Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman
Chief Warrant Officer Hari Colton oversees maintenance on a buoy while operating off Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) As often happens on January nights, bands of light rain swept over Honolulu Harbor, and the silhouette of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) pulled away from the pier at Coast Guard Base Honolulu but for the final time. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing mariners, Monday, after two towing vessels collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 835 nautical miles for approximately 67 hours but were unable to find the three missing mariners. Air monitoring is ongoing in the area surrounding the incident. The air...

Coast Guard suspends search after divers located canoers bodies

Coast Guard suspends search after divers located canoers bodies
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Newport News and York County divers who were assisting the Coast Guard in a multi-agency search for two missing men near the mouth of the Poquoson River located and recovered their bodies Monday. “We extend our deepest condolences to all of those family members and friends who are affected during this...

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Anini Beach, Kauai

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Anini Beach, Kauai
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found off Anini Beach, Kauai, January 27, 2020. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found off Anini Beach, Kauai, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men in Poquoson River, Virginia

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men in Poquoson River, Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for two missing men after their canoe capsized near the mouth of the Poquoson River Monday morning. A passenger who was also aboard the canoe was able to swim to shore and call York County 911, who then contacted the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center at approximately 4:30...

Coast Guard rescues hiker near Neah Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues hiker near Neah Bay, Wash.
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles rescued a stranded 57-year-old woman Sunday from the Waatch Point Beach near Neah Bay. The uninjured woman was airlifted to safety and reunited with family. At 11:58 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report of...

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of two towing vessels that collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:37 a.m. that the towing vessel RC Creppel and the towing vessel Cooperative Spirit had collided and that four members of the RC Creppel are...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Baker’s Haulover Inlet

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Baker’s Haulover Inlet
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of two pleasure crafts operating as illegal charters Saturday near Baker’s Haulover Inlet. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew conducted the boardings of the pleasure crafts, Roe Boat and Colleen Marie, each with 10 people aboard, and discovered the...

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel passenger near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel passenger near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from the fishing vessel Dolphin Express approximately 29 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for the medevac from the captain of...