Coast Guard rescues 4 boogie boarders swept out to sea near Strathemere, NJ

Coast Guard rescues 4 boogie boarders swept out to sea near Strathemere, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued four boogie boarders who were swept out to sea off the coast of Strathemere, New Jersey Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of four women who were swept out to sea off Corson Inlet near Strathemere, New Jersey at 7:26 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders diverted two Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City...

Coast Guard responds to sinking vessel near Southwest Pass

Coast Guard responds to sinking vessel near Southwest Pass
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a reported sinking vessel near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 5:20 a.m. Involved in the response are: –       45 foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} });...

Coast Guard begins pollution removal operations for capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard begins pollution removal operations for capsized vessel near Bethel Island
Coast Guard members discuss salvage operations as Global Diving and Salvage personnel roll and prepare to lift the Spirit of Sacramento out of the water Sept. 28, 2016, near Bethel Island, Calif.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of...

Behind the Scenes: Coast Guard Search and Rescue

Behind the Scenes: Coast Guard Search and Rescue
The operations specialists on duty listen intently to a radio call in Coast Guard Sector Southeastern’s command center on Aug. 12, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll “Mariners in the vicinity of Great Point Nantucket Sound, be on the lookout for three persons in the water…” Coast Guard Petty Officer...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking sailboat 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking sailboat 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two men from the sinking 35-foot sailing vessel Rafiki 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, early Wednesday morning. The Jayhawk aircrew then rendezvoused with an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew in Sand Point, Alaska. The Hercules crew transported the men to awaiting EMS in Kodiak. Coast Guard 17th...

Coast Guard warns residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to be cautious of Tropical Storm Matthew

Coast Guard warns residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to be cautious of Tropical Storm Matthew
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard remains vigilant Wednesday in anticipation to Tropical Storm Matthew’s passing south of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Thursday and Friday. “Mariners, boaters, swimmers, and the general public should make preparations and monitor official weather updates and any active small craft advisories as this tropical storm moves through the area,”...

Coast Guard, partner agencies prepare for pollution removal of capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies prepare for pollution removal of capsized vessel near Bethel Island
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of Engineers, and other partner agencies are preparing Tuesday to remove a capsized vessel near Bethel Island. The operations for the Spirit of Sacramento are scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon with an approximate duration of 24 hours. The salvage operation...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday at 9:49 p.m. for Cuban migrants who were reported missing Monday. Three Cuban migrants found on an island in the vicinity of Big Pine Key reported they left Cuba on Sept. 20 with 23 people aboard a rustic vessel and that the vessel capsized Sept. 21. Three bodies located Saturday 23 miles southeast of Islamorada have been confirmed as being part...

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony in Atlantic City

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Coast Guard Station Atlantic City’s new boat maintenance facility and a ceremony to dedicate the station command building to Capt. Joseph Mazzotta, at 10 a.m. Thursday. The new facility will allow for the crew to conduct maintenance, repairs and training in a safe, temperature controlled environment. Rear Adm....