Coast Guard frees sea turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May

Coast Guard frees sea turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mason Sanders and Petty Officer 2nd Class Carliene Lyon work to free a sea turtle tangled in a fishing trap line while Fireman Jason Breckner assists, August 13, 2020, near Cape May, New Jersey.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Grimaud Kouwenaar) CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle entangled in a fishing trap line 11 miles southeast of Cape May, Thursday...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Emerald Isle, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 17-year-old teen who went missing in the vicinity of the 7900 block of Emerald Isle Saturday. Coast Guard assets covered approximately 129 square nautical miles and searched for over 25 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina were notified at roughly 8 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old...

Coast Guard competes in Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event

Coast Guard competes in Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event
Senior Chief Petty Officer James Swenson (left back to front) Master Chief Petty Officer Justin Reed, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Stockman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Kellie Lundy, Petty Officer 1st Class Judah Clark (right back to front), Chief Petty Officer Eddie Fuchs, Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Jeffries, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Jackson and Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephanie Bruce-Torres compete...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Brigantine, NJ

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Brigantine, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for reportedly missing boaters approximately a half mile off the coast of Brigantine, New Jersey. Coast Guard units searched approximately 196 square miles of ocean during a 22-hour period. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received initial notification Friday at approximately 5:45 p.m. from the Brigantine...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Chesapeake Bay entrance

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Chesapeake Bay entrance
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 50-year-old man believed to have entered the water near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay around midnight Saturday. Missing is Richard Nee. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a report Sunday from two crew members aboard a 31-foot fishing vessel anchored just south of Fisherman’s Island and east...

Coast Guard searching for man near Chesapeake Bay entrance

Coast Guard searching for man near Chesapeake Bay entrance
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man Sunday near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a report Sunday from two crew members aboard a 31-foot fishing vessel anchored just south of Fisherman’s Island and east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, stating the captain of the vessel was believed to have...

3 Coast Guard cutters hold unique change of command in Portsmouth

3 Coast Guard cutters hold unique change of command in Portsmouth
Master Chief Petty Officers Lombard and Jones share a laugh during their change of command ceremony June 25, 2015, at Base Portsmouth. The ceremony was held for three changes of command for the cutters Shearwater, Cochito and Seahorse. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PA3 Joshua L. Canup) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Three Coast Guard cutter crews officially changed commands Thursday during a ceremony in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Chincoteague, VA
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater assist a man in a raft 90-miles east of Chincoteague, Va., March 31, 2015. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Tuesday from the distressed sailboat Irene, approximately 90 miles east of Chincoteague. Rescued were Joerg Fleimming, 51 and Stefan Heising, 56, both German nationals. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing U.S. Navy crewmember 18 miles east of Cape Henry, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing U.S. Navy crewmember 18 miles east of Cape Henry, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for the missing crewmember of a Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed Wednesday with five people aboard approximately 18 miles east of Cape Henry, Va. A Navy aircrew initially contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday reporting the Sea Dragon crashed and another...