Coast Guard District 7 personnel respond, prepare for Hurricane Isaias

Coast Guard District 7 personnel respond, prepare for Hurricane Isaias
Stations Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, and Lake Worth Inlet 45-foot response boat crews pass under Snake Creek Bridge to stage at Station Islamorada preparation for Hurricane Isaias, July 31, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Michael Lees) MIAMI — Coast Guard District 7 personnel are responding to the impacts left by Tropical Storm Isaias and are preparing for the impact of Hurricane...

Coast Guard postpones public hearing into the loss of F/V Scandies Rose

Coast Guard postpones public hearing into the loss of F/V Scandies Rose
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard has postponed the public hearing, part of the larger investigation into circumstances surrounding the sinking of the commercial fishing vessel (F/V) Scandies Rose and the loss of five of its seven crewmembers. The hearing was scheduled to take place in Seattle September 8-18, 2020. The decision to delay the public hearing was made to protect the health of the investigative...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard ended its search Thursday after a body matching the description of the missing swimmer was located two miles north of Beach Access 6 near South Padre Island, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were initially notified Wednesday morning by South Padre Island Police Department of...

Coast Guard opens ports in Puerto Rico, responds to beached sailing vessel

Coast Guard opens ports in Puerto Rico, responds to beached sailing vessel
The 54-foot sailing vessel Grand Filou lays beached at Las Mareas in Guayama, Puerto Rico during the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias July 30, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard reopened all ports in Puerto Rico Friday following the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias, while a Coast Guard pollution team is responding to a beached sailing vessel at Las Mareas in Guayama, Puerto Rico. All maritime...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for North Carolina

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Captain of the Port set Port Condition Whiskey for North Carolina Friday, July 31, 2020, due to predicted sustained tropical storm force winds generated by Hurricane Isaias that may arrive within the next 72 hours. Ports are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect. All ocean-going commercial vessels...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Ports of Miami and Key West

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Ports of Miami and Key West
MIAMI – This morning the Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Port of Miami and the Port of Key West due to the expectation of sustained tropical storm force winds generated by Hurricane Isaias that may arrive within 24 hours. All vessels greater than 300 gross tons must depart the port unless the COTP has approved a request to remain in port. Terminals and facilities...

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — As an elite Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Claude Morrissey racked up the honors, his exploits prominently on display in the Weather Channel’s television series “Coast Guard Alaska.” The mountain-sized Morrissey was even named GEICO’S U.S. Military Person of the Year in 2013, honored in the nation’s capital. But after 18 years of service and 14 medals, Morrissey’s...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 36-year-old crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, July 30, 2020. The crewmember was transferred to awaiting emergency services personnel and was reported to be in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for Florida ports

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for Florida ports
MIAMI — Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Ports of Miami, Tampa and Key West due to the expectation of sustained tropical force winds of 39-73 mph generated from Tropical Storm Isaias that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray remains in effect. Mariners...