Coast Guard to inspect towing vessels crew credentials

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard units along the Gulf Coast, Mississippi River and Western Rivers system will begin operations to ensure towing vessels are properly manned and crews have proper licensing as part of Operation Big Tow, which will take place from November through January.

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution as storm system moves along California Coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory for the Central and Northern California Coasts, including the San Francisco Bay through Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman near Carolina Beach Inlet, N.C.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, N.C., medevaced an ailing fisherman from a 31-foot fishing boat 12 miles southeast of Carolina Beach Inlet, N.C., Friday.

Cutter Confidence returns home from one-month deployment

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. – The crew of 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Confidence will return to its homeport at Station Cape Canaveral Sunday at 8 a.m., following a 28-day deployment to the Florida Straits, in which they conducted law enforcement and migrant interdiction operations.

Coast Guard rescues 4 sailors 250 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued four people from a disabled sailboat 250 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J., Friday.

Coast Guard reviewing need for Mukilteo Lighthouse

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is conducting a study regarding the navigational necessity of the Mukilteo Lighthouse in Mukilteo, Wash.

Coast Guard cutter responds to distressed fishing vessel

NEWPORT, R.I. – A Newport-based Coast Guard Cutter responded to a distressed fishing vessel near the Dry Tortugas in Florida Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard repatriates 41 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo repatriated 41 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Thursday morning, while 16 others were detained for prosecution following an at-sea interdiction by Coast Guard law enforcement authorities Tuesday.

Deadline Nears to Help Retailer Make Wishes Come True

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The deadline is tomorrow for servicemembers to apply for the Sears “Heroes at Home Wish Registry.”