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

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma Cleanup file photo by J.T. Blatty. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways fifteen 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 and the Florida...

Coast Guard rescues 2 nearly 35 miles east of West Palm Beach

Coast Guard rescues 2 nearly 35 miles east of West Palm Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued two Bahamians from disabled vessels nearly 35 miles east of West Palm Beach, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday of two overdue Bahamian boaters reportedly traveling from Dania Beach to Freeport, Bahamas. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guardsmen deliver toys to children in Naguabo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guardsmen deliver toys to children in Naguabo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Butnor, of the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response, hands out a toy to a child during a toy drive, Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Dec. 23, 2017. Volunteers at the event included Coast Guard members who are stationed in San Juan, and members deployed on the island for the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response. The event with Proyecto Esparciendo AMOR benefited...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from 652-foot vessel near Adak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from 652-foot vessel near Adak, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a mariner off the 652-foot bulk carrier Snowy approximately 122 miles southwest of Adak, Alaska, Saturday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the 27-year-old man and transferred him to a LifeMed aircrew in Adak. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 17th District...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Vision of the Seas

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Vision of the Seas
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 100 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. The Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received a report from the cruise ship Vision of the Seas of a 23-year-old woman suffering from suspected internal bleeding from a prior incident. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare Returns from Operation Unified Resolve Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Legare Returns from Operation Unified Resolve Patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Legare file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth on Sunday after completing a 45-day deployment to the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Unified Resolve. Operation Unified Resolve is a combined effort between Joint Interagency Task Force South, the Coast Guard and international partners in the Caribbean region to interdict vessels smuggling...

Commandants Christmas Message and Something Special for Our Readers

Commandants Christmas Message and Something Special for Our Readers
Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft shares his 2017 holiday greeting with the Coast Guard family.  . Bands from the armed services perform “Carol of the Bells.” Featured are service members from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale, U.S....

Coast Guard rescues 2 on fishing vessel near Frying Pan Tower, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 on fishing vessel near Frying Pan Tower, NC
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen aboard a vessel disabled and taking on water 20 miles southeast of Bald Head Island Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at approximately 3:50 p.m. that the 50-foot fishing vessel Shannondoah was experiencing engine issues....

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicts a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Dec. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a lancha boat crew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha...