Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters in Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters in Florida
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two boaters who have been missing since February 19, after they were reported overdue. Missing are Gerald Cook, 81, Peter Cook, 55, and four of their dogs. Coast Guard assets and other agencies who responded included: Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130H, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Coast...

Coast Guard to conduct emergency drill at North Bend Airport

Coast Guard to conduct emergency drill at North Bend Airport
Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a drill Thursday simulating a rescue operation for a helicopter crash at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. Personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector North Bend will test and evaluate their crash rescue response procedures in conjunction...

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway
ST. LOUIS – Anyone witnessing an oil spill, chemical release, or martime security incident should call the National Response Center (NRC) hotline at 1-800-424-8802. While the NRC is not a response agency, it serves as an emergency call center for initial reports for pollution incidents and forward that information to appropriate federal and state agencies for response. Reporting is required when...

Coast Guard, partner agencies locate overdue man in Port Richey

Coast Guard, partner agencies locate overdue man in Port Richey
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies located a missing man in Port Richey, Wednesday. Cole Torrent, 28, was located by a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit after he was reported overdue on a jet ski Tuesday by his friend. He was transported to Nick’s...

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard interdicted several foreign fishing vessels fishing inside the US exclusive economic zone on two separate occasions incidents in the first two months of 2020. “While we’ve seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated...

Coast Guard rescues 65-year-old man from water near Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard rescues 65-year-old man from water near Ponce Inlet
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 65-year-old man from the water near Ponce Inlet, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet 24-foot Special Purpose Craft–Shallow Water (SPC-SW) boat crew recovered the man from the water and safely transported him to Station Ponce in good condition. At approximately 1:30 p.m., as they...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Port O’Connor, Texa

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Port O'Connor, Texa
Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrew members assist in transferring a mariner in need of medical attention during a medevac offshore Matagorda Bay near Port O’Connor, Texas, Feb. 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port O’Connor) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner from a fishing vessel approximately two miles offshore Matagorda Bay near Port...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Olympic National Park

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Olympic National Park
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew stand on the Air Station Port Angeles runway shortly after medically evacuating an injured hiker near Olympic National Park, Washington, Feb. 22, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound) SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medically evacuated an injured hiker Saturday near Olympic National...

ANT Moriches, Air Station Cape Cod keep New York mariners on course

ANT Moriches, Air Station Cape Cod keep New York mariners on course
Petty Officer 2nd Class Thebeze Gonsalves and Petty Officer 3rd Class Howard North connect a sling to an Air Station Cape Cod MH60T Jayhawk helicopter that carries the downed light structure away Jan. 16.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Charles Motherway. EAST HAMPTON, New York — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team  Moriches, New York, and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, teamed...