Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Crown Princess 140 miles south of Southwest Pass

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Crown Princess 140 miles south of Southwest Pass
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old female passenger aboard the cruise ship Crown Princess approximately 140 miles south of Southwest Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a report at approximately 2 a.m., that the Crown Princess required a medevac for a woman experiencing internal bleeding. She reportedly received...

Go Coast Guard Reserve Day at MSU Portland

Go Coast Guard Reserve Day at MSU Portland
Story by Petty Officer Jordan H. Akiyama. Photos & video by Petty Officer George L. Degener One by one, they trickled in like the rain outside the stone building at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore. Every face that entered the room bore the look of nervousness as they quietly took their seats. Until this point, the only thing most of them knew about the Coast Guard was what they...

On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell

On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell
New technology, better range and reliability can mean the difference between life and death Story by Petty Officer 1st Class John D. Miller Greg Arlotta’s voice turned grim as the boat beneath him slipped below the 37-degree waters of the Delaware Bay in the early morning darkness of Dec. 23, 2010. “When this [cell] phone gets wet, I’m dead,” Arlotta told a 911 operator in the Sussex County,...

Coast Guard continues to monitor tanker response on Hudson River

Coast Guard continues to monitor tanker response on Hudson River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is continuing to oversee the response to a motor tanker that suffered a hull breach to their ballast tank on the Hudson River near Stuyvesant, N.Y. Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New York was notified Thursday that the 600-foot motor tanker, Stena Primorsk, began listing after suffering a hull breach while transiting from Albany, N.Y. via the Hudson River, carrying light...

Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River

Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is assisting in the search of two people in the water on the Hudson River, near Hyde Park, N.Y. Friday. The missing are described as white males, in their twenties. Coast Guard Sector New York was notified, just after 2 a.m., that a canoe capsized with three men aboard near the Rodgers Point Boat Club in Hyde Park. One man was able to swim ashore to call for help but...

Coast Guard locates man on disabled sailboat 50 miles south of Marsh Island in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard locates man on disabled sailboat 50 miles south of Marsh Island in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew located a 60-year-old man aboard a 34-foot disabled sailboat approximately 50 miles south of Marsh Island in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Rescued was Charles Hampe, a native of New Hampshire. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a 406 MHz signal at 9:46 a.m. from an electronic position indicating radio beacon on board the sailboat...

Coast Guardsmen spend day with residents of Ronald McDonald House, donate gifts, money

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard men and women from Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., and Coast Guard Security Detachment Mayport raised money, donated gifts and volunteered to spend time with patients and their family members at the Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville, Thursday. Coast Guardsmen invited the children and their family members to take a tour aboard...

Coast Guardsmen converge in Hawaii for heavy weather training

Coast Guardsmen converge in Hawaii for heavy weather training
HONOLULU – Two weeks of intensive heavy weather search and rescue training will complete Friday, after personnel from throughout the Pacific gathered at Coast Guard Station Honolulu for a series of unique skill enhancement evolutions. Instructors from the Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School, in Ilwaco, Wash., chose Hawaii for the consistently challenging offshore sea conditions as well as...

Coast Guard closes river bars in Washington, Oregon

Coast Guard closes river bars in Washington, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Capt. of the Port, for the Sector Puget Sound area of responsibility, has closed the Quillayute River bar, and the Capt. of the Port, for the Sector Columbia River, Ore., area of responsibility, has closed the Depoe Bay and Siuslaw River, Ore., bars, Thursday, due to hazardous conditions. The bar closures apply to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior...