Coast Guard medevacs man from Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard medevacs man from Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON – A Coast Guard air crew transported an ill 68-year-old man from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, today. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 1st District Command Center were notified at about 12 a.m. by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital that the man was suffering from internal bleeding and needed immediate transport to a mainland medical facility. With no local medical flight available,...

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay holds 2 groundbreaking ceremonies in New Jersey

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay holds 2 groundbreaking ceremonies in New Jersey
The Coast Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Station Atlantic City. Mortensen Construction plans to build a boat maintenance facility that can withstand a 500-year flood event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Philadelphia – Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, headquartered here, held two groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday in New Jersey. The...

Coast Guardsman unloads shotgun on fleeing vessel’s driver

Coast Guardsman unloads shotgun on fleeing vessel's driver
A U.S. Coast Guard crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat intercept a drug panga approximately 90 miles southwest of San Diego, Oct. 5, 2013

Bad-ass Coast Guard river live fire

Bad-ass Coast Guard river live fire
Members from multiple units of the Coast Guard 9th District participate in mounted automatic weapons training at Fort Knox, Ky., October and November 2013. On average, 250 Coast Guardsmen participate in the 3-day training, which occurs during a 2-month time period every fall.

Unified Command responding to cleanup aboard vessel in Seldovia, Alaska

Unified Command responding to cleanup aboard vessel in Seldovia, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Unified Command consisting of representatives from the Coast Guard, Department of the Interior, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Seldovia and the responsible party, formed to respond to a 6,000 gallon diesel fuel discharge into the Gulf of Alaska has completed fuel removal from the damaged tank trailer aboard the motor vessel Thor’s Hammer Tuesday....

Federal, state, local agencies respond to ship grounding off Port Arthur, Texas

Federal, state, local agencies respond to ship grounding off Port Arthur, Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The Coast Guard is working with state and local partners in response to a bulk carrier loaded with sulfur that ran aground in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, while transiting outbound from Neches Industrial Park. At approximately 1:30 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Control Port Arthur received a call from the pilot aboard the 615-foot Panamanian flagged vessel...

Coast Guard suspends search response for missing boater near Fort Howard Park, Md.

Coast Guard suspends search response for missing boater near Fort Howard Park, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 3 p.m. Wednesday for a missing boater in the vicinity of Fort Howard Park near Sparrows Point. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies searched for Jon W. Conrad III from approximately 12 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Wednesday. The search encompassed an area of approximately 80 square miles. The search began at approximately 11:45 a.m. Tuesday when...

Coast Guard rescues stranded kayaker from South Carolina marsh

Coast Guard rescues stranded kayaker from South Carolina marsh
DEWEES ISLAND, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded kayaker in the vicinity of Dewees Island Wednesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston, S.C., command center received the initial report at 8:27 a.m., from Charleston Consolidated 911 Dispatch Center stating that a 19-year-old male was stranded in the marsh after taking a ride on his kayak. A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. Coast Guard seize 13,000 pounds of marijuana and 12 smugglers

Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. Coast Guard seize 13,000 pounds of marijuana and 12 smugglers
Thirteen thousand pounds of marijuana inside the cargo freighter Caribbean Soul were offloaded in Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, the Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partner agencies seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, a cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction May 13, 2015 in the...