Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City schedules change of command ceremony

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 30. Capt. John T. Hardin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, will be relinquishing command to Capt. Joseph P. Kelly during a time-honored military tradition, which transfers total responsibility, authority and accountability of the unit...

Coast Guard urges boating and water safety after 7 deaths within a week

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Due to a high number of water related deaths in June, the Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to be safe and prepared for the holiday weekend. Even though the average number of boating related deaths has dropped both nationally and regionally trends show that numbers rise during the summer months. In the past week, a 55-year-old male fell overboard while crabbing in Maryland’s...

Coast Guard Sector Juneau to hold change of command

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau will hold a change of command ceremony on the dock at Coast Guard Station Juneau where Capt. Scott Bornemann will relieve Capt. Melissa Bert as Sector Juneau commanding officer during a formal ceremony Friday at 10:30 a.m., with Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, the 17th Coast Guard District commander, presiding. Bert has commanded Sector Juneau since June 2009....

Salmagundi Club to host exhibit of U.S. Coast Guard Art

NEW YORK — Thirty-one works of art depicting the multi-faceted missions of the United States Coast Guard will be on view from July 3 through July 15 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. The works are by 26 artists of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP). Some pieces feature the Coast Guard’s response to the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among others are depictions...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Boca Raton, Fla.

MIAMI, Fla. -The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater approximately seven miles east of Boca Raton Fla., Wednesday. 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...

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewman from Chinese freighter

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a man who was injured aboard a Chinese-flagged freighter 250 miles southwest of San Diego Wednesday morning. The crew of the freighter Great Dream contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 9:45 p.m., Tuesday, stating that a 36-year-old male crewmember was injured and needed immediate medical assistance. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted...

Coast Guard rescues 3 Ashtabula men after vessel drifts onto breakwall

CLEVELAND—A Coast Guard boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, rescued three Ashtabula men Tuesday afternoon after their recreational boat became disabled and drifted onto a breakwall near the CEI Perry Power Plant in Perry, Ohio. When the boatcrew, in a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat, arrived on scene at 3:05 p.m., the Coast Guardsmen saw the 28-foot recreational...

Coast Guard transfers management of Long Island Head Light to National Park Service

BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard officials handed over the management of Long Island Head Light to the National Park Service in a ceremony on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Lighthouses have become vestiges of maritime culture. GPS devices and other navigational equipment have become stand-ins for the towering beacons and the position of lighthouses has ultimately transitioned to being historical landmarks. Transferring...

Coast Guard rescue crew medically evacuates snorkeler offshore Maui

HONOLULU – A Coast Guard Station Maui rescue crew provided emergency medical treatment and assisted in evacuating a crewmember found unresponsive while snorkeling, in the vicinity of Molokini Crater, Maui at approximatley 11 a.m. Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a call from the captain of the dive boat, Island Princess, informing them of a 26-year old male crewmember found...