Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii
An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew retrieves a mannequin representing the missing person during a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) on the Island of Hawaii, May 20, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Navy, Hawaii Fire Department, Hawaii Police Department, Ocean Safety and other responders successfully...

Coast Guard medevacs passenger near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs passenger near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medevaced an 85-year-old male passenger approximately 40 nautical miles West of Sitka, Alaska, Thursday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 8:23 p.m., hoisted the patient from the motor vessel Viking Orion, and transported him to awaiting EMS at Air Station...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from a capsized vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from a capsized vessel
Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce boat crew rescued two men after their vessel capsized near Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, May 27, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Mei) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce boat crew rescued two men after their vessel capsized, Friday, near Fort Pierce Inlet. The Station Fort Pierce rescue crew arrived on scene at approximately 2:35...

Coast Guard consolidates two stations in Minnesota and Michigan

Coast Guard consolidates two stations in Minnesota and Michigan
Cleveland – The Coast Guard has consolidated two seasonal stations on the Great Lakes. Consolidating these seasonal stations will not affect the ability of the multi-asset, multi-agency search-and-rescue system across the Great Lakes to respond to emergencies or increase risk to the boating public. Stations North Superior and Holland have been seasonally staffed between Memorial Day and Labor...

Coast Guard seasonal stations open for Great Lakes boating season

Coast Guard seasonal stations open for Great Lakes boating season
Cleveland – The Coast Guard opened up seasonal stations this weekend in order compliment year round Coast Guard stations. The stations will provide additional assistance to the influx of recreational boaters and will be operational from May 30 to Sept. 5, 2022. The majority of search and rescue cases for which the Coast Guard has the responsibility to respond occur between Memorial Day and Labor...

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on Allegheny River near Pittsburgh

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on Allegheny River near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard is restricting vessel traffic on the Allegheny River from mile marker 12 to mile marker 14 near Pittsburgh. The closure comes following a Thursday afternoon train derailment that caused several of its cars to enter a creek near the river. Crane evolutions to remove the derailed train cars are scheduled to begin Friday, with the Environmental Protection Agency as the lead...

Coast Guard returns 35 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 35 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley cutter boat interdicts an illegal voyage vessel with 21 non-U.S. citizens May 23, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard between Tuesday and Friday returned eight Dominican, 15 Haitian and 12 Uzbek nationals to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. Four...

Coast Guard medevacs man off the coast of Savannah

Coast Guard medevacs man off the coast of Savannah
A Coast Guard Station Tybee 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boat crew medevaced a 41-year-old crew member, May 26, 2022, aboard the motor vessel Basle Express, 24 miles east of Savannah, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old crew member aboard the motor vessel, Basle Express, Thursday, approximately 24 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. The Basle...

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man from Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man from Matagorda Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from Matagorda Bay, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received notification at 4:17 p.m. from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office that the 67-year-old captain of the commercial...