Coast Guard aircrew rescues 2 from aground houseboat in Napa River

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 2 from aground houseboat in Napa River
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin hoists two men from an aground houseboat in Napa River, California. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo /Released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two people from an aground houseboat in the Napa River, Friday morning. Napa Police Department contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center watchstanders at approximately 6 a.m reporting...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 3 from disabled sailboat in Pillar Point

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 3 from disabled sailboat in Pillar Point
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin crew with rescued members of the 30-foot sailboat, Freedom.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo /Released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled sailboat in Pillar Point Harbor, Wednesday morning. The owner of the 30-foot sailboat Freedom, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center at approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Active offload more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in May, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray.) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) offloaded more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine Wednesday seized in early May from known drug-transit...

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2020, May 16-22, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives on the water. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend and is designed to help reduce boating fatalities...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, dog offshore Apalachicola, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, dog offshore Apalachicola, Florida
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter aircrew rescued three people and a dog from a capsized vessel approximately 70 nautical miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, May 7, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people and a dog from a capsized fishing vessel offshore Apalachicola, Florida, Thursday. All passengers on board, including the dog,...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Pensacola, Florida
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a vessel in distress that was taking on water offshore Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a distress call at about 1 a.m from the recreational vessel Liberty Call, which had struck a submerged object and...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 2 people from fishing vessel in Barnegat Inlet

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 2 people from fishing vessel in Barnegat Inlet
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo BARNEGAT, N.J. — The Coast Guard hoisted two people to safety after their vessel ran aground at the Barnegat Inlet Jetty in Barnegat, New Jersey late Wednesday night. A passenger aboard the grounded 53-foot fishing vessel Bay of Isle contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and reported that they had run...

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember off Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember off Port Aransas, Texas
Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the tanker Cap Guillaume approximately 39 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for medevac from the captain of the Cap Guillaume for a crewmember who...

Keel laid for first Coast Guards Offshore Patrol Cutter Argus

Keel laid for first Coast Guards Offshore Patrol Cutter Argus
Panama City, FL – The keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The keel laying represents the ceremonial start of a ship’s...