Coast Guard medevacs man, 54, from tanker ship off NC coast

Coast Guard medevacs man, 54, from tanker ship off NC coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old crewmember Sunday from a tanker ship approximately 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The master of the 576-foot tanker ship Pennsylvania notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 9:17 p.m. Saturday stating a crewmember was suffering from chest pain and needed medical attention. Sector watchstanders launched a crew...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker near Kauai

Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker near Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker approximately half a mile northeast of Kilauea Point on the north shore of Kauai, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Kauai received a call at 11:11 a.m. from a good Samaritan on shore stating that she noticed an unmanned, adrift yellow kayak in the area. The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker...

Coast Guard rescues man near Vashon Island, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues man near Vashon Island, Wash.
SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Station Seattle crew rescued a man from the water after his boat capsized near Vashon Island Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received notification at 10:39 a.m. of a possible person in the water after a 14-foot sailing skiff capsized near Vashon Island. The watchstanders diverted an underway Station Seattle crew on 45-foot Response Boat – Medium. The...

Coast Guard assists boater from grounded sailboat near Baltimore

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted a boater Saturday after the 29-foot sailboat he was aboard ran aground in the Patapsco River near Baltimore east of Rock Creek. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received notification at approximately 1 p.m. from the man reporting he had run aground due to dense fog in the area. A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard...

Coast Guardsman acquitted during court-martial

Coast Guardsman acquitted during court-martial
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guardsman accused of two specifications of aggravated sexual contact was acquitted Friday during a General Court-Martial. Petty Officer 3rd Class William Bisel had been charged with two violations of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and was found not guilty of the charges and specifications by a Coast Guard member panel. Information about the UCMJ and...

Weather conditions limit active cleanup operations at BP Whiting Refinery

Weather conditions limit active cleanup operations at BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. – Weather conditions and safety concerns prohibited planned submerged surveying today near the BP Whiting Refinery, site of an oil discharge earlier this week. An eight-member cleanup assessment team made up of members from the Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and BP contractors, was scheduled to conduct a comprehensive survey along the path of discharge in search...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma return home after 30-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma return home after 30-day patrol
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned this week to their homeport of Kittery, Maine after a 30-day patrol conducting operations and training in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. The crew conducted living marine resources (LMR) enforcement operations under the tactical control of the 1st Coast Guard District. The Tahoma’s law enforcement teams conducted boardings of commercial...

Coast Guard breaks ice on Kennebec River – video

Coast Guard breaks ice on Kennebec River - video
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews broke ice, Thursday, to reduce the risk of flooding as snow and river ice begins to melt and flow out to sea along the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay, Maine, to Gardiner, Maine. This operation, known as Operation Spring Break-out, signals the closing stages of the Coast Guard’s 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season. The crew of the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants after vessel sinks in the Caribbean

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants after vessel sinks in the Caribbean
MIAMI — An aircrew with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report at approximately 10 a.m. of migrants suffering from dehydration and were stranded on Lobos Cay Island, Bahamas, after their vessel sank. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...