Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr repatriates 103 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr repatriates 103 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The Coast Guard repatriated 103 Cuban migrants, including one migrant with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past 72 hours. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. crew repatriated 58 Cuban migrants Saturday, and 45 more Cuban migrants Monday. These repatriations are a result of 10 separate migrant interdictions at sea since June 17, in the south...

Coast Guard closes Red River due to barge aground

Coast Guard closes Red River due to barge aground
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has closed the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, Sunday. A barge reportedly ran aground and is protruding into the channel near mile marker 41. The river is closed to all vessels and any request to transit the river prior to re-opening should be directed to Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River on VHF-FM Channel 16. The Red River Express is en route...

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario
A sheen is visible from the air in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego, New York, June 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego,...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old fisherman from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Star approximately 74 miles southeast of the city of Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the injured fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the Kodiak Airport. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Virginia Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Virginia Beach
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a tanker off Virginia Beach. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a call from the 574-foot, Japanese-flagged chemical tanker Buccoo Reef at about 2:30 a.m., stating a crewman was experiencing chest pains approximately 10 miles southeast of Cape Henry. An MH-60 Jayhawker helicopter crew launched...

Coast Guard medevacs sick man 75 miles off Nantucket

Coast Guard medevacs sick man 75 miles off Nantucket
BOSTON — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medevaced a 55-year-old man Saturday afternoon after he was reported to have possibly suffered a heart attack 75 miles southeast of Nantucket. At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center were notified by the captain of the container ship Hanjin Baltimore of the medical emergency. An...

Coast Guard rescues three off Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues three off Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
An Atlantic Highlands fire department boatcrew and a New York fire department boatcrew assess a vessel that had taken on water off the coast of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, June 25, 2016.  NEW YORK — Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmembers rescued six boaters off the coast of New Jersey during two separate cases, Friday night and Saturday morning. At approximately 9:45 p.m., Friday,...

Coast Guard, LA County agencies rescue 7 after vessel capsizes near Catalina

Coast Guard, LA County agencies rescue 7 after vessel capsizes near Catalina
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and Los Angeles County Lifeguards rescued seven people near Catalina Island after their vessel overturned Saturday. At 9:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operations center received a report from the good Samaritan vessel Pacific Quest, reporting that a 15-foot skiff with seven people aboard...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing family

Coast Guard suspends search for missing family
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing Sarasota family Saturday. Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13 – were last heard from Sunday afternoon after departing Sarasota en route to Fort Myers. The Coast Guard alongside partner agencies conducted more than 100 searches covering 33,830 square...