Cuba cracks down on would-be rafters as U.S. Coast Guard ramps up patrols in the Caribbean

Cuba cracks down on would-be rafters as U.S. Coast Guard ramps up patrols in the Caribbean
A Coast Guard Station Key West law enforcement crew rescued two people off a floating raft about 9 miles south of Ramrod Key, Florida, May 3, 2022. The Cubans were repatriated on May 7, 2022. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Key West) Nora Gámez Torres Miami Herald Residents of a shantytown in a coastal area near Havana clashed last week with police officers who were looking for makeshift rafts,...

Coast Guard wasn’t alerted about deadly boat crash in the Florida Keys until 20 minutes after the crash

Coast Guard wasn't alerted about deadly boat crash in the Florida Keys until 20 minutes after the crash
The boat that struck a channel marker near North Key Largo on Labor Day weekend capsized, throwing all aboard into the water. This photo taken on the scene, shows the upside down vessel also had heavy damage along its starboard, or right, side. One young girl died in the wreck and another is fighting for her life. David Goodhue Miami Herald The U.S. Coast Guard received the first call about a deadly...

First woman commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard questions service traditions

First woman commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard questions service traditions
Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan is promoted to the rank of admiral during a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters, June 18, 2021. Fagan is the Coast Guard’s first woman to serve as a four-star admiral. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pamela Manns) Hal Bernton The Seattle Times Sep. 6—ILWACO, Pacific County — During her 37 years in the Coast Guard, Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan has sometimes questioned...

Seven unvaccinated Coast Guard Academy cadets ordered off campus, face disenrollment

Seven unvaccinated Coast Guard Academy cadets ordered off campus, face disenrollment
(USCG photo by then BROWN, TELFAIR H. PA1) Brian Hallenbeck The Day, New London, Conn. Aug. 31—NEW LONDON — Seven Coast Guard Academy cadets ordered off campus this month face “disenrollment” for failing to comply with the military’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the academy confirmed Tuesday. The cadets, who had applied for religious exemptions, were informed Thursday, Aug....

Solomon Islands bars U.S. Coast Guard ship from routine refueling, raising China influence fears

Solomon Islands bars U.S. Coast Guard ship from routine refueling, raising China influence fears
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, speaks during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Guadalcanal at U.S. Memorial Skyline Hill, in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 2017. The Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major offensive by Allied forces against Japan and began Aug. 7, 1942, when over 11,000 Marines landed on the island. (U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard marks milestone in the construction of national museum

Coast Guard marks milestone in the construction of national museum
Susan Curtin, retired Coast Guard Petty Officer, Vincent W. Patton, former Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, and other museum chair members unveil a commemorative plaque in New London, CT, Aug 19, 2022 during the National Coast Guard Museum keel-laying ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme.) NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Coast Guard commemorated...

Coast Guard medevacs jet skier near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs jet skier near Matagorda, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew poses in front of their helicopter at Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 17, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy, Air Station Corpus Christi) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old jet skier near Matagorda, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received...

Coast Guard awards contract to expand East Tongue Point facilities

Coast Guard awards contract to expand East Tongue Point facilities
ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a contract to “GWWH A Joint Venture” to expand Coast Guard shoreside facilities at East Tongue Point in Astoria. The $30 million contract provides design-build improvements at the facility to accommodate the homeporting of fast response cutters (FRCs). The facilities are planned to include a fixed pier, two floating docks, gangways between the docks...

Coast Guard opens 2022 Art Collection display in New York

Coast Guard opens 2022 Art Collection display in New York
Capt. Zeita Merchant, Coast Guard Sector New York commanding officer, addresses attendees during the 2021 Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) reception and art acceptance ceremony, July 1, at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.  (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW YORK—The Coast Guard Art Program will display 38 works of art from its 2022 Art Collection...