Coast Guardsmen volunteer in Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach

Coast Guardsmen volunteer in Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });   ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — Coast Guard men and women from two Jacksonville, Fla.,-area units lent helping hands by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Atlantic Beach, Fla., as well as the Community Oyster Shell Recycling and Living Reef Restoration Project in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Nov. 30,...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for possible persons in the water after helicopter crash near Apollo Beach

Coast Guard, local agencies search for possible persons in the water after helicopter crash near Apollo Beach
  APOLLO BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for possible persons in the water after a helicopter crashed in the vicinity of Apollo Beach, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call at 3:24 p.m., from dispatchers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office regarding a helicopter that had crashed in the vicinity of Apollo Beach. Searching...

Coast Guard Station New York grows ‘Mos’ to raise awareness and help community

Coast Guard Station New York grows 'Mos' to raise awareness and help community
  New York – Every day you could see the change, on some more than others. Some were dark, some were light, some grew bushy and full, while others struggled to grow at all and some simply donated to the cause. But for each of the participants, it meant a way to come together and help their community, which was severely impacted from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. For 30 days, 12 members...

Coast Guard, Navy offload more than 3 tons of narcotics

Coast Guard, Navy offload more than 3 tons of narcotics
  MAYPORT, Fla. – The guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and its embarked San Diego-based Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific offloaded 3,060 pounds of cocaine and 3,676 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012. During the deployment, the Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and the Carr participated in multiple interdictions that kept 6 million...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to hold change of command, depart for new homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to hold change of command, depart for new homeport
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. ˗˗ A change of command ceremony will be held aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, San Pedro, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. During the change of command ceremony, Capt. Richard L. Mourey will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Morgenthau from Capt. Gregory A. Burg.  Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft,...

Coast Guard, locals respond to freight train derailment near Paulsboro, NJ

Coast Guard, locals respond to freight train derailment near Paulsboro, NJ
  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are responding Friday to a report of a freight train derailment in Mantua Creek near Paulsboro, N.J. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders were notified at approximately 7:30 a.m. of a train derailment at the East Jefferson Street Railroad Bridge over the Mantua Creek. Authorities are in the process of assessing what materials...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner south of Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs mariner south of Kodiak, Alaska
  KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a crewmember from the 1,000-foot cargo vessel Cosco Long Beach approximately 200 miles south of Kodiak Thursday. The crewmember was transported to Air Station Kodiak and transferred to local emergency medical services and taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further medical treatment. Watchstanders...

Southern California based Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb repairs vital weather buoys

Southern California based Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb repairs vital weather buoys
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, working with technicians from the National Data Buoy Center/NOAA have repaired several key weather-data buoys and are now on station transmitting weather and sea-state data. “These buoys represent a portion of the weather buoy constellation off the California coast, they are vital to gathering real-time information regarding the offshore...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw boasts all-female underway watch during transit to Chicago

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw boasts all-female underway watch during transit to Chicago
LAKE MICHIGAN – Female officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw designed and accomplished an all-female underway watch Tuesday during their transit to Chicago this week to participate in the annual re-enactment of Chicago’s Christmas Ship. The all-female watch was an idea devised last spring and was finally able to be realized this fall, once all the necessary positions were...