Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 221 miles northeast of Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 221 miles northeast of Bahamas
Coast Guard  C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a downed aircraft Saturday approximately 221 miles northeast of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. Two Florida Air National Guard F-15 fighter aircraft witnessed the plane crash in the ocean. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders were notified by Miami Mission Control of a...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball welcomes new commanding officer
Capt. Holly Harrison (left) receives command of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball from Capt. David Ramassini (right) with Vice Adm. Linda Fagan (center), commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, presiding during a change of command ceremony for the cutter at Base Honolulu, May 25, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) HONOLULU — Capt. Holly Harrison took over command...

Coast Guard seeks participants for Straits of Mackinac ports and waterways assessment workshop

Coast Guard seeks participants for Straits of Mackinac ports and waterways assessment workshop
CLEVELAND ― The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting for members of the public to participate in a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop for the Straits of Mackinac that will take place in St. Ignace, Michigan, July 24 and 25. A longstanding and proven Coast Guard process for formal public study, a PAWSA is a joint effort involving waterway users, stakeholders, and agencies to focus on...

Coast Guard Interdicts 10 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers

Coast Guard Interdicts 10 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers
A Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans small boat crew approaches a 30-foot go-fast vessel with approximately 12 miles off of Villa Clara Province, Cuba, May 20, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla.— The Coast Guard interdicted 10 Cuban migrants and two suspected smugglers Monday 12 miles off of Villa Clara Province, Cuba. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received notification of an illegal...

Coast Guard interdicts 50 Haitian migrants 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien

Coast Guard interdicts 50 Haitian migrants 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien
A Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) small boat crew approaches a 30-foot panga vessel with 50 Haitian migrants aboard approximately 46 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti, May 20, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 50 migrants Monday approximately 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. At approximately 5:35 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104)...

Coast Guard supports U.S. Pacific Fleet navigation initiatives in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard supports U.S. Pacific Fleet navigation initiatives in Federated States of Micronesia
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) hosts Ambassador Robert Riley, U.S. ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, on a visit of opportunity while in Yap May 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted an aids-to-navigation and waterways assessment in the Federated States of Micronesia in support of improved maritime safety...

New commander at helm of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu

New commander at helm of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu
Capt. Arex Avanni (left), commander, Sector Honolulu, relieved Capt. Michael Long (right) during a change of command ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday (center) at Base Honolulu, May 24, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released HONOLULU — The Coast Guard welcomed a new commander at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, Friday, as Capt. Arex Avanni assumed...

Training Center Cape May Members Scheduled to Participate in Multiple Memorial Day Events

Training Center Cape May Members Scheduled to Participate in Multiple Memorial Day Events
Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have died in service to our country, Monday. The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide a color guard and firing parties at a number...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard boat and aircrews searched approximately 168 square-nautical miles for approximately 27 hours but were unable to locate the person. “The decision to suspend a search is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, a search and rescue...