Coast Guard responds to Halloween attraction battered by high winds, heavy waves at Chicago’s Navy Pier

Coast Guard responds to Halloween attraction battered by high winds, heavy waves at Chicago's Navy Pier
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CHICAGO — First responders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago responded to a barge that was taking on water on the north side of Navy Pier Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received the initial report from the Chicago Police Department stating that the 132-foot...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured man off Capers Island, S.C.

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured man off Capers Island, S.C.
BEAUFORT, S.C. — The Coast Guard, along with members of Fripp Island Marine Rescue Service, rescued an injured man Friday in the vicinity of Capers Island, South Carolina. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation by Beaufort County Dispatch at...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard spouse recognized for outstanding service

Coast Guard spouse recognized for outstanding service
HONOLULU – Michelle Sneller was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Military Spouse for the 14th Coast Guard District during a ceremony at Honolulu City Hall, Thursday. Sneller is the wife of Chief Petty Officer Jerrod Sneller, an operations specialist at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. She serves as the unit ombudsman for Sector Honolulu and several Coast Guard units within the 14th Coast Guard District....

The Old Coast Guard Station, visage of a bygone age

The Old Coast Guard Station, visage of a bygone age
by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert Along Atlantic Ave, nearly lost in the shade of nearby hotels, the Old Coast Guard Station Museum in Virginia Beach stands watch over the very same stretch of ocean as it did when it was built more than 100 years ago. Things have changed since those early days — the Life-Saving Service was joined with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Closure of Anchorage in Marina Del Rey

Coast Guard Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Closure of Anchorage in Marina Del Rey
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Eleventh Coast Guard District has invited the public to a meeting pertaining to the proposed closing of a special anchorage in Marina del Rey harbor. This proposal was published in May 2014 but due to multiple comments received, they are now holding a public meeting to solicit more comments from stakeholders to inform their decision regarding the proposed closure. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after 45-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after 45-day patrol
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. While on patrol, Diligence served as the operational commander for all Coast Guard assets supporting Operation Southeast Watch in the Windward Pass between Cuba and Haiti. As the operational commander, Diligence maintained an overt presence in the Windward Pass to...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off flooding boat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 off flooding boat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard members rescued two men who were aboard a 23-foot boat that began flooding near Conneaut, Ohio, in Lake Erie late Wednesday afternoon. Just after 5 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, heard a mayday broadcast over VHF-FM marine radio from a 23-foot vessel with two men aboard that was flooding near the Conneaut Harbor breakwall. Sector watchstanders...

Haunted Hull: Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Haunted Hull: Coast Guard Cutter Taney
The Coast Guard Cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard. The Taney’s story begins Oct. 24, 1936, when the ship was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy yard. Shortly after being commissioned, the Taney was moved to its first homeport in Honolulu. There,...