Coast Guard assists two disabled fishing vessels near Port O’connor

Coast Guard assists two disabled fishing vessels near Port O'connor
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard assisted and brought two disabled fishing vessels to safety, near Port O’Connor, Saturday. At approximately 9 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a radio call from the captain of fishing vessel Capt. Bubba, requesting assistance...

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located a stranded man near the Brownsville Ship Channel and transported him to safety, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m., while returning to dock for refuel, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Cobia spotted a homeless man stranded on Long Island in the Brownsville Ship Channel. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs 38-year-old man north of Mansfield Jetties

Coast Guard medevacs 38-year-old man north of Mansfield Jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a 38-year-old man, Saturday, whose boat became disabled 10 miles north of the Mansfield Jetties. At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a distress call from a man on VHF Channel 16 stating he was experiencing medical issues and that two friends boating with him had swam to shore to look for help...

Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor responds to mayday call, rescues boater

Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor responds to mayday call, rescues boater
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard responded to a mayday call, Friday afternoon, from a boater whose boat was taking on water just inside the break wall of Calumet Harbor in Chicago. At about 4:45 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor heard a mayday call over VHF-FM radio channel 16, the international hailing and distress channel, from a boater whose boat was taking on water. A rescue...

We Are Coast Guardsmen

We Are Coast Guardsmen
On Thursday, May 29th, then Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp issued ALCOAST (all Coast Guard) 234/14. Today, Admiral Papp was relieved as Commandant by Admiral Paul F. Zukunft. We reprint below the full text of his message to the Coast Guard. ALCOAST 234/14 COMDTNOTE 1000 SUBJ: SHIPMATES 29 AND FINAL: WE ARE COAST GUARDSMEN. Shipmates, four years ago we set the watch and committed ourselves to...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home after Bering Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home after Bering Sea patrol
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned to its homeport of Coast Guard Base Seattle at Friday morning, after a successful 80-day patrol in the Bering Sea in support of Operation Bering Shield. The Midgett departed Seattle on March 11 for Kodiak, Alaska, where several members of the operations department and law enforcement team attended the Commercial Fisheries Law Enforcement Training...

Coast Guard rescues man in Pensacola Bay

 Coast Guard rescues man in Pensacola Bay
MOBILE, Ala. — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued a man wearing a life jacket in the water between Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and Fort Pickens, Florida, Friday. At 12:15 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received notification from a 65-foot yacht that a person was in distress in the water. The person had been swept away from the boat while attempting to un-foul the prop. A Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 16 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 16 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 16 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation is the result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea. On Sunday, during a routine patrol, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard HC-144 aircraft detected an unseaworthy rustic vessel southeast of Key West, Florida. After reporting the vessel to...

Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard

Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard
WASHINGTON – Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Bob Papp during a military ceremony at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building. “Adm. Papp’s leadership and resolve have left an indelible mark on the service,” said Zukunft. “The Coast Guard is more proficient, more capable and more resilient due to his contributions...