Coast Guard Station Seattle crew medevacs injured tug crewman on Elliott Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard Station Seattle crew medevacs injured tug crewman on Elliott Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewmember from a tug vessel on Elliot Bay, Wash., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders in Seattle received a call just after 8 a.m. from the crew aboard the 98-foot tug vessel Eagle, reporting a crewman suffering a ribcage injury near the middle of Elliot Bay, near downtown Seattle. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast...

Coast Guard medically transports 3-month-old infant

Coast Guard medically transports 3-month-old infant
BOSTON — A Coast Guard air crew transported an injured 3-month-old male infant from Nantucket, Mass. to Boston on Wednesday. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston received a call at 10:20 a.m. from Nantucket Cottage Hospital stating that the infant was being treated after falling and sustaining a severe head injury and possible scull fracture. Commercial medical flight crews were...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple to hold Assumption of Command ceremony in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Maple to hold Assumption of Command ceremony in Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Michael D. Newell will relieve Lt. Raymond J. Reichl as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple during a formal ceremony aboard the ship in Sitka, Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Reichl has commanded the 225-foot Maple since Oct. 1, 2013. Reichl will remain aboard the cutter as the executive officer. Newell is reporting to the Maple after being the executive officer...

Coast Guard searching for overboard crewmember from cruise ship Celebrity Constellation

Coast Guard searching for overboard crewmember from cruise ship Celebrity Constellation
Miami — An aircrew aboard an HC-130 aircraft is searching for a crewmember who fell overboard the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship in the vicinity of the Yucatan Channel in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday. Missing is Inyoman Bagiada, 45, from Indonesia. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report shortly after 10:30 a.m. from Celebrity Constellation of a crewmember...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from cruise ship Carnival Inspiration

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from cruise ship Carnival Inspiration
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated an ailing 46-year-old crewman from a cruise ship nearly 60 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday. The cruise ship Carnival Inspiration contacted the Coast Guard just after noon requesting assistance for the crewman experiencing chest pain. A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from the 855-foot...

Coast Guard formally recognizes New Smyrna Beach rescuers

Coast Guard formally recognizes New Smyrna Beach rescuers
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard formally recognized New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer and three other men Tuesday for saving the life of a woman whose vehicle crashed into the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach Jan. 6, 2010. During a ceremony at New Smyrna Beach City Hall, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., Commander Capt. Tom Allan presented a Silver Lifesaving Medal to Barringer...

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guardsmen, survivors, family members, and community members from around the Tampa Bay area commemorated the 34th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn tragedy, Tuesday, at Blackthorn Memorial Park in St. Petersburg. Tuesday’s ceremony consisted of an aerial salute by aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, remarks by Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr.,...

International Ice Patrol Opens 2014 Ice Season

International Ice Patrol Opens 2014 Ice Season
New London, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) is scheduled to take over responsibility Wednesday for issuing daily iceberg warnings for the North Atlantic Ocean from the Canadian Ice Service under the North American Ice Service (NAIS) collaboration marking the beginning of the 2014 Ice Season. In early February, the IIP will deploy the first ice reconnaissance detachment...

Coast Guard Station Brunswick receives new rescue boat – video

Coast Guard Station Brunswick receives new rescue boat - video
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Ga., held a ceremony Tuesday to recognize the receipt of a new rescue boat. Station Brunswick is the latest unit to receive the new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium. The RB-M at Station Brunswick is meant to replace one of its current assets, a 1970’s-era 41-foot Utility Boat. The RB-M is one of the Coast Guard’s newest vessels to its...