Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and crew depart for Western Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and crew depart for Western Pacific patrol
Cutter Bertholf departing for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. On a gray and foggy morning, tears intermingled with rain as family members braved the elements to say goodbye to the 170 crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750), a 418-foot national security cutter, which departed Alameda, California, Sunday for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard has an enduring...

Coast Guard rescues 3 hunters, dog near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 hunters, dog near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued three hunters and their dog after their vessel overturned near Freeport, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the wife of one of the stranded men reporting that her husband and two others had fallen overboard near Bastrop Bayou. The men...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two surfers in distress near Indian Beach, just north of Cannon Beach, Saturday afternoon. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely completed two hoists and transported the surfers to the Sector in Warrenton where they declined medical care and...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill ship engineer off Washington Coast

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill ship engineer off Washington Coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man off the commercial vessel Garnet Leader, 25 miles west of Willapa Bay, Washington, Friday morning. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, safely conducted a hoist of a 29-year-old Ukrainian national reportedly suffering from severe abdominal...

Coast Guard rescues father and son near Fairhaven, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues father and son near Fairhaven, Wash.
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two mariners who went missing in separate small craft in the water off Fairhaven, Thursday night. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles located the missing father and son in shallow-water mud flats and transported them to emergency...

Coast Guard repatriates 41 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 41 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Tezanos (WPC-1118) crewmembers transfer four of eight migrants to the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) Dec. 19, 2018. The cutter Joseph Napier repatriated the migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Dec. 20, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 15 migrants Friday and 26 others Thursday to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of four...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 402 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 402 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship 402 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Wednesday evening. The crew of the Anthem of the Seas notified Coast Guard Fifth District command center watchstanders that a 79-year-old man was suffering from symptoms of kidney complications and required a medevac. An MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard medevacs Norwegian Escape cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard medevacs Norwegian Escape cruise ship passenger
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crewmembers from Air Station Borinquen transfer a patient to Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico Dec. 12, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a 70-year-old man from the Norwegian Escape cruise ship Wednesday night, approximately...

Coast Guard buoy tender conducts seasonal buoy swaps on Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard buoy tender conducts seasonal buoy swaps on Chesapeake Bay
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Stephen Diggs, assisted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Amato attach security chains following the recovery of a summer buoy, on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin crew is replacing the summer buoys with seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake...