Coast Guard ready to respond ahead of Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard ready to respond ahead of Hurricane Laura
Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Vance, a boatswain’s mate with Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans, and Lt. Tim Dion, also with MSST New Orleans, conduct training in preparation for response operations during Hurricane Laura, near Mobile, Alabama, August 25, 2020. The units are qualified to conduct search-and-rescue operations as well as port security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy suffers fire, propulsion failure en route to Arctic

Coast Guard Cutter Healy suffers fire, propulsion failure en route to Arctic
Coast Guard Cutter Healy file photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) suffered a fire in one of the ship’s main propulsion motors Aug. 18 while underway for operations in the Arctic. No injuries were reported. The Healy was 60 nautical miles off of Seward, Alaska, en route to the Arctic when an electrical fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. A fire team...

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp presents the Fire Island Ferries Fireball crew with a public service award, Aug. 25, 2020 in Bay Shore, New York, for their rescue efforts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the crew of the Fireball, a Fire Island Ferries ferry, on Tuesday in Bay Shore, New York. Capt....

Coast Guard member receives Silver Lifesaving medal at Air Station Houston

Coast Guard member receives Silver Lifesaving medal at Air Station Houston
Chief Petty Officer Phillip Johnson poses for a photo with Cmdr. Marcus Canady and Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Musial after receiving the Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Air Station Houston in Houston, Texas, Aug. 25, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause) HOUSTON — The Silver Lifesaving Medal was awarded to a Coast Guard member at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, salvage crews recover remaining dredging vessel crewmembers

Coast Guard, salvage crews recover remaining dredging vessel crewmembers
Coast Guard crews respond to a dredge on fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Aug. 21, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard and salvage crews recovered the bodies of the two remaining crewmembers Monday after recovering a portion of the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd from the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas. All missing crewmembers are...

Coast Guard ready to respond ahead of Tropical Storms Marco, Laura

Coast Guard ready to respond ahead of Tropical Storms Marco, Laura
Coast Guard Marine Safety Security Team Houston response boats sit ready to be staged inside the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas, Aug. 23, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has staged response assets and is urging safety precautions ahead of two tropical systems impacting the Gulf Coast this week. Tropical Storm Marco...

Coast Guard continues to respond to dredging vessel in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard continues to respond to dredging vessel in Corpus Christi, Texas
A Coast Guard pollution responder observes the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel for possible pollution impacts Aug. 23, 2020, after the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd sank in Corpus Chrisiti, Texas.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews and partner agencies continue pollution and salvage response Sunday for the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dive...

Coast Guard rescues surfer and assists 3 others from Cape Falcon, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues surfer and assists 3 others from Cape Falcon, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a surfer in distress and assisted three others Saturday afternoon from rocks at Cape Falcon near Manzanita, Oregon. At 5:15 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a request for assistance from Tillamook County dispatch reporting a male surfer who was...

Coast Guard adjusts port conditions in Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard adjusts port conditions in Gulf Coast region
Petty Officer 2nd Class Xavier Martian, a Sector Houston-Galveston Vessel Traffic Service watchstander, monitors ship movement along the Houston Ship Channel Aug. 22, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is adjusting port conditions, pre-staging response assets, and urging safety precautions in the Gulf Coast region due to a forecast...