Coast Guard to host multiple response agencies for Interagency Day

Coast Guard to host multiple response agencies for Interagency Day
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco interagency day, May 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco is scheduled to host multiple state and local response agency aircrews and personnel, Thursday, for their annual Interagency Day. Interagency Day is an interactive exchange that allows Bay Area first...

Coast Guard to conduct recruiting in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Coast Guard to conduct recruiting in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Luis R. Hofschneider of San Jose, Tinian, stands for a photo aboard a Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium in Guam. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy OT Luis Hofschneider) SANTA RITA, Guam — Luis R. Hofschneider of San Jose, Tinian, is one of 31 applicants across the nation who received a primary selection for the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative...

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail...

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file photo by Andy Parker, Lincoln County Ropes Rescue Team. NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an 83-year-old male in Newport, Monday evening, after receiving a request for assistance from a local fire rescue crew. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported him to awaiting emergency...

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, HDOT Airports Division, HDOT Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Section, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Kauai Police Department, American Medical Response, and Wilcox Medical Center are scheduled to conduct a full-scale mass rescue exercise Friday, April 26,...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 returns from 9 month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 returns from 9 month deployment
Family members gather for the arrival of Coast Guard members assigned to Port Security Unit 311 on March 11, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Emaia Rise) SAN PEDRO, Calif.— Members of San Pedro-based Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311, returned home April 11 following a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global...

Coast Guard releases new Arctic Strategic Outlook

Coast Guard releases new Arctic Strategic Outlook
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard, today released its newest strategy to address its expanding role in the Polar Regions. As the Arctic region continues to open, and strategic competition drives more actors to look to the Arctic for economic and geopolitical advantages, the demand for Coast Guard leadership and presence will continue to grow. As the Nation’s primary maritime presence in the Polar...

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old woman Sunday after the vessel she was on struck a sandbar in Five Fathom Creek near McClellanville. At 8:44 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a notification from Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch of a 16-foot skiff, which hit a sandbar with three...

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 63-year-old missing mariner on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, Sunday night. The missing 63-year-old man, Paul Youngk, was reportedly aboard his vessel when it began taking on water and eventually capsized early Sunday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station...