Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives in new homeport in Florida

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives in new homeport in Florida
Capt. Tim Kinsella, NAS Pensacola commanding officer, (center) greets U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance commanding officer, Cmdr. Robert Hill upon the arrival of the cutter, August 31. U. S. Navy Photo by Joshua Cox. NEW ORLEANS — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Reliance (WMEC-615) arrived Monday at the cutter’s new homeport of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, following a dry dock and Caribbean...

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hatchet arrived on scene to Sabine-Neches Canal O Range Rear Light, Monday, and discovered a tower toppled over into the surrounding water.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to conduct aids to navigation correction and channel assessment operations, following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and...

Coast Guard boat crew rescues stranded boater in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard boat crew rescues stranded boater in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The crew of a Coasat Guard Boat Forces Detachment St Thomas 33 SPC-LE rescued kayaker in distress west if Perseverance Bay in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 30, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Koelle.) SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment St Thomas 33 Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement rescued a kayaker in...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Miami

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Miami
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team boards a pleasure craft near Miami, Florida, Aug. 29, 2020.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Sunday near Miami. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boarding team boarded the vessels, I Need to Relax and Sea Devil, and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R....

Coast Guard responding to diesel spill near Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Coast Guard responding to diesel spill near Ocean Springs, Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding Sunday following reports of a diesel spill that occurred in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m., Sunday, of a possibly abandoned and partially sunken vessel in Fort Bayou leaking diesel fuel. Two Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector Mobile are on scene. The Coast...

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived on scene in the vicinity of Calcasieu Channel on August 28, 2020, to begin post-storm assessment following Hurricane Laura and found all aids off station.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing their response operations following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas. Multiple...

USS Kidd, Coast Guard LEDET 401 seize $6 million in cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

USS Kidd, Coast Guard LEDET 401 seize $6 million in cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute offloads 225 kilograms of cocaine and at Sector San San Juan Aug. 29, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 225 kilograms of cocaine and apprehended three suspected smugglers following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea, Monday. Two suspected smugglers are Dominican Republic...

Coast Guard announces $3.8 million in awards for Recreational Boating Safety

Coast Guard announces $3.8 million in awards for Recreational Boating Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded 27 competitive grants totaling more than $3.8 million for recreational boating safety. Ten national nonprofit organizations received funding in 2020 through the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. The purpose of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program is to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on America’s waterways...

Coast Guard, Air National Guard conduct long-range joint rescue mission

Coast Guard, Air National Guard conduct long-range joint rescue mission
HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters (U.S. Air Force file photo by Captain Michael O’Hagan) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and California Air National Guard completed a four-day, long-range, joint rescue mission to medevac a critically injured 39-year-old man aboard a cargo ship located about 1,300 miles west of San Francisco, Friday. The motor vessel Ocean Applaud contacted 11th Coast Guard District command...