Coast Guard, local agencies suspend search for possible downed plane in southern Lake Michigan

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a possible downed aircraft in southern Lake Michigan Wednesday morning at about 9 a.m., CDT. There were no correlating reports of missing or downed aircraft in the search area. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor, Ill., received notification from a fisherman on Wolf Lake near Chicago at about 6:30 p.m., CDT on Tuesday, that he heard...

Mayday broadcast off Oahu saves fisherman, tests new Coast Guard Rescue 21 system

HONOLULU – A fisherman is safe after his 48-foot boat capsized and sank approximately 15 miles south of Oahu at approximately 5:30 Sunday. The mariner was able to transmit a mayday call on VHF channel 16 which was received by Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. He was also able to active an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon which transmitted his...

Coast Guard Accepts Rescue 21 System for Sector San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard accepted its Rescue 21 advanced command, control and communications system for Sector San Juan, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in a ceremony at Coast Guard Base San Juan here Tuesday. The Coast Guard created Rescue 21 to better locate mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea and on navigable rivers. As the maritime version...

Coast Guard crews respond to a busy holiday weekend across the Northeast

BOSTON — After a busy weekend, the Coast Guard reminds boaters, especially with the warming air temperatures, to remain vigilant while on the water. Crews in the 1st Coast Guard District from Maine down the coast to New Jersey assisting mariners and a swimmer in distress over the holiday weekend. On Friday, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester rescued two people from...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Lake Michigan near Two Rivers, Wis.

CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., rescued two men after their vessel began taking on water in Lake Michigan about 12 miles northeast of Two Rivers, Tuesday afternoon. Both men were wearing life jackets. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wis., received notification of a sinking 46-foot vessel with two men aboard at 2:40 p.m., CDT....

Coast Guard to establish safety zone around USS Iowa

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Captain of the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach will establish a 100-yard safety zone around the decommissioned battleship the USS Iowa, expected to arrive the morning of May 30. The safety zone will be in place as the ship is transiting into the port, while at temporary anchorage, and at mooring. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast...

Dozens of organizations prepare for full-scale active shooter exercise

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Several dozen law enforcement, emergency management and military organizations are preparing for the first full-scale active shooter exercise aboard a Coast Guard training center Thursday at 9 a.m. The Coast Guard has partnered with more than several dozen local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies to test its response to a shooter attacking or injuring...

Coast Guard Station Georgetown, S.C., to receive Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Station Georgetown is to receive the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Wednesday at 11 a.m., aboard Coast Guard Station Georgetown. The Kimball Award, named after Sumner I. Kimball the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service from 1878-1915, was established in 2001. The award recognizes Coast Guard boat force units that exemplify the Coast Guard’s...

Three rescued from overturned boat near Winchester Bay, Oregon

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from an overturned fishing vessel near Winchester Bay, Ore., Tuesday. Coast Guard Group North Bend received a report of an overdue vessel at approximately 12 a.m. and launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend along with a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Umpqua River to locate the fishing vessel’s crew. The...