Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailing vessel in Green Bay

CLEVELAND – A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Green Bay, Wis., rescued two people after their sailboat capsized in Green Bay, Saturday evening. Rescued were a male and female, both wearing life jackets. The communications watchstander at Station Green Bay received a report of a capsized vessel at about 4:10 p.m., CDT, via VHF-FM channel 16. Coast Guardsmen from Station Green Bay immediately...

Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment, Wash., transfers command

ASTORIA, Ore. – Chief Warrant Officer Christopher L. Smasne relieved Chief Warrant Officer Michael C. Russell of command of U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment, Wash., during a change-of-command ceremony Friday at 11 a.m. The ceremony was held at the U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School, located at 433 Coast Guard Road, Ilwaco, Wash. Russell assumed command...

Coast Guard opens ports of Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Victoria after Tropical Storm Don

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The United States Coast Guard has resumed its normal response posture throughout the Coastal Bend region after Tropical Storm Don swept through the area, Saturday. Post storm assessments were completed on Saturday morning and no waterway or aids to navigation discrepancies were found. The ports of Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Victoria have been re-opened to commercial traffic...

Coast Guard rescues 10 near Milwaukee Harbor

CLEVELAND – Rescue boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee rescued 10 people from a 19-foot vessel taking on water near the Milwaukee Harbor, Saturday morning. Rescued were six children and four adults, all wearing life jackets. Their names and ages are not being released. The communications watchstander at Station Milwaukee received notification of the sinking vessel from a good Samaritan via...

Coast Guard hoists two 16-year-old climbers from cliff side in Skamania County, Ore.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old climber who was injured after a 50-foot fall off a cliff side near Archer Mt. in Skamania County, Ore., Saturday. The individual was accompanied by another person of the same age who was not injured but also stranded on location. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., received the report of the accident and subsequently launched an MH-60...

Cutter Healy to moor in Seward before conducting further Arctic research

SEWARD, Alaska – The nation’s largest ice breaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy, will arrive and moor at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Pier Friday after a month of operations in the Arctic. This year, Healy’s crew will spend a total of seven months underway in the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean for four separate science operations during its Arctic West Summer/Winter 2011 deployment. Following...

Coast Guard and local agencies participate in multi-agency cargo inspection

NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard, along with federal, state and local agencies conducted a multi-agency strike force operation at Hampton Roads port facilities Wednesday and Thursday. The focus of the operation was to promote awareness and verify compliance with federal and state intermodal container, truck, air, rail and hazardous material safety regulations at the Norfolk International Terminal and...

Coast Guard sets Hurricane Condition 2, Port Condition Yankee in South Texas ports

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The United States Coast Guard has set Hurricane Condition II and Port Condition Yankee in Victoria, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and the surrounding area in response to Tropical Storm Don. The warning condition has been set 24 hours prior to arrival of gale force winds (39 mph/34 knots) associated with tropical cyclone activity. As a result of setting Yankee, the above ports...

Coast Guard repatriates 19 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated 19 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. While on a routine patrol, a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Branch aircraft located a rustic vessel with migrants aboard in the Florida Straits Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island arrived on scene and safely embarked 20 Cuban migrants, who were later...