Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael DubinHOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four teenagers adrift on a surfboard near Cameron, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office of four teenagers on a surfboard who were being swept out to sea approximately 500-yards from shore. A good Samaritan...

Coast Guard continues efforts to maintain safe navigation in Humboldt Bay Entrance

Coast Guard continues efforts to maintain safe navigation in Humboldt Bay Entrance
Coast Guard Cutter Aspen crew reestablishes a buoy while conducting Aid to Navigation operations off the coast of Humboldt Bay.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A San Francisco-based Coast Guard buoy tender traveled to Humboldt Bay Tuesday to recover displaced aids-to-navigation and attempted to restore missing navigational aids to assist mariners in transiting...

Coast Guard announces change to fog sound signal at Coquille River entrance

Coast Guard announces change to fog sound signal at Coquille River entrance
Coquille River Jetty file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. BANDON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is planning to change the fog sound signal at Coquille River South Jetty Light 8 from a continuously sounding signal to an on-demand signal. The fog sound signal, an aids to navigation to warn mariners of the location of the southern jetty during periods of reduced visibility, is used by mariners transiting...

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters near Big Coppitt Key, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification of two teenagers on an overdue 16-foot skiff who were supposed to return to shore before sunset. The boat had no navigation lights or radio onboard. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a public hearing to consider evidence related to the Kristin Alexis formal marine casualty investigation beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. The hearing will focus on the overhead strike of the Highway 70 Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, which severely impacted the local community...

Coast Guard to host multiple response agencies for Interagency Day

Coast Guard to host multiple response agencies for Interagency Day
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco interagency day, May 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco is scheduled to host multiple state and local response agency aircrews and personnel, Thursday, for their annual Interagency Day. Interagency Day is an interactive exchange that allows Bay Area first...

Coast Guard to conduct recruiting in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Coast Guard to conduct recruiting in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Luis R. Hofschneider of San Jose, Tinian, stands for a photo aboard a Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium in Guam. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy OT Luis Hofschneider) SANTA RITA, Guam — Luis R. Hofschneider of San Jose, Tinian, is one of 31 applicants across the nation who received a primary selection for the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative...

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail...

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file photo by Andy Parker, Lincoln County Ropes Rescue Team. NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an 83-year-old male in Newport, Monday evening, after receiving a request for assistance from a local fire rescue crew. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported him to awaiting emergency...