Coast Guard suspends search for missing 32-year-old man in Chesapeake Bay

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a 32-year-old man who was reported to have fallen overboard from the  170-foot fishing vessel Fleeton, during the vessel’s southbound transit in the Chesapeake Bay. Missing is Bernard Redmond. The Coast Guard searched for approximately 21 hours covering 300 square nautical miles. The following Coast Guard assets searched: ...

From the Bridge Wing 10-29-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-29-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1883 – At a quarter before 4 o’clock In the morning the two surfmen on patrol from the Plum Island Station (Second District), below Newburyport, Massachusetts, discovered a vessel ashore on the south breaker at the entrance of Newburyport Harbor, about half a mile northeast of the station. A signal was made to her that she was seen and the men hurried to the station...

Coast Guard searching for missing 32-year-old man in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard searching for missing 32-year-old man in Chesapeake Bay
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching Monday for a 32-year-old man who was reported to have fallen overboard from the 170-foot fishing vessel Fleeton during the vessel’s southbound transit in the Chesapeake Bay. The master of the Fleeton contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9 a.m. reporting a crewmember was last seen as the vessel...

Former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis departs Bay Area for final time

Former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis departs Bay Area for final time
ALAMEDA, Calif. – BNS Somudra Joy, formerly the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, departed Saturday from Alameda, marking a major milestone in international cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh. Joined by a small Coast Guard team of advisors, lead by Cmdr. Wendy Tomko, the Bangladeshi crew will make port calls at San Diego, Honolulu, Guam and Malaysia on their way to Bangladesh. The...

Coast Guard teams participate in cooking competition in Virginia Beach, Va

Coast Guard teams participate in cooking competition in Virginia Beach, Va
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Five Coast Guard teams from local small boat stations and patrol boats participated in a food competition Monday at Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach. The teams represented Coast Guard Stations Little Creek and Cape Charles, and Coast Guard Cutters Albacore, Beluga and Sea Horse. The idea for the competition came during an area of responsibility familiarization,...

Coast Guard to mark 1,000th commercial fishing safety student in Charleston, Ore

Coast Guard to mark 1,000th commercial fishing safety student in Charleston, Ore
ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon Crab Commission and Englund Marine will hold a brief ceremony in Charleston, Ore., Wednesday, in recognition of their commercial fishing drill conductor course’s 1,000th student. Upon the completion of the course, a certificate will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Charleston Marina in the recreation room. The in-water portion of the course will be held...

Coast Guard urges Boaters to exercise extra caution during fall and winter months

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard encourages owners and operators of vessels to take extra caution as boating conditions worsen during the fall and winter months. The Coast Guard recommends boaters check their local marine weather frequently. Be aware that storms can come up quickly and without warning. Most recently, rescue boat crewmembers from Coast Guard Stations New Haven and Fire Island, N.Y., saved...

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember 55 miles south of Freshwater Bayou

NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews and offshore supply vessels are searching for a crewmember reported missing from a platform 55 miles south of Freshwater Bayou. Missing is Peter Voces, 38, last seen wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:30 p.m. of a crewmember seen going into the water from a platform in Vermillion...

Coast Guard christens fourth National Security Cutter

Coast Guard christens fourth National Security Cutter
WASHINGTON — The U.S Coast Guard christened its fourth National Security Cutter Saturday, during a ceremony at Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. The cutter’s sponsor, Linda Kapral Papp, led the time-honored tradition of breaking a champagne bottle on the cutter’s bow, officially giving the cutter the name Hamilton. She was accompanied by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp, who...