Navy League presents 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award to South Jersey Coast Guardsman

Navy League presents 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award to South Jersey Coast Guardsman
Atlantic City –  A crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, received the 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Navy League of the United States National Convention held June 19. Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a storekeeper in the supply division of Air Station Atlantic City, was recognized for her performance of duty while...

Mentor Harbor rescue shows importance of proper gear and training for personal watercraft safety

Mentor Harbor rescue shows importance of proper gear and training for personal watercraft safety
CLEVELAND — On July 30, shortly after 9 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, were notified of an overdue jet skier who had departed Mentor Harbor, Ohio around 7 p.m., and failed to return. Sector Buffalo diverted a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fairport, located in Grand River, Ohio, and launched an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. They also issued...

Coast Guard and partner agencies locate missing family on Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard and partner agencies locate missing family on Lake Tahoe
Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe  25-foot rapid response boats  photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and multiple agencies rescued three people Wednesday evening after they were reported missing on Lake Tahoe. At 9:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders received notification from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe that a 31-year-old...

Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal to hold Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal to hold Change of Command
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony, Friday, July 31, 2015. Lt. Kristyn Grier will transfer command to Lt. j.g. Jamie Kim, a native of Irvine, Calif., during a change-of-command ceremony presided over by Capt. Jennifer F. Williams, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/ Long Beach. Lt. Grier began her career in 2010 when she graduated...

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 44,000 square nautical miles in search for missing teens

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 44,000 square nautical miles in search for missing teens
Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing teenage boys approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. Still missing are Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old. Coast Guard search crews have conducted 56 search patterns covering 43,967 square nautical miles. The search area stretches from Daytona, Florida...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue paddle boarder
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is continuing to search for an overdue paddle boarder between Daytona, Florida, to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Missing is William Morlock, 58. Crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane, the Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, and the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback are searching for Morlock. A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airplane is scheduled to search throughout...

BUI: Don’t be that guy

BUI: Don’t be that guy
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews working with state and local enforcement personnel will be conducting multi-agency Boating Under the Influence education, detection, and enforcement patrols in Seattle Friday through Sunday. The multi-agency initiative, which includes members of the Coast Guard, Washington State Fish and Wildlife, and Seattle and Mercer Island Police Departments, is targeted to help ensure...

Public Invited to Tour Coast Guard’s Newest National Security Cutter

Public Invited to Tour Coast Guard’s Newest National Security Cutter
NSC 5 James on builders trials in the Gulf of Mexico March 30, 2015. BOSTON – The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter, James (WSML 754), is scheduled to arrive at Coast Guard Base Boston, Monday to celebrate the 225th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. The public is invited to tour the new cutter on Tuesday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Base Boston. The commissioning ceremony...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Mississippi River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the person missing in the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Wednesday. Crews covered more than 230 square miles during the search after receiving a report of a person in the water Tuesday evening. Rescue crews continuously searched the Mississippi River for more than 24 hours. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans suspended the search of the...