Coast Guard, Marine crews collaborate in joint training exercise

Coast Guard, Marine crews collaborate in joint training exercise
A Marine Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion small boat crew navigates the waters of San Diego Bay during a joint hoist training exercise with Coast Guard Sector San Diego March 19. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Gray. SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego crew members partnered with the Marine Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during a hoist training exercise over...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew from Sector Columbia River medevaced an injured hiker Monday evening from the south jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington. The hiker reportedly suffered a broken leg and was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for higher medical care. At 5:28 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, Tuesday morning. The two missing mariners are George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William (Bill) Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington. They were last seen departing from Atlantic Beach Sunday for...

The Last Ride out of Rocky Point: A Hurricane Florence Rescue

The Last Ride out of Rocky Point: A Hurricane Florence Rescue
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, evacuates residents from Rocky Point, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams Rocky Point is a small village off North Carolina Highway 210, just 15 miles north of Wilmington. It’s home...

Coast Guard Sector San Diego to host open house

Coast Guard Sector San Diego to host open house
SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Sector San Diego crewmembers are scheduled to host the Sector’s open house Sunday. As a part of San Diego’s Fleet Week, the Coast Guard invites the public to stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn about Coast Guard operations in San Diego. “America’s Finest City is also America’s Finest Coast Guard City,” said Capt. Donald Montoro, Sector San Diego’s deputy...

Lost 5-year-old boy rescued in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Lost 5-year-old boy rescued in Sleeping Bear Dunes
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan is lowered after locating a lost 5-year-old boy in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Upper Michigan, June 29, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Glen Lake Fire Department) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard assisted local agencies in finding a 5-year-old boy who went missing in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Friday. A...

Traverse City Coast Guard ‘Open Ramp’ to kick off 2018 National Cherry Festival Airshow

Traverse City Coast Guard 'Open Ramp' to kick off 2018 National Cherry Festival Airshow
Coast Guard aircraft on display during the “open ramp,” kicking off the start of the 2017 National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the air station to get up close and personal with aircraft and crews that were to participate in the festival Air Show. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., — Coast Guard...

Air Station Traverse City selected to host 2018 Coast Guard Aviation Association gathering

Air Station Traverse City selected to host 2018 Coast Guard Aviation Association gathering
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City personnel will host members of the Coast Guard Aviation Association, also known as the Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl, Sept. 6-9, 2018. On November 9th, the national chapter of the Coast Guard Aviation Association selected Traverse City as the location for the annual conference, colloquially called the “roost”, in recognition of the...

3 rescued after boat sinks near La Jolla

3 rescued after boat sinks near La Jolla
Coast Guard Cutter Petrel file photo SAN DIEGO – Three boaters were rescued after their vessel sank off the coast of La Jolla, California, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m., Saturday, the crew of a 32-foot recreational vessel contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center via radio and reported that their vessel was taking on water approximately 40 miles...