Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox crew holds change-of-command in Poulsbo

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox crew holds change-of-command in Poulsbo
Chief Warrant Officer Chad P. Lynch (left) exchanges a salute with Chief Warrant Officer Hank H. Deatrich (right) as Cmdr. Thomas Evans (middle) presides over a change-of-command ceremony held in Poulsbo, Washington, on July 13, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox crew held a change-of-command ceremony in Poulsbo, Washington, Thursday. Chief Warrant...

Coast Guard Base Seattle holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Base Seattle holds change-of-command ceremony
Capt. Stanley Romanowicz, off-going commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Seattle, Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of Coast Guard Operational Logistics, and Capt. Jed Boba, on-coming commanding officer, participate in a change-of-command ceremony held on base, July 13, 2018.Prior to relieving Romanowicz, Boba served for two years as the executive officer for Base Seattle.U.S. Coast Guard photo by...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 275 miles west of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 275 miles west of San Diego
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J aircraft file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old man from a freight ship approximately 275 miles west of San Diego, Saturday. The crew of the 595-foot freight vessel, Anna M, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 5:45 a.m. Saturday, requesting...

New captain at helm of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point

New captain at helm of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
Capt. Andrew W. Ericks (left) relieves Capt. Frederick C. Riedlin (right) as commanding officer of Air Station Barbers Point during change of command ceremony at Air Station Barbers Point, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matthew West) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point held a change of command ceremony bidding farewell to Capt. Frederick Reidlin and welcomed Capt....

Coast Guard rescues 9 boaters near Hen and Chickens Reef

Coast Guard rescues 9 boaters near Hen and Chickens Reef
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew rescue nine people from the water in Hen and Chickens Reef, Florida, July 5, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rich Steidell. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued nine people from the water Thursday after their boat began sinking and capsized near Hen and Chickens Reef. Rescued were: Shawn Zimmerman,...

Training Center Cape May returns to normal security operations

Training Center Cape May returns to normal security operations
Coast Guard personnel and other various agencies stand in front of a plane on a secured beach on the southeast side of Training Center Cape May after it landed illegally and the pilot ran off, June 25, 2018.  Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal security operations following the heightened...

Coast Guard announces new parental leave policy

Coast Guard announces new parental leave policy
WASHINGTON — In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Coast Guard Commandant announced an expansion to the service’s parental leave policy following the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, Coast Guard policy authorized 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave to female service members. Additionally, 10 days of non-chargeable leave...

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida
A 25-year-old man treads water 5 miles east of Port Everglades Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Coast Guard rescue crews spotted the man and rescued him after being notified he was missing from a 456-foot Liberian-flagged container ship. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Air Station Miami. A 25-year-old Filipino lost at sea off the coast of South Florida was plucked from the drink on Wednesday, all...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland
25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by PA3 Allyson E. Taylor.  CLEVELAND — A crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor rescued 3 people from the Edgewater breakwall after their vessel became disabled and drifted into the rocks, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Buffalo command center received a mayday call at approximately 11:59 a.m. from a sailing vessel with three people...