnesses in Alaska Ranger Sinking

DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska –  The Marine Board of Investigation into the Alaska Ranger convened yesterday in the Shishaldin Room of the Grand Aleutian Hotel.Capt. Michael Rand, USCG, and Mr. Liam LaRue, NTSB, from the board gave statements as to the purpose of the investigation, their authority and the scope of the investigation. The recorder Lt. j.g. William Fitzgerald, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage,...

Sector Portland change of command

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Portland held a change of command ceremony on Friday at its Swan Island, Ore., base where Capt. Patrick Gerrity relinquished his command and retired after 25 years of active duty service. During the change of command ceremony, Cmdr. Russell Proctor assumed the responsibilities of Coast Guard Sector Portland commanding officer. Rear Adm. John Currier, the Thirteenth...

North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Video Compilation

SEATTLE – Over the past week, the members of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum met in Seattle. The U.S. Coast Guard and its counterparts from Canada, China, Japan, Korea and Russia met to discuss topics related to drug trafficking, maritime security, fisheries enforcement and illegal migration as part of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Experts Meeting. The North Pacific Coast Guard Forum...