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...

Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located

Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard ended its search for two missing airplane passengers after two bodies were discovered Sunday afternoon. Divers located the bodies after finding the wreckage of the aircraft in about 20-feet of water south of Quogue, New York. By locating the other individuals, all three passengers have been accounted for. The first body was...

Coast Guard continues to search, assist partner agencies following plane crash

Coast Guard continues to search, assist partner agencies following plane crash
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies continue to search for two individuals who were on a plane that crashed off the Hamptons, Saturday morning. At approximately 11:10 Saturday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound were notified by Southampton Police that a surfer had seen a plane crash into the water about one mile south of Quogue. Prior to the crash, three...

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...