Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Charlotte Harbor, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Charlotte Harbor, Fla.
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing North Port boater, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, Saturday. During the last 48 hours the Coast Guard completed 23 separate searches for Jim Winkler, 62. The searches totaled 1,686 miles within an area of 779 square miles in Charlotte...

Coast Guard assists injured man in Ocean City, Md.

Coast Guard assists injured man in Ocean City, Md.
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., local emergency medical personnel, and friends carry an injured man to a Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Wood BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted a man Saturday who was injured in a personal watercraft accident near Ocean City googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard honors top enlisted servicemembers for 2015

Coast Guard honors top enlisted servicemembers for 2015
The Coast Guard’s 2015 Enlisted Persons of the Year pose for a photo with the commandant of the Coast Guard, master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, and several former EPOY. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard’s senior-most leaders formally recognized the service’s top enlisted members during the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local agencies respond to a boat fire

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local agencies respond to a boat fire
A Coast Guard Auxiliary crewmember maintains positive control of a flame engulfed pleasure craft near Great Neck Creek in Copiague, New York, April 30, 2016. . (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) COPIAGUE, N.Y. — Coast Guard and local first responders respond to a boat fire near Great Neck Creek, in Long Island, New York, Saturday. At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received...

Coast Guard responds to overturned boat in Buzzards Bay

Coast Guard responds to overturned boat in Buzzards Bay
BOSTON — The Coast Guard, along with other agencies, responded to a call of an overturned boat Saturday in Buzzard’s Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s command center received notification at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday of an overturned 14-foot recreational boat with two people aboard. A 45-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast rescues 3 fishermen off Huatulco, Mexico

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast rescues 3 fishermen off Huatulco, Mexico
PACIFIC OCEAN — Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast and the Mexican navy conducted a joint operation to save three stranded fishermen from their sinking vessel, the Wendy II, 40 miles off the coast of Huatulco, Mexico Tuesday. While on a routine patrol, Steadfast spotted a 15-foot panga-style vessel with three people onboard waving their arms in distress. After approaching the vessel, Steadfast’s...

Red Cross honors 1st Coast Guard District members

Red Cross honors 1st Coast Guard District members
STAMFORD, Conn. –The Red Cross honored 1st Coast Guard District members during the 17th annual Red Cross Connecticut Heroes Breakfast in Stamford, Connecticut, today. Red Cross Heroes Breakfasts are signature community events recognizing everyday men, women, and youths who have undertaken extraordinary acts of kindness and courage to prevent and alleviate human suffering, exemplifying the true spirit...

Coast Guard medevacs 23-year-old man near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs 23-year-old man near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 23-year-old man from a fishing vessel near Sitkinak Island, south of Kodiak, Friday. The Jayhawk aircrew safely hoisted the man and rendezvoused with emergency medical services personnel in Kodiak. EMS transferred the man to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further care. The man contacted Coast...

Coast Guard investigates laser strikes to Coast Guard aircraft in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates laser strikes to Coast Guard aircraft in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is investigating three laser strike incidents during a five-day period that were aimed at Coast Guard aircraft in Aguadilla Bay, Puerto Rico, and warns the public that pointing handheld lasers at any aircraft and Coast Guard crews is dangerous and illegal. The latest laser incident occurred April 25, while the crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65D...