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...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 58 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 58 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman approximately 58 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the cruise ship Carnival Valor stating a passenger aboard the vessel was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with...

Coast Guard rescues surfer near Willapa Bay, Washington

Coast Guard rescues surfer near Willapa Bay, Washington
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 40-year-old male who had become caught in strong currents while surfing near Willapa Bay, Saturday afternoon. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew, aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, safely recovered and transported the surfer to shore, where Emergency Medical Service personnel...

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac near St. Paul, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac near St. Paul, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man from a commercial fishing vessel approximately 100 miles north of St. Paul, Alaska, Sunday. The crew hoisted and transported a 63-year-old crew member from the 147-foot Blue Attu to awaiting Guardian emergency flight services personnel...

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...