Coast Guard to honor employee of 42 years

YORKTOWN, Va. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to honor a civilian employee retiring after 42-years of service to the Coast Guard Friday at Training Center Yorktown, Va.

Coast Guard kicks off safe boating campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and other local units will be on River Street in Savannah Saturday to promote safe boating activities and give a search and rescue demonstration.

Meetings continue to discuss security of liquified natural gas

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Coast Guard representatives met Tuesday in Fall River, Mass., as they hosted the first of two security-focused work group meetings with partner agencies and local security experts.

Coast Guard Cutter Forward to return following a successful two-month patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, is scheduled to return home to Portsmouth today after a 56-day patrol to the Caribbean Sea.

Coast Guard ceremony to recognize the anniversary of heroic rescue attempt

Duluth, Minn – April 30, 1967, is a day many Minnesota residents refer to as “Black Sunday.”  A storm passed through the area causing waves as high as 20 feet on Lake Superior, with winds gusting up to 45 mph across the 36-degree water. The Coast Guard rescue team of Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Edgar A. Culbertson, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Richard Callahan, and Fireman Ron Prei...

Coast Guard medevacs 3-year old boy 200 miles SE of Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 3-year-old boy from the cruise ship Carnival Miracle at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday, approximately 200 miles southeast of Elizabeth City.

Coast Guardsmen Provide Comfort to Comfort

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Teresa J. Frith SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic NNS — Health service technicians from the U.S. Coast Guard are aboard USNS Comfort T-AH 20 to attend to the crew’s health during Continuing Promise 2009 CP09.

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues two from sinking fishing boat

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, Calif – The Coast Guard responded to a report of the commercial fishing vessel Volare taking on water with two people on board approximately four miles off of Santa Catalina Island Tuesday evening.

Coast Guard Reserve Boat Crew College

Preparing our members to be first responders “Man overboard, man overboard, port side,” yells a crewman. The driver whips the boat around and starts looking for the person in the water. The crewman is yelling out directions and distances to the boat driver. As the driver spots the person in distress, he slowly pulls the boat up next to him. The crewman leans over the edge and pulls the person onboard.