Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Mexican lancha sits moored at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, after Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Feb. 27, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three...

Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica

Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew members fight a fire that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica February 10, 2019. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound,...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescues man from downed aircraft east of Juno Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescues man from downed aircraft east of Juno Beach
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami crew approaches a life raft with one survivor aboard Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Coast Guard photo) JUNO BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s office rescued a man from the water after his small aircraft went down 18 miles east of Juno Beach. Rescued was, Robert Lillard, 51. Coast Guard 7th District...

Coast Guard conducts third medevac in four days near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts third medevac in four days near Cold Bay, Alaska
An Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to hoist a patient suffering symptoms of a respiratory infection from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska approximately 36 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska, Feb. 28, 2019. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward to be commissioned in San Francisco

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward to be commissioned in San Francisco
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC), is scheduled to be commissioned in San Francisco, Saturday. The Robert Ward is the second of four FRCs to be homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. While the cutter will be based in Southern California,...

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 49 miles northeast of Santa Lucia, Cuba

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 49 miles northeast of Santa Lucia, Cuba
A 33-foot Defender-class crew approaches the Pelican of London Thursday Feb. 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SANTA LUCIA, Cuba — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled sailing vessel Thursday 49 miles north of Santa Lucia. Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watchstanders received a notification from the United Kingdom Rescue Coordination Center stating that a United Kingdom-flagged sailing...

Joint Coast Guard, South Carolina DNR law enforcement team board fishing vessels

Joint Coast Guard, South Carolina DNR law enforcement team board fishing vessels
Joint Coast Guard and South Carolina boarding team members board a commercial fishing vessel off South Carolina Feb. 26, 2019.U.S. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal crew PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources combined efforts to board commercial fishing vessels along the coast of South...

Coast Guard to release F/V Destination investigation report and final action memo

Coast Guard to release F/V Destination investigation report and final action memo
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard will release the fishing vessel Destination Marine Board of Investigation report and Final Action Memo, Sunday. This report identifies causal factors of the loss of the Destination and six crew members and the Final Action Memo is the Coast Guard Commandant’s response to the report. On Sunday, the report may also be accessed at: https://uscg.mil/foia/foia_library.asp. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew looks for potential pollution at the site of the grounded 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote at Cape Kuliuk, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors to mitigate the pollution threat posed by a vessel that ran aground near Cape Kuliuk on Kodiak...