Making history in the sky

Making history in the sky
Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell standing beside Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry, coupled with undated photo of her Uncle and Tuskegee Airman 1st Lt. Henry E. Rohlsen. by Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelley Miami – Aviation history was made last month when Lt. Ronaqua Russell, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, became the first African-American female aviator in the Coast Guard to...

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew looks for potential pollution at the site of the grounded 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote at Cape Kuliuk, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors to mitigate the pollution threat posed by a vessel that ran aground near Cape Kuliuk on Kodiak...

Coast Guard rescues man 170 miles west of St. Petersburg

Coast Guard rescues man 170 miles west of St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter File Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 57-year-old man Thursday 170 miles west of St. Petersburg. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders received a call via satellite phone at 1:24 p.m. from the master of the 120-foot tug Mariya Moran, stating a crew member was suffering from chest pains and was...

Coast Guard busts illegal “twerking” charter boat in Florida

Coast Guard busts illegal "twerking" charter boat in Florida
var _informq = _informq || []; _informq.push(['embed']); So much for hunting for booty on the high seas. The US Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 45-foot “twerk boat” in South Florida waters on Sunday, putting an end to the fun for fourteen passengers after a routine boarding of the charter vessel revealed several safety violations. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs man 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from shortness of breath aboard a fishing boat about 70 miles east of Virginia Beach, Wednesday morning. The crew of the fishing boat, Amanda Ashley, contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth with a satellite phone at 2:06 a.m., to report the 53-year-old crewman’s...

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship in Tampa Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old woman Saturday in Tampa Bay. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders received a call at 5:36 p.m. from medical personnel aboard the cruise ship Carnival Miracle stating a passenger was suffering from stroke like symptoms. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride off NC

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride off NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Carnival Pride approximately 50 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Monday. Crewmembers on the Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center and notified them that the 40-year-old woman was having abdominal pains and...

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...