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

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets test out their new rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth. NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast...

Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug his paddles into the choppy water. Stroke after stroke, he fought the October wind as the waves battered...

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium
45-foot Response Boat-Medium 45601 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears the numbers 45601, as a small smile appeared on his face. “I’d...

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Gamache poses for a portrait in the Naval Engineering Department on base, Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Scrum. Ruck. Mulligrubber. Knock-on. Maul. Grubberkick. For anyone unfamiliar with the sport of rugby, these terms might sound like components of a foreign language. For Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney...

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel
Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines from Cape Lookout National Seashore southeast of Harkers Island, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) The Coast Guard recently overcame various hurdles in North Carolina to keep the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shining. Some of the light’s rare components sustained storm damage in mid-January and the light was without...

Boston C4IT officer awarded for leadership

Boston C4IT officer awarded for leadership
Lt. Edward Costa, field operations officer for Base Boston C4IT department, goes through a server with Samuel Kornreich Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer Nicole J. Groll On Feb. 16, 2018, Lt. Edward Costa, field operations officer for the Coast Guard Base Boston C4IT department, was shocked and humbled when he won the Cmdr....

From civilian to Coast Guard leader

From civilian to Coast Guard leader
Seaman Brandon Gannon manages the small boat lowering detail as the only qualified boat deck captain aboard Coast Guard cutter Active, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Almost two years ago, 23-year-old Brandon Gannon lived at home in Reedsport, Oregon; finishing high school and preparing for college....

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco reaches 100th life saved in 2017

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco reaches 100th life saved in 2017
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Lt. Matthew Udkow ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco personnel reached their 100th life saved in 2017, Nov. 12, when they medevaced a fisherman near Pescadero Point. “I am extremely proud of the hard work, training and dedication of the men and women of Air Station San Francisco,” said Capt....