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...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Cordova, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman with a head injury from a cruise ship southeast of Cordova, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 68-year-old woman at approximately 10 p.m. and transferred her to an awaiting LifeMed aircraft crew in Cordova. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous file photo PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg, Tuesday following a 61-day counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented by members from the Coast Guard’s Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) and Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) transited...

Coast Guard boat crew medevacs beach goer near Kelly Point Park in Portland

Coast Guard boat crew medevacs beach goer near Kelly Point Park in Portland
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo PORTLAND, Ore. – A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a man reportedly suffering from symptoms of heat stroke on the beach near Kelly Point, in Portland, Sunday evening. A Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-small II located the individual and transported him to Cathedral Park, where Emergency Medical...

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized vessel approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at 2:47 p.m. from Sea Tow that they had lost communications with a vessel they were en route to assist. Sector...

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...