Coast Guardsman makes a bump on the All-Navy Volleyball Team

Coast Guardsman makes a bump on the All-Navy Volleyball Team
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela Boehland ALAMEDA, Calif. – Kerry Karwan loves volleyball. She keeps one close to her at work. She has been playing competitively for the last 23 years, and she has sacrificed for it, stood extra duty for it, and has worked hard to be a part of the All-Navy Volleyball Team. Karwan started with the All-Navy Team in 1998. A year later she was cut from the team...

Coast Guard aircrew assists Michigan State Police to locate, rescue man lost in Ontonagon County

Coast Guard aircrew assists Michigan State Police to locate, rescue man lost in Ontonagon County
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew and the Michigan State Police teamed together to locate and rescue a 20-year-old man on the Firesteel River in Ontonagon County, Mich., Sunday night. At about 10 p.m., the state police contacted a search-and-rescue coordinator at the 9th Coast Guard District command center to request a helicopter to assist in the search for the man who had reportedly...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw restores Lake Michigan buoys as part of Operation Spring Restore

Cleveland – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore. Over the weekend the Mackinaw crew repositioned shoal buoys off the entrance to Burns Harbor, Ind. to better mark a shoal created by Hurricane Sandy that covered much of the entrance to this...

Bruckenthal family visits Nate’s Open Door

Bruckenthal family visits Nate’s Open Door
By Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully BALTIMORE – Nathan B. “Nate” Bruckenthal, a Damage Controlman Third Class, was killed April 24, 2004, while serving a second deployment in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nate was killed along with Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael Pernaselli, of Monroe, N.Y., and Petty Officer Second Class Christopher Watts, of Knoxville, Tenn.,...

Coast Guard Yard hosts Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run

Coast Guard Yard hosts Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run
by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully BALTIMORE – The Fifth Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run was held at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Saturday, April 27. More than 80 people participated in the five-kilometer event in honor of Coast Guardsman Nathan Bruckenthal. Bruckenthal was killed in Iraq in 2004. Each year the event is coordinated by the Coast Guard Yard’s Morale,...

Coast Guard, Navy searching for man overboard in North Pacific

Coast Guard, Navy searching for man overboard in North Pacific
Honolulu — The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy have rescued one mariner from a sailboat in distress and are searching for another who fell overboard 500 miles west of Midway Atoll Sunday. Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu was contacted by Marine Rescue Coordination Center Falmouth, United Kingdom, at 11:30 p.m., notifying them that one of two crewmembers had fallen overboard from a...

Coast Guard, CBP rescue teenager from ice floe

Coast Guard, CBP rescue teenager from ice floe
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard rescue crew and a Customs and Border Protection boatcrew teamed together to rescue a 14-year old boy from an ice floe in the George Kemp Marina in Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Sunday afternoon. At around 2 p.m., the moto vessel Objiway contacted a search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie to report a boy stranded on an ice floe about 20 feet off...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire and grounding

Coast Guard responds to boat fire and grounding
BOSTON—The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to monitor vessel salvage efforts today after a fishing vessel caught on fire and grounded in Rockport Harbor near Rockport, Mass., Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Gloucester were notified by Rockport Harbormaster reporting that the 40-foot lobster fishing vessel Kalyn D. was on fire with two persons aboard, Saturday at approximately...

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District and Canadian Coast Guard concluded Operation Taconite and Operation Coal Shovel, its ice-breaking operations in the Great Lakes Saturday, officially bringing the 2012-13 icebreaking season to a close. Under control of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Operation Taconite is carried out in Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, the Straits...