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....

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard air crew rescued a kayaker in Lake Superior Friday afternoon. At 1 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received an emergency transmission over marine radio from a kayaker reporting that he and three other kayakers had capsized and had become separated from their group in Lake Superior near Grand Island. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie watchstanders...

Coast Guard, National Park Service celebrate Boston Light’s 300th anniversary

Coast Guard, National Park Service celebrate Boston Light's 300th anniversary
Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents Boston Light lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman the Coast Guard Commanders Award for Civilian Service on Little Brewster Island, Mass., September 14, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone. BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Now celebrated Boston Light’s...

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued three people in Munising Bay, near Munising, Michigan, after their kayaks capsized Tuesday. At 4:48 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie received notification from a man reporting that his kayak had capsized in the bay between Sand Point and Minors Castle Point and he had swam to shore, but did not know where the other...

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie presents lifesaving award to National Park Service members

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie presents lifesaving award to National Park Service members
Members of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, presented members of the National Park Service in Isle Royale, Minnesota, with a lifesaving award Sept. 13, 2016, for their efforts which lead to the rescue of two girls earlier in the year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard presented members of the National Park Service in Isle Royale, Minnesota, with a lifesaving...

Overdue college students found in Broad Creek, Fla.

Overdue college students found in Broad Creek, Fla.
MIAMI — Three college students who were reported overdue were located aboard their disabled 21-foot vessel near Broad Creek, Florida, Thursday. At approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report of the missing college students after not returning from a trip to Everglades National Park where they were reported to be collecting water samples. The students...

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue sea turtles along Outer Banks, NC beaches

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue sea turtles along Outer Banks, NC beaches
Sea turtles recover aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing after suffering cold shock Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, along the Outer Banks.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing) ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted in rescuing 217 sea turtles Thursday with National Park Service personnel off beaches along the Outer Banks. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing watchstanders...

Sequoia completes partnership building patrol in Western Pacific

Sequoia completes partnership building patrol in Western Pacific
Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Hall explains the proper use of a skiff hook to personnel from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Division of Fish and Wildlife, Nov. 6, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Peter Driscoll/Released) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia crew recently returned from a 13-day partnership-building...