406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance
An EPIRB in front of a 25-foot Response Boat-Small moored in front of Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. NEW ORLEANS – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBS, and personal locator beacons, or PLBs, in boating safety. In...

Coast Guard assists NOAA in whale disentanglement off Maui

Coast Guard assists NOAA in whale disentanglement off Maui
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Maui assist National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members to disentangle a humpback whale off Molokini, Maui, March 6, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Sedberry) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members in disentangling a humpback whale off Maui, Wednesday. The sub-adult...

Coast Guard terminates voyage for illegal fishing in Tortugas Ecological Reserve

Coast Guard terminates voyage for illegal fishing in Tortugas Ecological Reserve
The 83-foot commercial fishing vessel, Lady Kristie, near Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Feb. 21, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration terminated the voyage of the 83-foot commercial fishing vessel, Lady Kristie, with three people aboard Thursday after discovering multiple violations near Tortugas Ecological Reserve. Fishing in an ecological...

Cutter Healy returns home following 129-day Arctic deployment

Cutter Healy returns home following 129-day Arctic deployment
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20), a polar-class ice breaker, transits Southeast Alaskan waters Nov. 24, 2018. The Healy is one of two ice breakers in U.S. service. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. SEATTLE – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned home Friday to their homeport in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence...

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection
BOSTON – The former captain of a New Bedford fishing boat owned by Carlos Rafael, a/k/a “The Codfather,” was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for interfering with a U.S Coast Guard inspection of a fishing boat off the Massachusetts coast. Thomas D. Simpson, 57, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years of probation, with the first...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs NOAA observer from vessel off Washington Coast

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs NOAA observer from vessel off Washington Coast
Coast Guard  MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill man off a factory trawler underway 30 miles off the Washington Coast, Friday Night. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the 24-year-old man and flew him to awaiting emergency medical services, which transported him to Columbia...

Coast Guard, Federal and State partners mitigate pollution in Carteret County, N.C.

Coast Guard, Federal and State partners mitigate pollution in Carteret County, N.C.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brian O’Neil, a marine science technician assigned to Sector Key West, and Brandon Bonner, a wildlife officer with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, stand ashore to supervise the process of removing hazardous materials from a nearby vessel that was displaced onto an environmentally-sensitive area, Atlantic Beach, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.  (U.S....

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill assists NOAA personnel with the disentanglement of a whale three miles southwest of Santa Cruz, Oct. 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel in locating an entangled whale and assisting in its safe disentanglement near Santa Cruz, Monday. NOAA personnel contacted Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...