Port Angeles-based cutter returns home after successful counter-narcotics patrol

Port Angeles-based cutter returns home after successful counter-narcotics patrol
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active conducts an at sea refueling of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 17, 2017.U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, returned home...

Coast Guard surveys damage after Northeast storm

Coast Guard surveys damage after Northeast storm
The sailing vessel Chance sits on rocks after being washed ashore near Apponagansett Bay, Massachusetts, after a powerful storm hit the Northeast, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews from Maine to Rhode Island are surveying damage caused by a powerful storm that hit the Northeast region Sunday night and lasted into Monday morning. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Viking Sky passenger off VA coast

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Viking Sky passenger off VA coast
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 180 miles off Norfolk, Virginia, Monday evening. Watchstanders in the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth were notified at 12:30 p.m. that an 87-year-old female passenger had injured her hip aboard the 749-foot cruise ship Viking Sky and needed medical assistance 250 miles northeast of Norfolk. Command...

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Coast Guard rescues dog in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues dog in Lake Pontchartrain
A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station New Orleans rescued a dog in Lake Pontchartrain Monday afternoon.  NEW ORLEANS – A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans rescued a dog in Lake Pontchartrain Monday afternoon. A concerned boater contacted Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and notified the watchstander that he spotted a dog swimming in the lake about 1 mile north of the University of New Orleans...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways seven weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for the response—officially titled Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida—consists of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Florida Fish and...

Coast Guard medevacs man from oil tanker near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man from oil tanker near Freeport, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 21-year-old man Monday morning from an oil tanker 12 miles south of Freeport, Texas. At 8:07 a.m., the captain of the oil tanker Stena Imperative contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a crewmember was going in and out of consciousness after sustaining a head injury from a fall. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard rescues two in Lost Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues two in Lost Lake, Louisiana
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from Lost Lake, Louisiana, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 9 p.m. from two people aboard an 18-foot pleasure craft stating they got lost while fishing in Lost Lake, ran aground, and became disabled. Coast Guard Air Station New...

Coast Guard rescues two boaters, dog near Haulover Inlet, FL

Coast Guard rescues two boaters, dog near Haulover Inlet, FL
A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew poses with two people and a dog at Station Fort Lauderdale, October 29, 2017, after a rescue near Haulover Inlet, Florida. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Max Rudolph) MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people and their dog from a vessel that was taking on water near Haulover Inlet, Florida, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...