Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Joint Task Force Matthew provided relief supplies and conducted post-storm damage assessment flights for Jeremie, Haiti, on Saturday following a direct impact to the area by Hurricane Matthew. A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarked on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducted post-storm damage assessment...

Coast Guard crew, family members, clean up Shackleford Banks

Coast Guard crew, family members, clean up Shackleford Banks
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm participated in a beach cleanup, June 12, at Shackleford Banks, North Carolina. 15 crewmembers, two family members and a National Park Service ranger worked together to remove more then 150 pounds of trash during a two-hour period. The participants used three personal boats to travel from from Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to change command Wednesday in Atlantic Beach, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to change command Wednesday in Atlantic Beach, NC
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Elm is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Coast Guard Station Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach. Lt. Cmdr. Mark Palmer will be relieved as commanding officer by Lt. Cmdr. Robert Gomez. Presiding over the ceremony will be Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, commander, Coast Guard 5th District. Palmer has been commanding...

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...