Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrant off the coast of Key West, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrant off the coast of Key West, Fla.
MIAMI — Search efforts for a Cuban migrant who was reported missing off the coast of Key West, Florida, were suspended Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Guard Sector Key West received a report from a good Samaritan of a landing of 11 Cuban migrants on Man Key, Florida. The migrants claimed two other men in their group were last seen swimming towards Key West. A Naval Air Station Key West launched...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for crew of CG 1363

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for crew of CG 1363
Coast Guard file photo of CG 1363 water taxiing. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.  — The Coast Guard will hold a memorial service this Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville in remembrance of the crew and passengers of the CG 1363 helicopter that crashed after rescuing 10 people 51 years ago during the North Coast’s “Storm of the Century.” The ceremony honors the sacrifice...

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offload an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana Nov. 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen) ALAMEDA, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with partner agencies, recovered an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana jettisoned from a panga vessel approximately 200 miles off the U.S. and Mexico border in international...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert participates in Trident Fury exercise with U.S., Canadian navies

Coast Guard Cutter Alert participates in Trident Fury exercise with U.S., Canadian navies
A 26-foot Cutter Boat – Over the Horizon IV crew from Coast Guard Cutter Active prepares to deliver a boarding team from U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle to Royal Canadian navy vessel Yellowknife. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer) SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard crews are participating in a multinational naval exercise with Royal Canadian...

Coast Guard to participate in U.S. Navy and Canadian joint-forces exercise

NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Canadian Joint Task Force Atlantic will participate in a joint-forces exercise scheduled for May 2-9, 2012, in Groton, Conn. The exercise, titled Frontier Sentinel, will begin in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and conclude in Groton and New London, Conn. It will be limited to specific areas in New London Harbor and on the Thames River, and should not significantly...

Coast Guard participates in Guam search and rescue exercise

GUAM, Agat — Coast Guardsmen, in conjunction with Department of Defense and local emergency responders, participated in a mass casualty search and rescue exercise approximately three miles west of Agat Marina March 13, 2012. The presented a scenario in which 30 people entered the water after a simulated collision between a 125-foot fishing vessel and a recreational party barge. It was largest exercise...

Coast Guard law enforcement team and U.S Navy frigate seize cocaine shipment

PACIFIC OCEAN – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment, deployed aboard a U.S. Navy frigate, apprehended three suspected smugglers and seized more than 900 pounds of cocaine from a vessel in international waters approximately 55 nautical miles off the coast of Colombia, Feb. 4. The vessel was initially spotted by a U.S. Navy marine patrol aircraft after which, two Navy helicopters were launched...