Coast Guard, agencies end search for 2 missing boaters near Seabrook, Texas

Coast Guard, agencies end search for 2 missing boaters near Seabrook, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple agencies, ended the search for two missing boaters after bodies matching the descriptions of both boaters were found near Seabrook, Texas, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 8:27 a.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 near Treasure Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 near Treasure Island
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard, partner agencies, and a Good Samaritan rescued three people after their boat capsized near Treasure Island, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a distress call from a good Samaritan on their vessel Sun Dance after they came across...

Coast Guard responds to swimmer in distress near Dauphin Island, Alabama

Coast Guard responds to swimmer in distress near Dauphin Island, Alabama
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a swimmer in distress near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 3 p.m. that a female swimmer was in distress after reportedly being pulled out by the rip tide...

Coast Guard rescues 1, searches for 2 people near Seabrook, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 1, searches for 2 people near Seabrook, Texas
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 13-year-old girl and is searching for two people in the water near Seabrook, Texas, Wednesday morning. The missing boaters are a male in his early 60’s and a female in her early 30’s. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a vessel that was washed up on El Jardin Beach in Pasadena,...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducted Operation Dry Water over the July 4 holiday weekend along with local government partners. Operation Dry Water is a national, year-round awareness and enforcement campaign targeted at boating under the influence. Coast Guard Sector Mobile law enforcement personnel worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Okaloosa County...

Eleventh Coast Guard National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

Eleventh Coast Guard National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman
Elizebeth Smith Friedman WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard has announced that it is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Friedman was a pioneering code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within the Coast Guard Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She has been dubbed “America’s first female cryptanalyst”...

Distress calls, rescues pick up over Fourth of July weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Distress calls, rescues pick up over Fourth of July weekend in Mid-Atlantic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Fourth of July weekend, and Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a higher number of on-water emergencies than usual, from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crews across the Fifth Coast Guard District assisted in responding to three medical evacuations, six vessels taking on water, four jet ski-specific incidents,...

Great Lakes Coast Guard assists more than 300 over holiday weekend

Great Lakes Coast Guard assists more than 300 over holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units throughout the Great Lakes reported their busiest Independence Day weekend in at least five years Sunday, conducting more than 100 search-and-rescue cases and saving or assisting more than 300 people throughout the region. Despite those successes, at least two lives were also lost on the lakes during that time period, which stretched from July 3-5. Cases ranged from...

Coast Guard rescues woman stranded on aground jet ski in Rancocas Creek, NJ

Coast Guard rescues woman stranded on aground jet ski in Rancocas Creek, NJ
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued a woman that was stranded on an aground jet ski near Rancocas Creek, New Jersey, Sunday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center were notified by Burlington County dispatch at 9:50 p.m. of a woman in need of assistance after running a jet ski aground....