Coast Guard rescues stranded seal hunters north of Kotlik, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued five stranded seal hunters 29 miles north of the native village of Kotlik near Norton Sound early Friday.

Maritime Security and Pollution Response Exercise Scheduled for Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE, RI – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in partnership with over 30 federal, State, and local agencies, as well as approximately a dozen private companies and non-government organizations, is sponsoring an emergency response exercise on and around Narragansett Bay, R.I., May 3 through May 5, 2010.

Guard Issues Spring Boating and Paddling Safety Advisory in Northeast

BOSTON – With mild temperatures forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, the Coast Guard is issuing a safety advisory for all boaters and paddlers planning to venture out on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeast this weekend.

National Guard Readies as Gulf Braces for Oil Spill

ARLINGTON, Va. – At least three states along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a potential call for thousands of National Guard members as the nation ramps up its response to an oil spill that’s threatening the coast.

Search Suspended for Possible Person in the Water near Mission Bay

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for a possible person in the water near Mission Bay at 7:26 Friday morning.

Deepwater Horizon update

The unified command continues with a comprehensive oil well intervention and spill-response plan following the April 22 sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. Nearly 2,000 personnel are involved in the response effort with additional resources being mobilized as needed. The federal government has been fully engaged in the response since the incident...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing fisherman approximately 10 miles southwest of Murrells Inlet Friday morning.

VA Announces Cut in Insurance Premiums

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that military personnel insuring their families under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will have reduced out-of-pocket expenses beginning July 1.

Coast Guard searches for possible person in water

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching for a possible person in the water after receiving notification of an overturned kayak in Mission Bay Thursday morning.