Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returns home after six months in dry dock

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returns home after six months in dry dock
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star steams across Elliot Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived home to Seattle Wednesday following a six-month maintenance period at Mare Island Dry Dock in Vallejo, California. The 42-year-old icebreaker received extensive repairs and upgrades to engineering and electronic...

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, left, Commandant of the Coast Guard, presents Albert Scott, right, Chairman of Chatham County, an official designation Oct. 18, 2018, during a Coast Guard Community Designation Ceremony for Chatham, County in Savannah, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Savannah – A ceremony designating Chatham County as an official Coast Guard...

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry
The Daniel K. Inouye is the largest container vessel constructed in the United States, and is one of many ships marine inspectors from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay work with to ensure maritime safety and security, Oct. 4, 2018.Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson. By Lt. Amanda Faulkner and PA1 Seth Johnson The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know...

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters near Egg Island Point, NJ

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters near Egg Island Point, NJ
A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City poses for a photograph alongside the three boaters they rescued from a grounded skiff near Egg Island Point, New Jersey, Oct. 17, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from a grounded skiff near Egg Island Point, New Jersey, Wednesday. The boaters notified the Coast Guard they were stranded...

Coast Guard, Federal and State partners mitigate pollution in Carteret County, N.C.

Coast Guard, Federal and State partners mitigate pollution in Carteret County, N.C.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brian O’Neil, a marine science technician assigned to Sector Key West, and Brandon Bonner, a wildlife officer with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, stand ashore to supervise the process of removing hazardous materials from a nearby vessel that was displaced onto an environmentally-sensitive area, Atlantic Beach, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.  (U.S....

Coast Guard responds to fuel discharge near Buffalo Bayou, Texas

Coast Guard responds to fuel discharge near Buffalo Bayou, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel fuel spill near Buffalo Bayou, Wednesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredge Susan Crosby that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Houston Ship Channel just north of City Dock 45. The source...

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill assists NOAA personnel with the disentanglement of a whale three miles southwest of Santa Cruz, Oct. 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel in locating an entangled whale and assisting in its safe disentanglement near Santa Cruz, Monday. NOAA personnel contacted Coast Guard...

Coast Guard oversees oil recovery operations of vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard oversees oil recovery operations of vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana
A Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel respond to a vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana, Oct. 15, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles. HOUSTON — Coast Guard personnel conducted an on-scene investigation and oversaw oil recovery operations after the 145-foot offshore supply vessel Candy Store...

Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive diver 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive diver 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews medevaced an injured diver Tuesday 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet. The diver, a 37-year old male, was experiencing signs of decompression sickness. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification from the vessel Fishues at 4:18 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Station Ponce de...