Coast Guard suspends search near Cannon Beach, Ore.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two people near Cannon Beach, Ore., Saturday. At approximately 5 p.m., a beachgoer reported that they had seen two people climbing on rocks at Hug Point, and shortly later could no longer see the individuals. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay, Ore.,...

Coast Guard searching for 2 in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for two men who were reported missing, Saturday, between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing are Manuel Gallardo Castillo and Faulsto Gomez Jr. At approximately 3 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, Texas received a call from the agent of the shrimping vessel, El Abuelo, that the vessel had not arrived...

Coast Guard hosts safety day in North Carolina

OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard hosted its 7th annual Expo and Safety Day here, highlighting partnerships with local emergency responders. The day’s events consisted of a helicopter display, games for children, a drug dog display, a Jaws of Life display and a Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City in Elizabeth...

Coast Guard assists 6 from aground vessel in Hatteras Inlet, NC

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted six people after a 46-foot charter vessel ran aground in Hatteras Inlet Saturday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report via VHF-FM channel 16 of an aground vessel, the Nancy K, with eight people aboard at approximately 6:45 a.m. Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched a 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Coast...

Coast Guard repatriates 6 Dominicans and 1 Haitian migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Matinicus repatriated six Dominicans and one Haitian a to La Romana, Dominican Republic Saturday, following an at-sea interdiction Friday by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities, approximately two nautical miles off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico agreed to prosecute seven...

Coast Guard Pacific Area welcomes new commander

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft relieved Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown as Pacific Area commander during a change-of-command ceremony held aboard Coast Guard Island, Friday. Brown assumed the duties as PACAREA commander in May 2010. During his time as PACAREA commander, Brown oversaw the reconstitution of the PACAREA staff and the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton,...

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore hosts 5th annual Search and Rescue Conference

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard hosted the 5th annual Search and Rescue Conference, Friday at the Coast Guard Yard to improve cooperation between search and rescue agencies in the upper Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. The conference was held as an open forum for agencies to explain their own policies when it comes to handling a distress call and establish the best practices between them. It also...

Coast Guard continues clean up after boat fire near Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA ─ The Coast Guard continues to respond to a gasoline and hydraulic oil spill Friday from the boat fire that occurred at the Philadelphia Marine Center here Thursday. A pollution response team from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay here is on scene monitoring the deployment of boom, and the use of materials by Miller Environmental Group personnel to absorb the products. “This incident...

Coast Guard medically evacuates man from South Manitou Island

CLEVELAND — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., medically evacuated a 50-year-old man from South Manitou Island, Mich., Friday morning. The man reportedly fell down a well, was able to climb out on his own and suffered injuries to his hip and back. His name is not being released. The Coast Guard’s 9th District Command Center, here, received the request for a medevac...