Coast Guard hero Seymour Wittek buried in Queens

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Seymour Wittek, 88, of Ossining, N.Y., a World War II veteran who, with fellow shipmates, extinguished a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and property in New York City in 1943, was buried today with full military honors at the Old Montefiore Cemetery, in Queens, N.Y.

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship passenger near Bahamas

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger who reportedly went overboard early Thursday. The Coast Guard received a report Thursday around 2 p.m. from crewmembers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas stating one of their passengers, 23-year-old Neha Chhikara, was missing. After reviewing security camera footage, the Monarch of the Seas crew reportedly discovered...

Coast Guard conducts medevac off Catalina Island

CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a 54-year-old female from Catalina Island as a result of medical concerns at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Coast Guard hero Seymour Wittek dies at 88

New York – Seymour Wittek, 88, of Ossining, N.Y., a World War II veteran who, with fellow shipmates, extinguished a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and property in New York City in 1943, died in the company of his family on Dec. 30, 2009. Wittek, a Seaman 2nd Class at the time, and Coast Guard comrades voluntarily boarded the burning S.S. El Estero – a freighter...

Coast Guard urges mariners in the Florida Keys to be safe this New Year

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard would like to encourage holiday boaters to have fun and be safe by boating responsibly during their New Year’s celebrations.

Coast Guard removes safety zone in San Juan Harbor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Captain of the Port San Juan removed the Safety Zone for the entrance to San Juan Harbor Wednesday morning due to improved sea conditions along the north coast of Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard responding to reported vessel fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard and the Nassau Sound Sheriff’s department are responding to a reported vessel fire in the Nassau Sound Wednesday.

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in San Juan Harbor due to heavy surf

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Captain of the Port San Juan established a Safety Zone for the entrance to San Juan Harbor Monday due to heavy surf along the north coast of Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard, State agencies maintain safety during bridge demolition

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Coast Guard personnel along with state and local officials monitored and maintained a safety zone around the Lake Champlain Bridge that was brought down at 10 a.m. Monday.