Coast Guard medevacs injured Latvian crewmember from Midway Island

Coast Guard medevacs injured Latvian crewmember from Midway Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew delivers a 32-year-old Latvian crewmember from a Norwegian-flagged tank vessel to awaiting emergency medical services on Oahu, Oct. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jeff Henkel) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. FWS) and the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), medically...

Coast Guard evacuates Fish and Wildlife crew off Johnston Atoll ahead of Hurricane Walaka

Coast Guard evacuates Fish and Wildlife crew off Johnston Atoll ahead of Hurricane Walaka
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point successfully evacuated four Fish and Wildlife personnel off Johnston Atoll, Oct. 1, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Griffin) HONOLULU– An  HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point successfully evacuated four Fish and Wildlife personnel off Johnston Atoll prior to the...

Coast Guard issues public notice: USFWS replacement plans for Lake River Bridge

Coast Guard issues public notice: USFWS replacement plans for Lake River Bridge
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has issued a public notice announcing the receipt of a permit application from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the approval of location and plans for replacing the Lake River Bridge, located near Ridgefield, Washington. The USFWS has coordinated with the Coast Guard and proposes to replace the bridge, which is located at waterway mile 3.4 on Lake River. The...

Coast Guard MSD Kodiak responds to sunken vessel

Coast Guard MSD Kodiak responds to sunken vessel
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak personnel are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in response to the sinking of the FWS research vessel Arluk in St. Herman’s Harbor, Kodiak, Friday. Lazy Bay LLC personnel, under contract by the FWS, plugged openings in the sunken vessel and are working to refloat it. The Kodiak Harbormaster discovered the sunken vessel...

Injured mariner medivaced from Palmyra Atoll

Injured mariner medivaced from Palmyra Atoll
HONOLULU – An injured mariner has been medivaced by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 crew near Palmyra Atoll Tuesday. After receiving a head injury aboard the sailing vessel Makalli, the captain was able to navigate toward Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra Atoll is located approximately midway between American Samoa and Hawaii. He then contacted Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge by VHF marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sign agreement to protect endangered manatees

Coast Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sign agreement to protect endangered manatees
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has signed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerning cooperative efforts to safeguard the Florida Manatee. This is the first formal document recognizing the Coast Guard’s role in assisting with manatee stranding response. The agreement authorizes the Coast Guard to provide emergency support for the rescue of stranded manatees...