Coast Guard moving radio operations to better serve the Alaskan boating community

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – To better serve the boating community, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage is scheduled to move its radio monitoring operations from Kodiak to the Sector Command Center in Anchorage Friday.

Video – Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab

NEW YORK–The Coast Guards Marine Safety Lab in Groton, Conn., conducts forensic oil analysis, provides expert testimony in support of oil pollution law enforcement efforts and is the only lab of its kind in the country.

Coast Guard Station Jonesport to hold veterans lunch

JONESPORT, Maine – Coast Guard Station Jonesport will be hosting a veteran’s lunch to commemorate the 219th anniversary of the Coast Guard at 10:30 a.m., in Jonesport, Maine, Friday.

Video – Honoring a Fallen Hero

MIAMI — On Saturday, April 24, 2004, DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal of the U.S. Coast Guard was killed by a suicide bomber while conducting a security patrol in the northern Persian Gulf. BM1 Joe Ruggiero, who was with Bruckenthal during the attack, describes what happened that day.

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper to hold change of command

NEWPORT, R.I. – A change of command ceremony is scheduled for the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper at the Newport Naval Station Pier two, 10 a.m., Friday July 31, 2009.

Unified Command continues to manage response to Gulf oil release

NEW ORLEANS — Oil spill recovery activities continue today in the Gulf of Mexico, after spill response vessels successfully recovered a large amount of oily water overnight. While areas of sheen remain, currently there is a low risk of landfall. The present position of the remaining sheen is approximately 12 miles due south of Fourchon. Members of the Unified Command are constantly monitoring...

Search Continues for Missing Hampton Kayaker

HAMPTON, Va. – Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching for a missing kayaker near the Mellen Street Bridge Thursday morning.

Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from Mackinac Island

ST. IGNACE, Mich.—The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman from Mackinac Island after she fell from a dock and fractured her leg at approximately 4 a.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard rescue turns into a medevac in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard medevaced a man today after initially responding to a call for a boat taking on water in the Chesapeake Bay.