Coast Guard Cutter Legare helps Sierra Leone nab vessel fishing illegally

USCGC LEGARE, At Sea – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, along with representatives from Sierra Leone’s Armed Forces Maritime Wing, Fisheries Ministry and the Office of National Security conducted a joint boarding operation on a Taiwanese flagged fishing vessel suspected of fishing illegally off the coast of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aug. 17.

Coast Guard Cutter deploys to central and western Africa

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth based Coast Guard Cutter Legare will depart Wednesday to conduct maritime safety and security exchanges with countries along the west and central coast of Africa.

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home to Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned home to Portsmouth Sunday after a 46 day deployment to the Caribbean Sea.

Coast Guard returns 146 migrants to Haiti

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned 146 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday morning.

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from disabled sailboat

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four adults and one 4-year-old girl to safety Sunday afternoon 175 nautical miles west-northwest of Bermuda after their sailboat became disabled.

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.

Remarks by RADM Salerno, Assist. Commandant on Hurricane Ike

REAR ADMIRAL SALERNO: Thank you, Mr. Secretary. Good afternoon. As America’s maritime guardian, the Coast Guard is taking action to protect citizens, critical maritime infrastructure, and our own personnel and assets in the projected path of Hurricane Ike. We’re focused on helping the public and the maritime industry prepare for and evade this life-threatening storm. Hurricane Ike is...

U.S. Coast Guard transports relief supplies to Gonaives, Haiti

GONAIVES, HAITI. – The U.S. Coast Guard transported relief supplies Friday and Saturday to residents suffering in Gonaives, Haiti due to flooding from Tropical Storm Hanna. Tropical Storm Hanna caused significant flooding in Gonaives Monday and Tuesday when it passed through the region. Friday, crews aboard two HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., picked up...