Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew transferred three smugglers and approximately $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Sector San Juan Sept. 20, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crew transferred custody of three smugglers and approximately $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration agents...

Coast Guard to hold public meeting for proposed Spaceport Camden safety zones

Coast Guard to hold public meeting for proposed Spaceport Camden safety zones
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a public meeting on Sept. 27 for the proposed Spaceport Camden navigable waterways safety zones near Woodbine, Georgia. The public meeting will be held at the Camden County Public Service Authority Recreation Center, 1050 Wildcat, Kingsland, Georgia from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for comments involving the proposed maritime safety zones. Interested parties...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence stacks cases of water on the fantail of the ship Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Michael Salerno) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence provided humanitarian relief supplies Wednesday to the crew of Coast Guard Station Oak Island and Bald Head Island, North Carolina communities. Diligence’s small boats...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue Horry County residents from flood waters

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue Horry County residents from flood waters
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team rescue an elderly couple after floodwaters from the Waccamaw River took over their apartment complex in Horry County, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team crews used shallow-water response boats to conduct rescue operations Wednesday...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard reopens Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, based out of Charleston, South Carolina, look for hazards to navigation as they assess conditions in the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of North Carolina has fully reopened the Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic without...

Coast Guard rescues stranded wind surfer near Coyote Point

Coast Guard rescues stranded wind surfer near Coyote Point
A Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot Response Boat crew rescues a stranded wind surfer after he became separated from his gear off Coyote Point near San Mateo, California, Sept. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and a good Samaritan rescued a stranded wind surfer after he became separated from his gear near Coyote Point, Tuesday evening. The...

Coast Guard North Carolina continues to assess Hurricane Florence damage

Coast Guard North Carolina continues to assess Hurricane Florence damage
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Harrison clears a road entrance to allow electric company personnel access to downed power lines in the vicinity of Lumber State Park, North Carolina, Sept.17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard Photo ELIZABETH CITY, NC. — Coast Guard air and surface crews have rescued 1,103 people and 419 pets since Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday. Working with local county...