Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for the person in the water near Destin, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard used eight assets in conjunction with local agencies to search approximately 569 square miles over 41 hours. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. Sunday from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is continuing to search for an overdue boater who was reported missing Sunday during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a, transiting from...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65  File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday for a 33-year-old man who went missing off Tybee Island, Georgia. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located a man in the water matching the missing swimmer’s description at 11:40 a.m. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered...

Coast Guard seeks to identify owner of adrift kayak near Lanikai, Oahu

Coast Guard seeks to identify owner of adrift kayak near Lanikai, Oahu
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an uncrewed, adrift kayak found approximately 100 yards off Bellows Beach near Lanikai, Oahu, Feb. 10, 2019. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an uncrewed, adrift kayak found approximately 100 yards off Bellows Beach near Lanikai, Oahu, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew...

Coast Guard honors Chatham Auxiliarist for 20,000 hours of volunteer service

Coast Guard honors Chatham Auxiliarist for 20,000 hours of volunteer service
Senior Chief Petty Officer Carlos Hessler (left), officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Chatham, displays a sign that will reserve a special parking space at the facility for long-serving Auxiliarist Larry Foss, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) The United States Coast Guard has honored a long-serving member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Chatham Flotilla for contributing more...

Funeral services held for first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Coast Guard

Funeral services held for first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard members participate in funeral services for Dr. Olivia Hooker in White Plains, New York, Dec. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — Funeral services were held for the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S Coast Guard Wednesday, at White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, N.Y. Dr. Olivia Juliette Hooker was born on...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu
Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll, executive officer, Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry describes the cutter’s capabilities to members of the Honolulu Fire Department, during a resource sharing event at Base Honolulu Nov. 28, 2018e. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department,...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County to hold response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County to hold response exercise off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department, and Oahu Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity offshore from Ko’olina to Kahe Point Wednesday and Thursday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies and us,”...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crewmembers with a seized cocaine shipment in Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast boat Oct. 13, 2018 off Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized 2,324 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $30 million, following the interdiction...