Coast Guard holds memorial service for crew of CG 1363

Coast Guard holds memorial service for crew of CG 1363
The wreckage of CG 1363, an HH-52 Seaguard helicopter that crashed into a mountain in a severe storm during a rescue operation Dec. 22, 1964, remains at Strawberry Rock in Trinidad, Calif., on Dec. 22, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard held a memorial service at Strawberry Rock in Trinidad, Friday, to honor the crew and passengers of the CG-1363, an...

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel
Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay Operation Coal Shovel file photo DETROIT – The Coast Guard has commenced Operation Coal Shovel domestic ice-breaking operations, Friday. Operation Coal Shovel encompasses ice-breaking in southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair / Detroit River system, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to break ice in these...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to enforce security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies to enforce security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI — The Coast Guard is enforcing security zones in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach. The security zones are scheduled to begin Friday afternoon and will continue until Jan. 2, 2018, to include certain waters...

Coast Guard assists crew of disabled fishing vessel 68 miles east of Fernandina Beach

Coast Guard assists crew of disabled fishing vessel 68 miles east of Fernandina Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Ridley tows the Animal Control, a 30-foot fishing vessel, which became disabled 68 miles east of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The Ridley towed the disabled vessel and its two passengers safely to Safe Harbor Marina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ridley) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two mariners Thursday after...

Nation’s only heavy icebreaker departs for Antarctic military operations

Nation’s only heavy icebreaker departs for Antarctic military operations
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, with 75,000 horsepower and its 13,500-ton weight, is guided by its crew to break through Antarctic ice en route to the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Jan. 16, 2017. The ship, which was designed more than 40 years ago, remains the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley HONOLULU...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River

Coast Guard medevacs diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River
A Coast Guard Station Sand Key boatcrew medevacs a diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River, Florida, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River, Thursday. Rescued was Nick Lichatz, 38. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call at 12:33 p.m. via VHF-FM marine band...

Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations for bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations for bay of Green Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw File Photo MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard has commenced ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay, Thursday, to ensure the safe navigation and overall safe transport of economically-significant commercial shipments. Ice breaking efforts will continue periodically throughout the months of December 2017 and January 2018. In support of the Port of Green Bay, the Coast...

5 stranded jet skiers rescued just off Guayama, Puerto Rico

5 stranded jet skiers rescued just off Guayama, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter, takes a photo with four of five jet skiers who were rescued Dec. 17, 2017, after their jet skies ran aground in waters just off Punta Pozuelos in Guayama, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard aircrew, Puerto Rico Police and a Good Samaritan combined efforts Sunday night to rescue five stranded jet skiers, two men and three women,...

Coast Guard releases Final Action Memo regarding El Faro sinking

Coast Guard releases Final Action Memo regarding El Faro sinking
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard today released the Final Action Memo regarding the loss of the S.S. El Faro and its 33 crewmembers during a 2015 hurricane near Crooked Island, Bahamas. In the Final Action Memo, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, approves the findings of fact, analysis, and conclusions detailed in the Marine Board of Investigation’s Report of Investigation, essentially...