Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations
Senior Chief Michael Oyler and a contractor with Entergy Corporation pose for a photo in front of a generator that was delivered to Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sep. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with government, private port and community partners continued removing obstructions blocking the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway...

Distress calls, rescues pick up over Fourth of July weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Distress calls, rescues pick up over Fourth of July weekend in Mid-Atlantic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Fourth of July weekend, and Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a higher number of on-water emergencies than usual, from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crews across the Fifth Coast Guard District assisted in responding to three medical evacuations, six vessels taking on water, four jet ski-specific incidents,...

Coast Guard, VMRC rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague, Virginia

Coast Guard, VMRC rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague, Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued a woman and a boy in the early hours of Sunday morning in Horntown Bay near Chincoteague, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia’s Command Center received a report that a 57 year-old woman and a 3 year-old boy went missing at 1:50 am on Sunday, June 28th. A...

Distress calls, rescues pick up over holiday weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Distress calls, rescues pick up over holiday weekend in Mid-Atlantic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Father’s Day weekend, and as the summer boating season ramps up, Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a high number of emergencies from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in three medical evacuations, responded to six disabled vessels, five vessels taking on water, two vessels aground,...

Coast Guard reunites surfboard with owner on Oahu

Coast Guard reunites surfboard with owner on Oahu
Service members from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu reunite an owner with his surfboard at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, June 3, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — A surfboard was reunited with its owner, Lance Blake, at Coast Guard Base Honolulu after being found adrift off Honolulu Harbor, Wednesday. The reunion was possible because Blake contacted Sector...

Sector Honolulu highlights waterways safety for National Safe Boating Week

Sector Honolulu highlights waterways safety for National Safe Boating Week
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard takes the middle of May each year to remind boaters of safety as they take to the water, which is no less important in the Pacific. Officially National Safe Boating Week is Saturday, May 16, through Friday, May 22, this year. It dates back to 1949, when Mr. Steve Sadowski, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, helped organize a Courtesy Marine Examination (now termed Vessel Safety...

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 seeks help to identify owner of paddle board

Coast Guard seeks help to identify owner of paddle board
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a stand-up paddle board found on Bellows Beach near the high tide mark, May 14, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a stand-up paddle board found on Bellows Beach near the high tide mark, Thursday. Anyone with information helping to identify...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound
Search patterns of Coast Guard, partner agency and volunteer crews during the search for a missing diver in Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, May 3, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing diver near Port Royal Sound, Sunday. Missing is Alan Devier, 49, North Charleston. After searching more than...