Coast Guard Flood Punt Team responds to Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard Flood Punt Team responds to Hurricane Harvey
Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Eric Gordon and Gavin Kershaw pilot a 16-foot flood punt boat while checking for distressed residents of a flooded neighborhood in Friendswood, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. The flood punt team from Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, reported to the greater Houston area on Aug. 25 and have rescued over 850 people. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from fishing vessel northwest of Unalaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from fishing vessel northwest of Unalaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, medevaced a 26-year-old woman from the fishing vessel Seattle Enterprise 140 miles northwest of Unalaska, Alaska, Tuesday. The Dolphin crew safely hoisted the woman and transported her to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Unalaska. Coast Guard Seventeenth District...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Nome, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Nome, Alaska
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley launch a small boat. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley rescued two men in a skiff near Nome, Alaska, after their dredge sank Wednesday. An Alex Haley small-boat crew rescued the men from a skiff after being signaled by the light of a personal locator beacon....

Coast Guard to Establish Safety Zone for Riverfest 2017

Coast Guard to Establish Safety Zone for Riverfest 2017
Cincinnati, OH — Labor Day weekend is September 2-4th, and is one of the busiest recreational boating weekends of the year. The Ohio River is no exception, with approximately 2,000 expected boaters in the Cincinnati area alone and the annual Riverfest being celebrated on Sunday, September 3th. With increased activity on the river, there is an increase with potential safety hazards. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reminds civilians that drones are not permitted over flood-afflicted areas

Coast Guard reminds civilians that drones are not permitted over flood-afflicted areas
NEW ORLEANS—Civilians are reminded that flying drones is prohibited in the Beaumont, Port Neches, Nederland, and Port Arthur, Texas, areas while search and rescue operations are underway following Hurricane Harvey. Federal Aviation Administration Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) have been established in these areas until Tuesday. While a TFR is in place, you cannot fly a drone without specific...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port updates port conditions in Corpus Christi

Coast Guard Captain of the Port updates port conditions in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard captain of the port has begun opening certain waterways within the COTP zone, Wednesday. As of 1 p.m. the following ports and waterways are open: Port of Brownsville Port of Corpus Christi var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); Tug and barge with drafts not exceeding 20-feet...

Update on Coast Guard Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

Update on Coast Guard Hurricane Harvey rescue operations
A Coast Guard aircrew assists infant during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chase Redditt. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies continue to respond to the greater Houston metro area Wednesday. Currently, there are 21 Coast Guard helicopters and nine Coast Guard Flood Punt...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Alcatraz Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Alcatraz Island
A vessel that ran aground onto Alcatraz Island, Calif., remains ashore after the two boaters who were on board were rescued from the water, Aug. 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A good Samaritan and a Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from the water after their raft ran aground and took on water near Alcatraz Island, Tuesday night. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders...

Coast Guard captain of the ports changes Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor to Modified Zulu

Coast Guard captain of the ports changes Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor to Modified Zulu
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi has implemented Port Condition Modified Zulu for the Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, Tuesday. Modified Zulu for the Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor allows tug and barges with drafts not exceeding 20-feet currently in the Inner Harbor to transit freely within the Inner Harbor with no requirements to to seek...