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Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of adrift kayak  Follow link

March 30, 2015 12:44 am

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Coast Guard searching for man overboard southeast of Nantucket  Follow link

March 29, 2015 11:59 pm

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately 35 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Sunday.

At about 8:30 p.m., the crew of the 85-foot scalloping vessel Hear No Evil notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England via VHF channel 16 that a 54-year-old male was missing from the vessel and may have fallen overboard.

Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead, and Coast Guard Station Brant Point are currently searching along with the Hear No Evil and other nearby vessels.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211 or on VHF channel 16.



Coast Guard, local agencies assist 3 fishermen aboard vessel stuck in ice near Dead River  Follow link

March 29, 2015 12:12 pm

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Coast Guard and Marquette Fire and Sheriff’s Departments assisted three people back to shore after their small fishing boat became stuck in an ice floe about 700 yards off the breakwall near the entrance to the Dead River, Saturday night.

There is no Coast Guard imagery and names of the individuals who were rescued are not being released.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marquette received a call from one of the men on the 12-foot aluminum boat about 9:15 p.m. stating he and two other men became stranded in ice on their way back into shore. The men had been fishing in open water, while the ice had drifted closer to shore and had prevented them from making it back to land.

An ice rescue team from Station Marquette was dispatched and, trailering their ice rescue equipment, arrived on scene at about 9:30 p.m. First responders from Marquette Fire and Sheriff’s Departments were also notified of the situation and responded.

The ice rescue team launched aboard their inflatable rescue craft and began transiting toward the men. Using signal flares to illuminate the area, a small spotlight, and verbal communications while transiting on and through the ice, it took nearly forty-five minutes for the crew to reach the three men.

After assessing the men, the ice rescue team began towing the small boat back to shore. Because of amount of ice, the Coast Guard crew requested assistance from the Marquette Sheriff’s crew, who launched their 14-foot zodiac boat and helped tow both vessels back to shore.

The three fishermen men, who were not wearing dry suits and had not entered the water at anytime, were examined by EMS on shore and released.

The Coast Guard reminds people to remain off of the water and off of the ice as ice continues to slowly melt and is unpredictable. Ice floes can easily drift with the current and be blown in different directions resulting in dangerous and life-threatening situations for those who choose to venture out, as well as the first responders.



Coast Guard medevacs man with heart attack symptoms off Galveston, Texas  Follow link

March 28, 2015 6:43 pm

Helicopter medevac video
Helicopter video of a man with heart attack symptoms being medevaced from an offshore supply vessel near Galveston. U.S. Coast Guard video.

HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew flew about 5 miles off Galveston to medevac a 49-year-old man suffering from heart attack symptoms Saturday morning.

The crew of the offshore supply vessel Normand Commander contacted the Coast Guard at 8:07 a.m. and reported the Filipino man's chest pain and numbness in his arm. Coordinating with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, it was determined that the man needed to be medevaced immediately.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders sent the MH-65 Dolphin aircrew to recover the man. They arrived at 8:57 a.m. and lowered the rescue swimmer to the deck of the ship. After landing and picking the man up, they transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

He was delivered to UTMB at 9:26 a.m. and was reported to be in stable condition.



**Photo Release** Coast Guard commissions Key West's sixth fast response cutter  Follow link

March 28, 2015 6:00 pm

Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, stands at the stern of the cutter Mayo before its commissioning on March 28, 2015, at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla. Isaac Mayo was a volunteer for the U.S. Life-Saving Service who, in the spring of 1879, displayed extraordinary character during his heroic rescue of the crew of a schooner during a raging snowstorm that blanketed the shores of the Northeastern United States. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marilyn Fajardo)

Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, stands at the stern of the cutter Mayo before its commissioning on March 28, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. Fla. Isaac Mayo was a volunteer for the U.S. Life Saving Service who, in the spring of 1879, displayed extraordinary character during his heroic rescue of the crew of a schooner during a raging snowstorm that blanketed the shores of the Northeastern United States. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marilyn Fajardo.

Audie N. Dodson, sponsor of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, receives a plaque with the cutter's coin from Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the Isaac Mayo, during the cutter's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., March 28, 2015. Dodson is the great-great-great-granddaughter of the cutter's namesake. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont)

Audie N. Dodson, sponsor of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, receives a plaque with the cutter's coin from Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the Isaac Mayo, during the cutter's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., March 28, 2015. Dodson is the great-great-great granddaughter of the cutter's namesake. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont.

Cynthia Martin, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Isaac Mayo, hands the first officer of the deck, Petty Officer 1st Class Joel Ortiz, the ship's long glass in the traditional ceremony of setting the first watch at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., March 28, 2015. The officer of the deck is the commanding officer’s direct representative and, while on watch, is in charge of safety and smooth operation of the ship and crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont)

Cynthia Martin, the great-great-great granddaughter of Isaac Mayo, hands the first officer of the deck, Petty officer 1st Class Joel Ortiz, the ship's long glass in the traditional ceremony of setting the first watch at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., March 8, 2014. The officer of the deck is the commanding officer’s direct representative and, while on watch, is in charge of safety and smooth operation of the ship and crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont.

Crew members man the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo for the first time after its commissioning and salute symbolizing they have officially manned their stations March 28, 2015. The Coast Guard 7th District welcomed their 12th fast response cutter to the fleet in Key West, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont)

Crewmembers man the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo for the first time after its commissioning and salute symbolizing they have officially manned their stations, March 28,2015. The Coast Guard 7th District welcomed their 12th fast response cutter to the fleet in Key West, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont.

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Cecilia Curbelo, along with Rear Adm. Jake Korn, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District commander, and Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, stand at the bow of the Isaac Mayo following the cutter's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., March 28, 2015. Mayo is the sixth Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter to be home-ported in Key West. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont)

U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo and Mrs. Cecilia Curbelo along with Rear Adm. Jake Korn, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District commander, and Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, stand at the bow of the Isaac Mayo following the cutter's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., March 28, 2015. Mayo is the sixth Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter to be homeported in Key West. Dodson is the great-great-great granddaughter of Isaac Mayo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Pete Bermont.

Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard hero, Isaac Mayo. In the spring of 1879 a raging snowstorm blanketed the shores of the Northeastern United States. The perilous seas and weather caused a three-masted schooner, the Sarah J. Fort to wreck on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mayo displayed extraordinary character during the disarray as he and his crew faced the storm to rescue the schooner’s sailors. Because of Mayo’s exemplary surfman and leadership skills throughout the challenging rescue, Mayo was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal on November 10, 1879.

The Key West Navy League Commissioning Committee is supporting the commissioning through funding of activities traditionally associated with a commissioning, separate and apart from the U.S. Coast Guard.



Coast Guardsman recognized as the 14th Coast Guard District's reserve enlisted person of the year  Follow link

March 28, 2015 5:12 pm

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Coast Guardsman recognized as the 14th Coast Guard District's active-duty enlisted person of the year  Follow link

March 28, 2015 5:09 pm

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