Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and good Samaritans aboard the AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel Isl Star rescued eight mariners aboard the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel KM Aleluya (previously reported as Hallelujar) approximately 172 miles northwest of Palau, Tuesday. “This is a great example of why teamwork is so vital to search...

Coast Guard suspends search for El Faro crew after 7-day search

Coast Guard suspends search for El Faro crew after 7-day search
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin,  at sunset Wednesday, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles off the Bahamian coast in a joint effort to locate the El Faro crew. “I have come to a very difficult...

Coast Guard finds debris while searching for missing container ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin

Coast Guard finds debris while searching for missing container ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin
MIAMI – Coast Guard search and rescue crews have located multiple objects in the water in the search area for the El Faro. Life jackets, life rings, containers and an oil sheen have been located by Coast Guard aircrews.  The objects have not been confirmed to be from the El Faro at this time. Coast Guard assets involved in Sunday’s search include: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue paddle boarder
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is continuing to search for an overdue paddle boarder between Daytona, Florida, to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Missing is William Morlock, 58. Crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane, the Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, and the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback are searching for Morlock. A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airplane is scheduled to search throughout...

Washington-based Coast Guardsman soars at Airman Leadership School

Washington-based Coast Guardsman soars at Airman Leadership School
They drive boats, pilot aircraft, fix engines and maintain hulls. They enforce laws, troubleshoot issues, prepare meals and perform administrative tasks. They defend the nation, protect the environment and save lives. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Whitney Jackson poses for a photo in front of the MFPU Bangor...

Air Station Traverse City medevacs injured ATV rider

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 24-year-old male who sustained a broken leg after a fall from an ATV in the woods of Moorestown, Saturday, at about 2:45 p.m.