Recent basic training grads named Coast Guard’s Shipmates of the Week

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CAPE MAY, N.J. – Three recent Coast Guard Training Center Cape May graduates were recognized this week as the Coast Guard’s Shipmates of the Week for helping to rescue five fishermen off the southern coast of Jamaica Jan. 3 at 11 p.m. Seaman Charles Gray of Norcross, Ga., Seaman Jarrod Reed of...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah responds to fuel spill

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah is responding to reports of a fuel spill at Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Tuesday. Colonial Oil Industries alerted the Coast Guard at 1:50 a.m., Tuesday, that during bunkering operations Motor Vessel Maersk Dellys experienced a fuel leak. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Moran...

Coast Guard announces publication of a proposed special local regulation for the 34th America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard announced a proposed special local regulation publication in the Federal Register for the 34th America’s Cup and related races that are scheduled to take place in San Francisco Bay between August and September 2012 and between July and September 2013. The proposed regulation would temporarily reroute vessel traffic between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island...

Cutter Healy and tanker Renda reach ice-free water

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy and tanker vessel Renda crews reached the ice-free portion of the Bering Sea late Sunday afternoon. The two vessels are now parting ways as the Healy returns to homeport in Seattle. “Throughout this historic journey the Coast Guard has benefited from federal, state and local partnerships to deliver the critical fuel supply to the City of Nome,”...

Coast Guard medevacs 54-year-old man near Galveston

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tanker ship 11 miles off the coast of Galveston, Saturday. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at approximately 6:15 p.m. that a 54-year old man aboard the 580-foot tanker vessel Stoltz Topaz was suffering from heart attack symptoms. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and rescue crew to the...

Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn Memorial Service Video

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Families and Coast Guard members gathered at the 32nd Annual Service of Remembrance honoring the lives of those lost in the tragic sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn on Jan. 28, 2012. The Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan 28, 1980. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 75 miles off New Jersey coast

CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old man off a 73-foot fishing vessel approximately 75 miles east of here at approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday. A crewmember from the fishing vessel Debbie Sue called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at approximately 9:45 a.m. stating a man aboard the Debbie Sue was experiencing chest pains and was in need of assistance. Crewmembers...

Coast Guard, Navy coordinating medical evacuation near Saipan

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy are preparing for a medical evacuation of an injured crewmember from a 570-foot cargo ship near Saipan, Sunday. The master of the motor vessel Sikyon contacted Coast Guard Sector Guam Saturday requesting a medical evacuation for a 57-year-old crewmember. The crewmember reportedly fell aboard the vessel and two days later began to develop other complications....

Coast Guard rescues three from sunken crab boat

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued three men after a crab boat sank approximately 11 miles off the coast of Crescent City, Calif., Friday. The three men aboard the 46-foot crab boat West Wind noticed the boat was riding low in the water and began taking on water. Air station Humboldt Bay received the distress call at approximately 3p.m. and launched...