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Catamaran Capsizes Near Ocean City, Md.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Dahl, a rescue swimmer stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., swims near a capsized catamaran about 30 miles east of Ocean City, Md., Aug. 5, 2013. He deployed into the water from an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter to search for two missing boaters. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard and two good Samaritans rescued two men and recovered two men Monday after the 28-foot catamaran the four boaters were on capsized near Ocean City, Md. A good Samaritan aboard the Lori M contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 9 a.m., reporting a catamaran had capsized approximately 32 miles northeast of Ocean City with four people aboard. The Just Right Five rescued two men, both age 55, who were responsive. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and deployed a rescue swimmer who recovered the other two men, ages 53 and 65, with the help of a good Samaritan aboard the Lori M. Both men, who were unresponsive, were brought aboard their boat. A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City and the helicopter aircrew assisted in the search. The Lori M and Just Right Five are being escorted by a boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Indian River Inlet, Del., to station Indian River. uscgnews.com  


USCG: New Officer-in-charge in Emerald Isle, N.C.

The crew of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the station in Emerald Isle, N.C. During the ceremony, Chief Petty Officer Matthew Wolanzyk will relieve Chief Warrant Officer Robert Lepere, who served as the officer-in-charge of Station Emerald Isle since 2010. Station Emerald Isle's missions include search and rescue, recreational boating safety, law enforcement and marine environmental protection


Coast Guard Honors Station Pea Island

Photo courtesy USCG

Rear Admiral Manson Brown presents the ceremonial flag to Gertrude Collins, the wife of Lt. Herbert Collins (Ret.) at his funeral, March 26, 2010. Lt. Collins was the last surviving member of the historic Coast Guard Station Pea Island, the only station in Coast Guard history to have an all African-American crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Victoria Bonk.  


USCG Photo: New 45-ft Response Boat-Medium

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Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., prepare to moor up to a pier in Jacksonville aboard their new 45-ft Response Boat-Medium Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Replacing the Coast Guard’s 41-ft Utility Boats (UTB), the 45-ft RB-M's improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features will make Station Mayport boatcrews more effective in performing their multiple missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson


USMI Helps Coast Guard After Gustav

United States Marine, Inc (USMI), a small business that designs and builds fast patrol and other special operations craft for the U.S. military, is leasing the U.S. Coast Guard facility space in the aftermath of extensive flooding from Hurricane Gustav of the Coast Guard Station at Gulfport, MS. USMI has provided office and parking space, dock usage, fuel and electricity, and property for location of temporary housing for up to 70 Coast Guard personnel now working at USMI’s facilities


Unified Support Conducts Exercise

Personnel from Coast Guard Station Islamorada, Fla., intercept a south bound go-fast vessel, played by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as part of Unified Support '07 exercise yesterday off Islamorada Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) maintains the operational plan for mass migration from a Caribbean nation called Operation Vigilant Sentry (OVS). The plan details the actions HSTF-SE will take to deter mass migration, respond to a mass migration and restore normal operations


Coast Guard Tows Disabled Boat off Cape May

A crew member throws a heaving line to another Coast Guard member who is aboard a disabled boat Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Coast Guard towed the 44-foot catamaran after the boat lost steering approximately six miles offshore from Cape May Inlet. (USCG photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James Pappas)

The U.S. Coast Guard towed a disabled catamaran with one person aboard Tuesday after the boat lost steering approximately six miles offshore from Cape May Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape May received a mayday call from the captain of the 44-foot Empire State reporting the boat lost steering, and the man needed assistance. A 45-foot Response Boat ─ Medium crew from the station responded, and once on scene, took Empire State into a 300-foot stern tow


Skating on Thin Ice: Great Lakes Coast Guard Remains Active

Ice drilling: Photo credit USCG

Two men are rescued after their snowmobiles crashed through the ice about a mile offshore on Saginaw Bay near Bay City, Mich., and meanwhile the Coast Guard continue their efforts to keep the users of the ice-bound Great Lakes safe by gathering ice depth data. Snowmobile rescue Personnel at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., received a night-time call from Bay County 911 dispatch stating that two people had broken through the ice


USCG Gets New Rescue Boat

Coast Guard's new high tech rescue boat arrives Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., will welcome the arrival of one of the Coast Guard's newest high-tech rescue boats, the 47-foot motor life boat. Over the years the Coast Guard has been modifying its inventory with the intent to replace older vessels and aircraft with newer more technologically advanced ones. The 47-foot motor life boat brings advanced technology, which will aid in all missions of the Coast Guard including homeland security


Overturned Boat Discovered in Miss. Sound

The Coast Guard is searching for possibly one or more people in the water after an overturned boat was discovered approximately six miles north of Patit Bois Island.Two rescue boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Pascagoula were dispatched after they received a report of an overturned boat drifting near the Mississippi Sound island.The boat was since righted and a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station New Orleans was launched to assist in the search


USCG Responds to Vessel Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported it is responding to a report of a vessel that caught fire and became disabled with two men and a dog aboard south of the McCormick Bridge in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Thursday.


Update: Spill Response Continues in Miami

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut in Miami Wednesday, following a leak discovered aboard the 95-foot tug Neptune Tuesday night. Upon further investigation, it has been determined that an estimated 2


Tug Spills 2,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a report of a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut, Fla., Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from the motor vessel Neptune that a fuel tank holding approximately 7


Tug on the Rocks, Lake Pontchartrain, Three Rescued

Tugboat UTV Todd Michael: USCG photo

US Coast Guard 8th District says that it has rescued 3 crewmembers aboard the (uninspected) tugboat 'UTV Todd Michael' after it grounded on the rocks near the Lakefront Airport on Lake Pontchartrain. [The vessel towed appeared to be drifting nearby.]


USCG Responds to Sailing Vessel Allision

Coast Guard Station Mayport crewmembers responded to a report of a sailing vessel that allided with the Main Street Bridge Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla., in the St. Johns River. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the incident at approximately


USCG Rescues Three from Burning Boat

The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their boat caught fire near Shinnecock, N.Y. The fire engulfed the 36-foot cabin cruiser and the three people abandoned the vessel into the water to swim to their deployed life raft. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Adam Long)

The U.S. Coast Guard said it rescued three people from the water after their boat caught fire near Shinnecock, N.Y., Sunday. A good samaritan contacted the communications center at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound reporting a vessel on fire near the Shinnecock Inlet


USCG Tows Disabled Yacht into Jacksonville

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback are towing a 70-foot motor yacht Wednesday and are scheduled to arrive at the entrance to the St. Johns River at approximately 9 p.m. There, the tow will be transferred to a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium from Station Mayport, Fla


Varadkar Opens Killybegs Coast Guard Station

Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has today opened the newly-built Coast Guard Station in Killybegs which provides the voluntary crew with top-class accommodation and training facilities. It’s the third new Coast Guard building opened by Minister Varadkar


Coast Guard Receives New Response Boats

U.S. Coast Guard photo by David Mosley

U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment personnel recently received an upgrade to their small boat fleet, when two new 29-foot, Freedom Class, Response Boat – Small, were delivered and put into operation, replacing the 25-foot, defender class, Response Boat – Small.


Coast Guard Responds to Plane Crash Near Brunswick, Ga.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a news release that USCG boat and air crews are assisting the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in a search for survivors of a reported plane crash near Grant Creek on Mackay River, east of Golden Isles Aviation in St. Simons Island, Ga., Monday.


USCG Aids Grounded Boat Taking on Water

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it assisted two boaters Monday by transferring them off a grounded boat approximately 200 yards from the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received notification at approximately 1 a.m


USCG Rescues 4 from Sinking Vessel

A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew rescued four people approximately 30 miles south of Cape San Blas, Fla., Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Panama City, Fla., received a report of a 55-foot fishing vessel, the CBS, taking on water 30 miles South of Cape San Blas with four people aboard


US Coast Guard Declares PO Travis Connick 'Coxwain of the Year'

Coxwain of the Year Award: Photo credit USCG

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Connick received the award in a ceremony at Sector Corpus Christi, honoring him for his interception of a Mexican boat crew involved in the fatal wounding of a colleague in the service. Background to the incident


USCG Medevacs Injured Crewmember

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) medically evacuated an injured crewmember from a fishing vessel 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash., Wednesday. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Wash., received a medevac request on VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 7:13 p


Is This a Record? 93-Year-Old Medevaced From Cruise Ship

45ft RBM: Photo credit USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard inform of the medical evacuation of an injured  93-year-old male passenger (with his wife) from the cruise ship 'Grandeur of the Seas' in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. Grandeur of the Seas contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM to


 
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