Coast Guard assists National Park Service with plane crash rescue in Crillon Lake, Alaska

Coast Guard assists National Park Service with plane crash rescue in Crillon Lake, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircew locates a downed aircraft inverted in Crillon Lake, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew assisted the National Park Service with rescuing a plane crash survivor from Crillon Lake shore, in Glacier Bay National...

Coast Guard locates missing kayaker in Everglades National Park

Coast Guard locates missing kayaker in Everglades National Park
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard and the National Park Service confirmed overdue 57-year-old kayaker safe in the Everglades National Park Tuesday. Missing was James Matthew Soltis, 57, a Lockport, Illinois resident. At approximately 9:50 a.m. the Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolpin helicopter crew located a man fitting Soltis’ description...

Coast Guard, National Park Service searching for overdue kayaker in Everglades National Park

Coast Guard, National Park Service searching for overdue kayaker in Everglades National Park
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard and the National Park Service are searching for an overdue 57-year-old kayaker in the Everglades National Park Tuesday. Missing is James Matthew Soltis, 57, a Lockport, Illinois resident. Soltis was reported overdue Monday evening from a 10-day Everglades Wilderness Waterway kayaking trip to the Everglades National...

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel
Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines from Cape Lookout National Seashore southeast of Harkers Island, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) The Coast Guard recently overcame various hurdles in North Carolina to keep the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shining. Some of the light’s rare components sustained storm damage in mid-January and the light was without...

Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay

Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay
Contractors begin to lift and remove the damaged and sunken vessel Lucky Penny from Salt River Bay, St Croix, Nov. 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — The incident command for displaced vessel removal wants to ensure the public that no operations will be conducted and that no vessels will be stored in the Mangrove Bay/Bio Bay area of the Salt River...

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift boat near Doran Beach

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift boat near Doran Beach
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is searching for Justin Greer, the owner and operator of the 18-foot vessel Sea Swirl that was found adrift near Doran Beach, Monday morning. The National Park Service contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders Monday reporting that they had found...

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete Cape Lookout Lighthouse modernization

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete Cape Lookout Lighthouse modernization
Cape Lookout Lighthouse file photo. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and National Park Service completed the Cape Lookout Lighthouse solar modernization today. The modernization process involved removing the previous optic, which was powered by a sub-cable, and replacing it with a solar-powered multi-tier LED optic. The process was necessary...

Coast Guard proposes solar LED upgrade to Cape Lookout Light

Coast Guard proposes solar LED upgrade to Cape Lookout Light
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting public opinion until May 16, 2017 on a proposed solar-powered LED optic in Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The present sub cable power supply is at the end of its expected service life. To improve the light’s reliability, the U.S. Coast Guard desires to modernize the optic, proposing to install solar panels for the...

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac near Santa Cruz Island
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 39-year-old male near Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island. The Coast Guard Cutter Halibut was flagged down by a National Park Service Ranger in a row boat at approximately 7 p.m., Sunday. The park ranger reported that a man on land was suffering from a 4.5 inch gash in his leg after rolling a all-terrain vehicle and needed immediate medical attention....