Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations near Miami

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations near Miami
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters over the holiday weekend near Miami. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boarding team conducted a boarding of a 24-foot pleasure craft Saturday with eight passengers aboard and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46...

Coast Guard to begin testing unmanned surface vehicles off Hawaii

Coast Guard to begin testing unmanned surface vehicles off Hawaii
At left, a concept photo of the unmanned surface vehicle that will be demonstrated by Spatial Integrated System. At right, a SailDrone, shown here during a project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Climate Stations. Stock photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in partnership with local...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in Galveston, Texas
The Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr respondes to a vessel fire with three people aboard near the Houston Ship Channel entrance Oct. 3, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The Daniel Tarr crew arrived on scene and began extinguishing the fire alongside the Erin T, an offshore supply vessel and a good Samaritan safely removed the passengers from the vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescue two mariners from disabled catamaran near Oahu

Coast Guard rescue two mariners from disabled catamaran near Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners from their dismasted 20-foot catamaran off Kahuku, Thursday. An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was deployed and recovered the mariners, bringing them to Dillingham airfield. There were no reports of injury. “Our crews train regularly...

Coast Guard has changed port conditions in the Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard has changed port conditions in the Gulf Coast region
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is adjusting port conditions and strongly cautions the maritime community to remain observant and to take the necessary precautions as Tropical Storm Sally approaches the area. Tropical Storm Sally has the potential to become a Category 2 hurricane once it makes landfall near New Orleans on Tuesday morning. Port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current...

Coast Guard launches MHS GENESIS electronic health records system

Coast Guard launches MHS GENESIS electronic health records system
WASHINGTON— On Saturday, the Coast Guard deployed the Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS electronic health records (EHR) system to four Coast Guard medical facility pilot sites, the first step towards service-wide adoption of an integrated EHR system. Medical facilities at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Base Alameda, Air Station Sacramento, and Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 in...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon Decommissioned in Seattle

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon Decommissioned in Seattle
Several department officers from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon stand together after a decommissioning ceremony for the cutter in Seattle on Aug. 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark)SEATTLE — The Coast Guard decommissioned the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) during a ceremony Thursday held at Coast Guard Base Seattle and presided over by Rear Adm. Peter...

Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport

Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport
An artists rendering of the Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that Naval Station Newport, R.I. will be home to future Heritage Class Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs). “I am excited to announce the homeporting of two Offshore Patrol Cutters at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz,...

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — As an elite Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Claude Morrissey racked up the honors, his exploits prominently on display in the Weather Channel’s television series “Coast Guard Alaska.” The mountain-sized Morrissey was even named GEICO’S U.S. Military Person of the Year in 2013, honored in the nation’s capital. But after 18 years of service and 14 medals, Morrissey’s...