Coast Guard advises owners to use Paddle Smart identification sticker

Coast Guard advises owners to use Paddle Smart identification sticker
A CoastGuardsman holds an identification sticker used by mariners to properly identify vessels, Dec. 25, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Corpus Christi. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is advising paddle-sport enthusiasts to mark their canoes, kayaks, and rowboats with a waterproof Paddle Smart vessel identification sticker that lists the owner’s name as well as phone numbers to...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters
The Coast Guard Cutter Chinook interdicted a lancha and recovered 630 lbs of fish illegally caught in long lines during their last patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Chinook. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha and recovered three and a half nautical miles of illegal fishing gear containing 109 entangled fish in federal waters off the coast of South Texas,...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Coos Bay

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Coos Bay
A Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Responce Boat Small rescued four people from a commercial fishing vessel that sank in Coos Bay, Oregon, Dec. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend) NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued four people from a commercial fishing vessel Thursday that sank in Coos Bay. The 40-foot fishing vessel Darean Rose capsized and sank...

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai's Nā Pali Coast
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for seven people overdue aboard a tour helicopter on Kauai. The owner of an overdue tour helicopter contacted watchstanders at JRCC Honolulu at 6:06 p.m. Thursday. They stated the aircraft was due back at 5:21 p.m. from a tour of Kauai’s Napali Coast with one...

The Last Ride out of Rocky Point: A Hurricane Florence Rescue

The Last Ride out of Rocky Point: A Hurricane Florence Rescue
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, evacuates residents from Rocky Point, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams Rocky Point is a small village off North Carolina Highway 210, just 15 miles north of Wilmington. It’s home...

Cape May community to give Coast Guard recruits home for the holidays

Cape May community to give Coast Guard recruits home for the holidays
Fireside photo by Scott Feldstein CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 300 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside, Wednesday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the holiday with...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home from counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home from counter-narcotic patrol
Two dogs dressed for the holidays await the arrival of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf as the cutter prepares to moor at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Dec. 23, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned home to Alameda today following an 82-day counter-narcotics patrol...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island
MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man after he was reportedly bitten by a shark northwest of Santa Rosa Island, Saturday. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a good Samaritan aboard the Jean Marie notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders of a 37-year-old man who had been...

Coast Guard, partner agencies remove 187 people from 30 foot boat

Coast Guard, partner agencies remove 187 people from 30 foot boat
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and Turks and Caicos Islands Police (TCIP) rescued 187 people approximately 17 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Islands, Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew and a Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship crew arrived on scene and embarked the 187 people between the two ships. The Seneca...