The sinking of the chemical tanker Bow Mariner: 15 years later

The sinking of the chemical tanker Bow Mariner: 15 years later
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (Feb. 29, 2004)–A crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater approaches a capsized lifeboat from the Bow Mariner. U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO Written by Lt. Mike Lawrence, Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads The 570-foot Singapore-flagged chemical & oil tanker Bow Mariner sank 15 years ago when the ship caught fire and sustained two explosions, resulting in the deaths of 21 out...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues man stranded by snow storm near Drain, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues man stranded by snow storm near Drain, Ore.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a 73-old man stranded atop a forest hill near Drain, Wednesday afternoon, after a recent snow storm in the area blocked road and supply access. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Sector North Bend hoisted the man to safety and transported him to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene where...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew takes a picture with family and friends after returning to homeport Feb. 26, 2019, at Port Canaveral, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Hope DuBois) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned home Tuesday to Cape Canaveral after a two-month Caribbean patrol. The Vigilant crew returned to their homeport of Cape Canaveral,...

Coast Guard conducts second medevac in two days near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts second medevac in two days near Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, medevaced a man from the fishing vessel Ocean Peace approximately 115 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Tuesday. Coast Guard 17th District Command Center watchstanders in Juneau received notification...

Coast Guard charges members for alleged illicit drug activity in Kodiak

Coast Guard charges members for alleged illicit drug activity in Kodiak
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has initiated criminal proceedings under the Uniform Code of Military Justice against 12 members, most of whom are assigned to various Coast Guard units in Kodiak, Alaska, for allegedly using illegal drugs. Six additional Coast Guard members were disciplined at non-judicial punishment proceedings and are being processed for separation from the Service. Additional...

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department locate missing kayaker off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department locate missing kayaker off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu County Fire Department located a 56-year-old male kayaker who went missing near Haleiwa Beach Park, Monday evening. The missing kayaker had made his way to shore after becoming separated from his friend. Good Samaritans reported seeing a kayaker leaving the water who matched...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 70 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 70 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett medevaced a 56-year-old man from the fishing vessel Vaerdal 70 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Feb. 25, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, medevaced...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA
The Coast Guard and other local agencies respond to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 6 a.m. from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles crewmembers...

Coast Guard, Assumption Parish Sheriffs rescue 2 people from Lake Verret

Coast Guard, Assumption Parish Sheriffs rescue 2 people from Lake Verret
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office rescued two individuals in Lake Verret, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office at 12:40 a.m. of an overdue 18-foot skiff with two men and a woman aboard. Watchstanders directed...