Three people rescued off Brunswick, Ga., boat being towed to local marina

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the disabled 37-foot vessel, Cheeky 2, Tuesday morning approximately 150-miles east of Brunswick.

Coast Guard Cutter Forward to return following a successful two-month patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, is scheduled to return home to Portsmouth today after a 56-day patrol to the Caribbean Sea.

Coast Guard interdicts, repatriates 29 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 29 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. The migrants were interdicted during four separate cases. Two groups of migrants were located Monday. The crew of the Cutter Shrike safely embarked six migrants about 60 miles south of Key West, Fla., and the crew of the Virginia-based Cutter Forward safely embarked 10 Cuban migrants...

Coast Guardsman rescues injured osprey

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – On a typical day in port, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn Smith, a native of Valrico, Fla., stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, spends his days training and preparing the ship for its next patrol, but Tuesday, Aug. 5, wasn’t a typical day. While Smith was returning to the ship from firearms training at Integrated Support Command Portsmouth’s...

Cutter Forward Crew Member wins American Legion Spirit of Service Award

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A crew member assigned to the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Forward, homeported here, was recently named the 2008 recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award, which recognizes one member from each military service for their contributions as a volunteer. The award recipient is Petty Officer 2nd Class Jim Abels, 28, a native of Harrisburg, Pa. Abels has volunteered...