Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated 32 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received notification of a 15-foot rustic vessel with 12 Cuban migrants aboard southwest of Key West Oct. 18 from the cruise ship Disney Magic. The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive arrived on scene and embarked 12 Cuban migrants. The 12 migrants...

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to dedicate new hangar at ribbon cutting ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to dedicate new hangar at ribbon cutting ceremony
Buzzards Bay, Mass – Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is scheduled to dedicate a new hanger for the new HC-144A Ocean Sentry medium range surviellance aircraft Tuesday in honor of a former Coast Guard pilot. The new hangar will be named after Cmdr. Stewart R. Graham, a retired Coast Guard pilot, who flew sea and amphibious planes in the anti-submarine mission of World War II. Graham is credited...

Coast Guard repatriates 10 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 10 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. While on patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircrew located a rustic vessel with 10 Cuban migrants south of Key West, Fla. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island arrived on scene and embarked the migrants without incident. Once aboard...

Coast Guard rescues one of its own

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Krystyna HannumMIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters, including a Miami-based Coast Guardsman, from a capsized pleasure craft about 20 miles east of Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday morning. Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Russell, a damage controlman assigned to Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South based in Opa Locka, Fla., was boating with his...

Coast Guard responds to reports of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to reports of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first notification at 9:34 a.m., reporting a three-mile-long rainbow sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. Two more reports followed, the last one reporting a sheen that extended from six miles off the coast of Grand Isle to 100 miles out into the Gulf...

Coast Guard air crew to transport endangered sea turtles

USCG file photoBOSTON – A Mobile, Ala., Coast Guard aircrew is scheduled to transport 20 endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles from Hanscom Air Force Base in Lincoln, Mass., to Orlando, Fl., Sun., Dec. 12, 2010. The Mobile-based HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircrew will transport the turtles to Orlando where they will go to Sea World for further rehabilitation before potentially being released back into...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Gulf oil platform

USCG file photoNEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a fishing vessel crewmember from an oil rig platform 80 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday, at about 12 a.m. Rescued was Paul Jarvis, 28. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the Vermillion Block 380 Platform Rig at 10 p.m., Tuesday, that a crewman aboard a fishing vessel had reportedly experienced...

Coast Guard rescues two from boat taking on water

USCG file photoNEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men from a 46-foot fishing vessel, Friday, after their vessel ran aground and began taking on water two miles south of Cape San Blas, Fla., east of Panama City, Fla. Rescued were: Hung Ho and Hien Ban Lao. Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., watchstanders received a mayday call from two fishermen aboard the Lady Jean, Friday, at approximately...

Coast Guard searches for overdue fishermen

USCG file photoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three fishermen who did not return home after an underway transit, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Jean Breazeale, Monday at approximately 10 p.m., that Larry Folse, Glenn Jackson, Jr., and Glenn Jackson III did not return home after a transit from Georgia to Grand Isle, La. The men are...