Coast Guard convenes highest-level marine casualty investigation into loss of Conception

Coast Guard convenes highest-level marine casualty investigation into loss of Conception
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy, Rear Adm. Richard Timme, announced Wednesday that he has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) to investigate the loss of the small passenger vessel Conception. The Conception caught fire and sank in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, just off Santa Cruz Island in California. Only five of the 39 people...

Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee to Conduct Full-Scale Exercise

Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee to Conduct Full-Scale Exercise
KEY WEST, Fl. – Coast Guard Sector Key West and the Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee will host a full-scale exercise with multiple local agencies on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exercise is part of the Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise Program. The event will require federal, state, local and industry partners to respond and recover from a simulated...

Multi-agency maritime exercises to take place in Delaware Bay

Multi-agency maritime exercises to take place in Delaware Bay
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Jersey and Delaware State Police, and other maritime security stakeholders will conduct multiple exercises in the mouth of the Delaware Bay October 17 – 22, 2016. The exercises will involve specialized teams and tactics using both small vessels and aircraft. No live-firing of weapons will take place during the exercise. The Coast...

Cleveland Coast Guardsman sentenced in child pornography case

Cleveland Coast Guardsman sentenced in child pornography case
CLEVELAND – A Cleveland-based Coast Guardsman was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a life term of supervised release and requirement to register as a sex offender Friday for accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography in violation of Title 18 U.S. Code Section 2252A. Lt. Sean Barnhill, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conduct that...

Coast Guard officer charged with posession of child pornography

Coast Guard officer charged with posession of child pornography
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard Lt. Sean Barnhill was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio with accessing, possessing, and distributing child pornography in violation of Title 18 U.S. Code Section 2252A. Barnhill was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conduct that occurred off-duty on his personal computer. The Coast Guard Investigative Service continues...

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An upcoming exercise on the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, will bring together federal, state, local and Canadian law enforcement partners in a multi-agency exercise designed to prepare for and prevent cross-border terrorist and criminal activity. There are no known threats against the area but boaters may notice an increased presence...

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat directed at Maine ferry

BOSTON – The Coast Guard responded today to a false report of a bomb onboard the ferry Cat, in Bar Harbor, Maine. At about 8 a.m., a 911 dispatcher notified the Coast Guard that someone had called in the threat. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police, Customs and Border Patrol, and other state and local agencies responded. googletag.cmd.push(function()...