Coast Guard ends search for couple who went missing in Pamlico River, NC

Coast Guard ends search for couple who went missing in Pamlico River, NC
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, NC — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday morning following the recovery of the bodies of a couple who went missing in the Pamlico River, Friday. The couple was a 70-year-old male and a 72-year-old female who were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. Their 20-foot boat was later found unmanned and adrift in the...

Coast Guard and local partners search for missing couple in Pamlico River, NC

Coast Guard and local partners search for missing couple in Pamlico River, NC
Coast Guard Station Hobucken 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. WILMINGTON, NC — Coast Guard crews, along with the Beaufort County Emergency Management Agency, are searching by air, sea and land for a missing man and woman, whom were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. The missing persons are a 72-year-old female and a 70-year-old...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up
A Coast Guard Auxiliary member passes out boating safety information to a boater preparing to launch his personal fishing vessel at the boat launch in the Port of Chinook, Wash., Aug 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are conducting routine patrols on the Columbia River as the Buoy 10 salmon season...

Coast Guard ends search for boater near Moses Lake, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for boater near Moses Lake, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Saturday for a boater who fell overboard near Texas City, Texas. A body was recovered at approximately 6 p.m. matching the description of the missing boater. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification Friday at approximately 8:30 p.m. of a 40-year-old male who reportedly fell from a 22-foot recreational vessel without a lifejacket. “While...

Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice

Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice
A crew member of Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda rings the ship’s bell as names of several Humboldt Bay area natives who died during the Korean War are read during a ceremony in Eureka, Calif., June 27, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and members of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 176 commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Korean...

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards
Through the Operation Paddle Smart Program, the Coast Guard offers a free, weatherproof and reflective, self-adhesive “If Found” decal to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered (unregistered) watercraft. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public to label their kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards with their name and phone number after an influx of cases this summer...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Air Station Traverse City CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for an overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Thursday. Missing is Mark Wautelet, 38 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, 270 pounds with brownish hair. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a notification from...

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Fair St. Louis

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Fair St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard will implement waterfront safety measures on the Mississippi River during the upcoming Fair St. Louis 4th of July celebration. The safety zone prohibits all commercial and recreational vessel traffic from operating on the Mississippi River between the Poplar Street Bridge at mile marker 179.0 and the Eads Bridge at mile marker 180.0 during air shows and fireworks display. The...

Coast Guard warns of illegally renting, chartering boats in Chicago

Coast Guard warns of illegally renting, chartering boats in Chicago
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard in Chicago is stepping up efforts to educate boat owners and operators who are illegally renting their recreational boats, and warning those who elect to do so about the fines and other consequences. In addition, passengers are being alerted to potential dangers of renting or chartering a boat from someone who is not licensed or certified, and advised to be vigilant and...