Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents, high surf conditions

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Due to the upcoming storm system, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory from Wednesday to the following Monday, warning of possible life-threatening surf and dangerous rip conditions.

Coast Guard air crew medically evacuates ill woman from Molokai

HONOLULU — A Coast Guard air crew conducted a medical evacuation of an ill woman from Molokai to Oahu today.

Coast Guard, FWC, local law enforcement agencies conduct training in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and other local law enforcement partners are conducting a five-day maritime law enforcement training exercise Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2010 in Tampa Bay.

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for South Florida

MIAMI – Effective 11 a.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Chris Scraba, increased port conditions for the Port of Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach and Fort Pierce, Fla., to WHISKEY until approximately 3 p.m.

Coast Guard Boarding Team Fired Upon By Suspected Smugglers

A Coast Guard boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was fired upon from a go-fast vessel they were pursuing off the coast of Nicaragua in the early morning of Sept. 14. No Coast Guard personnel were injured in the incident, no rounds came in contact with the Coast Guard boat and there was no damage to Coast Guard property.

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew to return home from 25-day patrol

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to return from a 25-day North Atlantic patrol to their home port of Cape May Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Coast Guard nabs nearly 963 lbs of cocaine

MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted nearly 936 pounds of cocaine from a vessel about 21 miles south of Isla de Providencia, Colombia, Sept. 17, 2010.

Air Station Kodiak medevacs woman in remote Alaska for medical treatment

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward-deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, medevaced a 37-year-old female who was reportedly suffering from intestinal complications from Dutch Harbor medical clinic to Cold Bay Monday morning.

Coast Guard and state agency prepare fleet for upcoming Red King crab fishery season

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel are beginning preparations to safeguard the fishing fleet for the start of the 2010 Red King crab season in Bristol Bay.