Coast Guard Station Fort Macon to hold change of command ceremony

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); FORT MACON, N.C. – Coast Guard Station Fort Macon is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony here, Friday at 10 a.m. Senior Chief Petty Officer David Scott Hooley will turn over command of the station to Senior Chief Petty Officer Thaddeus Bouchard. Bouchard enlisted in the Coast Guard in February...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Boca Raton, Fla.

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Thursday evening for an overdue boater missing since Tuesday. Randall David Ward, 58, from Minnesota departed from the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Tuesday in a rented 24-foot Hurricane Sundeck boat. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday by a marina employee reporting that...

Coast Guard Sector San Diego welcomes new commanding officer

SAN DIEGO –The Coast Guard Sector San Diego welcomed a new commanding officer in a change of command ceremony, Thursday at the Coast Guard base in San Diego. During the ceremony, which was presided over by Capt. Gwyn Johnson the acting District 11 Commander, Capt. Sean M. Mahoney assumed command responsibilities from Capt. Thomas H. Farris as commander of Sector San Diego and San Diego Captain of...

Coast Guard officer receives nonjudicial punishment

JUNEAU, Alaska – Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, awarded punishment to Lt. Matthias Wholley who was found to have violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice Thursday during an Admiral’s Mast. Wholley received a letter of reprimand, 60-day restriction, and forfeiture of half months pay for two months. Wholley has five days to appeal. The initial issue...

Coast Guard trains to combat terrorism

by Sgt. Thomas J. Griffith Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune In temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit. In full gear, including flak jacket and Kevlar. In ports around the United States and overseas. The Coast Guard has law enforcement officials defending, searching, seizing and detaining. Before that, however, they must attend the Basic Tactical Operations Course at the Joint Maritime Training...

Good Samaritans rescue three from sinking vessel near Bristol Bay

KODIAK, Alaska – Multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued and assisted three crewmembers of the 32-foot fishing vessel Horizon near Bristol Bay after their vessel started taking on water about midnight Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage overheard a conversation between the fishing vessel Horizon’s crew and the fishing vessel Rondys’ crew stating that the Horizon was taking...

Coast Guard medically evacuates injured fisherman near Georgetown, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured fisherman off the coast of Georgetown, S.C., Thursday. Rescued was Alan Carl, 45, hometown unknown. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified at 7:09 a.m., via VHF Channel 16, by Carl asking for medical assistance after sustaining an injury while fishing around the mouth of the North Santee River...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenage kayakers who capsized in Lake Superior

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew rescued two teenagers from the frigid waters of Lake Superior near Duluth, Minn., after their kayaks capsized there Wednesday afternoon. A charter fishing boat operator was travelling though the Duluth Entry near the Duluth Aerial Bridge at noon when he noticed a teenager struggling near his capsized kayak, so he used his VHF-FM marine radio to notify Coast...

Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach changes command

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach held a change of command ceremony, here, Tuesday. Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric D. Floyd turned over command of the station to Senior Chief Petty Officer Mathew J. Coppola. Coppola, from Monmouth Beach, N.J., joined the Coast Guard in May 1989. His previous officer in charge assignments include officer-in-charge of the Coast...