Coast Guard cutter returns to homeport after Hurricane Michael relief mission

Coast Guard cutter returns to homeport after Hurricane Michael relief mission
Coast Guard crew members from Station Panama City and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vice, a 75-foot Class Inland Construction Tender assist Panama City residents after the wake of Hurricane Michael, Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018.During relief efforts, Coast Guard crews collected data on damages, assisted community members and addressed concerns with aids to navigation caused by Hurricane Michael along...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a hiker Friday after he was mauled by a bear on Afognak Island, just north of Kodiak Island. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 31-year-old man who sustained multiple lacerations to his leg and brought him to Air Station Kodiak where he was placed in the...

Coast Guard medevacs 2, good Samaritan rescues 13, search for 3 continues

Coast Guard medevacs 2, good Samaritan rescues 13, search for 3 continues
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transfers two patients to emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Oct. 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued 15 people and continue to search for three more after a fishing vessel caught fire 28 miles south of Point Loma Saturday night. The crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana
A Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crewmember carries a bale of cocaine during a drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Oct. 16, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) offloaded approximately 3,516 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over...

Coast Guard announces Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Coast Guard announces Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard has announced its Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which is the service’s long-term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the U.S. “Maritime commerce accounts for $4.6 trillion in annual economic activity; this strategy emphasizes the critical need for a ready, relevant, and responsive Coast Guard that maximizes America’s economic prosperity through...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Maui

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Maui
An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului, Maui, Oct. 10, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului, Wednesday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Panama City neighborhood

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Panama City neighborhood
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew medevacs a survivor of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Oct. 10, 2018. MOBILE, Ala. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a woman from a Panama City neighborhood surrounded by flood waters from Hurricane Michael, Wednesday evening. While conducting post-hurricane search and rescue operations, the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-65 Dolphin aircrew...

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael, closes ports

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael, closes ports
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown crew member Seaman Nicholas Feder hands a sand bag to Fireman Richard Tzoumas-White at the station in preparation for Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark.) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard set port condition Zulu for northern Florida Gulf Coast ports, Tuesday, and continues to prepare for impacts of Hurricane...

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton poses with more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from late August to mid-September Wednesday in San Diego. The drugs were seized during...