Coast Guard to establish security zone for the US – Africa Leaders Summit

Coast Guard to establish security zone for the US - Africa Leaders Summit
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 in designated waters of the Potomac River for the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit. The security zone may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users in the Washington Channel and Tidal Basin. The security zone includes all navigable waters of the Potomac River from...

Coast Guard Sector San Diego holds Change of Command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector San Diego holds Change of Command ceremony
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego welcomed a new commanding officer during a change-of-command ceremony held on base Wednesday morning. Capt. Jonathan S. Spaner assumed command responsibilities from Capt. Sean M. Mahoney as commander of Sector San Diego and San Diego Captain of the Port. The ceremony was presided over by Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, Commander of the 11th Coast Guard District. After...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns to port following RIMPAC 2014 exercises

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns to port following RIMPAC 2014 exercises
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to port at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Wednesday morning after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercises. During the exercises Waesche demonstrated the Coast Guard’s unique capabilities and partnership with Department of Defense entities and international partners along the Pacific Rim by serving as...

Navy and Coast Guard rescue two from burning boat

Navy and Coast Guard rescue two from burning boat
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Navy and Coast Guard crews, as well as other boaters in the area, worked together to rescue two people from a burning boat approximately 17 miles west of Point Loma, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report that the 45-foot recreational boat Happy II, had a fire on board. The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast to alert...

6 suspected migrants rescued off Key Biscayne, Florida

6 suspected migrants rescued off Key Biscayne, Florida
MIAMI — Six suspected migrants, found floating on inner tubes off of Key Biscayne, Florida, were pulled to safety by the Coast Guard Wednesday. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach responded after a good Samaritan notified Coast Guard watchstanders of six men floating on inner tubes approximately five miles off Key Biscayne. A 45-foot Response Boat Medium was launched. Upon arriving on...

Coast Guard, local law enforcement to ensure safety on Columbia, Willamette rivers

 Coast Guard, local law enforcement to ensure safety on Columbia, Willamette rivers
WARRENTON, Ore. — A multi-agency safe boating operation will kick off Friday in tandem with the recreational salmon fishery opening at Columbia River Buoy 10, to ensure the safety of the waterway for all recreational and commercial boating traffic. “Each year, the Columbia River is inundated by countless vessels and fishermen all looking to catch their share of salmon,” said Capt. Sean MacKenzie,...

Federal Hall National Memorial to host U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit

Federal Hall National Memorial to host U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit
New York — Twenty eight works by 20 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program will be on view at Federal Hall National Memorial from July 31 through September 19, 2014. These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Subjects portrayed, to name but a few, include scientific research in the Arctic, dramatic surf boat exercises and daring search and rescue...

Coast Guard Station Islamorada rescues 4 people from water near Islamorada, Fla.

Coast Guard Station Islamorada rescues 4 people from water near Islamorada, Fla.
MIAMI — Four people were rescued early Wednesday morning after their vessel capsized 1 nautical mile off Islamorada, Florida. A good Samaritan notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, of a capsized vessel with two adult females and two adult males in the water. The people in the water were fishing for lobster during Florida’s Lobster Mini Season when the vessel capsized....

Coast Guard helps crew save sinking shrimp boat

Coast Guard helps crew save sinking shrimp boat
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A commercial fishing vessel from Brownsville is slowly making its way back to port Tuesday, thanks to some quick actions by its crew and Coast Guard units. The Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a distress call from the 68-foot-long shrimping vessel Huachinango, taking on water 37 miles offshore of Baffin Bay at approximately 1:30 p.m. The three people...