Coast Guard announces limited search and rescue detachment opening on Rogue River

Coast Guard announces limited search and rescue detachment opening on Rogue River
Coast Guard Rogue River SAR Rescue Detachment file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read GOLD BEACH, Ore. – The Coast Guard opened its seasonal search and rescue detachment (SARDET) on the Rogue River May 25, 2019. As a part of the SARDET, Coast Guard Station Chetco River will provide a 29-foot response boat and will continue their presence as often as practicable with respect to maritime...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in Cape May, New Jersey, approaches a capsized 55-foot wooden sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy, Cutter Lawrence Lawson) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard crews rescued a man and woman from a capsized sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic...

Coast Guard suspends search for airplane pilot off New Jersey

Coast Guard suspends search for airplane pilot off New Jersey
Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photoby Petty Officer Pete Milnes CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard suspended their search for a missing pilot Wednesday evening, which began when a single-engine airplane was seen crashing into the water near Cape May Point, just before noon. The Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police, Cape May Fire Department, Cape May Police, Beach Patrol and Sea Tow all contributed...

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic units conduct 49 search and rescue cases

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic units conduct 49 search and rescue cases
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Memorial Day weekend, and as the summer boating season kicked into gear, Coast Guard units from New Jersey to North Carolina responded to many maritime emergencies. On May 25, 26 and 27, units across the Mid-Atlantic conducted 49 search and rescue cases, saved 64 lives and $738,050 in property. “If there is one thing the cases over this...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is enforcing a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of Bayou Chene while the Army Corps of Engineers sink a barge near Morgan City, Louisiana, Wednesday. The safety zone will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Thursday. All mariners shall keep a minimum distance of 2 nautical miles within Bayou Chene Light – 4. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 6:26 a.m. by workers at the Eugene Island 331 platform of a 54-year-old man entering the water from Renaissance Offshore’s Eugene Island 331...

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates illegal operations

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates illegal operations
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to the consumer. The Coast Guard is currently investigating and issuing violations to owners of vessels offering unlicensed charter services in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because it may not have the proper emergency safety gear, may...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing swimmer at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday morning. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Haulover Park

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Haulover Park
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 47-foot pleasure craft, Good Energy, with 10 passengers aboard Sunday near Haulover Park 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 Haulover Park where they...