Coast Guard medevacs 5 injured boaters

Coast Guard medevacs 5 injured boaters
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced five injured boaters 23 nautical miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a Mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 12:03 a.m. from a boater stating they had struck a decommissioned rig and multiple persons on board had suffered...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Bulls Bay

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Bulls Bay
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston takes a photo with Robert Horan, 52, after rescueing him Sunday, April 29, 2018, near Bulls Bay, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Facility Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker Sunday after his kayak capsized near Bulls Bay. Rescued was Robert Horan, 52, from Mount...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 71-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 71-day deployment
A Jamaica Defence Force coast guard ship and the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard cutter Jaguar depart from Kingston Jamaica behind the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Sarah Ritchie) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Saturday to St. Petersburg following a 71-day deployment. While on deployment, the Resolute...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after successful drug-interdiction patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, April 24, 2018. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned home to Portsmouth today following a 67-day deployment to the Eastern...

One end of severed cable in Straits of Mackinac capped and sealed

One end of severed cable in Straits of Mackinac capped and sealed
A permanent cap is soldered and affixed to a severed American Transmission Company cable  in the Straits of Mackinac. (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich., — The south side of one of the two severed utility cables owned by American Transmission Company , was soldered, capped, sealed, and laid on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in its original position,...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 from sinking boat

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 from sinking boat
A Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered small boat crew makes their way back to the cutter after rescuing two people Saturday, April 28, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Galan MIAMI—The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel rescued five people Saturday from a sinking vessel 13 miles northwest of Cat Cays, Bahamas. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Anthem of the Seas passenger off NJ coast

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Anthem of the Seas passenger off NJ coast
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 71-year-old man suffering from possible kidney failure aboard a cruise ship approximately 51 miles east of Ocean City, New Jersey, Friday evening. The captain aboard the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas contacted watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard captain takes command of units in Maryland, National Capitol Region

Coast Guard captain takes command of units in Maryland, National Capitol Region
Coast Guard Capt. Lonnie Harrison, Jr., and Coast Guard Capt. Joseph Loring shake hands after Loring took command of Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region from Harrison at the Cruise Maryland Terminal April 27, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Capt. Joseph B. Loring took charge as the new Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National...

Coast Guard signs Memorandum of Agreement with Savannah State University

Coast Guard signs Memorandum of Agreement with Savannah State University
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Thursday signed a Memorandum of Agreement to expand outreach and support for Savannah State University (SSU) in Georgia, a Historically Black University, as part of the Coast Guard’s Minority-Serving Institutions Partnership Program. This Memorandum of Agreement with the university was spearheaded by Capt. Bryan L. Durr, chief, Office of Logistics, and is designed...