Coast Guard schedules court-martial in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard schedules court-martial in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard petty officer accused of rape and sexual contact will face a court-martial Wednesday at 8 a.m., in room 285 of the Hurff Ackerman Sanders Federal Building in Juneau. Petty Officer 3rd Class William Bisel, 26, an aviation maintenance technician assigned to the public works department at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka is charged with two violations of Article 120 of the...

A safe haven from the storm: US Coast Guard’s National COOP site

A safe haven from the storm: US Coast Guard’s National COOP site
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayla Kelley ST. LOUIS – When a natural disaster strikes the nation the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the first responders, saving lives and helping to restore communities. However, when disaster strikes the physical location of Coast Guard local and command units, those who are working there must be able to relocate to a safe and secure facility to continue to...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from Delaware River near Commodore Barry Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from Delaware River near Commodore Barry Bridge
PHILIDELPHIA ― The Coast Guard rescued two people from a personal watercraft that was sinking in the Delaware River near the Commodore Barry Bridge Monday. A tugboat operator alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at about 6 p.m., via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, that a male and female were in the water and hanging onto the partially submerged watercraft. A nearby 25-foot...

Coast Guard urges Hawaiian Island mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Flossie, re-opens some ports

Coast Guard urges Hawaiian Island mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Flossie, re-opens some ports
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is urging Hawaiian Island mariners and residents to heed safety warnings during Tropical Storm Flossie. Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed the port of Kahului, Maui, to all traffic at midnight, Sunday and have re-opened the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae on the Big Island at 1 p.m., Monday. Captain Shannon Gilreath, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, has set Heavy...

Marking hidden danger: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., keeps mariners clear of hazards

Marking hidden danger: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., keeps mariners clear of hazards
by Cmdr. Nevada Smith, Chief Petty Officer Kevin Bentle and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard helicopters in the skies above and Coast Guard cutters in the Columbia River below provide a highly visible Coast Guard presence. Just ten miles upriver from the mouth of the Columbia River and the famous Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., a lesser-known...

Coast Guard rescues family from disabled vessel near Morgan Pass

Coast Guard rescues family from disabled vessel near Morgan Pass
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a family of four people from a disabled 17-foot Bayliner in the vicinity of Morgan Pass, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received report of an overdue 17-foot Bayliner with a father and three children. The vessel left at 4:30 a.m., Sunday, to fish near Comfort Island and was expected to return at 2:30 p.m. When the boat did not return,...

Happy Tails

Happy Tails
The chef turns the gas on to begin a steady boil in the large stew pot. Diced and sliced vegetables sit on the chopping block awaiting their moment to take a dip. He meticulously arranges plates on the dining room table as his friends wait with anticipation in another room. The chef glides across the kitchen floor gracefully as he begins to assemble the mouth-watering masterpiece. He eases the vegetables...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port closes ports in Hawaii

Coast Guard Captain of the Port closes ports in Hawaii
HONOLULU- Coast Guard Captain of the Port is closing the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae on the Big Island and Kahului, Maui, to all traffic starting midnight Sunday. All cargo operations in these ports will be secured by 6 a.m. Monday. Captain Shannon Gilreath, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, has set Heavy Weather Condition II for these ports and is urging local mariners to review their heavy weather...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from ferry Provincetown II

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from ferry Provincetown II
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its active search at 5:38 p.m. Sunday for a man who went overboard from the Provincetown II ferry near Castle Island, Mass., Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report from the Provincetown II stating that a man had went overboard from the third deck at approximately 10:45 p.m. and they were unable to see him. Crews from numerous...