Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter

Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter
Two Coast Guard Investigative Service agents make an arrest in Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2019.  Coast Guard photo by Ensign Stacy Urreola. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One individual was arrested by Coast Guard Investigative Services, Thursday for performing multiple laser strikes on a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in San Juan. On June 12, 2018 a Dolphin helicopter safely...

Coast Guard warns of laser strikes to commercial vessels in National Capitol Region

Coast Guard warns of laser strikes to commercial vessels in National Capitol Region
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay and warns the public of this dangerous act. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3 a.m., involving the motor vessels Salome, Bulk Spain, and AM Annaba. Additionally, a pilot vessel was lased as it was on its way back to...

Coast Guard issues $100,000 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike

Coast Guard issues $100,000 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike
SEATTLE — The Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued a $100,000 civil penalty Tuesday to a Washington resident who intentionally struck the Washington State Ferry Tokiate with a high-powered blue laser October 22, 2015. Coast Guard investigating officers determined that Mark Raden of Freeland, was aboard Washington State Ferry Kitsap transiting between Mukilteo and Clinton...

Coast Guard aircraft hit with laser, endangering aircrew

Coast Guard aircraft hit with laser, endangering aircrew
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is warning the public that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard aircrews is dangerous and illegal. On Monday at 8:30 p.m., a Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter with Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, was hit with a laser while flying in the vicinity of Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Crewmembers aboard the aircraft reported the laser came from land. After a medical evaluation,...

Coast Guard helicopter lands safely after laser incident near Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard helicopter lands safely after laser incident near Port Angeles, Wash.
USCG file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting a training flight over Clallam County Airport in Port Angeles reportedly suffered a laser strike from an unknown ground source Monday night. The crew of the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter made a safe landing at Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles after crewmembers in the back of the helicopter reported the incident. Laser pointers can...