Funeral services held for first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Coast Guard

Funeral services held for first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard members participate in funeral services for Dr. Olivia Hooker in White Plains, New York, Dec. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — Funeral services were held for the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S Coast Guard Wednesday, at White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, N.Y. Dr. Olivia Juliette Hooker was born on...

Coast Guard, SeaStreak ferry assist vessel taking on water off Sandy Hook Bay, N.J.

Coast Guard, SeaStreak ferry assist vessel taking on water off Sandy Hook Bay, N.J.
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and a SeaStreak ferry assisted four people from a boat taking on water near Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey, Saturday. At approximately 3:50 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook  received a mayday call via VHF-FM radio channel 21 that a 21-foot pleasure boat was taking on water with four people aboard. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard near Ambrose Channel, N.Y.

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard near Ambrose Channel, N.Y.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy NEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday at 12:15 p.m., for a man who fell overboard from a container ship near Ambrose Channel, New York, Saturday morning. Coast Guard crews searched for over 24 hours and covered more than 460 square miles Saturday and into Sunday for the missing 35-year-old man...

Coast Guard coordinates medevac from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway

Coast Guard coordinates medevac from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard coordinated the medical evacuation of a man suffering from chest pains from a cruise ship  in New York Harbor, Saturday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification at approximately 2:30 p.m., stating a 76-year-old man needed medical attention aboard the 1068-foot Bahamian-flagged cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway. Due to...

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Ambrose Channel, N.Y.

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Ambrose Channel, N.Y.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly fell overboard from a container ship in Ambrose Channel, New York, Saturday morning. Missing is a 35-year-old man reportedly wearing an orange jumpsuit and no life jacket. At approximately 8:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship south of New York Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship south of New York Harbor
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a cruise ship 25 miles southeast of New York Harbor, Thursday night. Watchstanders at the First District command center in Boston were notified around 6:30 p.m. that a 34-year old man aboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Anthem of the Seas’ was experiencing...

Coast Guard, FDNY respond to disabled tanker after fire at sea

Coast Guard, FDNY respond to disabled tanker after fire at sea
The disabled Hong Kong-flagged tanker Feng Huang AO sits at anchor off the coast of New York City, Oct. 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak) NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard and Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Special Operations Command firefighters and Rescue Paramedics conducted a joint safety examination of a disabled 479-foot asphalt tanker Monday...

Coast Guard supports 73rd U.N. General Assembly operations

Coast Guard supports 73rd U.N. General Assembly operations
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in South Portland, Maine and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small from Maritime Safety and Security (MSST) 91106 New York maneuver close to a barge to transport personnel during a mass casualty drill conducted outside the United Nations Building, Sept. 21, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Hunter Medley) NEW...

Coast Guard medevacs 78-year-old man near Ambrose Channel

Coast Guard medevacs 78-year-old man near Ambrose Channel
NEW YORK – Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 78-year-old man suffering from chest pains near Ambrose Channel, New Jersey, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification at approximately 9:30 p.m., stating a crewmember needed medical attention aboard the 699-foot Liberian flagged crude oil tanker Evrotas. A conference call between the...