Coast Guard responds to distress call in Port Valdez

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Rescue Coordination Center launched a 25-foot response boat from Station Valdez after receiving a distress call concerning a vessel taking on water in Anderson Bay on the Southwest side of Port Valdez.

Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel seized by Coast Guard for alleged fisheries violations

SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — A Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel was seized and escorted into port here this past weekend by the crew of a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat for suspected fisheries violations within the boundaries of the U.S. exclusive economic zone U.S. EEZ.

Coast Guard publishes final rule for facility, vessel response plans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship Directorate announced Monday publication in the Federal Register of a final rule designed to improve pollution-response preparedness for vessels and facilities carrying or handling oil upon the navigable waters of the United States.

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home from 2-month patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard cutter Tampa and crew returned to family and friends here Sunday after a busy 61-day patrol off Florida and in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

South Florida Auxiliary units receive national honors for promoting recreational boating safety

OAK BROOK, Ill. – The Sixth Division of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the uniformed volunteer component of the Seventh District Coast Guard, announced today that three flotillas and one unit serving Miami-Dade County captured several first-place awards for efforts to promote recreational boating safety. The annual event was held at the Coast Guard Auxiliary National Convention in Oak Brook, Ill.,...

Coast Guard assists three fishermen in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted three fishermen approximately 30 mile off the coast from Freeport after their vessel was disabled, Sunday.

Coast Guard, others rescue 3 in Potomac River

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard along boat crews from Washington, D.C. Fire Department, D.C. Police Department, Prince George County Police Department and Alexandria Fire Department rescued three people from a boat in the Potomac River near the Naval Research Laboratory Sunday.

Coast Guard rescues 2, recovers 1 after boat collision in Curtis Creek

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued two people and recovered a deceased person following a boat collision between two recreational boats in Curtis Creek near the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Sunday.

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue 6 from sinking boat

LYNNHAVEN INLET, Va. – A Good Samaritan and the crew of a Coast Guard cutter rescued six people from a sinking boat one and a half miles northeast of Lynnhaven Inlet at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.