Public asked to maintain safe distance from marine mammals

Public asked to maintain safe distance from marine mammals
HONOLULU – With more than 10,000 humpback whales migrating to the Hawaiian Islands this year, crews from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the State of Hawaii’s Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement, from the Department of Land and Natural Resources are partnering together to protect humpback whales. Humpback whale season is generally from November...

Coast Guard warns of sneaker waves on Northern California coast

Coast Guard warns of sneaker waves on Northern California coast
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard is warning boaters and beach-goers along the Northern California coast, from the Oregon-California border to San Luis Obispo, to use caution in coastal areas due to an increase in rip currents and possible “sneaker waves.” Rough seas and sneaker waves can catch people by surprise, with deadly consequences. These large swells can create strong rip currents...

Coast Guard refers sexual assault case to court-martial

Coast Guard refers sexual assault case to court-martial
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guardsman accused of rape, sexual assault and assault will face a court-martial expected to begin in early April at the Hale Boggs Federal Building, here. The decision by Rear Adm. Kevin S. Cook, commander, 8th Coast Guard District, is based on the recommendation from an Article 32 hearing completed Oct. 22, that found reasonable grounds exist to try Petty Officer 3rd Class...

Operation Fireside volunteers take in Coast Guard recruits for Christmas

Operation Fireside volunteers take in Coast Guard recruits for Christmas
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard and American Red Cross placed more than 200 Coast Guard recruits with several dozen South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Thousands of recruits have spent Christmas with hundreds of volunteers from South Jersey since the Operation Fireside program was established in 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the holiday...

Coast Guard, Turks and Caicos rescue crews assist 55 Haitians in water

Coast Guard, Turks and Caicos rescue crews assist 55 Haitians in water
MIAMI — Approximately 55 Haitians are being rescued by Coast Guard and Turks and Caicos rescue crews, 100 meters off the South Dock in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Wednesday. Approximately 55 Haitian migrants fell into the water Wednesday morning when their overloaded sail freighter capsized off the coast of Providenciales. The incident was reported from Turks and Caicos police to Coast Guard...

Coast Guard ends search in the Caribbean Sea for six Cuban nationals of overdue migrant vessel

Coast Guard ends search in the Caribbean Sea for six Cuban nationals of overdue migrant vessel
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended a four-day search in the Caribbean Sea Tuesday evening for possible survivors of an overdue illegal migrant boat reportedly transporting a group of six Cuban nationals from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received multiple phone calls Saturday from one of the overdue migrant’s family...

Happy Holidays from the Coast Guard

Happy Holidays from the Coast Guard
With the holiday season upon us and families preparing for the festivities, we would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the men and women of the Coast Guard and Armed Services who will spend this holiday season away from home. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker Music by U.S. Coast Guard Band (Sleigh Ride) var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater near Pooles Island, Md.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater near Pooles Island, Md.
BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 39-year-old man aboard a 31-foot sailboat Tuesday after he left Edgewood, Md., Sunday and did not arrive in Dundalk as intended. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at 10:30 p.m. Monday from the man’s friend reporting the man had called her Sunday evening and stated he was having engine trouble in the vicinity of Pooles...

Coast Guard crews rescue boater, dogs near Little Wicomico River

ALTIMORE — Coast Guard crews rescued a man and three dogs Tuesday after the 59-foot sailboat he was aboard ran aground in the vicinity of Smith Point near the Little Wicomico River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a mayday call at 11:30 p.m. Monday from the boater over VHF-FM channel 16 reporting he had run soft aground approximately 300 yards from the shore and was taking...