Coast Guard responds to tug, barge aground off Delaware

Coast Guard responds to tug, barge aground off Delaware
The tugboat Miss Gill and tank barge Delaware aground off Wilmington, Del., Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard responded to a tug and barge that went aground Friday off Wilmington, Del. The tug and barge have been safely re-floated. The tugboat Miss Gill was pushing the tank barge Delaware, carrying approximately 1.3 million gallons of asphalt, when...

Coast Guard Tests Newest Version Of MH-65 Helicopter

Coast Guard Tests Newest Version Of MH-65 Helicopter
The prototype MH-65E Dolphin takes to the air for the first time in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Oct. 28. The MH-65E features modernized avionics systems, new sensors and an upgraded flight control system. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Elizabeth City, NC – The prototype MH-65E Dolphin – the next configuration in the Coast Guard’s short range recovery helicopter conversion program – completed...

Coast Guard Station Freeport rescues 2 kayakers off Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard Station Freeport rescues 2 kayakers off Freeport, Texas
HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews rescued two kayakers and a third made it to shore after they encountered large waves near the mouth of the Brazos River Friday morning. A person on the shoreline made an urgent distress call to Coast Guard Station Freeport at 7:42 a.m., reporting that three people were in the water and clutching to overturned kayaks in heavy seas, half a mile off the mouth of the river. A...

First responders conduct search-and-rescue training

First responders conduct search-and-rescue training
MIAMI – First responders partnered with Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, conducted maritime search-and-rescue training Thursday and Friday. Twenty personnel from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Police departments completed a 5-day boat operator search-and-rescue course established by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The course was taught by Coast Guard instructors...

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon returns 4 Dominicans, 1 Haitian and 13 Indians to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon returns 4 Dominicans, 1 Haitian and 13 Indians to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon returned four Dominicans, one Haitian and 13 Indian migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday, after they were interdicted in the Mona Passage Wednesday while travelling  illegally to Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will file a criminal complaint to prosecute one of the Dominican migrant men, who...

Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol

Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew moors in Boston Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham) BOSTON — Family welcomed home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew when the ship returned to its homeport in Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the...

Ship and barge allide in Corpus Christi Inner Harbor

Ship and barge allide in Corpus Christi Inner Harbor
The Ocean Freedom, a 480-foot cargo ship, is connected to a moored Kirby Inland Marine barge after a collision in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gordon Bellinger) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and state and local partners responded to an allision between a ship and barge in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday...

Coast Guardsmen recognized for efforts during counter-drug deployment

Coast Guardsmen recognized for efforts during counter-drug deployment
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, stand for a photo with U.S. Interdiction Coordinator James C. Olson following an award ceremony at the White House Office National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings) WASHINGTON – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was recognized during the 2014 United States...

Coast Guard suspends active search for Kona woman off Big Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard suspends active search for Kona woman off Big Island of Hawaii
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search late Wednesday for missing 33-year-old Amber Savant of Kona presumed swept out to sea while free diving near Kapoho Bay, Big Island. “To suspend an active search and rescue case without definitive resolution is one of the most difficult decisions to make,” said Cmdr. Arex Avanni, deputy commanding officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “We saturated...