Coast Guard medevacs man, dewaters yacht 14 miles east of Ocracoke Inlet, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man, dewaters yacht 14 miles east of Ocracoke Inlet, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man Sunday from a yacht that was taking on water in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 14 miles east of Ocracoke Inlet, N.C. A member aboard the 149-foot yacht Lady Windridge contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 2:45 a.m. reporting their boat had seven people aboard, was taking on water and...

Sector Anchorage Coast Guardsman awarded for rescue of injured woman

Sector Anchorage Coast Guardsman awarded for rescue of injured woman
Anchorage – As the Coast Guard’s purveyors of pay and benefits, yeomen typically serve behind desks as administrative experts in support of the Coast Guard’s well known missions of search and rescue and humanitarian aid.  However, that didn’t stop Petty Officer 2nd Class Seville Rasmussen from lending a helping hand when she spotted a man frantically waving for help after his wife was...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing captain of HMS Bounty

Coast Guard suspends search for missing captain of HMS Bounty
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty 200 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walbridge and Christian families,” said Capt. Doug Cameron, the chief of incident response for the Coast Guard 5th District. ”Suspending a search and rescue case is one of the...

Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty

Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard continues its search Wednesday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty approximately 145 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63. The Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, S.C., arrived on scene at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday and began searching for Walbridge. The crew aboard the HC-130...

Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty

Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard continues its search Tuesday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, approximately 125 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63, and deceased is Claudene Christian, 42. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Elm, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Atlantic Beach, N.C., arrived on scene at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday...

Coast Guard removes buoys from national seashore

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard removed the last of seven navigational aids from the Cape Lookout National Seashore Thursday afternoon. The buoys broke free from their moorings and washed ashore during heavy weather. Their removal will help preserve the nesting grounds of migratory birds that frequent this area, including the federally-protected Piping Plover. Removing the buoys required a coordinated...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm holds change of command ceremony

FORT MACON, N.C. — Lt. Cmdr. Mark Palmer took over command of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm from Cmdr. John Kennedy during a change of command ceremony here, Friday. Palmer reported to the Elm following a 10-month assignment as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin homeported in Baltimore, Md. A native of Seattle, Palmer enlisted in the Coast Guard in April 1980 and has served...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to hold change of command at Fort Macon, NC

FORT MACON, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony in Fort Macon, Friday at 10 a.m. Cmdr. John Kennedy will turn over command of the cutter to Lt. Cmdr. Mark Palmer. The primary mission for the crew of the Elm is the servicing of more than 230 aids to navigation ranging from the North Carolina and South Carolina border to Shark River Inlet, N.J. The...

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service task force helps stop illegal scallop harvest

A boarding team member from the US Coast Guard Cutter Elm stands next to an illegal catch of scallops aboard a fishing vessel.PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Elm intercepted and boarded a fishing vessel found with scallop dredging gear deployed while in a closure area east of New Jersey, Wednesday. The crew of the Elm, homeported in Fort Macon, N.C., was conducting joint operations...