Coast Guard Cutter deploys to central and western Africa

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth based Coast Guard Cutter Legare will depart Wednesday to conduct maritime safety and security exchanges with countries along the west and central coast of Africa.

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returns home following Caribbean patrol

KITTERY, Maine— The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returned to its homeport at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard here Friday following a 54-day patrol of the Caribbean.

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan change of command on Wednesday

MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan is scheduled to transfer command in a change-of-command ceremony, here, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Coast Guard rescues four from capsized sailboat

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people from a capsized sailing vessel in Oswego, N.Y., at approximately 5:45 p.m., Monday.

America’s Tall Ship departs Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” home ported in New London, Conn., departed Charleston Monday afternoon to continue its participation in Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009.

Coast Guard searching for Alaskan in Clarence Strait

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is searching for a 24-year-old male after his powered canoe was located by a good Samaritan 32 miles west of Wrangell in Clarence Strait at 10:15 a.m. Monday.

Coast Guard and local agencies respond to report of missing child

MOSS BEACH, Calif – The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies responded to the report of a 5 year old girl who disappeared while swimming with her parents at Montera State Beach this afternoon.

Port Security Unit 311 to return home from Kuwait

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311, located in San Pedro, Calif., will be welcomed home by family and friends during a short ceremony Wednesday after a seven-month deployment to Kuwait.

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from bulk carrier

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a bulk cargo carrier approximately 60 miles south of Mobile in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday.