Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Naples, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Naples, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued five people whose vessel was disabled near Naples, Florida, Saturday morning. The five where found by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safe aboard a 24-foot angler with mechanical failure and no marine radio. A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Dulac, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Dulac, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Dulac, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1 p.m. of a running vehicle with an empty boat trailer at a boat launch near Old Bridge Road with an unmanned vessel drifting nearby. Sector watchstanders later...

Missing diver located in stable condition near Destin, Florida

Missing diver located in stable condition near Destin, Florida
A Coast Guard boatcrew and members from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stand with a diver who was located after he went missing approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, Sept. 27, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) NEW ORLEANS – A missing diver, who was last seen approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, has been located in stable condition,...

Coast Guard urges caution during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges caution during spiny lobster season
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging all divers and mariners to exercise caution and utilize safe diving practices in advance of the California spiny lobster season in the greater Los Angeles area. On Sunday, the spiny lobster season begins leading to an increase of diving activity in Southern California waters. All mariners should remain vigilant when navigating areas where a dive flag...

Air Station Houston honors first Coast Guard helicopter pilot

Air Station Houston honors first Coast Guard helicopter pilot
Capt. Frank Erickson’s, Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, new headstone is revealed during a ceremony at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas, Sept. 27, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Gabriel Wisdom. HOUSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Houston held a memorial ceremony Friday to rededicate the headstone of Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, Capt. Frank Erickson, whose contributions...

Training Center Cape May remembers Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Munro

Training Center Cape May remembers Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Munro
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May helds a memorial ceremony for Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Munro, Sept. 27, 2019, near his statue on the parade field on base. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Tamargo CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen and recruits gathered to remember the sacrifice of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient aboard Coast Guard Training...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver offshore Destin, Florida

Coast Guard searching for missing diver offshore Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo NEW ORLEANS –The Coast Guard is searching for a diver who was last seen near a charter vessel approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 1 p.m. of a missing diver who was last seen approximately 300 feet from the charter vessel, A-Salt Mission, at 2:40 p.m. Involved in the search...

Coast Guard demobilizes FOL Kotzebue, moves to Utqiagvik, Alaska

Coast Guard demobilizes FOL Kotzebue, moves to Utqiagvik, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage. KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Friday, and moved efforts to Utqiagvik, Alaska. The move is due to an impact to search and rescue...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 52-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to its homeport in Port Angeles, Wash., Friday after a 52-day patrol off the Washington and Oregon coast. Active’s crew executed the fast-paced patrol enforcing federal fisheries regulations as part of Operation Pacific Fortune. The operation is focused on ensuring the vitality...