McKinleyville Coast Guard unit highlights its first all-female helicopter crew in celebration of Women’s History Month

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A McKinleyville Coast Guard unit is highlighting their first all-female helicopter crew (MH-65 Dolphin) in celebration of Women’s History Month, Saturday. According to Women In Aviation International, “while the amount of women in the U.S. Aviation Field is still small with women only representing about seven percent of the total pilot population, Leer másMcKinleyville Coast Guard unit highlights its first all-female helicopter crew in celebration of Women’s History Month[…]

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 medevac man 50 miles southeast of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C.​ – The Coast Guard and a MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac a 41-year-old man from the Teal Arrow, a 544-foot cargo vessel, approximately 50 miles southeast of Charleston, Tuesday. An Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the man to the Charleston Executive Airport where emergency medical services took him to the Medical Leer másCoast Guard medevac man 50 miles southeast of Charleston[…]

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 medevac Captain of the M/V Maersk Batam over 100 miles offshore in the Caribbean Sea

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medically evacuated (medevac) the Captain of the 734-foot Singapore-flagged container ship M/V Maersk Batam Monday night, approximately 100 nautical miles south of Puerto Rico Monday night. The Captain of the M/V Maersk Batam, 57, is a citizen of the United Kingdom, who experienced life threatening symptoms of Leer másCoast Guard medevac Captain of the M/V Maersk Batam over 100 miles offshore in the Caribbean Sea[…]

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 5 after vessel allides with Charleston jetty

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies rescue five people after the vessel they were on allided with the southern Charleston jetty, Sunday. The​ North Charleston Fire Department arrived on scene and safely removed all five people from the vessel and transferred them to a Coast Guard Station Charleston​ 45-foot Response Boat—Medium​ which transported Leer másCoast Guard, partner agencies rescue 5 after vessel allides with Charleston jetty[…]

Coast Guard rescue 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.​ —​ The Coast Guard rescue 2 boaters from an overturned​ 24-foot vessel 14 miles off Clearwater, Saturday. A​ Coast​ Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered a man and woman from the sinking vessel and took them to Clearwater City Marina without any medical injuries or concerns. Coast Guard Sector Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida[…]

Coast Guard medevac man near St.​ Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac a 31-year-old Ukrainian man from a cruise ship 20 miles west of St.​ Petersburg, Florida Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60​ Jayhawk​ helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Guard Sector St.​ Petersburg​ Leer másCoast Guard medevac man near St.​ Petersburg[…]

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[…]

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