Training Center Cape May awards 2011 Enlisted Person of the Year

CAPE MAY – A local U.S. Coast Guardsman was recognized as Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s Enlisted Person of the Year for 2011 during the unit’s State of the Training Center Address Tuesday at 9 a.m. Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Chase, 26, from Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is a maritime enforcement specialist currently stationed at the training center’s ceremonial division. Chase is the...

Coast Guard aircrew flies aid to Ocean City jetty

OCEAN CITY, Md. — A Coast Guard aircrew placed an aid to navigation on the Ocean City jetty Friday, as a replacement for the aid that was knocked down from Hurricane Irene, which destroyed more than 500 aids to navigation in the mid-Atlantic region in late August. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague, Va., Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, Va., and Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth...

Coast Guard temporarily removes navigational aids from Lockwoods Folly Inlet

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel temporarily removed the aids to navigation from Lockwoods Folly Inlet this week due to severe shoaling in the waterway. Shoaling conditions in the area were exacerbated in late August by Hurricane Irene. Depths of less than three feet exist in many areas of Lockwoods Folly Inlet, less than the congressionally authorized federal navigation...

Hurricane Irene tests air crews in the birthplace of American SAR

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler. In 1786, a group of visionaries gathered at a Boston tavern with the shared goal of reducing the loss of life at sea. America’s first maritime lifesaving service was born of their initiative, called the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The practices of this agency were used in the creation of the federalized U.S. Life Saving Service,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from isolated Outer Banks area

RODANTHE, N.C. — A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Oregon Inlet and Hatteras emergency medical services medevaced a 40-year-old man experiencing breathing problems from Rodanthe, N.C., Thursday morning. The Coast Guard and EMS medevaced the man by boat as the road to Hatteras remains closed. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received the call from Hatteras EMS at approximately 2:45...

Coast Guard searches for vessel Reverie near Cape May, NJ

CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard attempted to establish communications over VHF-FM radio with a 23-year-old man aboard a 30-foot sailboat here Thursday. Riley’s parents contacted the Coast Guard a 5:25 p.m., via e-mail, reporting Riley was last seen Aug 25., in Cape May and has not been in contact since Hurricane Irene passed through the area. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May resumes normal operations

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal operations here Tuesday. The recruits have resumed their normal schedules. The regularly scheduled graduation has not been impacted by the storm and will commence Friday, Sept. 2. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); “Many thanks to the family and friends of our...

Coast Guard authorizes Port of Hampton Roads to resume normal operations

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has authorized the Port of Hampton Roads to resume normal operations at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The COTP is working closely with the port industry, Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, Virginia Pilot Association and local marine units to minimize risk as the port returns to normalcy. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting throughout...

Normal port conditions established for North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. —  The Coast Guard Captain of Port Zone North Carolina has re-opened the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City for normal operations, but mariners transiting the latter should exercise extreme caution in the center of the Beaufort Inlet Channel Entrance in the vicinity of Shackleford Island. A survey of the Beaufort Inlet Channel Entrance conducted by the Coast Guard and the Army...