Coast Guard medevacs 3 people after vessel strikes barge, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced three people whose vessel struck a barge near Bayou Segnette, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 4:15 a.m. of a 22-foot recreational vessel with four passengers aboard that collided with a barge, veered off and then... Read more
Coast Guard unloads 10 tons of cocaine, 23 kilos of heroin in Everglades
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Sun Sentinel) — The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded nearly 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilos of heroin Tuesday at Port Everglades. The drugs were seized during 14 separate drug smuggling busts in international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central America, authorities said. “This... Read more
PSU 305 returns home after 9 month deployment to Guantanamo Bay
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 returned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, Sunday following a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinal. During their deployment, unit operations focused on seaward security, including escorting marine traffic in and out of port... Read more
USCG continues removal operations of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – Vessel removal operations continue in Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. As part of the unified recovery effort, assessment teams continue to identify vessels in need of assistance. Preparations to start vessel salvage operations began Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Officials are requesting owners... Read more
Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Long Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing diver in the vicinity of Long Beach Saturday evening. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched for approximately four hours covering nearly 36 square nautical miles. At sunset, the search was suspended pending further developments. The... Read more
Coast Guard tows disabled adrift 65-foot fishing vessel 30,000 lbs of catch
BOSTON — The Coast Guard towed an adrift 65-foot fishing vessel to Gloucester Harbor after becoming disabled about 30 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Friday. Unable to receive help from a sister ship and concerned about the impending weather, the captain of the fishing vessel, Black Beauty,... Read more
Reality TV Star killed a Coast Guard member wrong way collision
A reality TV star killed a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway, authorities said. Melissa Hancock, 25, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and maiming following the death of Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Dill, 29, news outlets reported. Hancock appeared... Read more
Coast Guard takes part in Norfolk State University Veterans Day Program
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Rear Adm. Erroll M. Brown, Coast Guard retired, spoke during a Veterans Day event at Norfolk State University Thursday. During the event members of the university performed a jazz ensemble, gave a brief excerpt on the... Read more
Coast Guard returns from 30 day patrol after cocaine interdiction off Mexico
Day in and day out the crew expertly conducts a wide variety of missions including search and rescue, aids to navigation, fisheries enforcement and in this case, the interdiction of illegal contraband destined for the United States. “This was a very successful deployment and I could not be more... Read more
During New York City Marathon the Coast Guard provided security
New York City – Several Coast Guard units provided assistance with security, both on and off the water near Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Members from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Coast Guard Police, Coast Guard Sector New York, and Coast Guard Auxiliary provided security... Read more