Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles transfers command

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Cmdr. Joan Snaith relieved Cmdr. Michael S. Jackson as the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles Friday during a change of command ceremony. Snaith is the unit’s 43rd commanding officer and will be responsible for overseeing operational responsibilities of the Air Station including; Search and Leer másCoast Guard Air Station Port Angeles transfers command[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) returns home after 40-day Western Caribbean counter-drug patrol

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew returns home to Cape Canaveral,​ Wednesday,​ following a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean. During their patrol, the Vigilant’s crew participated in a four-day multi-national counter narcotics joint operation with the Armed Forces of Honduras and later worked with the Colombian Navy in the interdictions Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) returns home after 40-day Western Caribbean counter-drug patrol[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Jacksonville after 60-day patrol

JACKSONVILLE— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621)​ returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Monday after completing a 9-week patrol conducting operations in the Windward Passage between Haiti and Cuba in support of Coast Guard 7 th District and Operation Southeast Watch.​ Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 11,000 nautical miles in the Caribbean, working closely Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Jacksonville after 60-day patrol[…]

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing swimmer near Delanco, New Jersey

DELANCO, N.J. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are in search for a missing 22-year-old male swimmer in the vicinity of Delanco on the Delaware River, Sunday afternoon. Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a relayed report from the City of Burlington Police Department Dispatch notifying them of the missing person.​ The man was Leer másCoast Guard, partner agencies search for missing swimmer near Delanco, New Jersey[…]

Coast Guard medevac man from fishing​ boat​ 8 miles off San Nicolas Island

SAN PEDRO, Calif.​ — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevac a 19 year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately eight miles off San Nicolas Island, Saturday.​ At approximately 3:13 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a report of a man having convulsions aboard the fishing vessel, Ginger, and did not Leer másCoast Guard medevac man from fishing​ boat​ 8 miles off San Nicolas Island[…]

Coast Guard boat crew rescue 2 watercraft riders off Isla Verde Beach in Carolina, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescue 2 watercraft riders Friday night, approximately one and a half miles off Isla Verde Beach in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The rescued man and woman reportedly were forced to abandon Leer másCoast Guard boat crew rescue 2 watercraft riders off Isla Verde Beach in Carolina, Puerto Rico[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant interdicts approximately 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica

CARIBBEAN SEA — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine, Monday, in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica. The forward-deployed Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew aboard the USCGC Vigilant successfully disabled the first go-fast vessel and observed the crew throwing packages overboard. Once Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Vigilant interdicts approximately 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica[…]

Coast Guard rescue 10 people from the water in Traverse City

SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. —​ A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescue 10 people from the water in Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan, Friday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received a distress radio call from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water. The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot Leer másCoast Guard rescue 10 people from the water in Traverse City[…]

Coast Guard assists vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew assisted a vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak arrived on scene at 3:11 p.m. and lowered dewatering equipment and a rescue swimmer to 52-foot fishing vessel Stormie B. The Stormie B crewmembers Leer másCoast Guard assists vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska[…]

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