Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier commissioned in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier commissioned in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier salute during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier was commissioned into service during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday afternoon. The Joseph...

Coast Guard breaks ice with Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard breaks ice with Operation Coal Shovel
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, work to free the anchor chain of ice buildup  during training on Lake Erie, Jan. 13, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman James Becker) DETROIT —U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking crews kicked off Operation Coal Shovel Friday in the waters of the southern Great Lakes. Operation Coal Shovel encompasses domestic ice-breaking operations in...

Coast Guard warns of high winds and surf in San Francisco Bay area

Coast Guard warns of high winds and surf in San Francisco Bay area
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Francisco recommends that all vessel owners and operators prepare their vessels for an approaching storm that is expected to arrive Friday in the afternoon. The storm is expected to produce wind speeds up to 21 miles per hour and waves up to four feet high within San Francisco Bay and adjacent waters. The National Weather Service has issued...

Coast Guard conducts surprise oil spill exercise on the Hudson River

Coast Guard conducts surprise oil spill exercise on the Hudson River
NEW YORK – The United States Coast Guard and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are conducting an oil spill exercise today at Global Companies, Albany Terminal. The exercise is both unannounced and routine. It is a full-scale exercise that will include the deployment of oil recovery equipment such as absorbent boom in the vicinity of Global facilities on the Hudson River....

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 75 miles off Cape May, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 75 miles off Cape May, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman 75 miles southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, Thursday. The 43-year-old man was fishing with three other people aboard the 80-foot fishing boat Starbrite when he started experiencing difficulty breathing and numbness of his extremities. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received initial notification Thursday at approximately...

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol
Crew and families happily reunite for the Cutter Northland’s return to return to homeport Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland Thursday following a 56-day Eastern Pacific patrol that resulted in a combined seizure of more than 7,500 kilos...

Coast Guard announces revision of chemical dispersant use for oil spill responses in Alaska

Coast Guard announces revision of chemical dispersant use for oil spill responses in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, a co-chair of the Alaska Regional Response Team (ARRT), in coordination with four other signatory agencies announced the new policy for the Dispersant Use Plan For Alaska, Wednesday in Anchorage. The new policy is more inclusive, comprehensive, and conservative and includes a preauthorization area with a more protective protocol for use of chemical dispersant during...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue response to Schuylkill River oil spill

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue response to Schuylkill River oil spill
Approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 2016. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and numerous partner agencies are responding. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Oyler) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to a diesel fuel spill Thursday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of...

Coast Guard, good Sam respond to burning fishing boat 4 miles off Port Clyde, ME

Coast Guard, good Sam respond to burning fishing boat 4 miles off Port Clyde, ME
The Coast Guard Cutter Willow, homeported in Newport, Rhode Island, approaches the burning fishing boat Miss Lynn Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Stephen Nolan) BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a burning fishing boat with two people aboard Thursday four miles south of Port Clyde, Maine. A person aboard the fishing boat Miss Lynn contacted Coast Guard Sector Northern...