Coast Guard Rescues Three

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – A Coast Guard rescue crew saved three men and their boat today after their vessel began to take on water approximately 13-miles east of Port Canaveral today at 7:28 a.m. Chad Younggreen, 30, of Apopka, Fla., was piloting his 22-foot recreational fishing vessel with Anthony Hurd, 36, of Orlando and Charles Hurd, 32, of Winter Park, Fla., when the vessel’s outboard...

Coast Guard Cutter Patrols the Middle East

CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF – The 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Maui transits alongside the USS Harry S. Truman in the Central Arabian Gulf April 10. The cutter Maui, originally homeported in Miami, is one of six Coast Guard patrol boats assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Bahrain as part of Combined Task Force 158. The Coast Guard units conduct maritime security operations that help set the...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Responds to Simulated Vessel Explosion in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – This morning several local Long Beach agencies and organizations participated in a joint operation between the Aquarium of the Pacific (AOP), U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach, and the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments. The purpose of the operation was to test the readiness of the various agencies...

Violations Up With Opening of Red Snapper Seaon in Florida

Mobile Ala. – Coast Guard Sector Mobile has issued multiple fishing violations for recreational anglers illegally in possession of Red Snapper in federal waters since the opening of the fishery in Florida state waters on April 15. The Coast Guard would like to remind all recreational anglers that the Florida recreational Red Snapper season is open from April 15 – October 31 only in Florida...

Steadfast returns home after 52-day patrol

Steadfast returns home after 52-day patrol ASTORIA, Ore. – The United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned to her homeport of Astoria, Ore., on Thursday from a successful 52-day deployment. The 210′ cutter and its 75-person crew conducted Living Marine Resource enforcement off the Washington and Oregon coast. During the patrol, Steadfast conducted at-sea boardings of...

Coast Guard Plans Arctic Deployment to Barrow

JUNEAU, Alaska – An Arctic awareness deployment involving several Coast Guard commands is planned for Barrow from July 27 to Aug 11 in anticipation of the Coast Guard’s increasing role in the Arctic. “My first year in Alaska proved the Arctic is not an issue 10 to 20 years into the future,” said Rear Adm. Gene Brooks, Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, “The Arctic...

Coast Guard Air Crew Spots Fishing Vessel Pumping Oil Overboard

JUNEAU, Alaska – Discharging oil into the ocean is a violation of federal law, but that doesn’t stop some people from polluting when they think no one is looking. As one fisherman recently discovered, the Coast Guard can spot pollution violations from the air, even in remote areas of Southeast Alaska. The crew of an HH-60 helicopter from Air Station Sitka was on a routine training flight...

Cutter Northland Supports Multinational Exercise in Brazil

OFF THE COAST OF BRAZIL – The Portsmouth, Va.-based Coast Guard Cutter Northland is underway in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil today participating in this year’s UNITAS naval exercise which kicked off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, and will run through early May. The UNITAS exercise is conducted annually in Atlantic and Pacific waters around South America with a goal of...

Search Suspended for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday for a 44-year-old man who went missing from the cruise ship Carnival Victory approximately 38 miles northeast of Cozumel, Mexico. Steven Manning, 44, of Illinois, was reportedly last seen around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Later that day, his wife had reported him missing to the ship’s crew. After the cruise ship crew completed on...