Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guardmen from the surrounding area, along with families of crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn and numerous other guests attended the 35th annual Blackthorn memorial ceremony near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wednesday. The Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan. 28, 1980....

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, is conducting a half-day active shooter response exercise Thursday morning at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, located at 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo. Those nearby should expect to hear gunshot sounds from blank ammunition being fired, emergency announcements, and yelling from exercise...

Two men stranded on a remote Bahamian Island rescued by Coast Guard

Two men stranded on a remote Bahamian Island rescued by Coast Guard
MIAMI — Two stranded men are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them off an Island in the Bahamas Tuesday afternoon. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a request for assistance from the Royal Bahamian Defense Force to rescue two U.S. citizens from a remote island. The men were ferrying the motor vessel Bye-Luv Ya-Sea Ya from Turks and Caicos to Fort Pierce, Florida, when the vessel...

Grounded vessel back underway in Delaware Bay

Grounded vessel back underway in Delaware Bay
PHILADELPHIA — The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Santa Lucia is scheduled to anchor at Big Stone Anchorage for a Coast Guard safety inspection before moving on to its destination of Philadelphia. There are no reports of injuries or pollution. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search efforts for a missing kayaker off the coast of Mayport, Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard searched more than 4,435 square miles for Garth Sangree. “Despite the exemplary efforts of our local, state and federal partners, we are unfortunately unable to bring Garth home,” said Capt. Thomas Allan, commanding officer of Coast Guard...

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path
DETROIT – After three days of concentrated effort, U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers concluded flushing operations and cleared two significant plugs in the St. Clair River as part of Operation Coal Shovel. The combined efforts of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Canadian Coast Guard ship Griffon and Canadian Coast Guard ship...

Coast Guard responding to motor vessel aground in Delaware Bay

Coast Guard responding to motor vessel aground in Delaware Bay
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded motor vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot motor vessel Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia. The ship’s cargo is reported to be fresh produce. The Coast Guard, along with New Jersey...

Crew rescued from sinking ship

Dramatic footage of fishermen being rescued from their sinking vessel off the coast of Scotland was released by the UK coastguard on Friday.

Coast Guard suspends search for the pilot of a plane that crashed near Seabeck, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for the pilot of a plane that crashed near Seabeck, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a survivor of a plane crash after searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck, Washington, Monday. “Our prayers and heartfelt wishes go out to the friends and loved ones of those affected by this tragedy,” said Lieutenant Raphael Sadowitz, the command duty officer at Sector Puget Sound. “We also extend our gratitude to the good Samaritans...