Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home after 140-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home after 140-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Friday, after a 140-day deployment to the Arctic and Central America. Since departing in July, the Stratton’s crew completed a 24,000-mile deployment in support of the nation’s interests in the Arctic and joint counter-drug operations off the coast of California and Central...

Coast Guard Station Cortez assists 4 in vessel taking on water in Sarasota Bay, Fla.

Coast Guard Station Cortez assists 4 in vessel taking on water in Sarasota Bay, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four people aboard a 38-foot catamaran after they began taking on water in the vicinity of Ringling Brothers Bridge in Sarasota Bay, Friday. The owner of the Rock Bottom contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg via VHF-FM channel 16 radio at approximately 2:30 p.m., reporting they were taking on water approximately one inch every...

Coast Guard seeking vessel in distress

Coast Guard seeking vessel in distress

Coast Guard medevacs man, 62, from sailboat off NC coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 62-year-old man from his sailboat Thursday approximately 100 miles east of Kill Devil Hills. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received notification at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center, reporting they received a distress message...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue crabber near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue crabber near Anacortes, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crabber reported overdue near Anacortes, Wednesday. Dean Harvey, 48, of Bremerton, remains missing. Search crews spent 24 hours completing a total of 24 searches that covered a 909 square mile area with no signs of Harvey. “Suspending the search for a missing person is one of the most difficult decisions we must make,” said Cmdr. Brian...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman near Shell Island Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman near Shell Island Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a 37-year-old man reported overdue from a fishing trip aboard a 12-foot boat, which reportedly began Saturday morning near Shell Island, Florida. Joseph Johns, 44, the owner of the vessel, was located deceased by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crew in Waccasassa Bay, north of Yankeetown, Florida Sunday. Rescue...

Coast Guard announces pilot program use of NIXLE for bar reports on Oregon Coast

Coast Guard announces pilot program use of NIXLE for bar reports on Oregon Coast
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will begin use of NIXLE to provide publicly accessible reports on the Umpqua River Bar conditions Friday. Coast Guard Station Umpqua River has begun broadcasting bar reports, bar conditions and restrictions using the technology provided by the website Nixle http://www.nixle.com/ as part of a pilot program that will run from Nov. 27, 2014, to Jan. 27, 2015. Additional stations...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home Friday after 140-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home Friday after 140-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton is scheduled to return to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda Friday at 8:30 a.m. after a 140-day deployment to the Arctic and Central America. Since departing in July, the Stratton’s crew completed a 24,000-mile deployment in support of the nation’s interests in the Arctic and joint counter-drug operations off the coast...

Coast Guard searches for overdue crabber near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard searches for overdue crabber near Anacortes, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are searching for an overdue crabber last seen near Anacortes, Tuesday morning. Missing is Dean Harvey, 48, of Bremerton. A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham and the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Adelie, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, are involved in the search. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...