Coast Guard boatcrew hit by green laser during routine training operations in Bellingham

Coast Guard boatcrew hit by green laser during routine training operations in Bellingham
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boatcrew was hit by a green laser light while underway near the Squalicum Harbor area of Bellingham, Wednesday night, ending a valuable training opportunity due to medical concerns. The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium, from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, had to return to base and a backup boatcrew had to be called to stand the remainder of the watch. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard offering reward for information on green laser incident in Grand Haven

Coast Guard offering reward for information on green laser incident in Grand Haven
In this stock photo, a green laser is pointed into the night sky. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann. MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard announces Friday a monetary reward for validated information leading to the individual or individuals responsible for the illumination by green laser of a Coast Guard boat in Lake Michigan near Grand Haven, Michigan, Saturday. This incident...

Multiple dangerous helicopter incidents prompt Coast Guard to seek help from community

Multiple dangerous helicopter incidents prompt Coast Guard to seek help from community
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is requesting help from the public to gather information about two recent incidents, involving green lasers directed at Coast Guard helicopters near Lenox Township, Michigan, and Clyde Township, Michigan, which put air crews in danger and resulted in aborted missions. About 8:15 p.m. Oct. 17 a crew aboard a Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit was...

Coast Guard training flight disrupted by laser

Coast Guard training flight disrupted by laser
DEPOE BAY, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew’s training mission near Depoe Bay on Sept. 12 was disrupted when a green laser lit up the cockpit. Green and red lasers pose a significant hazard to flight and boatcrews, especially when the helicopter crews are operating at low altitude at night or the boatcrews are battling treacherous conditions. The Coast Guard’s MH-65D Dolphin Helicopter...

Green laser blinds Coast Guard aircrew, halts search and rescue flight

Green laser blinds Coast Guard aircrew, halts search and rescue flight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A green laser directed at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter temporarily blinded the aircrew and forced them to land abruptly Wednesday morning while searching for the source of three orange flares spotted near Garden City Beach, S.C. This is the third time in three weeks a Coast Guard search has been hindered due to green lasers in the Grand Strand, the beach region from Little River,...