Coast Guard crews continue to search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.

Coast Guard crews continue to search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews are searching for a 53-year-old male resident of Maderia Beach, Fla., last seen aboard the 42-foot fishing boat, No Bull, 78 miles northwest of Egmont Key, Wednesday. Missing is Gary Ketlehut. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a relayed...

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., responded to 3 suspected hoax distress calls on Sunday

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., responded to 3 suspected hoax distress calls on Sunday
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River crews responded to three suspected hoax distress calls near Clatskanie, Ore., and Portland, Ore., Sunday. Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria and a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Portland in response to the calls, searching for more than four hours and costing taxpayers...

Coast Guard assists 8 from vessel taking on water near Blake Island, Wash

Coast Guard assists 8 from vessel taking on water near Blake Island, Wash
SEATTLE — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Seattle assisted five adults and three children when their boat began taking on water near Blake Island, Wash., July 31, 2013. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, were notified of a 45-foot pleasure craft taking on water in Puget Sound by Kitsap County 911 dispatchers at about 2:30 p.m. The Seattle-based crew launched...

Coast Guard, dive safety experts want you to ‘survive your dive’

Coast Guard, dive safety experts want you to 'survive your dive'
ALAMEDA, Calif. – In the wake of numerous deaths and injuries, the Coast Guard reminds recreational divers to play it safe when diving along the California coast. In the past year, there were at least seven reported cases of recreational diving deaths off the Northern California coast primarily during abalone season, and more than 25 recreational SCUBA diving deaths and injuries all along the coast...

Coast Guard participates in Junior Safety at Sea Seminar

Coast Guard participates in Junior Safety at Sea Seminar
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Station New York and Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook educated young sailors during the Junior Safety at Sea Seminar (Jr. SAS), an annual event hosted by The Storm Trysail at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, N.J., July 25, 2013. Since 1996, The Storm Trysail has trained more than 3,000 teenagers in essential safety boating skills...

Coast Guard crews search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.

Coast Guard crews search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews are searching for a 45-year-old male last seen aboard the 42-foot fishing boat, No Bull, 78 miles northwest of Egmont Key, Wednesday. Missing is Gary Kettlehut. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a relayed distress call from 7th Coast Guard District watchstanders at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, reporting Kettlehut wasn’t aboard the No Bull...

Coast Guard International Ice Patrol to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard International Ice Patrol to hold change-of-command ceremony
GROTON, Conn. – Cmdr. Gabrielle McGrath is scheduled to relieve Cmdr. Lisa Mack as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol in a change-of-command ceremony at the University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, Coast Guard First District commander, Boston, will preside over the change-of-command ceremony. The change-of-command ceremony...

Procedural delay postpones Coast Guard court-martial in Juneau, Alaska

Procedural delay postpones Coast Guard court-martial in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard court-martial scheduled for a petty officer accused of rape and sexual assault has been postponed due a procedural delay, Tuesday. The court-martial of Petty Officer 3rd Class William Bisel, 26, an aviation maintenance technician, assigned to the public works department at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka will be rescheduled within the next few weeks. Bisel is charged...

Rescue swimmer medevacs possible heart attack victim for his first rescue

Rescue swimmer medevacs possible heart attack victim for his first rescue
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer performed his first rescue Monday, medevacing a crewmember in critical condition from a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 30 miles off the Matagorda Jetties. “Because he was unconscious at the time, we had to use our rescue litter, which is a specially designed stretcher we are able to hoist with using the helicopter,” said Petty...