Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound in support of Operation Deep Freeze.  U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in...

Coast Guard ends search for two people from capsized boat

Coast Guard ends search for two people from capsized boat
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for two people near mile marker 18 on the Mississippi River near Bootheville, Louisiana, Thursday. The Coast Guards searched approximately 130 square nautical miles for 27 hours. Missing are Katelyn Carlisle and Rueben Arellano. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday of a capsized...

Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter

Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter
Two Coast Guard Investigative Service agents make an arrest in Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2019.  Coast Guard photo by Ensign Stacy Urreola. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One individual was arrested by Coast Guard Investigative Services, Thursday for performing multiple laser strikes on a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in San Juan. On June 12, 2018 a Dolphin helicopter safely...

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways on the merchant vessel, Diana J, Wednesday approximately three miles offshore of Port of Miami. At approximately 6:34 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the Diana J crew stating they had located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along Northern California coast
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to exercise caution along the Northern California coast as high winds and rough seas are forecasted to impact coastal Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties through late Thursday. The public is advised...

Coast Guard searching for two people after boat capsizes

Coast Guard searching for two people after boat capsizes
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people in the water near Bootheville, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at approximately 10:40 a.m. of a capsized 32-foot vessel with two people aboard in the vicinity of mile marker 18 on the lower Mississippi...

Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing

Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard announced today a formal marine casualty investigation has been convened into the marine casualty of the fishing vessel Mary B II which capsized off Newport, Oregon, January 9, 2019, resulting in the loss of three lives and loss of the vessel. Rear Adm. David Throop, Coast Guard 13th District Commander, authorized the investigation pursuant to the authority contained in...

Coast Guard assists 5 grounded duck hunters and dog on boat near Hobucken, NC

Coast Guard assists 5 grounded duck hunters and dog on boat near Hobucken, NC
A duck hunter and his dog aboard a U.S. Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Station Hobucken  Jan. 15, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Hurin) HOBUCKEN, N.C. – The Coast Guard transported five duck hunters and their dog to safety after their 23-foot boat ran aground and partially sank near Big Porpoise Point, Tuesday morning. The...

Coast Guard medevacs a fisherman 43 miles northwest of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs a fisherman 43 miles northwest of Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately 43 miles northwest of Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 1:20 a.m., from the 67-foot fishing vessel, Fortuna stating a crewmember was reportedly experiencing chest pains and difficulty...