Coast Guard repatriates 35 Haitian migrants

Editors note: This story clarifies news reports concerning the Coast Guard’s role during an at-sea interdiction involving alleged migrant smugglers in command of an overloaded vessel with more than 100 Haitian migrants aboard. MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance repatriated 35 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Wednesday, after a dangerously overloaded vessel with more than 100...

Trans-Atlantic rower Charlie Girard saved by Coast Guard for second time

BOSTON- Coast Guard air crews rescued a fatigued, trans-Atlantic rower, Friday, about 150 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass. Charlie Girard, 28, from France, called the Coast Guard around 8:25 a.m., using a satellite phone and activated his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, to help the Coast Guard to find his position.

Delta Blitz: a multi-agency event to promote safe boating

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and other partner agencies are joining together for Delta Blitz I, Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening, to kick off the official start of the recreational boating season.

Station Sackets Harbor rescues two from capsized vessel

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Station Sackets Harbor rescued two people from a capsized vessel in Black River Bay, N.Y., Friday, at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Coast Guard medevacs cargo freighter crewman off N.C.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 50-year-old crewmember from a cargo freighter 40 miles off the coast of Currituck County near the border of North Carolina and Virginia at 10:16 a.m. Friday.

Coast Guard responding to barge grounding on Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Coast Guard personnel are responding to a grounding of a towing vessel and barges on the Ohio River near Owensboro, Ky.

Coast Guard urges safety during upcoming hurricane season

MIAMI – The Coast Guard urges mariners and residents living along the coast to plan ahead and prepare for the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which starts Monday.

Coast Guard to Promote Boating Safety at Sea Fair in Redondo Beach

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. The Coast Guard will join the public and members of the King Harbor Yacht Club for a day of fun with an emphasis on boating safety for this year’s “Sea Fair” Boating Safety Open House on Sunday May 31 2009 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Guardian graduates from Army Airborne School

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Coast Guard female servicemember graduated from U.S. Army Basic Airborne School Wednesday, in Fort Benning Ga., as part of the Coast Guard’s continued effort to create a more diverse working environment and to crosstrain with Department of Defense components.