Coast Guard interdicts Mexican migrants

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SAN DIEGO — Twenty Mexican migrants were apprehended this morning by Coast Guard and CBP officers as they tried to illegally enter the U.S. by boat. At 9:30 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report from a Good Samaritan of suspicious activity aboard the 20-foot recreational vessel La Estrella, about...

Junior Firefighters from Baltimore County visit Coast Guard Yard

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard Yard Fire Department personnel hosted the Junior Firefighters of Baltimore County today as part of the childrens summer day camp program. The Junior Firefighter, between the ages six and 10, visited the Fire Department where they went through a smoke maze, played a game of soccer using fire hoses and visited Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay to learn about the Coast Guard...

Air Station Los Angeles Weekend Includes Alaskan Rescue

LOS ANGELES – Aircrews from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Los Angeles were busy this past weekend responding to medical evacuations ranging from scuba diving incidents in Southern California to medical injuries off the coast of Alaska. On the morning of July 26th Air Station Los Angeles responded to a call from the diving vessel Bottom Scratcher with a report of a 69 year old male with labored...

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Eight From Grounded Airboat

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued eight people from a 14-foot airboat in St. Bernard Parish near Big Mar early Thursday morning. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was notified at 1:30 a.m. about the grounded boat with eight people aboard. The vessel had set out in the afternoon with two adults and three children and became stuck in shallow water. The St. Bernard Parrish Sherriff’s...

Cutter Katherine Walker Change of Command on Friday

New York – The Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walke will be holding a change of command ceremony in Bayonne, NJ on Friday August 1, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will recognize the change of command from Lt. Amy Florentino to Lt. Daniel Twomey. Twomey, a Golden Valley, Minn., native, is reporting from the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, where he served as the executive officer.  The Maple is home ported in...

Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Florida Diver

MIAMI – The Coast Guard, and Coast Guard Auxiliary along with local and state agencies, is continuing the search for a missing 33-year-old diver near Cape Florida Light, in Miami. Yosmany Gonzalez was reported missing to the Coast Guard around 7 p.m. Wednesday, by family and friends who he was with at the time of his disappearance. It was reported that Gonzalez did not surface from a dive while...

Cutter Forward Crew Member wins American Legion Spirit of Service Award

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A crew member assigned to the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Forward, homeported here, was recently named the 2008 recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award, which recognizes one member from each military service for their contributions as a volunteer. The award recipient is Petty Officer 2nd Class Jim Abels, 28, a native of Harrisburg, Pa. Abels has volunteered...

Coast Guard, beach patrol rescues 2 near Barnegat Inlet, N.J.

BARNEGAT, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued two people Wednesday who were aboard a 34-foot sailboat, which ran aground outside of the south jetty near Barnegat Inlet here. The Coast Guard received a call at 8:59 p.m. that the two men were on a sailing trip toward North Carolina when they ran aground and were stuck on rocks. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, along with a...

Diver’s body recovered off Nantucket

The Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard has recovered a body that is believed to be the diver reported missing yesterday morning. Coast Guard officials said that until the body is identified, they could not be sure that it was the diver they were searching for. The body was placed on the Cutter Hammerhead and transported to the Montauk, NY coroners office. An investigation into the incident...