Coast Guard, good Samaritan, partner agencies respond to overturned vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritan, partner agencies respond to overturned vessel
MANASQUAN INLET, N.J. — The Coast Guard, good Samaritans and local partner agencies responded to an overturned vessel with seven people aboard Friday in Manasquan Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m., via marine radio Channel 16 of an overturned pontoon vessel in Manasquan Inlet. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Manasquan...

Coastie Kids to College Grads

Coastie Kids to College Grads
Recipients of Coast Guard Foundation scholarships pose during a foundation dinner. In all of 2015, the Coast Guard Foundation awarded 86 scholarships worth $400,000. U.S. Coast Guard photoFor the first 18 years of her life Kaitlin Long moved with her family seven times as they followed her father, John Long, a 30-year-veteran who retired as a Coast Guard master chief. For Coast Guard families, moving...

Coast Guard rescues man from charter boat near Point Judith, R.I.

Coast Guard rescues man from charter boat near Point Judith, R.I.
BOSTON — A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island medically evacuated a man suffering from extreme chest pains Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England command center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts received an emergency call at 8:12 a.m. from the 60-foot charter fishing vessel FIN CHASER stating a 55-year-old man was needing...

Coast Guard searching for cargo vessel crew member north of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for cargo vessel crew member north of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching the Atlantic Ocean for a missing crew member suspected of having gone overboard from the 252-foot Chilean-flagged cargo vessel Berkay N during the vessel’s transit north of Puerto Rico. Missing is Luis Leyva Aliaga, 62, a Chilean national and First Engineer aboard the Berkay N, after he did not report to his scheduled watch at 4 a.m....

Coast Guard assists state and local agencies in search for 1 missing near Lavaca Bay Bridge

Coast Guard assists state and local agencies in search for 1 missing near Lavaca Bay Bridge
Corpus Christi – A Coast Guard helicopter crew, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, Port Lavaca Fire Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife are searching for a person who entered the water from the bridge near Port Lavaca, Wednesday night. At approximately 11:10 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department of a report that a person...

Two people rescued after boat sinks 256 miles off Key West

Two people rescued after boat sinks 256 miles off Key West
MIAMI — Two people were rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew after their boat capsized and sank 256 miles west of Key West, Florida, late Wednesday. The Coast Guard 8th District Command Center in New Orleans relayed the distress to Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders in Miami, and reported the fishing vessel Hawaii Five-1, with two people aboard, was listing and machinery aboard the...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett arrives home in time for Thanksgiving

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett arrives home in time for Thanksgiving
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned home to Seattle Nov. 24, just in time for Thanksgiving, after a successful 50-day patrol that took the cutter 5,500 miles from Washington to south of the Baja Peninsula. The Midgett crew’s patrol began off the coasts of Washington and Oregon, where it conducted Living Marine Resources enforcement boardings and inspections, protecting...

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
BALTIMORE – Crewmembers at ANT Baltimore carry PEPIRBs while servicing aids throughout the upper Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding people to remember their favorite outdoor enthusiast’s safety while shopping this holiday season. Lifesaving safety gear may not be the first thing gift givers think of when...

Coast Guard Recruits, South Jersey Residents Celebrate Holiday Together

Coast Guard Recruits, South Jersey Residents Celebrate Holiday Together
Fireside photo by Scott Feldstein CAPE MAY, N.J. – Recruits from Coast Guard Training Center Cape May are scheduled to spend Thanksgiving with residents of South Jersey, Thursday, as part of Operation Fireside. Approximately 100 host families have volunteered to open their homes to the service’s newest volunteers this Thanksgiving in the Red Cross’ 35th annual Operation Fireside program. Approximately...