Coast Guard, partner agency intercept 88 Haitians near Bahamas

Coast Guard, partner agency intercept 88 Haitians near Bahamas
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater aircrew and Royal Bahamas Defence Force boat crews intercepted 88 people aboard a Haitian sail freighter near Great Inagua, Bahamas Jan. 23, 2022. (Royal Bahamas Defence Force photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Defence Force intercepted 88 Haitians aboard an overloaded sail freighter Friday, near Great Inagua, Bahamas. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...

Coast Guard seeks legal action against credentials of 2 jet boat operators

Coast Guard seeks legal action against credentials of 2 jet boat operators
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has initiated administrative action related to the mariner credentials of two jet boat operators involved in a collision that occurred on the Willamette River on June 4, 2021. The jet boats, Peregrine Falcon and Osprey, collided near Hog Island as the vessels came around a bend in the channel where an obstruction prevented the vessel captains from seeing each other and resulted...

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Captain of the Port will be closing the waters of southern Green Bay to commercial vessel traffic starting on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at noon local time. This closure will impact all waters southwest of a line extending between Peshtigo Point and Sherwood Point in the bay of Green Bay. This closure is made in accordance with 33 CFR 165.901. For more...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew approaches a bulk carrier ship near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, Jan. 20, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a male crewmember off a bulk carrier ship Thursday near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana. Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 10 a.m. stating...

Coast Guard repatriates 19 Dominicans, 1 Haitian

Coast Guard repatriates 19 Dominicans, 1 Haitian
Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 19 Dominicans and returned one Haitian to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard cutters begin Operation Aiga in Oceania

Coast Guard cutters begin Operation Aiga in Oceania
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper return to Honolulu after completing a 45-day patrol in Oceania in support of Operation ‘Aiga, Oct. 1, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper) HONOLULU — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Juniper (WLB 201) and Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) will aim to extend the Coast Guard’s at-sea enforcement presence in the region through...

Coast Guard advises traffic to stay clear of Liberty Bridge in Bay City

Coast Guard advises traffic to stay clear of Liberty Bridge in Bay  City
ESSEXVILLE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a warning to winter all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts to stay well clear of the Liberty Bridge in Bay City, Mich. on the Saginaw River. Due to construction with tugs and barges operating on the river, formation of ice normally present in the winter will be inhibited. This poses a serious hazard to individuals operating snowmobiles and other ATVs...

Coast Guard repatriates 90 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 90 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicts a makeshift vessel part of illegal voyage Jan. 13, 2022 north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 90 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are...

Coast Guard rescues 2 jet skiers near Atkinson Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 jet skiers near Atkinson Island, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a jet ski taking on water Monday near Atkinson Island, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at 4:13 p.m., from Tow Boat U.S. that a jet ski was taking on water near Atkinson Island. Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...