Coast Guard examines Patriot using underwater vehicle

BOSTON- Coast Guard crews conducted an underwater examination Friday of the Gloucester, Mass.-based fishing vessel Patriot, which sank Jan. 3, claiming the lives of both crew members aboard.

Coast Guard investigating Vermont ferry accident

GRAND ISLE, Vt. – The Coast Guard is working to determine what caused a 207-foot Burlington, Vt. – based ferry to strike a pier here at 5:20 p.m. today, causing injury to passengers and crew.

Coast Guard rescues, returns 242 Haitian migrants to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned 242 Haitian migrants to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday after the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca located a grossly overloaded 50-foot sail freighter about 25 miles west of Ile de la Tortue, Haiti, Monday night.

Station Los Angeles Responds to Boat Fire

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard responded to a vessel fire onboard the commercial fishing vessel, Mary Claire this afternoon.

Coast Guard reports high compliance rate in advance of TWIC enforcement

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard reports this week high compliance rates at ports in Hawaii and American Samoa where port workers will be required to have a Transportation Workers Identification Credential, or TWIC card, by Feb. 12, 2009.

Vandalism of Navigation Aids costs taxpayers $117,000

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is asking for the public’s help to put a stop to the vandalism of Aids to Navigation ATON throughout Washington and Oregon.

Alaska State Ferry breaks free from mooring, aground

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Alaska State Ferry Lituya, a 180-foot motor vessel home ported in Metlakatla, Alaska, broke loose from its moorings at the ferry pier in Metlakatla and is reported aground one mile north on Scrub Island, Alaska, in Port Chester at 1 a.m. Friday.

Coast Guard, Air National Guard rescues local man from plane crash near Pillar Point

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the California National Guard in the rescue of a San Francisco man who lost engine power on his single-engine airplane and landed in the water about 10 miles west of Pillar Point, Calif., this afternoon.

Coast Guard investigates report of man jumping from fishing vessel into Bering Sea

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Unalaska is investigating a report of a 39-year old male jumping into the Bering Sea 11 miles northeast of Unalaska from the 58-foot fishing vessel Arctic Fox while en route to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, at 11:36 a.m. today.