Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assist the fishing vessel Tamarack taking on water near Sitka, Alaska, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka delivered a dewatering pump to the fishing vessel Tamarack, which was taking on water approximately 35 miles west of Sitka Saturday. The crew of Leer másCoast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard, The US only heavy icebreaker returns home following 123-day Antarctic Treaty inspection and resupply mission

SEATTLE — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned Wednesday to their homeport of Seattle following a 123-day deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. This mission marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to Leer másCoast Guard, The US only heavy icebreaker returns home following 123-day Antarctic Treaty inspection and resupply mission[…]

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing persons associated with plane crash near Emerald Isle, North Carolina

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday evening for two missing persons involved in a Cessna plane crash 13 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet, North Carolina. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were initially notified of the incident by Air Traffic Control Cherry Point that an aircraft reportedly dropped from their radar. Leer másCoast Guard suspends search for two missing persons associated with plane crash near Emerald Isle, North Carolina[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after a counterdrug patrol and international exercise

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday following a 69-day Eastern Pacific counterdrug deployment. The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of Mexico to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics and migrant smuggling in the region. Alert’s crew also participated in the North American Maritime Security Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after a counterdrug patrol and international exercise[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home after $12.5M drug bust in the Eastern Pacific

BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to Kittery, Maine, Thursday after a 70-day counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean and $12.5M in drugs. Tahoma’s crew seized approximately 700 pounds of cocaine, valued at $12.5 million while working with an armed helicopter interdiction tactical squadron MH-65 Dolphin aircraft on board. The crew of Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home after $12.5M drug bust in the Eastern Pacific[…]

Coast Guard medevacs passenger, delivers supplies to Grand Princess

SAN FRANCISCO —​ The Coast Guard delivered personal protective equipment to the Grand Princess Friday evening and medevaced a passenger with a medical condition not related to COVID 19 Saturday morning. The Coast Guard was notified by the ship’s captain that a woman in her mid-70s with a non-COVID 19 medical emergency needed further medical Leer másCoast Guard medevacs passenger, delivers supplies to Grand Princess[…]

Coast Guard cutter Munro returns home from Eastern Pacific counterdrug patrol, $115M in cocaine seized

ALAMEDA, California — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Sunday after a 78-day deployment during which they seized an estimated $115 million worth of cocaine from suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew patrolled known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific between late December and mid-January, interdicting three Leer másCoast Guard cutter Munro returns home from Eastern Pacific counterdrug patrol, $115M in cocaine seized[…]

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters in Florida

MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search for the two missing boaters in Florida at sunset Wednesday, who have been missing since February 19, after they were reported overdue. Missing are​ Gerald Cook, 81, Peter Cook, 55, and four of their dogs. Coast Guard assets and other agencies who responded included: Coast Guard Air Leer másCoast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters in Florida[…]

Coast Guard rescue 4 mariners from disabled lancha in Gulf of Mexico

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ Coast Guard law enforcement crews rescued four mariners from their disabled lancha illegally fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 6, 2020. While on a routine patrol a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew located a lancha with four mariners aboard signaling distress. Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders diverted the Leer másCoast Guard rescue 4 mariners from disabled lancha in Gulf of Mexico[…]

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