Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 103 approach a foreign flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 18-day...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River
Oil spill responders cleanup a diesel fuel spill in the Duwamish River near Seattle after a tug allided with a barge, Feb. 28, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Donal Warden. SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are responding to a diesel spill caused by an allision between a tug and barge on the Duwamish River, Tuesday. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Milwaukee Coast Guard unit, local elementary school recognized for partnering in education

Milwaukee Coast Guard unit, local elementary school recognized for partnering in education
Thomas Matthews, principal of Trowbridge School of Discovery and Technology in Bay View, Wis., accepts a plaque of appreciation from Capt. Amy Cocanour, commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, and Lt. Jesse Webster, head of Reserve Readiness Forces for Sector Lake Michigan, in recognition of the partnership in education between the two organizations Feb. 21, 2017. (Coast Guard photo...

Port Security Unit 307 returns home from 9-month deployment

Port Security Unit 307 returns home from 9-month deployment
A Port Security Unit 307 member embraces his wife and newborn child after returning home from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Feb. 27, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Clearwater, Florida, Coast Guard unit returned home after a nine-month deployment providing security for the Military Commissions hearings for 9/11 attackers...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses
CLEVELAND — The U. S. Coast Guard is proposing to remove the Fresnel classical lenses from two Michigan lighthouses. The impacted lighthouses are Grand Marais Harbor of Refuge Inner Lighthouse and Frankfort North Breakwater Light. The Fresnel classical lenses will be replaced with modern LED lanterns, which are more dependable and energy efficient. The classical lenses are being removed to preserve...

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a toddler from a cruise ship approximately 95 nautical miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 6:30 a.m. reporting a three-year-old suffering from a potential severe chest infection aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty of the Seas. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans...

Coast Guard offloads $125 million worth of seized cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $125 million worth of seized cocaine in Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan on Feb. 27, 2017 . (DEA Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded Monday approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Four Guyanese men apprehended...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper
A lancha, or Mexican fishing boat, was seized along with 300 red snapper, 3 shark and fishing gear, near the U.S./Mexico border after the Coast Guard caught four men aboard the boat illegally fishing in U.S. territorial waters Feb. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat with four Mexican...

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard sinking boat near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard sinking boat near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a boat near the third island at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Sunday. Coast Guard Station Little Creek received notification at approximately 3:15 p.m. that a 23-foot boat had struck a underwater rock with two people aboard and was taking on water. Station Little Creek diverted a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) crew already in...