Coast Guard convenes highest-level marine casualty investigation into loss of Conception

Coast Guard convenes highest-level marine casualty investigation into loss of Conception
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy, Rear Adm. Richard Timme, announced Wednesday that he has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) to investigate the loss of the small passenger vessel Conception. The Conception caught fire and sank in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, just off Santa Cruz Island in California. Only five of the 39 people...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled vessel
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a disabled vessel offshore Southwest Pass Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:50 a.m. of a disabled 20-foot vessel with four people aboard 8 miles south of Southwest Pass. Sector watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard aircrews medevac cruise ship passengers during two separate cases

Coast Guard aircrews medevac cruise ship passengers during two separate cases
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew transport a cruise ship passenger from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to an awaiting Airlift Northwest commercial medevac crew in Cordova, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Seth Craven. KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, forward deployed to Cordova, hoisted two passengers from two separate cruise ships during Labor...

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for Port Canaveral

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for Port Canaveral
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 5 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for Port Canaveral terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 24 hours. These ports and facilities are currently closed to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations while Yankee remains...

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard will issue a safety zone on the Ohio River for the annual Riverfest event near Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley will enforce a safety zone which will result in a temporary river closure to all vessel traffic from mile marker 469.2 (slightly upstream from the I-471 “Big Mac” bridge) to mile marker 470.5 (Roebling Suspension Bridge) on the Ohio...

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two mariners in distress 130 miles northwest of Kodiak Island on the Alaska Peninsula, Tuesday. The aircrew arrived on scene aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported the mariners to Iliamna Airport. At 4:07...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition X-RAY at 2 a.m. Monday for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Tropical Storm Dorian that may arrive to the area within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions...

Coast Guard medevacs boy from Toleak Point, Wash.

Coast Guard medevacs boy from Toleak Point, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced a 10-year-old boy with burns Friday night from Toleak Point. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew airlifted the boy and his mother to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 57 miles offshore Vermilion Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 57 miles offshore Vermilion Bay, Louisiana
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old man approximately 57 miles offshore of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from an offshore supply vessel stating that a crew member was experiencing symptoms of a heart...