Coast Guard rescues 2 off submerged boat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 off submerged boat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two men Sunday morning after the boat they were on partially sank in Lake Erie two miles northeast of the Ashtabula Harbor in Ashtabula, Ohio. At 8:48 a.m., the officer-of-the-day at Coast Guard Station Ashtabula was contacted by telephone by a boater who reported his boat was taking on water north of Ashtabula Harbor. Upon receiving the call, the OOD ran to the...

Coast Guard helps Michigan State Police locate 4 missing kayakers

Coast Guard helps Michigan State Police locate 4 missing kayakers
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted the Michigan State Police late Saturday night in locating four kayakers who were reported missing on the Manistique River on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At about 8:30 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at the Coast Guard’s 9th District headquarters in Cleveland received a request from the Michigan State Police to assist in locating four people,...

Coast Guard rescues sailor near Tillamook, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues sailor near Tillamook, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. – Coast Guard rescued a sailor from his sailboat, which was beset by weather more than 14 miles off shore of Tillamook Harbor Saturday. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescued the skipper of the 40-foot long sailboat, The Rock, and safely transferred him to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call for assistance from the Duane Jones,...

From the Bridge Wing 9-29-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-29-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1898 – The American steamer, Toledo with the barge Shawnee in tow, became water-logged 25 miles southwest of the station at Ship Canal, Michigan. Her crew boarded Shawnee and sailed to the canal. There they engaged the steamer D. F. Rose to tow Toledo in and the surfmen assisted to lay her on the beach near the piers. The keeper then telephoned for...

Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos seizes $2 million in marijuana

Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos seizes $2 million in marijuana
Miami — Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Bahamian Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), located 67 bales of marijuana on Little Farmer’s Cay in the Exuma island chain of the Bahamas, Friday. The seizure is the second in a week and is a direct result of coordinated U.S. and Bahamian counter-narcotics...

From the Bridge Wing 9-28-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-28-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1850 – An Act of Congress (9 Stat. L., 500, 504) provided for a systematic coloring and numbering of all buoys for, prior to this time, they had been painted red, white, or black, without any special system. The act “prescribed that buoys should be colored and numbered so that in entering from seaward red buoys with even numbers should be on the starboard...

Oahu students attend education expo at Coast Guard Base Honolulu

Oahu students attend education expo at Coast Guard Base Honolulu
HONOLULU — High school and middle school students throughout Oahu attended the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math exposition at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Friday. The STEM Expo is a collaborative initiative to promote core technological disciplines to inspire future innovators. Approximately 192 students from Mililani and Jarrett Middle Schools, as well as Kahuku, Farrington, Radford, and...

Coast Guard to close forward operating location Cordova, Alaska for the season

Coast Guard to close forward operating location Cordova, Alaska for the season
JUNEAU, Alaska — The last Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova for the summer is scheduled to return to Kodiak Monday. Throughout the deployment, which started May 1, 2013, aircrews out of forward operating location Cordova flew on 26 cases, saved 11 lives and assisted 18 other lives. Air Station Kodiak personnel deploy to Cordova every summer...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters in Lake Erie this afternoon in the vicinity of Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Shortly after 3 p.m., a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Fairport in Green River, Ohio, received a call from a boater reporting two people in the water near a partially submerged boat. A rescue boat crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from the station immediately...