Local Veterans Visit Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

Local Veterans Visit Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Residents of the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home attended the graduation ceremony of the Coast Guard’s newest members, June 22, 2018, aboard the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. – Residents of the Vineland...

Manistee Coast Guard, Sheriff rescue man in Lake Michigan

Manistee Coast Guard, Sheriff rescue man in Lake Michigan
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Manistee, Michigan and a Manistee County Sheriff’s Deputy pose for a photo aboard a 45-foot response boat, June 23, 2018, following the rescue of a man in Lake Michigan.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Manistee) CLEVELAND — A multi-agency crew from Coast Guard Station Manistee, Michigan and the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office rescued...

Coast Guard rescues 9 from boat taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 9 from boat taking on water
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued nine people from a sinking boat approximately 115 nautical miles south of Destin, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call at about 9 p.m. Friday that a 61-foot sportfisher boat was taking on water approximately 115 nautical miles south of Destin. Involved in the rescue were: HC-144...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes in Tampa Bay
Coast Guard members  from Station St. Petersburg transport three rescued boaters to the station Saturday, June 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized 12 miles west of Tampa. Rescued were Raul Gutierrez, 40, Jorge Gutierrez, 51, and Jose Gari, 38. All three men are from Kissimmee. Watchstanders...

Kayaker survives 17 hours in Long Island Sound

Kayaker survives 17 hours in Long Island Sound
Story and video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi For 12 years, Mike Diaz fished the waters of Long Island Sound from his kayak. He ventured out, escaping the bustle of Long Island to explore and maybe catch a fluke, porgy, striped bass, or sea robin. Throwing on his life jacket was part of his routine. Just as he wouldn’t forget his fishing pole or bait, he never forgot his life jacket. On...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Anacapa Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Anacapa Island
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu rescue swimmer helps a man get aboard a 45-foot response boat medium near Anacapa Island, California, June 22, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Rogers) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Friday who were treading water for nearly 90 minutes after their vessel capsized near Anacapa...

Coast Guard issues notice of proposed rulemaking to delay TWIC reader rule

Coast Guard issues notice of proposed rulemaking to delay TWIC reader rule
WASHINGTON –The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register Friday to delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements,” which was published in the Federal Register Aug. 23, 2016. The Coast Guard proposes to delay the effective date for the...

Coast Guard medevacs man in Chesapeake Bay, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man in Chesapeake Bay, VA
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational boat in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center received notification at 2:20 p.m. from the man’s wife that her 53-year-old husband became ill and fatigued and needed to be medevaced. An MH-60...

Coast Guard announces new parental leave policy

Coast Guard announces new parental leave policy
WASHINGTON — In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Coast Guard Commandant announced an expansion to the service’s parental leave policy following the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, Coast Guard policy authorized 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave to female service members. Additionally, 10 days of non-chargeable leave...