Coast Guard responds to plane crash 460 miles off Pt. Reyes

Coast Guard responds to plane crash 460 miles off Pt. Reyes
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for the pilot of a plane that crashed into the Pacific Ocean approximately 460 miles off Pt. Reyes late Thursday night. At 7:40 p.m. Thursday the 11th Coast Guard District received a report from the U.S. Northern Command that a civilian experimental type Lancair aircraft departed from Palmdale with one person aboard was not responding to communications,...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft near Jamaica

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft near Jamaica
MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday at approximately 11 a.m. for two possible survivors of a plane in the water 14 miles north of Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center in Miami received a call from U.S. Northern Command at 11 a.m. reporting that a Socata TBM 700 light business and utility single engine turboprop aircraft departed...

Coast Guard opens Arctic base of operations

Coast Guard opens Arctic base of operations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow Monday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in the Arctic. FOL Barrow is part of Arctic Shield 2012, which focuses on operations, outreach and an assessment of the Coast Guard’s capabilities above the Arctic Circle. The FOL in Barrow consists of two Kodiak-based MH-60...