Coast Guard cutter Kukui returns to home port after five-month maintenance period

HONOLULU — The day after Thanksgiving, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kukui, home ported here in Honolulu, returned home after spending five months in San Francisco for a major maintenance overhaul.

Atlantic Area Director of Operations Now Has a Blog

Portsmouth, VA – Rear Admiral Jim ‘Doc’ Watson, the Director of Operations for the Coast Guards Atlantic Area now has a blog. Admiral Watson will be using the blog to communicate with “The men and women who go to sea”. His goal is to promote safety, security and stewardship in the maritime. Visit the blog to keep up with the information coming from his office.

Two men rescued after their sailing vessel capsizes near Pillar Point

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Pillar Point Harbor Patrol have recovered two men from the water after their 34-foot sailing vessel capsized near Pillar Point at approximately 4:30 p.m. today.

Coast Guard to conduct response boat training on Willamette River

PORTLAND, Ore — Coast Guard Station Portland will conduct Response Boat Tactical training the week of November 30, 2009. This training will focus on proper procedures and tactical maneuvers for Coast Guard boat crew members to employ during typical operational situations.

Good Samaritan, Coast Guard recover 1 near Beach Haven, N.J.

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan recovered a 55 year-old-man after his 18-foot boat sank near Beach Haven Friday.

Coast Guard rescues stranded campers from Santa Cruz Island

CHANNEL ISLANDS, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded to a report from a passing good Samaritan of four stranded campers on Santa Cruz Island late Thursday night, November 26th.

Coast Guard Rescues 2 disabled boaters near Elliot Key

MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued two men from a disabled boat 25 miles east of Elliot Key, Fla., Friday.

Coast Guard urges caution with high surf forecasted on California Coast

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Coast Guard is urging mariners and beach-goers to exercise caution Friday and Saturday as the National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for the coastline from Sonoma County southward through Monterey County.

Coast Guard rescues mariner, vessel sinks near Morro Bay Harbor

MORRO BAY, Calif – The Coast Guard rescued a mariner from a 56-foot recreational boat that sank approximately one and three-quarter miles southwest of the entrance to Morro Bay Harbor just before midnight on Wednesday, November 25th.