Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton concludes Black Sea operations

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton concludes Black Sea operations
BLACK SEA – USCGC Hamilton and Georgian coast guard vessels Ochamchire (P 23) and Dioskuria (P 25) conduct underway maneuvers in the Black Sea, May 2, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BLACK SEA — The Legend-class national security cutter US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) transited from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, concluding the crew’s recent Black Sea operations...

Unified Command continues response to container ship fire west of Big Sur

Unified Command continues response to container ship fire west of Big Sur
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SAN FRANCISCO — The Unified Command continues to respond to the fire aboard a container ship approximately 80 miles southwest of Big Sur, Saturday. The crew of the container ship NYK Delphinus reported the engine room has seen a steady decline in temperature through Saturday morning. Smoke is no longer visible and the...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman fallen overboard off Grays Harbor, WA

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman fallen overboard off Grays Harbor, WA
A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Grays Harbor transits toward waters off Westport, Washington.  File photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for a 47-year-old man who reportedly fell overboard while underway fishing for halibut 28 miles northwest of Grays Harbor. Missing is Jason LaBrie of Oregon City,...

Unified Command responds to container ship off coast of Monterey

Unified Command responds to container ship off coast of Monterey
The motor vessel NYK Delphinus contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at 4:54 a.m., reporting an engine fire aboard the ship approximately 50 miles west of Monterey, Calif., May 14, 2021.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO — A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the State of California, and Resolve Marine is responding to a fire aboard a container ship approximately...

Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants from 2 interdictions to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants from 2 interdictions to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump crew repatriated 22 Cuban migrants to Cuba, Friday, from two interdictions. In the first interdiction, a Coast Guard Station Key West small boat crew and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine surface asset located a migrant vessel, Saturday, after CBP AMO’s maritime patrol aircraft reported two personal...

Coast Guard and NAMSI partners take part in PASSEX in San Diego

Coast Guard and NAMSI partners take part in PASSEX in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC 1130), along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Mexican Navy participated in a North American Maritime Security Initiatives passing exercise Thursday off the coast of Point Loma. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Gray. SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC 1130), along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Mexican...

Coast Guard lifts river restriction on Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge

Coast Guard lifts river restriction on Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard lifted the waterway restriction from mile marker 736 to mile marker 737 on the Mississippi River, Friday, in the vicinity of the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee. The waterway is now open without restriction to all vessel traffic. As of Friday, there were 62 vessels and 1,058 barges in queue. “Based on information provided to us by the Tennessee Department of...

Coast Guard Station Maui member receives Enlisted Person of the Year award

Coast Guard Station Maui member receives Enlisted Person of the Year award
HONOLULU — Seaman Theodore Kirkbride has been named the Coast Guard’s Enlisted Person of the Year while assigned to Coast Guard Station Maui. Kirkbride is originally from San Diego and a graduate from Mount Carmel High School; upon completing Coast Guard boot camp in 2018, he received orders to Station Maui where he developed his love for emergency response. “I joined the Coast Guard seeking...

Coast Guard conducts repatriation flights to Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard conducts repatriation flights to Federated States of Micronesia
Passengers fly aboard an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules fly from Guam to the Federated States of Micronesia as part of a repatriation flight, May 13, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of U.S. Embassy Kolonia) SANTA RITA, Guam — An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew conducted two flights repatriating Federated States of Micronesia citizens and delivering U.S. and foreign...