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...

Coast Guard exercises construction option for lead Offshore Patrol Cutter

Coast Guard exercises construction option for lead Offshore Patrol Cutter
An artists rendering of the Coast Guards new Offshore Patrol Cutter due to be delivered in Fiscal Year 2021. Rendering courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON — Today, the Coast Guard exercised contract options with Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Argus, and to acquire long lead-time materials for the second OPC, Chase. This milestone,...

Coast Guard, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stress importance of safety zones

Coast Guard, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stress importance of safety zones
Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team, from Mobile, Alabama, and Coast Guard Station Georgetown rescued 10 people and four pets Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 after floodwaters spilled into an apartment complex near Socastee, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 2018. Due to Hurricane Florence, rivers flooding from the north continue to pose a threat to communities throughout South Carolina. (U.S....

Coast Guard announces port openings in Virginia

Coast Guard announces port openings in Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads has reopened the ports in Virginia following the landfall of Hurricane Florence. The ports in Virginia saw limited impacts from the storm. “Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads is coordinating very closely with our port partners to ensure a quick and safe recovery from Hurricane Florence,” said Capt. Kevin Carroll, the commander...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Charleston

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Florence that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set port condition Whiskey Monday for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained tropical storm force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Isaac that may arrive within 72 hours. The Captain of the Port San Juan strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary...

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

Coast Guard Academy continues to rank among the nation's top colleges
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has again been listed as one of the top institutions of higher education in the U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine colleges rankings. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has again been listed as one of the top institutions of higher education...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stranded on Disappearing Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stranded on Disappearing Island
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Sunday after their boat became stuck aground on Disappearing Island near Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 4:00 a.m. from the operator of a 19-foot pontoon boat stating he had been stranded for seven hours after beaching his boat and being unable to relaunch it. A Coast Guard Station...