Georgetown lighthouse lens presented to maritime museum

Georgetown lighthouse lens presented to maritime museum
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); GEORGETOWN, S.C. — The Coast Guard attended an unveiling ceremony Thursday at the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown. The event was to observe the reception of the Georgetown Lighthouse Fresnel lens. The Georgetown Lighthouse Fresnel Lens sits on display at the South Caroling Maritime Museum...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NY man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NY man
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing boater near Sands Point, July 31, 2014. Missing is 43-year old Scott Donsavage. Donsavage was last seen by his wife around 10 p.m., July 29, before he got underway aboard his 15-foot vessel from a boat launch in Mamaroneck. His vessel was found ashore in gear with no one aboard. He is described as 5’11”, weighing 180 pounds and was...

1 dead, 1 injured after boat collision in Key West, Florida

1 dead, 1 injured after boat collision in Key West, Florida
MIAMI – One woman is dead and another injured after a boat collision in the vicinity of Mud Key, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, were notified by a good Samaritan of a boat collision involving a 44-foot Catamaran and 55-foot sport fishing boat at approximately 4 p.m. Two women aboard the Catamaran were ejected into the water during the collision. The Coast...

Coast Guard Research & Development Center Preps for Arctic Patrol

Coast Guard Research & Development Center Preps for Arctic Patrol
NEW LONDON, Conn. – A team of scientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center will depart from Seward, Alaska, for a technology evaluation in the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 8. The RDC is leading a multi-agency team to support Arctic Shield 2014, a 17th Coast Guard District initiative. The purpose of their month-long evaluation is to improve Coast Guard capabilities...

Coast Guard Announces Safety Zone on the Ohio River for law enforcement training exercise

Coast Guard Announces Safety Zone on the Ohio River for law enforcement training exercise
CINCINNATI – The Coast Guard will be establishing a safety zone on the Ohio River in support of a multi-agency law enforcement training exercise scheduled for Tuesday. The safety zone will be in effect from approximately 8 a.m., to 2 p.m., and will extend the entire width of the river from mile marker 470.0 near the Cincinnati Public Landing to mile marker 471.5 downriver of the Brent Spence Highway,...

Coast Guard assists 8 aboard disabled boat

Coast Guard assists 8 aboard disabled boat
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted a sailing vessel in distress Wednesday with eight people aboard in the vicinity of San Pablo Bay, Calif. At approximately 3:25 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a distress call from the operator of a 42-foot recreational sailing vessel stating the vessel had lost steering and was headed toward rocks with eight passengers aboard. The...

Coast Guard alerting public of Navy exercise near Port Canaveral involving blank ammo

Coast Guard alerting public of Navy exercise near Port Canaveral involving blank ammo
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard is alerting mariners and the public through a marine safety information bulletin of a Navy exercise occurring near Port Canaveral, Florida, which involves the use of blank ammunition and smoke flares. Flashes, the sound of real gunshots and smoke flares may be witnessed by boaters and members of the public on land nearby. Although the blank ammunition looks...

Coast Guard, local law enforcement searching for missing New York boater

Coast Guard, local law enforcement searching for missing New York boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and local law enforcement are searching for a missing boater near Sands Point, July 31, 2014. Missing is 43-year old Scott Donsavage. Donsavage was last seen by his wife around 10 p.m. July 29, before he got underway aboard his 15-foot vessel from Pleasantville. He is described as 5’11”, weighing 180 pounds and was wearing a black shirt, red hat and shorts. The Coast...

America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, to visit Rockland, Maine this weekend

 America's Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, to visit Rockland, Maine this weekend
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Rockland, Maine, Friday, at 3 p.m. as part of their 2014 cadet summer training deployment. The Eagle’s visit to Rockland is to celebrate the Maine Lobster Festival. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on: Saturday, Aug. 2, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. At 295 feet in length,...