Dredge Arthur J refloated, in transit to maintenance dock

Dredge Arthur J refloated, in transit to maintenance dock
PORT HURON, Mich. — Weather conditions at the worksite of the dredge Arthur J have improved and allowed for safe salvage operations to continue and the dredge was successfully re-floated Monday at approximately 3 a.m. The Arthur J, a 100-foot dredge sank approximately two miles off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron Thursday, July 18. Salvage crews resumed dive operations Sunday at about...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan save fisherman from sinking vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritan save fisherman from sinking vessel
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 47-foot Motor Life Boat and crew rescued a fisherman Sunday morning when his fishing vessel began sinking while under tow to Ketchikan from Gardner Bay. A 17th Coast Guard District watchstander received a report at 11:37 p.m. Saturday that the fishing vessel Viewpoint was tied to the good Samaritan fishing vessel Ocean Maid in Gardner Bay near Dixon...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen returns home after milestone marijuana seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen returns home after milestone marijuana seizure
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – San Francisco-based Coast Guard Cutter Aspen returned home Sunday after seizing approximately 8,500 pounds of marijuana from a vessel Wednesday approximately 160 miles west of Los Angeles. The event marks a 50-ton milestone for waterborne marijuana seizures in Southern California and the Pacific Southwest border region this fiscal year. Fifty tons of pot has an estimated...

Coast Guard patrols Columbia Cup boat races in Kennewick

Coast Guard patrols Columbia Cup boat races in Kennewick
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick hosted another successful Columbia Cup Coast Guard safety mission this weekend. Coast Guard crews from Sector Columbia River’s Station Portland, Ore., Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., and Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85 and other 13th Coast Guard District auxiliary crews from Oregon...

Coast Guard medevacs 1 from offshore supply vessel near Main Pass

Coast Guard medevacs 1 from offshore supply vessel near Main Pass
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewman from an offshore supply vessel approximately one mile northeast of Main Pass, Sunday, in the vicinity of Venice on the lower Mississippi River. Medevaced was Shawn Hornacek, 36, of Cutt Off. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report at approximately 5 a.m.. that a crewmember aboard the 110-foot OSV Robin T reportedly...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay rescues two before hosting 3rd annual open house

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay rescues two before hosting 3rd annual open house
SAMOA, Calif. – In addition to hosting hundreds from the community in its third annual open house, the crew of Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay also rescued two boaters today. Before the preplanned open house got into full swing the ready-response crew jumped into action to assist two boaters in a 19-foot recreational boat that was dead in the water just outside the Humboldt Bay inlet. The crew used...

Coast Guard medically evacuates man near Cedar Key, Fla.

Coast Guard medically evacuates man near Cedar Key, Fla.
CEDAR KEY, Fla. — A 50-year-old man was medically evacuated by the Coast Guard approximately 15 miles west of here, Saturday. A member aboard a 26-foot recreational boat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg at 5:51 p.m., reporting they were experiencing mechanical problems with one of their outboard engines. Another man aboard the boat went into the water, to identify and...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel aground in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel aground in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men from an aground boat in Lake Erie near Middle Bass Island, Ohio, at about noon Saturday. A search-and-rescue controller from the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center was contacted via a VHF-FM marine radio at 9:11 a.m. The caller reported that the boat he was operating ran aground, and he was requesting assistance. Coast Guard Station Marblehead,...

Coast Guard responds to distressed boaters off Ocean City, MD

Coast Guard responds to distressed boaters off Ocean City, MD
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard units responded Saturday to a vessel that sank 46 miles east of Ocean City, Md. A 38-foot vessel with nine people aboard called Coast Guard watchstanders via VHF-FM radio at approximately 10:30 a.m., stating that they where taking on water. A C-130 Hercules air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., were in the area assisting with an another disabled...