Coast Guard searching for person in water near Panama City Beach

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Panama City Beach
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching a person in the water after a ultralight aircraft was downed near Panama City Beach, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 6:35 a.m. from Coast Guard Station Panama City that an ultra-light aircraft carrying...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from demasted, disabled sailboat 100 miles off NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 from demasted, disabled sailboat 100 miles off NC
Four mariners are brought back to shore near Morehead City, North Carolina, aboard a 47-foot Coast Guard boat, after being rescued by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, Nov. 28, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Healy. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews returned four mariners to shore Wednesday, after their sailboat was demasted in a storm more than 100...

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection
BOSTON – The former captain of a New Bedford fishing boat owned by Carlos Rafael, a/k/a “The Codfather,” was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for interfering with a U.S Coast Guard inspection of a fishing boat off the Massachusetts coast. Thomas D. Simpson, 57, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years of probation, with the first...

Coast Guard responds to suspicious activity in Industrial Canal, New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to suspicious activity in Industrial Canal, New Orleans
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, federal, state, and local agencies responded to suspicious activity in the Industrial Canal, New Orleans, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9:45 p.m. from the motor vessel General Kelly of a suspicious raft floating in the industrial canal. The sector temporarily...

Coast Guard assists Alaska State Troopers to locate overdue hiker on Inian Island

Coast Guard assists Alaska State Troopers to locate overdue hiker on Inian Island
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk File Photo KODIAK- A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew located an overdue, 21-year-old female hiker on Inian Island, Alaska, Tuesday. The Jayhawk aircrew safely located the woman at approximately 11:43 p.m. and transported her to Sitka for further care. She was reported to be mildly hypothermic and disoriented, but otherwise in...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 4 after plane crash in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 4 after plane crash in St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued four people Wednesday after their plane crashed in the water near Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 12:35 p.m. from a crew member aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast...

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley transfers a group of migrants to the cutter small boat during the repatriation of 74 Dominicans in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Nov. 27, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuesday night following the at-sea interdictions of four migrant...

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along beaches and coastal areas as heavy winds and surf are forecasted for the area through Friday. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for coastal areas throughout the Bay Area in effect through Friday. Waves from 12-25 feet are expected...

Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by presenting 12 local Vietnam veterans with a specially designed lapel pin, Tuesday. This pin was accompanied by a proclamation made by President Donald Trump. An excerpt reads: In 1976, nearly 500,000 American troops served in South Vietnam, along with approximately 850,000 troops of our...