Coast Guard responds to sunken dry dock

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology are responding to a potential environmental hazard involving a sunken 200-foot section of dry dock that contained the 140-foot tug Invader, at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., Sunday. The dry dock began sinking on Saturday evening and stopped at approximately 12 p.m., Sunday, after making contact with the sea floor. Both the dry...

Maritime Unified Command foils drug smuggling attempts, nabs 4 suspects

SAN DIEGO – The coordinated efforts of the San Diego Maritime Unified Command resulted in the seizure of two smuggling boats, more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana and the apprehension of four suspected smugglers off the coast of San Diego county Friday, July 1, 2011. Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, U.S. Navy and San Diego Marine Taskforce...

Coast Guard re-emphasizes the value of Operation Paddle Smart Sticker

SEATTLE – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Newport, Ore., and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Depoe Bay, Ore., responded to a report of an unmanned canoe found adrift approximately three miles west of Beverly Beach, Ore., Wednesday. After searching for approximately two hours, the Coast Guard suspended the search. The canoe had no identifying markings on it that would...

Despite warming weather, Coast Guard warns boaters of deadly cold water

BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a cold water advisory for all weekend boaters, paddlers, sailors and fishers on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeast’s Coast Guard’s First District. With 80-degree temperatures forecast for the year’s first summer-like weekend, the call to the open water is strong and, with water temperatures in the 40-degree range, the combination is deceptively...

Video – America’s Maritime Guardian

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Coast Guard’s latest video on the roles and missions of the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard crew rescues 6 off coast of Cape May, N.J.

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued six people Saturday aboard a disabled 55-foot boat 50 miles off the coast of Cape May.

Man Missing After Mayday Call In Oyster Bay, N.Y.

NEW YORK – A man is missing after he placed a mayday call to the Coast Guard around 5 p.m., today.

Coast Guard interdicts, repatriates 24 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke repatriated 24 Cuban migrants Tuesday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, from two seperate interdictions at sea within the past 11 days.

Coast Guard prepares for heavy weather in Mid-Atlantic region

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Fifth District personnel are preparing for gale and storm force winds that are expected to impact the Mid-Atlantic region between North Carolina and New Jersey through Thursday.