U.S., Hellenic coast guards sign memorandum of understanding

U.S., Hellenic coast guards sign memorandum of understanding
At a ceremony at the Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy in Athens on Dec. 14, 2021, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Vice Adm. Steven Poulin and the Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Adm. Theodoros Kliaris signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Hellenic coast guards. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Athens) ATHENS — At a ceremony...

Coast Guard holds annual search and rescue exercise off Maui

Coast Guard holds annual search and rescue exercise off Maui
The Coast Guard and their Maui County partners conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off Maui, Hawaii, Dec. 2, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui County Fire Department, Maui County Police Department, Maui County Emergency Medical Services, American Medical Response, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services conducted a search...

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants in the water

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants in the water
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters and helicopters crews continue to search for possible migrants in the water Friday, following the rescue of 10 Haitian migrants Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Mona and Monito Islands, Puerto Rico. At this time, search efforts have revealed no signs of people in...

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue fishermen north of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue fishermen north of Puerto Rico
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units are searching for three fishermen aboard a 20-foot blue and white boat in Atlantic Ocean waters, approximately 20 nautical miles north of Vega Baja and Dorado, Puerto Rico. The three men reportedly departed on a fishing trip from Loiza, Puerto Rico,...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 72 miles offshore

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 72 miles offshore
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter crew arrives on-scene to medevac a woman from the Carnival Glory approximately 72 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana on Nov. 20, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard by Air Station New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS–The Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger Saturday approximately 72 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard medevacs boater near Manasquan, New Jersey

Coast Guard medevacs boater near Manasquan, New Jersey
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a boater Monday morning approximately 46 miles east of Manasquan. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call from the captain of a fishing vessel that a crewmember was losing and regaining consciousness while having difficulty breathing. A Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard awards Energy Savings Performance Contract

Coast Guard awards Energy Savings Performance Contract
Training Center Petaluma is the Coast Guard’s largest West Coast Training Center. – U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a $48M Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) that will make a $36.1M capital investment at the service’s largest west coast training facility, Training Center Petaluma in Northern California. The project will safeguard the remote...

Coast Guard monitors backlog of anchored vessels in Puget Sound

Coast Guard monitors backlog of anchored vessels in Puget Sound
Five container ships wait in a designated anchorage off Bainbridge Island, Wash., at sunset on Sept. 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard continues to monitor container ships anchored in the greater Puget Sound area due to a logistics backlog affecting the entire West Coast of the U.S. and Canada from Los Angeles to Prince Rupert, British...

Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation’s top colleges

Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation's top colleges
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott EppersonNEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation’s top institutions of higher learning according to major college rankings. This year the academy once again ranked #1 in the Top Public Schools Regional Colleges North, and the overall Regional Colleges North categories in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges...