Motor Vessel Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior

Motor Vessel Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan  — Coast Guard crews continue to respond, Saturday, to the motor vessel Roger Blough that ran aground Friday in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Throughout the night, U.S. Coast Guard boat crews conducted hourly exterior draft readings of the vessel while the crew of the Roger Blough also conducted interior soundings to the tanks each hour through the evening. Based on...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Hawaii Kai, Oahu

Coast Guard seeking public's help locating owner of kayak found near Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Kayak photo courtesy vessel Sea Fox. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift kayak found in the vicinity of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Saturday. The two-person kayak is yellow with no markings, paddles or equipment onboard. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews continue to respond to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 833 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding. All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water. Responding...

1 dead, 2 injured in boat collision near Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg

1 dead, 2 injured in boat collision near Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg
Members of local first response agencies and Coast Guardsmen at Station St. Petersburg, Florida, respond to a vessel collision, May 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One person was killed and two people were injured when two boats collided near Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Friday evening. One person was cofirmed...

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews responded to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior Friday afternoon. The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 833 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding. All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water. Multiple...

Coast Guard warns of potentially hazardous offshore weather

Coast Guard warns of potentially hazardous offshore weather
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution and safe boating within the waters of Northern California this Memorial Day weekend. A small craft advisory and rough bar advisory are in effect for the offshore waters near San Francisco and Monterey Bay until Saturday morning.  The National Weather Service defines a small craft advisory as wind speeds of 21-to-33 knots that...

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River receives new commander

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River receives new commander
Capt. Daniel Travers returns a salute to Capt. William Timmons, while being relieved of command May 27, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WARRENTON, Ore. — Capt. Daniel Travers passed command of Coast Guard Sector Columbia River to Capt. William Timmons during a ceremony held at the Coast Guard base in Warrenton Friday. The formal change of command ceremony, officiated...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to plane crash on the Hudson River

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to plane crash on the Hudson River
A 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station New York underway in New York Harbor at dusk.  NEW YORK CITY — Coast Guard crews and local responders are responding to reports of a small plane crashing on the Hudson River, New York, Friday. The small plane which crashed on the Hudson River has been confirmed to be a PB-47 Thunder Bolt aircraft traveling with one person aboard. Watchstanders at...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise-ship passenger southwest of Newport, Ore.

Coast Guard medevacs cruise-ship passenger southwest of Newport, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 78-year-old man from a cruise ship 29 miles southwest of Newport, Ore., Friday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend and forward deployed to Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, safely transferred the man to emergency medical service personnel waiting at the air facility. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North...