Coast Guard officials urge Pacific Northwest mariners to secure vessels ahead of fall weather

Coast Guard officials urge Pacific Northwest mariners to secure vessels ahead of fall weather
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); An unmanned, adrift vessel floats in Puget Sound near the Tacoma Narrows, July 30, 2015. Coast Guard crews urge all mariners in the Pacific Northwest to properly secure their vessels and paddlecraft to prevent them from drifting into open water during high winds and storms. (Photo courtesy of John McKenzie) SEATTLE...

Coast Guard searching for two men overdue from Lake Michigan fishing trip

Coast Guard searching for two men overdue from Lake Michigan fishing trip
The Coast Guard is searching for two men who were fishing aboard this 16-foot white and blue vessel near Port Sheldon, Mich., in Lake Michigan Sept. 30, 2015. Family members reported the men overdue Sept. 30, stating the men had not been seen or heard from since Sept. 26. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for two people reported overdue early Wednesday...

Coast Guard, responding agencies continue oil release clean up, investigation

Coast Guard, responding agencies continue oil release clean up, investigation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard pollution responders determined Wednesday that the Lady St. Johns, a retired passenger boat, is no longer discharging oil into the St. Johns River. Currently, Moran Environmental Recovery is working with divers from Logan Diving & Salvage to remove the remainder of the fuel from the vessel and is working to clean up the oil from the impacted area. Salvage of...

Coast Guard recognizes Port Lavaca man for maritime security accomplishments

Coast Guard recognizes Port Lavaca man for maritime security accomplishments
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard presented one of its most prestigious public service awards to a long time Port Lavaca resident, Ray Butler, during a ceremony Tuesday at the Bauer Community Center. Capt. Tony Hahn, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, presented the Distinguished Public Service award to Butler for serving as Co-Chair to the South Texas Area Maritime Security Committee...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returns to Cleveland following 14-month overhaul

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returns to Cleveland following 14-month overhaul
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month Service Life Extension Project at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. SLEP is a major mid-life overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter’s service life 15 years. Morro Bay is one of nine 140-foot WTGB icebreaking tugs built between the late 1970s and early 1980s in Tacoma, Washington. ...

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs
Lt. Michael Cortese directs the offload of seized cocaine and marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful drug interdiction patrol
USCG file photo PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant is scheduled to return to homeport Wednesday. Cutter Vigilant left Port Canaveral , Florida,  August 9, to patrol the Western Caribbean where their primary mission was counter drug operations along with secondary missions of search and rescue and alien-migrant interdiction. Over the course of the 53 day patrol,...

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday. In one case, a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, in support of Operation Unified Resolve,...

Coast Guard responds to unmanned kayak near Diamond Head, Oahu

Coast Guard responds to unmanned kayak near Diamond Head, Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an unmanned 12-foot gray and blue kayak with two oars found approximately one mile offshore of Diamond Head, Oahu, Monday. Anyne with information regarding the ownership of this kayak is asked to please contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a call from the...