17th Coast Guard District to hold change-of-command Friday

17th Coast Guard District to hold change-of-command Friday
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard 17th District personnel are scheduled to conduct a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau. Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr. will transfer command of the Coast Guard’s 17th District to Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore. As the 17th District commander, Moore will be responsible for all Coast Guard operations throughout Alaska, the North...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Boston
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba prepare to brow after returning to their homeport in Boston, April 19, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick) BOSTON —The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907), returned home to Boston, Monday, following a 61-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Caribbean Ocean. The 270-foot Escanaba’s 100-person crew supported operation...

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the capsized vessel and searched for multiple missing people in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard...

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan nominated to be Coast Guard Vice Commandant

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan nominated to be Coast Guard Vice Commandant
Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan. WASHINGTON – Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan has been nominated by the White House to be the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. She currently serves as the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area, overseeing all Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the waters off the East Coast of Africa. Fagan concurrently serves as commander, Defense Force West and...

Coast Guard searching for 2 people in water near Dinosaur Caves Park

Coast Guard searching for 2 people in water near Dinosaur Caves Park
Coast Guard Station Morro Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for beach goers who entered the water near Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach on Saturday. The beach goers are reported to be a white woman with blue hair wearing a bathing suit and the other a black man. A man fishing nearby notified Coast Guard Sector Los...

Coast Guard locates overdue boaters in Baffin Bay, Texas

Coast Guard locates overdue boaters in Baffin Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews locate two overdue boaters on the shoreline of Baffin Bay April 17, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located two overdue boaters in Baffin Bay, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office stating they were notified...

Two crewmembers recovered from capsized lift boat

Two crewmembers recovered from capsized lift boat
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — Seacor contracted commercial divers from Donjon Marine Company who were diving on the capsized Seacor Power lift boat recovered 2 more unresponsive people Friday. Out of respect...

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles during a joint interagency operation. After receiving information that suspicious bags were observed near the beach on Apr. 11, a Border Patrol agent arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agent to multiple bags...

Coast Guard recovers 1 Thursday night from missing lift boat crew

Coast Guard recovers 1 Thursday night from missing lift boat crew
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recovered one unresponsive person in the water Thursday near the capsized Seacor Power lift boat 8 miles south of Port Fourchon. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk...