Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend

Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Ninth District crews responded to a total of nine search and rescue cases and seven law enforcement cases throughout the Great Lakes Region over the weekend. Highlights from weekend search and rescue cases include: A 46-year-old male became overwhelmed by weather conditions while transiting from Peche Island to Belle Isle, Michigan, via kayak, Friday. He contacted his father...

Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice

Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice
A crew member of Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda rings the ship’s bell as names of several Humboldt Bay area natives who died during the Korean War are read during a ceremony in Eureka, Calif., June 27, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and members of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 176 commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Korean...

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth welcomes new commanding officer
Coast Guard Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of operational logistics, celebrates with Capt. Michael Roschel (left) and Capt. Brenda Kerr (Right) during the Base Portsmouth change of command ceremony Friday, July 27, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Chief Warrant Officer Dominick Bulone) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Michael Roschel assumed the role of commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Portsmouth...

Coast Guard rescues distressed mariner in New York Harbor

Coast Guard rescues distressed mariner in New York Harbor
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard rescued an 18-year-old man from the East River in New York, Sunday afternoon. The individual was suffering from severe back pain and a leg laceration after falling off his personal water craft. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a boatcrew aboard...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from plane crash on North Fox Island

Coast Guard rescues 5 from plane crash on North Fox Island
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew land on-scene of a plane crash on North Fox Island, Michigan, July 29, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Erin Nolan. TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescued five people involved in a two-aircraft collision on North Fox Island, Michigan, Sunday. Three...

Coast Guard crew revives unconscious woman on boat near Georgetown

Coast Guard crew revives unconscious woman on boat near Georgetown
Coast Guard Station Washington 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo BALTIMORE — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Washington revived a woman who reportedly passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning this evening near the Georgetown Waterfront. The 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew was notified by a man on VHF-FM radio channel 16 at approximately 5:30 p.m., that he and another passenger were suffering...

Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,

Coast Guard warns mariners of stray cargo containers near Norfolk International Terminal,
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is warning mariners of loose cargo containers that fell from a cargo ship this afternoon at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) in Norfolk, Virginia. The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road command center...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water near Seal Beach

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water near Seal Beach
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard and Orange County Sheriff’s Department crews responded to a vessel taking on water near Seal Beach, Saturday evening. At approximately 10 p.m., an employee on an oil platform contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders about an 18-foot...

Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy assist sailing crew in distress off Oahu

Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy assist sailing crew in distress off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Royal Australian navy responded to a distress call from the crew of a demasted sailing vessel off Makapu’u Point, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed the vessel to Kaneohe Bay. There were four boaters aboard the sailboat, and there are no reports of injuries. googletag.cmd.push(function()...