Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge near New Orleans, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:27 a.m. that approximately 1,050 gallons of crude oil discharged into Garden Island Bay from the Whitney Oil and Gas Garden Island Bay Tank Battery 49 facility due to mechanical issues. The source of the spill has been secured after personnel at the...

Coast Guard members road from super yachts to Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard members road from super yachts to Fast Response Cutters
Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay has gone from being a deck officer on super yachts to being a machinery technician in the Coast Guard.  (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Honolulu) For some people, joining any military branch is never really a choice. They’ve dreamt of putting on the uniform since before they can remember. Others, it may be just a way to get out of mom and dad’s house...

Coast Guard Academy announces new Athletic Director

Coast Guard Academy announces new Athletic Director
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy has announced that Dr. Dan Rose has been selected as the next Director of Athletics at the Academy. Rose, who recently completed his 23rd year with the athletics program at the Academy, replaces Tim Fitzpatrick who stepped down in February after seven years in the position to become president of the New...

Coast Guard reopens La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas

Coast Guard reopens La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard reopened the La Quinta Channel to vessel traffic Thursday evening near Ingleside, Texas. The closure began Tuesday when Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the vessel Cristi sank approximately 100 yards north of Ingleside Point at 10:30 a.m. Due to the location of the sunken vessel, the La Quinta Channel was...

Coast Guard locates, hoists missing hunter on Ossabaw Island

Coast Guard locates, hoists missing hunter on Ossabaw Island
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard located and hoisted a missing hunter on Ossabaw Island, Georgia, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located, hoisted and transported the hunter to Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel to a nearby...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen crew rescues injured man from shoreline rocks

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen crew rescues injured man from shoreline rocks
The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter transfers a rescued man to Emergency Medical Service personnel at Air Station Borinquen Dec. 11, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued an injured man from the shoreline rocks and high surf at Domes Beach Wednesday afternoon in...

Coast Guard returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service

Coast Guard returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has returned all but five of 23 New York Waterway ferries to service that had been initially suspended for a series of safety concerns in the week leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. In order to ensure continued compliance with safety standards, the Coast Guard will be indefinitely increasing inspections across the entire New York Waterway fleet. “The safety of the...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Folly River

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Folly River
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled sailing vessel near the Folly River Entrance, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the two boaters and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns. At...

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Unified Command was established on Wednesday afternoon to oversee the safe removal of fishing vessel Sea Angels, which ran aground in the vicinity of Browns Inlet, North Carolina. On Dec. 9, 2019, fishing vessel Sea Angels ran aground near a restricted navigation area in Browns Inlet, where the potential of unexploded military ordnance exists due to active live fire training...