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...

“Mothball Fleet” helps with disaster response training, fuel conservation

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Novato-based Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, a national-level contingency response organization, lead fuel-transfer operations at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, Calif., Wednesday as part of fuel conservation efforts and hands-on training for disaster response. Thirty-two members of the team worked all week starting Feb. 6 and wrapped up Friday to prep, set-up and...

Coast Guard, Navy coordinating medical evacuation near Saipan

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy are preparing for a medical evacuation of an injured crewmember from a 570-foot cargo ship near Saipan, Sunday. The master of the motor vessel Sikyon contacted Coast Guard Sector Guam Saturday requesting a medical evacuation for a 57-year-old crewmember. The crewmember reportedly fell aboard the vessel and two days later began to develop other complications....

Search continues for missing mariner off Hawaii

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and Navy continue to search for a recreational boater aboard a 36-foot sailboat who departed Kauai Dec. 17 and was expected to arrive on Oahu Dec. 18. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu personnel were notified at 3:15 p.m. Saturday that 66 year-old Ira Foreman was missing. Foreman’s wife made the notification and explained that her husband departed Port Allen, Kauai late in...

Coast Guard, Navy and Canadian Forces hold mission capability and planning talks

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic, held three-party staff talks to discuss the mutual homeland security and defense issues of the three maritime commands charged with protecting the East Coast, Dec. 1-2, 2011, in Suffolk, Va. The meeting provided an opportunity for the senior leaders to view the capabilities of local Coast Guard units, including...

Maritime Unified Command foils drug smuggling attempts, nabs 4 suspects

SAN DIEGO – The coordinated efforts of the San Diego Maritime Unified Command resulted in the seizure of two smuggling boats, more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana and the apprehension of four suspected smugglers off the coast of San Diego county Friday, July 1, 2011. Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, U.S. Navy and San Diego Marine Taskforce...

Three-party staff talks held on Coast Guard Island

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific, recently held three-party staff talks to discuss the mutual interests of the three west coast maritime operational commands March 30-April 1, 2010, on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif.