Coast Guard medevacs man from research vessel near Pensacola

Coast Guard medevacs man from research vessel near Pensacola
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man approximately 40 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from personnel aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Pisces requesting a medevac for a crewmember reportedly experiencing stroke-like symptoms....

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2022 hurricane season

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2022 hurricane season
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to prepare for the 2022 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 65% chance of an...

Coast Guard discovers illegal halibut catch near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard discovers illegal halibut catch near Kodiak, Alaska
The fishing vessel Competition, that a Coast Guard law enforcement boarding team discovered illegally caught fish on approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska, February 19, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard law enforcement boarding team discovered illegally caught fish approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The...

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in Northern California

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in Northern California
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate crewmembers conduct surf training off the Ocean Beach area of San Francisco. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges recreational mariners to limit waterside activity due to heavy weather forecasts calling for hazardous seas and strong winds Wednesday and Thursday. With winds expected to exceed...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for hazardous weather conditions

Coast Guard urges preparedness for hazardous weather conditions
HONOLULU — Coast Guard District 14 encourages mariners and beachgoers to take safety precautions to prepare for the inclement weather in the Pacific Islands. The Coast Guard responded to four different vessels in distress over the weekend while assisting in multiple cases within the greater Pacific area. It is especially important to take all necessary precautions during these current weather conditions...

Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery

Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery
U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear in the Arctic. (USCG photo) For nearly two decades, a team of researchers from NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard and partnering academic institutions had been on a complex quest to solve the mystery of the storied U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Bear’s final resting place. Today at a press event in Boston, Rear Adm. Nancy Hann, on behalf of NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard, announced that the...

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team member holds a shark fin while aboard a foreign vessel, Sept. 23, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska – An integrated international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of conservation and management measures under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Storm Henri

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Storm Henri
BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges all mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Henri before its predicted Sunday landfall. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts Henri to have wind speeds equal to or exceeding 39 mph. The Coast Guard is reminding the public of these important safety messages: Stay off the water. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be deadly and our ability to conduct...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Depression Fred

Coast Guard urges preparedness for Tropical Depression Fred
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard urges all mariners to prepare for Tropical Depression Fred before its predicted Monday morning landfall. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts Tropical Depression Fred to upgrade to a tropical storm with winds ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph. The Coast Guard is reminding the public of these important safety messages: Stay off the water. Hurricanes...