Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, assigned to the Navy’s Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) are participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 Exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard and Navy have a long history of cooperation within the CRF community. The joint structure of these units provides the Navy with operators who are...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in Hawaii for 2014 Rim Of The Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in Hawaii for 2014 Rim Of The Pacific
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrived in Hawaii today, to participate in the 2014 Rim Of The Pacific, the largest multi-national maritime exercise in the world. Waesche’s participation in RIMPAC 2014 will highlight the Coast Guard’s unique capabilities and partnerships with Department of Defense entities and international partners along the Pacific Rim. It will also serve as...

DHS ReCoM partners, Mexican Navy thwart smuggling attempt at sea

DHS ReCoM partners, Mexican Navy thwart smuggling attempt at sea
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection and the Mexican Navy worked together to interdict approximately 4,600 pounds of marijuana and apprehend three suspected smugglers in international waters about 150 miles southwest of the U.S.-Mexico border, Sunday. During a routine flight, a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion observed a suspicious 35-foot panga with three people aboard....

Coast Guard conducts long range medevac of cruise ship Carnival Miracle passenger

Coast Guard conducts long range medevac of cruise ship Carnival Miracle passenger
SAN DIEGO — An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego conducted a medevac for a passenger who was experiencing possbile internal bleeding aboard a cruise ship approximately 230 miles south of San Diego Monday morning. The crew of the Carnival Miracle contacted the Coast Guard Sunday afternoon requesting a medevac for the 52-year-old man. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended an immediate...

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate – video

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate - video
Coast Guard personnel, family and friends honored the life and service of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf during a ceremony held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday. Obendorf died in a Seattle hospital Dec. 18 as a result of injuries he sustained during search and rescue operations near Amak Island, Alaska, Nov. 11, while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard...

Coast Guardsman dies of injuries sustained during Alaska Mist rescue operation

Coast Guardsman dies of injuries sustained during Alaska Mist rescue operation
ALAMEDA – Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died in a Seattle hospital Dec. 18 as a result of injuries he sustained during search and rescue operations near Amak Island, Alaska, Nov. 11, while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Obendorf’s family was by his side when he passed away in Swedish Hospital following surgery. Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died in a Seattle...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 109-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 109-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif, — The U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned from a 109-day deployment in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Artic Ocean to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., to reunite with loved ones for the holidays, Friday, November 29, 2013. Leilani Schweitzer, wife of Petty Officer Class 1st Class James Schweitzer assigned to Cutter Waesche, said she waited for her husband...

Coast Guard assists 22 mariners aboard disabled fishing vessel in Bering Sea

Coast Guard assists 22 mariners aboard disabled fishing vessel in Bering Sea
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche assisted the crew of the disabled fishing vessel Alaska Mist in the Bering Sea near Amak Island Thursday. Joint effort between the crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, the 207-foot tug Resolve Pioneer and the fishing vessel Pavlof resulted in the successful tow of the Alaska...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard units throughout Alaska are preparing for severe weather that is forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaskan region, Thursday. “The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche and aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak have been pre-staged to parts of Western Alaska in advance of severe weather advisories which include hurricane force winds...