Cadet discharged from Coast Guard Academy says she has no regrets

Cadet discharged from Coast Guard Academy says she has no regrets
Alexis Colasurdo Brian Hallenbeck The Day, New London, Conn. Sep. 28—NEW LONDON — Alexis Colasurdo said she wouldn’t wish the experience on anyone, but she’s grateful for it. Because of it, she said, she’ll be a better leader. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); Colasurdo, 18, is one of seven...

Coast Guard rescues young woman swept out to sea by waves from Hurricane Earl

Coast Guard rescues young woman swept out to sea by waves from Hurricane Earl
Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park (Will Newton/Friends of Acadia) Helena Wegner The Charlotte Observer A 20-year-old woman was watching waves from a rocky ledge during high tide when she was pulled into the ocean before being rescued, officials in Maine told multiple news outlets. The woman was swept away at the Acadia National Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, the Bangor...

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast
Illegal fishing aboard a lancha boat caught by the US Coast Guard in August (Twitter) Laura B. Martinez The Brownsville Herald, Texas September 14 – A 15-minute pursuit between the U.S. Coast Guard and a Mexican fishing vessel, also known as a lancha, ended with the boat operator being taken into custody and charged. According to a federal criminal complaint, Eder Tadeo-Perez told authorities...

Top Coast Guard Chefs Excel in Bahrain

Top Coast Guard Chefs Excel in Bahrain
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Christian Bostick, left, and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Adrian Hernandez, right, pose for a photo aboard U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), Aug. 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Anita Chebahtah) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Anita Chebahtah U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet MANAMA, BAHRAIN...

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...

One killed, 11 injured after boat crashes into channel marker and capsizes off the Florida Keys

One killed, 11 injured after boat crashes into channel marker and capsizes off the Florida Keys
A Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue boat pulls into a slip at Black Point Marina Sunday night, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. The boat brought to shore several people injured in a boating crash earlier in the night. (David Goodhue/Miami Herald/TNS) David Goodhue and David J. Neal Miami Herald MIAMI — A 17-year-old girl died Monday from injuries she suffered as a result of a tragic boating crash off the Upper...

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....