Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King, set port condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane... Read more
Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million dollars worth of cocaine
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday. The cocaine offload is a result of a drug interdiction in the Caribbean by Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma crewmembers in... Read more
Coast Guard deployable communication teams send gear to Florida Keys
KEY WEST, Fla. — Members of the Coast Guard Deployable Communication Support Forces set up an enhanced mobile incident command post in Key West, Thursday. The deployable communication forces from the coast guard brought the various vehicles from Mobile, Alabama, after Hurricane Irma left Coast Guard Sector Key West... Read more
Coast Guard Flood Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville
Coast Guard Flood Teams Punt  rescued more than 100 people Monday in Jacksonville. The Flood Teams from the Coast Guard has deployed assets and resources from across the country to assist in rescue operations for Hurricane Irma. Flood Punt Team from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, saved... Read more
Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard cutters crews have been arriving to support Hurricane Irma Relief efforts in the U.S Virgin Islands, Thursday and Friday. “Our Coast Guard cutter fleet from Coast Guard Sector San Juan, along with other Coast Guard cutters are supporting Hurricane Irma relief efforts... Read more
New England based Coast Guard assets deploy for Hurricane Irma
BOSTON — A New England, Coast Guard cutter crew and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery operations. On Sunday, the New England crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Oak loaded the cutter’s buoy deck and cargo... Read more
Response to Harvey, Irma will test Coast Guard limits, Admiral says
Admiral Charles Michel said is already strained by its response in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Coast Guard is now staging ships and gear for rapid rescues as Hurricane Irma makes landfall, the vice commandant of the service said Wednesday. Admiral Charles Michel said he estimates Coast Guard personnel saved... Read more
Coast Guard Captain of Port Houston-Galveston updates port conditions
Houston, Texas — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston has established updated port condition recovery status with additional parameters. In Houston as of Saturday, the following ports and waterways are open to day and night transit with some restrictions: The Houston-Galveston Bay Entrance Channel, Outer Bar Channel,... Read more
Gulf Coast Guard assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery
Mobile, Ala. — The Gulf Strike Team Located at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama along with other members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force, are playing an integral role in the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Harvey. The Gulf National Strike Force, which also comprises the... Read more
Coast Guard suspends its search for missing boater Maryland, Virginia
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 40-year-old man Sunday after his boat capsized near Leesylvania State Park. Maryland Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from a good Samaritan stating he saw an overturned vessel with two people in... Read more