Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray deploys in support of Hurricane Harvey operations

Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray deploys in support of Hurricane Harvey operations
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray is deploying Tuesday in support of Hurricane Harvey operations. While deployed, Chief Warrant Officer Michael Tomasi, the Maria Bray’s commanding officer, states the unit will assist in a variety of missions. “We’re going to do a little bit of everything,” Tomasi said. “We’re going to assist in opening up the shipping...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the overdue paddle boarder who was last seen July 24, 2015. Missing is William Morlock, 58. “In this tragic time, our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mr. Morlock,”said Capt. Michael Long, the Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. “We are pained that our tireless search efforts resulted in this heartbreaking end.” googletag.cmd.push(function()...

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 crews cover nearly 44,000 square nautical miles in search for missing teens

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 44,000 square nautical miles in search for missing teens
Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing teenage boys approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. Still missing are Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old. Coast Guard search crews have conducted 56 search patterns covering 43,967 square nautical miles. The search area stretches from Daytona, Florida...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue paddle boarder
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is continuing to search for an overdue paddle boarder between Daytona, Florida, to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Missing is William Morlock, 58. Crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane, the Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, and the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback are searching for Morlock. A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airplane is scheduled to search throughout...

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 40,000 square nautical miles in search for missing teens

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 40,000 square nautical miles in search for missing teens
Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing teenage boys approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. Still missing are Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old. Coast Guard search crews have conducted 53 search patterns covering approximately 40,000 square nautical miles. The search area stretches from Daytona,...

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 31,000 square nautical miles in search for missing boys

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 31,000 square nautical miles in search for missing boys
Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin (WPB 87319) MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing boys, Tuesday, approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of the Florida and Georgia border. Still missing are Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old. Coast Guard search crews have conducted 39 search patterns covering more than 30,992square nautical miles. The search area stretches...

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The casino boat Escapade is moored at its homeport and is no longer aground in Calibogue Sound near Tybee Island Thursday. The 174-foot vessel freed itself under its own power at high tide about 12:45 p.m. without the use of commercial salvage boats and transited to its homeport at Bull River Marina in Savannah, Georgia, where it is currently moored. Two Coast Guard marine inspectors...

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Coast Guard boats, cutters and helicopters safely transferred 118 people Wednesday off a casino boat that ran aground and became stranded about 2 miles northeast of Tybee Island. One passenger was transported by ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution due to high blood sugar, but no injuries were reported. The 174-foot casino boat Escapade, was carrying 94 passengers and...