Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol
Fijian navy Sub-Lt. Opeti Enesi, a navigation officer, and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew fly over the Fijian islands, Dec. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) SUVA, Fiji — A Fijian navy shiprider flew with a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew on patrol over the Fijian Islands, Saturday. “What we were tasked...

50 Anniversary of the White Alder Sinking

50 Anniversary of the White Alder Sinking
The Coast Guard dedicated a memorial, at the Coast Guard base in New Orleans, to the White Alder and her crew on 7 December 1969. The memorial was moved to the new Coast Guard Group New Orleans offices in Metairie, Louisiana, and rededicated on 6 December 2002. NEW ORLEANS – Fifty years ago today, at 6:29 p.m. Dec. 7, 1968, the Coast Guard Cutter WHITE ALDER (WLM 541) collided with Motor Vessel...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 8 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 8 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man approximately eight miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the crew of the motor vessel Stena Polaris stating the captain of the vessel was exhibiting signs...

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour to be commissioned  Thursday

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour to be commissioned  Thursday
Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission the first California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Pedro, Thursday. The Forrest Rednour is the first of four Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. Three additional FRCs are...

Coast Guard, Navy searching for fisherman off Maui

Coast Guard, Navy searching for fisherman off Maui
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard with assistance from the Navy is searching for a fisherman overboard from a vessel 80 miles north of Hana, Sunday. “We are currently searching for a crewmember of the fishing vessel Kawaiola who reportedly fell overboard 80 miles off Maui,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Peterson, a Coast...

Coast Guard responds to unmanned adrift dingy near Point Vincente

Coast Guard responds to unmanned adrift dingy near Point Vincente
Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard searched for the owner of an unmanned adrift dinghy found approximately four nautical miles west of Point Vincente, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducted searches in the area that the unmanned dingy was found. Crews aboard a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard signs for newest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard signs for newest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter
Lt. John Beal, (left) commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne, shakes hands with Allen Harker, (right) contracting officer for the Fast Response Cutter Project in Key West, Florida Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 after signing for the acceptance of the Coast Guard’s newest cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally MIAMI — The Coast Guard signed for the...

Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located

Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard ended its search for two missing airplane passengers after two bodies were discovered Sunday afternoon. Divers located the bodies after finding the wreckage of the aircraft in about 20-feet of water south of Quogue, New York. By locating the other individuals, all three passengers have been accounted for. The first body was...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard set port condition X-ray for ports in Georgia, South Carolina, and all other terminals and facilities Tuesday, due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Michael that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray remains in...