Coast Guard assists 2 in Lake Erie near Catawba Island

Coast Guard assists 2 in Lake Erie near Catawba Island
File photo of a U.S. Coast Guard airboat by Commodore Jerri Smith, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9th District Central Region. CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard assisted two people back to shore safely after their all-terrain vehicle broke on Lake Erie near Catawba Island, Ohio, Monday night. At about 8:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, responded to a call from the people stating...

Coast Guard and State of Alaska investigate petroleum spill near Auke Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard and State of Alaska investigate petroleum spill near Auke Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard personnel from Sector Juneau lay absorbent pads into the water to absorb spilled petroleum products at Auke Bay Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck)JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are investigating the spill of approximately of 50-100 gallons...

Coast Guard Station Wachapreague boat crew medevacs man near Wachapreague Inlet, Va.

Coast Guard Station Wachapreague boat crew medevacs man near Wachapreague Inlet, Va.
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew member from Station Wachapreague discusses options with a crewman aboard fishing vessel Southern Crusader II about five miles northteast of Wachapreague Inlet, Va., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Wachapreague)PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Monday who experienced chest pains while on a fishing boat approximately...

Coast Guard helps boaters stranded in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard helps boaters stranded in Lake Pontchartrain
A Coast Guard Station New Orleans boatcrew assisted four people aboard a disabled fishing vessel taking on water on Lake Pontchartrain, Feb., 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a disabled fishing vessel taking on water on Lake Pontchartrain, Monday. New Orleans Coast Guard watchstanders were contacted by the New Orleans Police Department,...

Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor

Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor
San Diego MH-60 File Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy.ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard crews continue the search Monday for Richard Byhre, the 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected. Two HC-130 aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento have completed three additional searches between San Diego and San Clemente Island Monday, and an MH-60...

Coast Guard convenes general court-martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexually related misconduct

Coast Guard convenes general court-martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexually related misconduct
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Atlantic Area is scheduled to convene a general court-martial at the Coast Guard Legal Service Command Norfolk Tuesday for a Coast Guardsman accused of assault consummated by a battery, aggravated sexual contact and failure to obey a general order or regulation. Senior Chief Petty Officer James R. Hamilton, 33, is accused of the following violations of the Uniform Code...

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember offshore Los Angeles

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember offshore Los Angeles
Coast Guard MH-65 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia OldhamALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles aircrew medically evacuated an injured crewmember from a vessel approximately 40 miles west of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon. Eleventh Coast Guard District personnel were notified Feb. 16 of a crewmember from the Hyundai Tacoma, a Liberian-flagged vessel, suffering an injury...

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat captain off Mexico

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat captain off Mexico
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard continued to search Sunday for Richard Byhre, the 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected. At 9 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Harbor Operations Center in San Diego received a report from Byhre’s...

Coast Guard conducts multiple rescues in Bay Area

Coast Guard conducts multiple rescues in Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard conducted multiple rescues, recovering a total of six people from the water late Sunday morning. At 10:53 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders received report of a 15-foot sailing vessel capsizing near Tiburon. The two occupants were able to self-right the vessel, but the mast was broken leaving them unable to sail the vessel....