Coast Guard Cutter Kankakee holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Kankakee holds change of command
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Chief Warrant Officer Thad Wagner relieved Chief Warrant Officer Nick Frascella as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Kankakee in an official change-of-command ceremony, July 27, 2014. Chief Warrant Officer Frascella assumed command of the cutter Kankakee in August 2011, and will become the Auxiliary Operational Training Officer in Louisville, Kentucky. Chief Warrant...

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans transfers command

 Coast Guard Sector New Orleans transfers command
NEW ORLEANS — Capt. Philip Schifflin relieved Capt. Peter Gautier as commander of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans in an official change-of-command ceremony, Friday. Capt. Gautier assumed command of Sector New Orleans in 2011, and will become the Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Coast Guard. Capt. Philip Schifflin relieved Capt. Peter Gautier as commander of Coast Guard Sector New...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from boat taking on water near Rochester, New York

Coast Guard rescues 6 from boat taking on water near Rochester, New York
Rochester – The Coast Guard rescued two adults and four children from a boat taking on water in the vicinity of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York, Friday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Rochester responded to a distress call that came in over channel 16, the designated international hailing and distress channel, from boaters aboard a 26-foot vessel that...

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — After being rescued by the Coast Guard, and transferred aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island, 53 Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits stemming back to Monday. Coast Guard assets involved in the cases were: Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans Delivered to the Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans Delivered to the Coast Guard
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans, the 10th ship in its Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter recapitalization project, June 25, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Raymond Evans, the fourth of six FRCs to be homeported in Key West, will be commissioned into service Sept. 6, 2014. Cmdr. John Reed, Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, said his command is fortunate...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver south of Beaufort Inlet, NC

Coast Guard searching for missing diver south of Beaufort Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching Friday for a missing 65-year-old male diver approximately 35 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, N.C. Crew on the dive boat Glen Ellen contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting the diver was separated from his partner and missing for more than a hour. Sector watchstanders issued an urgent...

Coast Guard Air Station/SFO Port Angeles change of command

Coast Guard Air Station/SFO Port Angeles change of command
SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Washington, is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday at 1 Ediz Hook Road, Port Angeles. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington’s 6th Congressional District are scheduled to attend the event. During the ceremony, Capt. Keith P. McTigue will transfer command to Cmdr. Andrew W. Eriks....

Coast Guard assists stranded kayaker from Lorain Harbor breakwall

Coast Guard assists stranded kayaker from Lorain Harbor breakwall
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard assisted two kayakers, a mother and her son, back to shore after the son became stranded on the breakwall near Lorain, Ohio, Friday afternoon. At about 12:15 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Lorain received a phone call from the mother stating that her son was stranded on the breakwall after several attempts to right his capsized kayak. A Coast Guard boat...

Coast Guard Community Services Command changes leadership

Coast Guard Community Services Command changes leadership
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Robert Whitehouse assumed command of the Coast Guard Community Services Command (CSC) where he relieved Capt. Robert McKenna during a change-of-command ceremony at CSC Headquarters in Chesapeake, Friday. Capt. Whitehouse transfers to the CSC from the 1st District in Boston, Massachusetts where he served as the chief of planning and force readiness. Capt....