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”...

Cape Disappointment State Park remind public that Coast Guard property is off limits

Cape Disappointment State Park remind public that Coast Guard property is off limits
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., passes beneath the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse while traversing the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard and Cape Disappointment State Park officials would like to remind park visitors that the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard locates two overdue boaters near Homosassa

Coast Guard locates two overdue boaters near Homosassa
Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard located two people on an overdue vessel 23 miles off Homosassa, Florida Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules aircrew located the vessel and confirmed with a nearby good Samaritan the two men aboard where the overdue fishermen who had a dead boat battery. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Edgar Culbertson in Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Edgar Culbertson in Galveston, Texas
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson man the ship and bring her to life during the commissioning ceremony at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, June 11, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Officer Trainee Marissa Skidmore) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson, the service’s 37th fast response cutter, at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard cautions public, investigates illegal operations in San Diego

Coast Guard cautions public, investigates illegal operations in San Diego
Pictured is a Coast Guard Sector San Diego created poster featuring examination decals displayed by charter vessels. If a charter company takes more than six passengers out on federal waterways, the vessel should have a valid Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection posted in a visible location along with an inspection decal. Smaller passenger vessels carrying six or fewer passengers are not required...

Coast Guard searching for two people near Slidell, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for two people near Slidell, Louisiana
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 on an overdue vessel, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 3:33 p.m. Sunday from St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office of two people and a 20-foot yellow skiff that were overdue. Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking sailboat near Richmond

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking sailboat near Richmond
A Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued two people from their 16-foot sailboat after it began taking on water near Richmond, Calif., June 6, 2020. The crew transported the individuals in good health to the Richmond Marina and the owner was able to receive assistance to remove his vessel from the water. (U. S. Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water southeast of Tybee Island

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water southeast of Tybee Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water 8 miles southeast of Tybee Island, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assisted in dewatering the vessel with a P6 pump and towed the vessel to Lazaretto Creek where they conducted a tow transfer to Sea Tow. Coast Guard Sector Charleston...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew
The CG-6549 Memorial at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honors the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino, with a live stream scheduled Monday at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt. The public is invited to observe the memorial on the Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook page, which is scheduled for 8:15...