Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 12-year-old boy after boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 12-year-old boy after boat sinks
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter returns to Air Station Clearwater, Florida, after rescuing three men and a 12-year-old boy, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued three men and a 12-year old boy after their boat sank Saturday 3 miles west of Bayport. Rescued were Virginia Beach, Virginia, native David Johnson, 25, and Weeki Wachee, Florida,...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Marine Stadium

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 55-foot pleasure craft, Sea Raven, with 12 people aboard Friday near Marine Stadium after discovering multiple safety violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near Marine...

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway
Capt. Jason Tama, commander Coast Guard Sector New York and the Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, assesses the clean up operations of an oil spill in the Arthur Kill waterway in Staten Island, March 29, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Nicholette Vaughan) NEW YORK – Unified Command members continue their response to an oil spill that occurred on the Arthur Kill waterway Thursday...

Coast Guard releases women’s retention study

Coast Guard releases women’s retention study
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard released its first large-scale study on women’s retention in 30 years Thursday. The service commissioned the study as part of its commitment to create a more mission-ready workforce. The RAND Corporation report, “Improving Gender Diversity in the U.S. Coast Guard: Identifying Barriers to Female Retention,” examined the root causes of women’s attrition...

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Channel surveys in 2019 show water depths in Carolina Beach Inlet channel are less than four feet in some areas, prompting the Coast Guard to remove aids to navigation that may mislead mariners. On April 1, 2019, the Coast Guard will begin to temporarily discontinue 10 navigational aids in the inlet. The Army Corps of Engineers provided recent surveys, which expose significant...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from tanker near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from tanker near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker ship near Galveston, Texas, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a representative of the tanker ship Flagship Lotus that a crewmember was injured while working and required medical assistance....

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members on load bales of marijuana for storage within the ship March 22, 2019, in the Carribean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 5 miles south of Key West

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 5 miles south of Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the aground 65-foot sailing vessel, Serenity, Thursday approximately 5 miles south of Key West. At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from the crew via VHF radio channel 16 of five people who ran aground on Sand Key Reef. Watchstanders diverted...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Caxambas Park

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Caxambas Park
A 26-foot sailing vessel moored at Caxambas Park, Florida, Mar. 28, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) FORT MEYERS, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 26-foot sailing vessel with seven people aboard Wednesday at Caxambas Park after discovering multiple violations. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Fort Meyers law enforcement officers noticed the captain of the sailing vessel, which is only...