Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 20 miles west of Shelter Cove

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 20 miles west of Shelter Cove
A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 93-year-old Austrailian National from a cruise ship approximately 20 miles west of Shelter Cove, Sept. 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 93-year-old Austrailian National from a cruise ship approximately 20 miles west of Shelter Cove, Friday evening. Cruise ship Island Princess...

Hurricane Florence Pollution Task Force Issues Guidance for Removal of Sunken Vessels

Hurricane Florence Pollution Task Force Issues Guidance for Removal of Sunken Vessels
GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The partner agencies of the Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) have specific guidance for vessel owners who wish to remove their boats damaged by Hurricane Florence from local waterways. A sunken or displaced vessel is a hazard to the environment. The removal of these vessels can hasten the recovery and maintain the resilience of native marine plants and animals. The Coast...

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported entering the Mississippi River near downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen entering the river at about 7 a.m. Saturday. The...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper ash pond in Conway, SC

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper ash pond in Conway, SC
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Waccamaw River in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper ash pond in Conway, S.C., effective 7 a.m., Saturday through Oct. 19 or waters recede. State and Federal authorities have determined that potential hazards associated with and resulting from high waters of the Waccamaw River are present...

Coast Guard supports 73rd U.N. General Assembly operations

Coast Guard supports 73rd U.N. General Assembly operations
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in South Portland, Maine and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small from Maritime Safety and Security (MSST) 91106 New York maneuver close to a barge to transport personnel during a mass casualty drill conducted outside the United Nations Building, Sept. 21, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Hunter Medley) NEW...

Coast Guard locates missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee, FL

Coast Guard locates missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee, FL
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee on Friday. Rescued was Trenton native, Jerry Driggers, 71. At 10:57 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report from Driggers’ wife stating Driggers was due back from a fishing trip aboard his 22-foot boat by sunset and...

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew reset buoys off the coast of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Friday. Coast...

Tears of the USS Arizona – Coast Guard Academy conducts corrosion study

Tears of the USS Arizona - Coast Guard Academy conducts corrosion study
Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Marshall Grant, Ali Re, Terry Jung and Third Class Cadet Linda Duncan conduct a dive tour of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Brett Seymour of the National Park Service, Aug. 1, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of First Class Cadet Marshall Grant NEW LONDON, Conn., — This summer, Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Marshall Grant, Ali Re,...

Coast Guard suspends search for a missing man in Kake, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for a missing man in Kake, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter File Photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing 55-year-old male who reportedly fell from a pier in Kake, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew searched the shoreline and surrounding waters in an effort to locate the male. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received notification...