Coast Guard’s Foreign Military Sales program delivers 200th Vessel

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of International Acquisition announced Thursday its Foreign Military Sales program delivered its 200th vessel in support of developing navies and coast guards around the world.

Investigation into Katmai sinking to reconvene Tuesday

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation will reconvene the Katmai investigation Tuesday Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Divers Institute of Technology, 4315 11th Ave NW, Seattle.

Plane crash survivor rescued near Pillar Point

SAN FRANCISCO – An Air National Guard MH-60 rescue crew picked up a plane crash survivor 10 miles west of Pillar Point, Calif. today at approximately 3:30 p.m. and transferred him to emergency medical service personnell at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

Coast Guard Spots Blue Whale Near Entrance to Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – At about noon today, a Coast Guard Helicopter reported sighting a Blue Whale approximately 4 miles Southwest of the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles.

Coast Guard to participate in panel discussions on climate change

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard personnel from around the state will participate in several discussion panels during the 2009 Alaska Forum on the Environment Conference Monday through Thursday at the Dena’ina and Egan Convention Centers.

Coast Guard cutter crew returns home from patrol

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable and its crew is scheduled to return Sunday to Cape May following a monthlong Florida Straits patrol between Cuba and the Florida Keys, Fla., and three weeks at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., to conduct annual training.

Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs platform crewmember

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old crewmember from a production platform 110 miles southwest of New Orleans last night.

Bernard Webber, Coast Guard Hero Passes Away

One of the Coast Guard’s legendary heroes, Senior Chief Petty Officer Bernard C. Webber, died at his home in Melbourne, Fla., last Sunday, Jan. 25.

Coast Guard Responds to Fight Aboard Fishing Vessel

VENTURA, Calif. — Coast Guard members from Station Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura County Sheriff Deputies responded to a fight that occurred aboard the commercial fishing vessel LISA MARIE early this morning off the coast of Ventura.