Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A launch crew is escorted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews after being interdicted while engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas April 6, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern...

Coast Guard oversees medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast

Coast Guard oversees medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard coordinated three at-sea cruise ship medevacs within the Miami and St. Petersburg areas of responsibility Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders oversaw the medevac of one Celebrity Infinity crew member with COVID-19 like symptoms. The cruise ship’s small boat tender transported...

Coast Guard to Boating Public: It is Best to Wear Your Vest

Coast Guard to Boating Public: It is Best to Wear Your Vest
ST. LOUIS – Spring brings the beginning of the boating season and a reminder from the Coast Guard that boaters are significantly safer in and around the water while wearing lifejackets. Federal Law dictates that all recreational vessels must carry one wearable lifejacket for each person aboard, and any boat 16 feet and longer, with the exception of canoes and kayaks, must also carry one throwable...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from overturned vessel off Sarasota, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 4 from overturned vessel off Sarasota, Florida
A Coast Guard Station Cortez boat crew rescued four boaters from an overturned 24-foot vessel eight miles off Sarasota, Florida, April 5, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters from an overturned 24-foot vessel eight miles off Sarasota, Florida Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered two men and two...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean April 5, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home Sunday to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $324 million worth of cocaine...

Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships

Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boat crew escorts the cruise ship Costa Favolosa cruise ship tender to shore March 30, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The cruise ships Zaandam and Rotterdam have offloaded more than 1,200 passengers in Port Everglades, Fla. These developments, combined with one remaining disembarkation being coordinated, represents the processing of more than 120 vessels...

More than a Pin

More than a Pin
Petty Officers 2nd Class Enrique Lemos and Aaron Hadden receive their surfman pins during a small ceremony at Coast Guard Station Umpqua River April 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Umpqua River) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read The call for assistance from the fishing vessel Brenna A had already come in, and the Coast Guard Station Umpqua River crews were preparing...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoers near Annapolis

Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoers near Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS, Md — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday evening for two canoers who went missing near Herring Bay, Maryland, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capitol Region command center initially received a report from Maryland State Police members that two individuals were seen struggling to return to shore in a canoe near Herring Bay and not seen...

Coast Guard ensures delivery of medical supplies to American Samoa

Coast Guard ensures delivery of medical supplies to American Samoa
Petty Officer 3rd Class Clint Carpenter loads medical supplies onto a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, March 31, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Air Force worked together with FEMA to ensure the timely delivery of a shipment of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to medical responders...