Coast Guard rescues sailboater off Guam after vessel dismasted

Coast Guard rescues sailboater off Guam after vessel dismasted
Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small. file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau. SANTA RITA, Guam — A 53-year-old boater is safe in Guam after the Coast Guard rescued him from his dismasted 14-foot catamaran in outer Apra Harbor, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew successfully placed the vessel in tow and brought it back to the Marinas Yacht...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing persons near Perdido Pass, Alabama

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing persons near Perdido Pass, Alabama
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is actively searching for two missing people last seen swimming near Perdido Pass, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from a 911 operator at 5:54 p.m. of three people in distress who were swimming in the vicinity of Perdido Pass. Two swimmers are still missing. The...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Rickenbacker Causeway

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Rickenbacker Causeway
The 24-foot pleasure craft, Celebrity, underway in Biscayne Bay, Florida, May 24, 2020. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ricky Perilla. MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 24-foot pleasure craft, Celebrity, with 10 people aboard Saturday near the Rickenbacker Causeway. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 26-year-old female Friday after a vessel allided with trees in Whiskey Creek, Intracoastal Waterway, near Dania Beach. The Dolphin aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer who assessed the situation and determined the female needed higher level medical attention....

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust
A helicopter interdiction tactical squadron with the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba in pursuit of a drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea, April 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston Saturday following a 62-day patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the Western Caribbean Sea. Escanaba’s...

Coast Guard, local agencies, stop illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Alabama

Coast Guard, local agencies, stop illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and the Orange Beach Police department terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday. Orange Beach Police contacted Coast Guard Sector Mobile with concerns of a suspected illegal passenger for hire operation in the area after seeing multiple advertisements on social media over the last few weeks. Coast Guard law enforcement officers,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man off Provincetown coast

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man off Provincetown coast
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. Boston — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man off Provincetown pending new information. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at approximately 11 p.m. Friday, reporting an overdue kayaker, 50-year old Carol Madru. Madru was reportedly last seen with 51-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off Port Fourchon, Louisiana
The Coast Guard rescues three people from a vessel taking on water 8 nautical miles off of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water 8 nautical miles off of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF radio at 12:18 p.m. of...

Coast Guard Commandant’s Memorial Day Message

Coast Guard Commandant's Memorial Day Message
Washington – Since the years following the Civil War, Americans have set aside a day each spring to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. On Monday, 25 May, we will pause to remember those who gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. We also remember the families—the parents, siblings,...