Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Ecuadorian nationals in possession of illegal firearms

Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Ecuadorian nationals in possession of illegal firearms
22 Ecuadorian nationals being held on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) before turning them over to the Ecuadorian Coast Guard near the Port of Manta.  ECUADOR – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) interdicted 22 Ecuadorian nationals the week in possession of illegal firearms in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and delivered them to Ecuadorian authorities. A Cutter Hamilton...

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles off Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles off Oregon Inlet, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NAGS HEAD, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 32-year-old male reportedly suffering from chest pains 12 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received the report via VHF-FM radio, and launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to respond...

Coast Guard encourages public to be safe Memorial Day weekend

Coast Guard encourages public to be safe Memorial Day weekend
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is encouraging the public to be safe on the water this Memorial Day weekend. “We want to make sure everyone enjoying the holiday makes it home to their families at the end of the day,” said Walt Taylor, the First Coast Guard District’s recreational boating safety specialist. Cold water awareness: Although...

Training Center Cape May Scheduled To Hold 1st Sunset Parade of 2019

Training Center Cape May Scheduled To Hold 1st Sunset Parade of 2019
Training Center Cape May Sunset Parade file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its first Sunset Parade of 2019 at the Training Center in honor of Coast Guard Gold Star families, May 26 at 7:28 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More...

Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard has closed portions of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to all vessel traffic due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents near St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday. The St. Louis Harbor is closed from mile marker 179 to mile marker 184 on the Mississippi River. A no wake order has been issued on the Illinois River from mile marker 10 to mile marker 80.2. While...

Coast Guard conducts international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard conducts international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Boat crewmembers aboard Western Canada Marine Response Corporation vessels deploy u-boom during the CANUSPAC equipment deployment drill, May 22, 2019, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets. SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian coast guard conducted an oil spill response drill in partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West after 3 month Africa Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West after 3 month Africa Patrol
Petty Officer 1st Class Joel Gibney hugs his family Thursday, May 23, 2019 as the cutter pulls into Key West, Florida following a three month deployment in support of U.S. Africa Command. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) returned to their homeport in Key West, Florida, Thursday after a three-month...

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) interdicts a 30-foot makeshift boat with 28 migrants onboard May 21, 2019, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 66 migrants to a Dominican Navy vessel in Dominican Republic waters Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant vessels in the Mona...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday of a missing man from the towing vessel St. Genevieve who was last seen on the vessel between mile marker 161 and 162 on the...