Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues boater from capsized vessel near Cumberland Island

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues boater from capsized vessel near Cumberland Island
Chief Petty Officer Chief Matthew Hare. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An off-duty Coast Guardsman rescued a boater from a capsized vessel Friday near Cumberland Island, Georgia. Chief Petty Officer Matthew Hare of the Coast Guard Cutter Hammer, notified Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders he noticed one boater sitting on his capsized 16-foot boat at 7:30 p.m while on his personal...

Coast Guard discusses developing role in Arctic

Coast Guard discusses developing role in Arctic
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan delivers a keynote speech April 26, 2019, at the Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi SEATTLE – The Pacific Area commander for the U.S. Coast Guard discussed the military branch’s new Arctic Strategic Outlook, Polar Security Cutters and innovation efforts to improve maritime domain...

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is reminding kitesurfers Friday to operate with caution after Coast Guard crews conducted multiple rescues of downed kitesurfers in the past week in the San Francisco Bay. Coast Guard responders attributed this week’s distress calls to a combination of weather and inexperience, and are reminding kitesurfers to take precautions. Kitesurfers should always have...

Coast Guard rescues man from river near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues man from river near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 25-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Brazos River near Freeport, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a person being swept down the Brazos River after his vehicle entered the water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael DubinHOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four teenagers adrift on a surfboard near Cameron, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office of four teenagers on a surfboard who were being swept out to sea approximately 500-yards from shore. A good Samaritan...

Coast Guard continues efforts to maintain safe navigation in Humboldt Bay Entrance

Coast Guard continues efforts to maintain safe navigation in Humboldt Bay Entrance
Coast Guard Cutter Aspen crew reestablishes a buoy while conducting Aid to Navigation operations off the coast of Humboldt Bay.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A San Francisco-based Coast Guard buoy tender traveled to Humboldt Bay Tuesday to recover displaced aids-to-navigation and attempted to restore missing navigational aids to assist mariners in transiting...

Coast Guard announces change to fog sound signal at Coquille River entrance

Coast Guard announces change to fog sound signal at Coquille River entrance
Coquille River Jetty file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. BANDON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is planning to change the fog sound signal at Coquille River South Jetty Light 8 from a continuously sounding signal to an on-demand signal. The fog sound signal, an aids to navigation to warn mariners of the location of the southern jetty during periods of reduced visibility, is used by mariners transiting...

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters near Big Coppitt Key, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification of two teenagers on an overdue 16-foot skiff who were supposed to return to shore before sunset. The boat had no navigation lights or radio onboard. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a public hearing to consider evidence related to the Kristin Alexis formal marine casualty investigation beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. The hearing will focus on the overhead strike of the Highway 70 Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, which severely impacted the local community...