Admiral Allen Officially Retires from the Coast Guard

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today commended Admiral Thad Allen on his exemplary career in the U.S. Coast Guard. Admiral Allen officially retired from the Coast Guard today; he will continue his duties as the National Incident Commander of the BP oil spill.

Coast Guard establishes 20-meter safety zone around all Deepwater Horizon protective boom; operations

NEW ORLEANS – The Captains of the Port for Morgan City, La., New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala. , under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established a 20- meter safety zone surrounding all Deepwater Horizon booming operations and oil response efforts taking place in Southeast Louisiana.

Coast Guard makes final preparations for Hurricane Alex

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard crews in southern Texas, Wednesday, are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Alex.

Coast Guard rescues two near Port Mansfield

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH65-C Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two men whose truck had been swamped by an unusually high tide near Port Mansfield, Texas, Tuesday.

Coast Guard rescue crews launch to assist ill fisherman

HONOLULU — Crewmembers aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush, homported in Honolulu, are en route to assist an ill crewmember aboard a fishing vessel 500 nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Investigating After Boat Collision Leaves One Dead

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard and the Maine Marine Patrol are investigating the cause of a boat collision between two fishing vessels in which one person died and one person was rescued offshore of Schoodic Point, Maine, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Coast Guard repatriates 7 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated seven Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday.

Former Coast Guard Cutter Legare CO takes helm of Patrol Forces Southwest Asia

MANAMA, BAHRAIN – A change of command ceremony on June 20, 2010 at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain marked the relinquishment of command from Capt. Duke Walker to Capt. Scott Bauby as Commodore, U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA).

Coast Guard to set safety zone on the Allegheny River

PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set a safety zone on the Allegheny River, Saturday, in preparation for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ fireworks show.