Coast Guard, Dominican Republic authorities conduct Mass Rescue Operation exercise in Santo Domingo

Coast Guard, Dominican Republic authorities conduct Mass Rescue Operation exercise in Santo Domingo
U.S. Coast Guard personnel and Dominican Republic authorities, conducted the first Mass Rescue Operations Seminar and tabletop exercise between the two nations November 8-9, 2018 in Santo Domingo.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan and Dominican Republic authorities, conducted the first Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) Seminar and tabletop exercise between the two nations November...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen 60 miles off Maine coast

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen 60 miles off Maine coast
The Air Station Cape Cod rescue aircrews and the rescued four fishermen from the fishing boat Aaron & Melissa II pose for a group photograph at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kate Dacimo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen Wednesday after abandoning their boat off the coast of Rockland, Maine. The captain...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence E. Tormey, Air Station Borinquen facilities engineering officer, with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady, during the presentation the 2018 DHS Unity of Effort Award to Air Station Borinquen November 9, 2018. (DHS Photo by Tim Godbee) AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel near Bulls Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel near Bulls Bay
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Bulls Bay. At 11:04 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a 911 relay from the crew of the Scorpion, a 40-foot shrimping vessel, stating they were disabled after their net wrapped around their prop. A Coast Guard Air Facility...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer after he became stranded in San Pablo Bay, Tuesday. A bystander on shore called 911 dispatchers, who contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:30 a.m., reporting the kite surfer had been observed struggling...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department searching for missing freediver of Big Island

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department searching for missing freediver of Big Island
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Baker’s Haulover Inlet

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Baker's Haulover Inlet
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 39-foot pleasure craft Down Under with seven passengers aboard recently in Baker’s Haulover Inlet after discovering multiple safety violations. After being notified of the vessel by Customs and Border Protection a Coast Guard Station Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew conducted a boarding of the vessel...

Coast Guard hoists 2 from disabled vessel aground in Yaquina Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard hoists 2 from disabled vessel aground in Yaquina Bay, Oregon
USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two mariners from their disabled vessel after they ran aground in Yaquina Bay, Sunday afternoon. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter safely hoisted and transported the individuals to the Air Facility. At approximately 4 p.m., the individuals aboard the 14-foot recreational...

Coast Guard medevacs sick fisherman 42 miles off Nantucket

Coast Guard medevacs sick fisherman 42 miles off Nantucket
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew medevaced a sick 54-year-old man from the 87-foot fishing boat Generation Sunday night 42 miles off Nantucket. The captain of the Generation contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 5:20 p.m. and requested assistance for his sick crew member. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...