Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa commanding officer temporarily relieved

JUNEAU, Alaska — Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District and Capt. Melissa Bert, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, temporarily relieved Lt. Matthias Wholley on Monday from his duties as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa for loss of confidence in the ability to command. Final determination regarding a permanent removal or resumption of command...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in James River

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing 42-year-old man in the James River, Monday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 230 miles for approximately three hours. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders had received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. from Newport News dispatch, reporting the man missing from a 22-foot sailing vessel. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard searching for young swimmer off Hampton Beach

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 12-year old girl off the coast of Hampton Beach, N.H., May 30, 2011. The Hampton Fire Department notified the Coast Guard around 8 p.m., that the girl and her older brother were swept out to sea by a rip tide. The fire department rescued the brother, but Coast Guard and fire department crews are still searching for the young girl. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft in Altamaha River, Ga.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard responded to a downed aircraft in Darien, Ga., Monday. Operational watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification of a downed ultra-light aircraft due to an emergency landing in the Altamaha River in the vicinity of Two Way Fish Camp at approximately 9:15 a.m. Monday. The downed aircraft operator and only passenger was Thomas Sarce. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard searching for man missing in James River

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 42-year-old man in the James River near Fort Eustis, Monday. The man was reportedly wearing brown shorts and a white T-shirt at the time of his disappearance. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m.,...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Dana Point

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, Orange County Sheriffs Department, and Orange Country Fire Authority personnel rescued four boaters after a recreational boat sunk near Dana Point, Calif., at about 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Two adult males and two adult females were onboard a recreational boat when it became pinned against the rocks and a wave swept them overboard. One of the adult males was hoisted...

Coast Guard to investigate, inspect passenger vessel that lost power with 143 passengers aboard

DETROIT – Coast Guard personnel are en route Sunday evening to the location of an 86-foot passenger vessel that suffered an engine shutdown while underway in the Detroit River with 143 passengers and six crewmembers aboard. A marine investigator and a marine inspector from Coast Guard Sector Detroit are headed to the private dock in East China, Mich., where the passenger vessel Diamond Belle...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

NORFOLK, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old man from the cruise ship, Carnival Miracle, approximately 43 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Sunday. The man was reported to of suffered from a heart attack and was showing signs of multiple medical issues. An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City was launched to medevac the man, who was then taken to Norfolk...

Coast Guard repatriates 17 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 17 Cuban migrants interdicted during two separate events to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., command center received notification Friday from a good Samaritan that located a rustic vessel with Cuban migrants, south of Marathon, Fla. A smallboat crew from Coast Guard...