Coast Guard arrests boater near Venice, LA for shooting at helicopter

Coast Guard arrests boater near Venice, LA for shooting at helicopter
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Investigative Service arrested a boater near Venice, Louisiana, Friday who allegedly fired a weapon at a Coast Guard rescue helicopter. Coast Guard Eighth District watchstanders initially received a distress signal early Thursday morning from an activated emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) belonging to a 40-foot sailing vessel approximately 75 miles south...

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Vallejo station

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Vallejo station
Coast Guard Station Vallejo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new search and rescue facility in Vallejo Municipal Marina, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) Vallejo, Calif. — Coast Guard Station Vallejo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new search and rescue facility in Vallejo Municipal Marina, Friday. Station Vallejo’s new $14...

Coast Guard urges mariners to stay safe

Coast Guard urges mariners to stay safe
MIAMI — The Seventh Coast Guard District urges mariners to take precautions, heed weather warnings and stay safe as Tropical Storm Fiona is forecasted to impact Puerto Rico and other Caribbean nations, Friday. Coast Guard members across south Florida and Puerto Rico are preparing for the impact of Tropical Storm Fiona by ensuring all operational equipment is secured so they are prepared to respond...

Coast Guard repatriates 99 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 99 people to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of this vessel about 15 miles south of Key West, Florida, Sept. 13, 2022. The people were repatriated to Cuba on Sept. 15, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office 3rd Class Cayne Wattigney) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark’s crew repatriated 99 Cubans to Cuba, Thursday, following several interdictions...

Coast Guard Academy continues to rank among the nation’s top colleges

Coast Guard Academy continues to rank among the nation's top colleges
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation’s top institutions of higher learning according to major college rankings. This year the academy once again ranked #1 in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North, and the Best Regional College North categories in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges magazine. The academy was also ranked #12 in both...

Cuba cracks down on would-be rafters as U.S. Coast Guard ramps up patrols in the Caribbean

Cuba cracks down on would-be rafters as U.S. Coast Guard ramps up patrols in the Caribbean
A Coast Guard Station Key West law enforcement crew rescued two people off a floating raft about 9 miles south of Ramrod Key, Florida, May 3, 2022. The Cubans were repatriated on May 7, 2022. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Key West) Nora Gámez Torres Miami Herald Residents of a shantytown in a coastal area near Havana clashed last week with police officers who were looking for makeshift rafts,...

Coast Guard wasn’t alerted about deadly boat crash in the Florida Keys until 20 minutes after the crash

Coast Guard wasn't alerted about deadly boat crash in the Florida Keys until 20 minutes after the crash
The boat that struck a channel marker near North Key Largo on Labor Day weekend capsized, throwing all aboard into the water. This photo taken on the scene, shows the upside down vessel also had heavy damage along its starboard, or right, side. One young girl died in the wreck and another is fighting for her life. David Goodhue Miami Herald The U.S. Coast Guard received the first call about a deadly...

First woman commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard questions service traditions

First woman commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard questions service traditions
Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan is promoted to the rank of admiral during a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters, June 18, 2021. Fagan is the Coast Guard’s first woman to serve as a four-star admiral. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pamela Manns) Hal Bernton The Seattle Times Sep. 6—ILWACO, Pacific County — During her 37 years in the Coast Guard, Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan has sometimes questioned...

Seven unvaccinated Coast Guard Academy cadets ordered off campus, face disenrollment

Seven unvaccinated Coast Guard Academy cadets ordered off campus, face disenrollment
(USCG photo by then BROWN, TELFAIR H. PA1) Brian Hallenbeck The Day, New London, Conn. Aug. 31—NEW LONDON — Seven Coast Guard Academy cadets ordered off campus this month face “disenrollment” for failing to comply with the military’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the academy confirmed Tuesday. The cadets, who had applied for religious exemptions, were informed Thursday, Aug....