Coast Guard Reopens Miami River After Barge Refloated

MIAMI – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Karl L. Schultz, has fully re-opened the Miami River at 8 a.m. Thursday, to all marine traffic after a barge carrying sand became partially submerged Saturday. The 195-foot barge had reportedly buckled between the Dolphin Expressway Bridge and the N.W. 12th Ave. Bridge while being loaded during a dredging operation. Restrictions on vessels entering...

Coast Guard Rescues Distressed Mariner

MAUI – Oahu and Maui-based Coast Guard crews rescued a distressed mariner today about 3 miles southeast of Kahoolawe. The Coast Guard was notified by a family member at 2:30 p.m. concerning a local Maui man whose 21-foot boat was taking on water. A rescue aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Maui responded to the incident, which...

Calif. Oil Spill Captain Charged With Felonies – video

The pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of lying to Coast Guard officials about his prescription drug use.

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Galveston Causeway

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man in the water near the south bound side of the I-45 Galveston Causeway Bridge this morning. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a phone call at 6:13 a.m. from a Galveston Police Department. The police department reported receiving a call from a city worker who was driving across the causeway this morning. The...

Coast Guard Rescues Three On Winyah Bay

CHARLESON, S.C. – The Coast Guard rescued three boaters whose vessel had run aground on the North Jetty at the entrance to Winyah Bay, S.C., today at approximately 3:30 a.m. Joseph Huberman of Raleigh, N.C., Glen Howell of Raleigh and Paul Horton of Austin, Texas, were aboard the 46-foot catamaran when it ran aground. The trio called for help on their cell phone. Coast Guard rescue coordinators...

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

MIAMI – A Coast Guard aircrew is searching for a missing cruise ship passenger, who may have fallen overboard, approximately 38 miles northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, Wednesday. Coast Guard search-and-rescue coordinators in Miami received notification from the captain of the cruise ship Carnival Victory at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday, stating the 44-year-old man’s wife had reported him missing....

Coast Guard Apprehends Georgia Sex Offender

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Fla., apprehended a convicted sex offender for violating his probation and possession of a stolen vessel Tuesday at approximately 9:30 p.m. Stephen Alexander Bell, 40, from Tybee Island, Ga., was apprehended last night by the crew of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral and officers from the Brevard County Sheriff’s...

Coast Guard issues cold-water safety advisory

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is issuing a cold water safety advisory for all early season boaters, paddlers, sailors and fishers on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeast’s First Coast Guard District. The milder temperatures and absence of ice on most inland lakes and ponds is deceptive and danger still exists. The spring melt of this winter’s heavy snow pack is flooding rivers...

Coast Guard Suspends Search Efforts Off Bahamas

MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday for approximately 10 more people in the water about 15 miles northwest of Nassau, Bahamas. Fourteen deceased Haitian migrants had been recovered, along with one Honduran and two Haitian survivors. The survivors were transferred to Bahamian custody. One additional body was found Tuesday afternoon by a Royal Bahama Defence Force...