Coast Guard issues violations for illegal fishing near Cape Romain

Coast Guard issues violations for illegal fishing near Cape Romain
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard boarding team issued fishing and safety violations Thursday to a vessel 19 miles east of Cape Romain, South Carolina. The 44-foot fishing vessel The Long Line was found actively laying and retrieving fishing pots in a prohibited area. The Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant noticed The Long Line crew setting their pods Wednesday night and later retrieving the pods Thursday...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday at sunset for Howard “Dale” Smith missing 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach since late Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 9:29 p.m. Friday, from the crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel Addis Sylvester, out of Little River, S.C.,...

Coast Guard searching for man 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard searching for man 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach
The Coast Guard is searching for a 42-year-old man Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017, approximately 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  (provided photo of the Addis Sylvester) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for Howard “Dale” Smith, a 42-year-old fisherman who was reported falling overboard 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command...

Coast Guard saves vessel, assists 4 off Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard saves vessel, assists 4 off Hatteras Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard saved four people Thursday after their vessel started taking on water about nine miles off Hatteras Inlet. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call for assistance at 3:17 p.m. from the 42-foot sport fishing vessel Matador reporting that it was taking on water southeast of Hatteras Inlet. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens
Capt. Mark Fedor announces the Coast Guard will suspend all searches for two missing 14-year-old boys at sunset during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami July 31, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the two missing boys who departed on a fishing trip July 24, 2015. Perry Cohen and...

Coast Guard searching for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard searching for overdue paddle boarder
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue paddle boarder in the vicinity of Fort Pierce. Missing is William Morlock, 58 years old. The crews of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant and a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane are currently searching for Morlock. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Morlock’s sister...

Coast Guard repatriates 9 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 9 Haitian migrants
MIAMI – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated nine Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Wednesday. On January 12th, the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant and a Customs and Border Protection marine unit interdicted a suspected migrant smuggling vessel east of Port Everglades, Fla. The crew aboard the Cormorant safely embarked nine Haitian migrants and two suspected smugglers....

Coast Guard responds to fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas

Coast Guard responds to fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas
MIAMI – The Coast Guard responded early Monday morning to a fire aboard the 917-foot cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, 35 nautical miles northwest of West End, Bahamas. At approximately 3 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report of a fire aboard a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship carrying 2,224 passengers and 796 crew en route to CoCoCay, Bahamas. The fire began on the third...

Cruise Ship Carnival Dream Recovers Stranded Boaters

Cruise Ship Carnival Dream Recovers Stranded Boaters
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant transported two men to Fort Pierce, Fla., after being stranded east of Sebastian Inlet, Fla., Sunday. Rescued were Bahamian citizens Deon Lathen and Ted Lainge. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami command center received a report from the owner of the overdue vessel, Tera Bite, after the vessel failed to arrive at its destination...