Coast Guard searches for 3 missing people near Rio Vista

Coast Guard searches for 3 missing people near Rio Vista
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has been actively searching for three missing people near Brannan Island, Calif., since 9 p.m. Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a call Friday night at 9 p.m., from Brannan Island State Park of an overdue Jet Ski with three people aboard. The Jet Ski with one 36-year-old male, one 22-year-old female and a 10-year-old girl...

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship Noordam near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship Noordam near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska— A Coast Guard Station Juneau boatcrew medevaced a 70-year-old passenger experiencing symptoms of a heart attack aboard the cruise ship Noordam in Lynn Canal near Juneau, Friday morning. The station’s 45-foot Response Boat –Medium crew transported the passenger from the Noordam to awaiting emergency medical services in Auke Bay. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau welcomes new commanding officer in Honolulu

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau welcomes new commanding officer in Honolulu
Capt. Edward St. Pierre (left) relieves Capt. William Lane as commanding officer of USCGC Morgenthau  during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, July 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released) HONOLULU — Capt. Edward St. Pierre relieved Capt. William Lane as the commanding officer of USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722) during a change...

Coast Guard rescues local woman in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard rescues local woman in Lake Tahoe
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a woman in Lake Tahoe at approximately 7:50 p.m. Thursday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a call at 5:50 p.m., from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe, notifying the command center of a request for assistance from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office stated that a local female swam...

Coast Guard, local agencies assist four after boat sinks 6 miles off Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard, local agencies assist four after boat sinks 6 miles off Cape Charles, Va.
CAPE CHARLES, V.A. — The Coast Guard and local agencies assisted four people whose boat flooded and sank Friday approximately six miles southwest of Cape Charles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a phone call from the distressed boaters at 8:21 a.m. that their boat was taking on water and their on-board bilge pump could not keep up with the flooding. Sector Hampton Roads...

Coast Guard, other agencies continue to respond to oil spill near Lake Ecaille

Coast Guard, other agencies continue to respond to oil spill near Lake Ecaille
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are continuing to respond to a crude oil spill near Lake Ecaille, Friday. Recovery efforts have yielded approximately 375 gallons of oily water mixture and 250 bags of soiled sorbents. ES&H, an oil spill response organization, has deployed approximately 3,000 feet of hard containment boom to prevent further impact to unaffected areas. Aircrews...

Coast Guard conducts safety and security inspections on tall ships moored at Navy Pier

Coast Guard conducts safety and security inspections on tall ships moored at Navy Pier
Jeff Carie and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Payne, both from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago, review the tall ship Madeline’s certificate of inspection during the initial safety and security inspection in Chicago July 27, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lindsay Cook) CHICAGO — Marine inspectors from the U.S. Coast Guard welcomed 15 tall ships participating in the 2016 Tall...

Coast Guard rescues man wearing life jacket in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues man wearing life jacket in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard rescued a man in Lake Michigan near Waukegan, Illinois, Wednesday night. At 10:30 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received notification of the missing man from his friend. The reporting source said they were headed into the harbor on personal watercrafts when the man lost sight of his friend. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan issued...

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Southwest Pass

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Southwest Pass
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are responding to a crude oil discharge near Southwest Pass, Thursday. An estimated maximum potential of 840 gallons of crude oil reportedly discharged from a flowline, owned by Texas Petroleum Management, into a marsh. The flowline is reportedly secured. Oil Mop, an oil spill response organization, has placed...