Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019 reports to the Academy

Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019 reports to the Academy
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019 reports to the campus on R-Day, June 29, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. NEW LONDON, Conn. – The United States Coast Guard Academy welcomed the Class of 2019 during Reporting-In Day Monday, June 29. 287 U.S. citizens and four international students took the oath before family, friends, and Academy personnel...

Coast Guard urges vessel owners to comply with passenger-for-hire laws

Coast Guard urges vessel owners to comply with passenger-for-hire laws
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina reminds vessel owners who transport passengers for hire, or are interested in participating in this type of business operation, about the federal laws and regulations in place to ensure the safety of passengers, crews and the marine environment. As per 46 US Code § 2101.21(a), a “Passenger for Hire” is defined as “a...

Coast Guard continues to monitor palm oil spill in Savannah River

Coast Guard continues to monitor palm oil spill in Savannah River
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the response to a palm oil spill that occurred Friday, along the north shore of the Savannah River, in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island. As of 8 p.m., Monday, approximately 50 percent of the shoreline has been cleaned. Less than half a mile of the product remained within the containment boom along the river shoreline, and the majority of the product...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a reported jet skier struck by lightning near Fort Morgan, Alabama, Monday afternoon. Crews from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island, the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Stingray and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, along with rescue crews from Alabama Marine Police and the Fort Morgan Beach Fire Department searched more than 815 square-miles...

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco aircrew receives minor injuries after crash during test flight

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco aircrew receives minor injuries after crash during test flight
Air Station San Francisco MH-65 file photo U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard aircrew exited an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with only minor injuries after the helicopter crashed during a maintenance test flight at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Monday. At 2:55 p.m., while hovering approximately 10 feet from the ground, the helicopter...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in Gulf of Alaska

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in Gulf of Alaska
An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transfers an injured Marine to emergency medical personnel at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska. June 29, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson) JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard aircrews from Kodiak and Sitka, Alaska, conducted two separate medevacs in the Gulf of Alaska Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard monitoring Falcon 9 rocket debris field

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – The Coast Guard is working in close coordination with SpaceX and partner agencies to monitor the Falcon 9 debris field currently located more than 150 miles off the Florida-Georgia coast. The Coast Guard is cautioning vessels transiting that area and asking the public to report any sightings of debris that may wash ashore. Currently, no impacts from debris are expected...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Kent Island, Md.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Kent Island, Md.
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a man missing on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Kent Island north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Coast Guard and partner agencies searched for the missing boater from approximately 5 p.m. Sunday until 9:30 a.m. Monday. The search encompassed an area of approximately...

Coast Guard responding to report of oil sheen in DuSable Harbor

Coast Guard responding to report of oil sheen in DuSable Harbor
CHICAGO – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago is responding to a report of an oil sheen about 150-feet by 200-feet in size in DuSable Harbor Monday afternoon. Coast Guard pollution responders on scene believe the sheen was caused by diesel originating from a 30-foot pleasure craft moored in the harbor. Sorbent boom and sorbent pads have been deployed to contain and recover the product. googletag.cmd.push(function()...