Coast Guard to break ice on the Kennebec River

Coast Guard to break ice on the Kennebec River
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore PORTLAND, Maine — Crews from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England are scheduled to conduct ice breaking operations in the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner, Maine, beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. The purpose of this operation is to reduce the risk of flooding as snow and river ice begin...

Coast Guar offering up to two years tuition at California State University

Coast Guar offering up to two years tuition at California State University
Vice Adm. Linda Fagan and Leroy M. Morishita sign a Memorandum of Agreement during a ceremony on the California State University East Bay campus in Hayward, California, Feb. 28, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew S. Masaschi ALAMEDA, California — On Friday California State University East Bay became the third school in California to partner with the Coast Guard for the College...

Coast Guard ends search for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston

Coast Guard ends search for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has ended its search for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 16-foot fishing vessel that was located south of Tiki Island in Galveston, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at approximately 8 a.m. from a good Samaritan of the unmanned vessel. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast to vessels in the area....

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Scandies Rose

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Scandies Rose
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Scandies Rose and five of its seven crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and...

Coast Guard conducts operation at U.S. Virgin Islands ferry terminals

Coast Guard conducts operation at U.S. Virgin Islands ferry terminals
Coast Guard and federal law enforcement authorities completed a three-day multi-agency operation Feb. 22, 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Operation Full Court Press. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard and federal law enforcement authorities completed a three-day multi-agency operation Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Operation Full Court Press. This joint...

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston
An unmanned 16-foot fishing boat beached on the south shores of Tiki Island in Galveston, Texas, Feb. 28, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 16-foot fishing boat located south of Tiki Island in Galveston, Texas, Friday. The registration number of the vessel is TX3724ST. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received...

Monk seal safely transferred from Oahu to seal rehabilitation facility

Monk seal safely transferred from Oahu to seal rehabilitation facility
An adult female seal is loaded into the HC-130 fixed wing aircraft to be transported from Oahu to Kona, February 19, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Hawaii Marine Mammal Response) HONOLULU— Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and The Marine Mammal Center partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal, Pōhaku, from Oahu to...

Coast Guard pursues enforcement action against Bouchard Transportation

Coast Guard pursues enforcement action against Bouchard Transportation
NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard is pursuing enforcement action against Bouchard Transportation Company after the shipping company failed to comply with a captain of the port order for one of its two vessels anchored in the Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, Texas, area of responsibility. The tugs Kim M. Bouchard and Danielle M. Bouchard and their associated barges have been anchored off Texas Point since...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member embraces his family Feb. 27, 2020, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Thursday to Naval Station Mayport after completing a nine-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant crew patrolled over...