Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Virginia
PRESS RELEASE | July 12, 2024
   PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 58-year-old male swimmer off
Coast Guard searching for 2 after helicopter crash near Na Pali Coast, Hawaii
PRESS RELEASE | July 12, 2024
 Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center watchstanders received a report from Kauai Fire
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay conducts change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | July 12, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay conducted a change of command ceremony, Thursday, at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay chapel in St. Marys, Georgia.
La Guardia Costera de EE.UU. se prepara para la Mini-Temporada de Langosta
PRESS RELEASE | July 12, 2024
La Guardia Costera y La Comisión de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de la Florida (FWC, por sus siglas en
Coast Guard prepares for Lobster Mini Season
PRESS RELEASE | July 12, 2024
The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are ramping up safety inspections and fishery boardings during the 2024 Lobster Mini Season along the Florida coast.
Winner of Coast Guard art program's best in show award named
PRESS RELEASE | July 12, 2024
Ken Stetz was named the 2024 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence winner at the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP).
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner from capsized sailboat off New Jersey
PRESS RELEASE | July 11, 2024
The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a mariner from their capsized 15-foot sailboat in Barnegat Bay, Tuesday.
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star holds change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | July 10, 2024
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) personnel held a change-of-command ceremony Monday at Mare Island, Vallejo, California.
U.S. Coast Guard encounters People’s Republic of China military naval presence in Bering Sea
PRESS RELEASE | July 10, 2024
JUNEAU, AK –The U.S. Coast Guard encountered multiple People’s Republic of China military ships in
Coast Guard begins reopening ports and waterways following Hurricane Beryl
PRESS RELEASE | July 9, 2024
Following waterway assessments and coordination with federal, state, and local partners, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Houston-Galveston has set Port Condition Recovery, Tuesday, for the ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston, and Freeport, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from the Colorado Locks east to High Island Bridge.
Coast Guard locates, rescues missing mother off Cedar Key
PRESS RELEASE | July 9, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued a missing mother, Tuesday, after a coastal thunderstorm separated her from her husband and child while paddleboarding off Cedar Key.
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump holds change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | July 9, 2024
Lt. Christopher Clark relieved Lt. Bradford Long as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter William Trump (WPC-1111), Wednesday, during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West.
Coast Guard responds to impacts of Hurricane Beryl
PRESS RELEASE | July 8, 2024
HOUSTON — In response to the impacts of Hurricane Beryl across Eastern Texas, United States Coast
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard Sector Boston to conduct change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | July 8, 2024
BOSTON — Coast Guard Sector Boston is scheduled to conduct a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Base Boston. The change-of-command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. It is a time-honored military tradition conducted before the assembled crew, as well as honored guests and dignitaries, to formally demonstrate the continuity of the authority within a command... click here to read more.
Coast Guard suspends search for one boater missing near Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | July 7, 2024
HOUSTON - The Coast Guard suspended its active search, Saturday evening, for one missing boater in
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard rescues 5 after vessel capsizes 11 miles off Mayport
PRESS RELEASE | July 7, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Mayport boat crew rescued five people, Sunday, after their 24-foot vessel capsized 11 miles offshore Mayport. 
Coast Guard urges preparedness ahead of Tropical Storm Beryl
PRESS RELEASE | July 6, 2024
Editor's Note: Click here to download video.The Coast Guard is preparing and will respond to impacts
US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to visit Hamilton, Bermuda
PRESS RELEASE | July 5, 2024
HAMILTON, Bermuda — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) will be making a port-of-call in Hamilton from Sunday, July 7 until Wednesday, July 10. Eagle is currently scheduled to moor at piers 5 and 6 in downtown Hamilton. Free public tours will be available at the following dates and times: •           Sunday (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) •           Monday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) •           Tuesday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Coast Guard aircrew rescues injured woman from Tórtolos Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | July 5, 2024
A Coast Guard aircrew working with local Emergency Management personnel rescued an injured woman from Tórtolos Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico, Thursday.  Rescued is a 35-year-old woman who became stranded at the beach after falling off the rocks and sustaining an ankle injury. 
Coast Guard rescues 2 children, 2 adults after boat capsizes off Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | July 5, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two children and two adults from the water off Galveston, Texas, Thursday.
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard, other agencies establish Unified Command, respond to sheen near Threemile Slough
PRESS RELEASE | July 3, 2024
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: A Unified Command with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR), and Rio Vista County Fire Department has been established in response to a sheen observed near Threemile Slough, between the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, Tuesday evening.
Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80-miles off the coast of San Diego
PRESS RELEASE | July 3, 2024
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego responds to a report of a fire onboard the 40-foot fishing vessel Louise Caroline, approximately 80-miles off the coast of San Diego, Tuesday.  Due to communication complications, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center received notification from a crewmember aboard the Louise Caroline via text on a Garmin device. The messages were received at approximately 2:35 p.m., reporting that: there was a fire aboard the Louise Caroline, that the fire was extinguished, and the two persons aboard were reported to be safe; however, the vessel required a tow. 
Coast Guard to enforce safety zone for San Diego Big Bay Boom
PRESS RELEASE | July 3, 2024
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard will enforce temporary safety zones for the Big Bay Boom Fourth of July Fireworks on the waters of San Diego Bay on Thursday, July 4, 2024. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Diego, Capt. James Spitler, will establish 1,000-foot radius safety zones around each of the barges within north San Diego Bay, and there will be an 800-foot radius safety zone in Glorietta Bay. The safety zones will be enforced from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be centered at the following locations:
Enjoying Independence Day Weekend Safely: Coast Guard Urges Vigilance on the Water
PRESS RELEASE | July 3, 2024
"The allure of our beaches, waterways, and open oceans during holiday festivities is undeniable, but so too are the dangers," said Matt Brooks, Fifth Coast Guard District search and rescue program manager. "It's easy to underestimate the risks and overestimate our own abilities, and as we see too often, ignoring safety measures can turn a day of celebration into a tragic event."
Coast Guard medically evacuates a 60-year-old male from a fishing vessel located approximately 115 miles West of San Diego
PRESS RELEASE | July 2, 2024
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuates a 60-year-old male passenger from a fishing vessel located approximately 115 miles West of San Diego, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center received notification from a crewmember aboard the Top Gun 80 at approximately 9:47 a.m., reporting that a passenger was having a seizure and drifting in and out of consciousness.
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans holds Change of Command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | July 2, 2024
Lt. Shamir Tyner relieved Lt. Samuel Krakower as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans, Monday, during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West.
Coast Guard urges safe boating during Fourth of July weekend
PRESS RELEASE | July 2, 2024
Coast Guard and local law enforcement crews throughout the Delaware Bay area will increase boating safety patrols during the Fourth of July weekend in support of Operation Dry Water, a nationwide effort to enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws.
Response partners complete Lina'la Halom Tasi Exercise 2024 in Saipan
PRESS RELEASE | July 2, 2024
GARAPAN, Saipan, CNMI — U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, in partnership with the CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), the Commonwealth Port Authority, and Isla Petroleum & Energy (IP&E), successfully concluded the first-ever full-scale exercise, dubbed Lina'la Halom Tasi 2024, from June 25 to 27. This exercise simulated an oil spill and aimed to enhance response capabilities and coordination among various regional agencies and organizations. Cmdr. Ryan Crose, deputy commander of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, praised the collaborative efforts, stating, "The Lina'la Halom Tasi Exercise 2024 is the first-ever full-scale pollution response exercise in the CNMI. It showcases the strength of our partnership with the CNMI. Our joint efforts in everything from the regional response plan to testing it in this exercise significantly improved our ability to respond effectively to maritime emergencies, ensuring the safety and security of our waters. We look forward to continued collaboration with our CNMI partners to enhance our collective preparedness and resilience."
Grounded in Respect: Class of 2028 reports to the Coast Guard Academy
PRESS RELEASE | July 1, 2024
Day One of training for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2028 commenced as 297 young women and men from across the country and around the world arrived on July 1, 2024.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs man 28 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | June 29, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced an 28-year-old man who lost consciousness approximately 28 miles south of Galveston Inlet, Saturday.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters during sailboat regatta near Dauphin Island, Alabama
PRESS RELEASE | June 29, 2024
The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their vessel capsized near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Friday.
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento holds change-of-command
PRESS RELEASE | June 28, 2024
Sacramento, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento personnel hosted a change-of-command ceremony, Friday at McClellan Airfield.
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka holds change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 28, 2024
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka holds change of command ceremony
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard Air Station Savannah conducts change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 28, 2024
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah conducted a change of command ceremony, Friday, at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.
Coast Guard commissions first Pacific Northwest-based Fast Response Cutter
PRESS RELEASE | June 28, 2024
The Coast Guard commissioned its 56th Fast Response Cutter and first one to be stationed in the Pacific Northwest during a ceremony held in Astoria, Ore., Thursday. Coast Guard Cutter David Duren (WPC-1156) is the first of three planned Fast Response Cutter’s (FRC) to be homeported in Astoria. The commissioning ceremony is one of the most important traditional milestones in the life of a cutter, as it represents the readiness of the cutter to conduct Coast Guard operations and marks her entry into active service.
Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddleboarder near Miami
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing paddleboarder near Miami, Thursday, pending new information. 
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard Cutter Willow conducts change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Willow conducted a change of command ceremony, Thursday, in North Charleston.
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. holds Change of Command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
KEY WEST, Fla. — Chief Warrant Officer Adam R. Smith relieved Chief Warrant Officer Chad M. Barber as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr., Thursday, during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West.
Unified Command completes pollution response of the cruise ship Aurora
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
A unified command has completed its pollution response to the sunken vessel Aurora, a decommissioned cruise ship, which sank May 22, in Little Potato Slough within the San Joaquin Delta northwest of Stockton. Over the last several weeks, response contractors, Global Diving and Salvage and subcontractors, successfully refloated the vessel and removed an estimated 21,675 gallons of oily water, 3,193 gallons of hazardous waste, and five 25-yard bins of debris was removed from the vessel. Extensive surveys suggest that no recoverable oil remains onboard. There were no observations of oiled wildlife throughout the response.
La Guardia Costera suspende esfuerzos de búsqueda del nadador desaparecido en Maryland 
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
Baltimore- La Guardia Costera suspendió la búsqueda de un nadador de 17 años desaparecido en Stoney Creek, Pasadena, a las 9:02 a.m. del jueves.  Aproximadamente a las 11:00 p.m. del miércoles, los observadores del Sector de la Guardia Costera de Maryland recibieron un informe de un nadador desaparecido visto por última vez con su familia en la rampa comunitaria para botes Elizabeth Landing en la playa de Pasadena. Varios miembros de la familia, incluyendo el joven de 17 años, estaban nadando cerca de la rampa para botes, pero el joven de 17 años no regresó a la orilla con los demás.
Media Availability: Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento to conduct change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
Sacramento, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento personnel are scheduled to host a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Air Station Sacramento.
Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Maryland
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 17-year-old male swimmer in Stoney Creek, Pasadena, at 9:02 a.m. Thursday. 
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Recruiting Office Indianapolis to host grand opening
PRESS RELEASE | June 27, 2024
 The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a grand opening event Saturday, for a new recruiting office in Indianapolis, from 9-11 a.m. The opening celebrates the first Coast Guard recruiting office in Indianapolis.
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard presents Charleston Harbor Pilot with Public Service Award
PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2024
Click on the blue hyperlinked headline above to view the full press release. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard presented a Meritorious Public Service Award to Christopher Thornton with the Charleston Branch Pilots Association, Wednesday, at the Charleston Branch Pilots Station for his commendable actions related to the uncontrolled acceleration of the MSC Michigan VII on June 5. 
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland - National Capital Region holds change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland – National Capital Region bid farewell to Capt. David O’Connell and welcomed Capt. Patrick Burkett as the sector's new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony in Baltimore, Tuesday.
Fifth Coast Guard District holds change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2024
   PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Rear Adm. John “Jay” Vann assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Fifth
Media Advisory: Day One begins July 1 at CGA
PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2024
Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, an intense seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members ready to accept the challenges that await them in their pursuit to become Coast Guard Officers. During their first day at the Academy, the Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing.
Coast Guard’s 2024 Art Collection on view at Salmagundi Club, Federal Hall National Memorial Exhibit to follow 
PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2024
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) is scheduled to show 36 works by 31 artists at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan from July 1 through July 26, 2024. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York. The event is free, open to the public, and can be seen Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Click the link above to view full news release.
U.S. Coast Guard coordinating international long-range search for missing commercial mariner south of Guam
PRESS RELEASE | June 25, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard's Joint Rescue Sub-Center (JRSC) Guam team is urgently coordinating an ongoing multi-national search effort following a man overboard incident reported by the crew of the cargo ship Motor Vessel (M/V) Daiwan Glory roughly 607 nautical miles south of Guam, between Guam and Papua New Guinea. The crew of the M/V Daiwan Glory continues to search their reciprocal track line. As of June 25 at about 8:40 p.m. ChST (Chamorro Standard Time), the crews of the commercial vessels M/V Kota Gabung and M/V Golden Hope confirmed their participation, altering course to assist in the search. On June 26, the M/V Hupeh, also transiting the area, ran a track line search en route to their next port of call in Australia, and the LNG tanker Cesi Beihai is also assisting.
U.S. Coast Guard responds to distressed vessel near the San Diego Bay and saves 2 adults and 3 children
PRESS RELEASE | June 25, 2024
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego boatcrew successfully saved two adults and three children from a recreational vessel, Tuna Trax, near the entrance of the San Diego Bay early this morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center received notification from the Tuna Trax at approximately 10:44 a.m., the 34-foot recreational vessel operator contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego reporting that all three of its bilge pumps had failed and the vessel was taking on water.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard Sector Virginia to hold change-of-command ceremony 
PRESS RELEASE | June 25, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Coast Guard Sector Virginia is scheduled to hold a Change of Command ceremony on Thursday at 10 a.m., at Sector Virginia. During the ceremony, Capt. Peggy M. Britton will assume command from Capt. Jennifer A. Stockwell as commander of Sector Virginia.
US Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia holds change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 24, 2024
MANAMA, Bahrain. — U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) held a change-of-command ceremony, June, 18, 2024, at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Capt. James Camp relieved Capt. John McTamney as commodore of the unit. Vice Adm. Nathan Moore, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presided over the event. 
US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to visit Bridgetown, Barbados
PRESS RELEASE | June 24, 2024
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) will be making a port-of-call in Bridgetown from Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27. Free public tours will be available at the following dates and times: •           Monday (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) •           Tuesday (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) •           Wednesday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
US Coast Guard Cutter Alert transfers from Astoria, Oregon, arrives at new home port in Cape Canaveral, Florida
PRESS RELEASE | June 24, 2024
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) and its crew arrived at their new home port of Cape Canaveral, June 10, 2024. Alert began the eastward journey in May after concluding 30 years of service while homeported in Astoria, Oregon, along the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River. Over the course of the 30-day, 6,000 nautical mile transit, Alert crossed the equator, transited the Panama Canal, and responded to search and rescue cases. Marking a new era, Alert rendered honors to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter David Duren (FRC 1156), a fast response cutter transiting northbound to Astoria to relieve Alert’s watch in the Pacific Northwest.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Fifth Coast Guard District to hold change-of-command ceremony 
PRESS RELEASE | June 24, 2024
The Fifth Coast Guard District is scheduled to hold a Change-of-Command ceremony Wednesday at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth.  Rear Adm. John “Jay” Vann will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Fifth Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath. Vice Admiral Nathan Moore, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, will be the presiding official over the ceremony. 
Coast Guard to provide safety during Dali transit from Baltimore to the Port of Virginia
PRESS RELEASE | June 24, 2024
The Coast Guard will oversee the safe and secure voyage of the motor vessel Dali Monday, as it transits to the Port of Virginia from the Port of Baltimore, where it has remained since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the early hours of March 26.  During the transit, the Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class patrol boat homeported in Virginia Beach, will provide a 500-yard safety zone around the Dali while Coast Guard watchstanders at command centers in the Fifth Coast Guard District, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region and Sector Virginia will closely monitor the ship’s movement as it transits through each captain of the port zone.
Coast Guard rescues 2 people from downed aircraft off Turks and Caicos Islands
PRESS RELEASE | June 23, 2024
MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people, Saturday, after their small aircraft crashed 10 miles
U.S. Coast Guard rescues 13 boaters near Guam
PRESS RELEASE | June 23, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, demonstrating preparedness and efficiency, successfully conducted a search and rescue operation for a distressed vessel 13 nautical miles north of Guam on June 23, 2024, saving 13 boaters. This successful rescue operation, a testament to the power of collaboration, underscores the critical importance of our partnerships and the vital role of proper safety measures at sea. Lt. Chelsea Garcia, the operation's search and rescue mission coordinator, highlighted, "Even with good weather conditions, having 13 people on a 23-foot boat can be risky. Our seamless collaboration with Guam Fire Rescue and other agencies ensured a swift and effective response. This incident highlights the necessity of having reliable communication devices and lifejackets aboard, as they can make all the difference in emergencies."
Coast Guard suspends search for missing teens near Rockaway, Queens
PRESS RELEASE | June 22, 2024
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing teenagers at Jacob Riis Park, Saturday. Click the link above to read the full release.
US Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless celebrated for 56 years’ service during heritage recognition ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 21, 2024
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard held a heritage recognition ceremony, Friday, in Pensacola to honor the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless (WMEC 624) and recognize its 56 years of exemplary service. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Adm. Nathan Moore, Atlantic Area commander, and served to celebrate Dauntless’ contributions to the service and Nation in the presence of cutter leadership, current and former crew members, families and friends. 
Coast Guard to enforce exclusion zone established in support of Sail Grand Prix 2024.
PRESS RELEASE | June 20, 2024
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is scheduled enforce a temporary safety zone in New York Harbor from Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23, in support of Sail Grand Prix 2024. Click the link above to view the full release.
U.S. Coast Guard District 14 change of command
PRESS RELEASE | June 18, 2024
 U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael H. Day has lead Coast Guard operations across the Pacific from
Coast Guard ribbon-cutting/commissioning ceremony for new Air Station Ventura Postponed
PRESS RELEASE | June 18, 2024
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The scheduled ribbon cutting and commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard's newest air station at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu has been postponed until further notice.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Recruiting Office Little Rock to host grand opening after decade-long closure
PRESS RELEASE | June 18, 2024
MEDIA ADVISORY: The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a grand opening event Saturday, for a new recruiting office in Little Rock, from 9-11 a.m.
Coast Guard to hold ribbon-cutting/commissioning ceremony for new Air Station Ventura
PRESS RELEASE | June 17, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting and commissioning ceremony for its newest air station at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, marking the establishment of the newest Coast Guard air station in more than 25 years.
Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba following multiple interdictions
PRESS RELEASE | June 17, 2024
MIAMI – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge repatriated 19 migrants to Cuba, Monday, following multiple interdictions of unlawful maritime migration attempts in support of Operation Vigilant Sentry.
U.S. Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel off New Jersey
PRESS RELEASE | June 17, 2024
The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a small passenger vessel operating in violation of a Captain of the Port (COTP) Order that was in effect against the vessel, near Barnegat Light, New Jersey, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers, dog from Deschutes National Forest, Oregon
PRESS RELEASE | June 17, 2024
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued two hikers and a dog after one of the hikers sustained a knee injury Sunday in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon.
U.S. Coast Guard hosts cadets from Japanese Coast Guard Training Ship Kojima
PRESS RELEASE | June 15, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard hosted Capt. Kazushi Sakae and over 40 cadets from the Japanese Coast Guard training ship, Kojima, during their visit to Guam on June 12, 2024. The event marked a significant moment of international cooperation and camaraderie between the two maritime services. The Kojima's visit included a reception aboard the ship later that evening, attended by local leaders and partners, who reciprocated the warm hospitality extended by the Japanese Coast Guard. This visit is particularly notable as it marks the Kojima's first and last port call on Guam before the ship is replaced later this year. During the visit, three U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets had the unique opportunity to share their recent experience of joining Japanese counterparts on the voyage to Guam. This journey created lasting memories and built strong professional relationships.
U.S. Coast Guard rescues disabled vessel near Galves Banks
PRESS RELEASE | June 14, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard successfully rescued a disabled vessel, Uchan, and their crew approximately 25 miles offshore from Galves Banks on June 13, 2024.  The operation involved a coordinated effort from the Joint Rescue Sub-Center (JRSC) Guam and U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor's 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche visits Republic of Korea, bolsters relationships with Pacific ally
PRESS RELEASE | June 14, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) departed Pohang, the Republic of Korea, June 11, following several engagements with the Korea Coast Guard, U.S. Consul General Nolan Barkhouse and multiple Republic of Korea dignitaries. While moored in Pohang, the Waesche crew hosted Korea Coast Guard Commissioner General Kim Jong-Uk, Pohang Mayor Lee Kang-Deok, and U.S. Consul General Nolan Barkhouse for tours and meaningful conversation. The leaders discussed shared principles between the two coast guards and how to build upon best practices and strengthen maritime partnerships.
U.S. Coast Guard provides Titan submersible MBI update
PRESS RELEASE | June 14, 2024
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) continues to actively investigate the factors that led to the tragic loss of the Titan submersible on June 18, 2023.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy recognized as leader for public purpose
PRESS RELEASE | June 14, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has been recognized as one of 25 colleges and universities committed to advance leadership in pursuit of the public good and the standards of justice, equity, diversity, and liberty.
Coast Guard relieves commanding officer of Station New York
PRESS RELEASE | June 14, 2024
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Cmdr. David Ruhlig was permanently relieved for cause as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station New York on June 3, 2024 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to fulfill the expectations of his position. Click the link above to view the full story.
Coast Guard medevacs man 38 miles offshore Port O’Connor, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | June 13, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced an 84-year-old man who appeared to be suffering from weather exposure approximately 38 miles south of Port O’Connor, Thursday.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy departs Seattle for Arctic deployment
PRESS RELEASE | June 13, 2024
SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) departed Seattle Wednesday, beginning their months-long Arctic deployment The crew will support scientists conducting three distinct science missions during Healy’s 2024 Arctic deployment.
US Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun holds change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 13, 2024
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) held a change-of-command ceremony, Tuesday, in North Charleson. Capt. Matthew Hammond relieved Capt. Timothy Sommella as commanding officer of Calhoun during the ceremony, which was presided over by Vice Adm. Nathan Moore, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Hammond previously served as chief, Mission Support Division at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.  
Sector San Juan receives new commander for Coast Guard forces in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
PRESS RELEASE | June 13, 2024
Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a new commander during the unit’s change of command ceremony, Thursday. The San Juan Sector commander is responsible for Coast Guard forces in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and oversees the unit’s 1.3 million square nautical mile area of responsibility in the Eastern Caribbean. Rear Adm. Douglas M. Schofield, commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District, presided over the change of command ceremony in which Capt. Luis J. Rodríguez relieved Capt. José E. Díaz as the unit’s commander. Under Capt. Díaz’s leadership, Coast Guard crews saved over 1,227 lives and assisted 7,440 others, interdicted over 5,500 undocumented migrants and 1,000 suspected smugglers, and seized approximately 25,000 kilograms in cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of more than $500 million.
Sector San Juan de la Guardia Costera recibe nuevo comandante de sus fuerzas en Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes de EE.UU.
PRESS RELEASE | June 13, 2024
El Sector San Juan de la Guardia Costera recibió un nuevo comandante durante la ceremonia de cambio de mando de la unidad, el jueves. El comandante del Sector San Juan es responsable de las fuerzas de la Guardia Costera en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos y está a cargo de un área de responsabilidad de 1.3 millones de millas náuticas cuadradas en el Caribe Oriental. El Contralmirante Douglas M. Schofield, comandante del Séptimo Distrito de la Guardia Costera, presidió la ceremonia dónde el Capitán de Navío Luis J. Rodríguez relevó al Capitán de Navío José E. Díaz como comandante de la unidad.
Coast Guard medevacs a 26-year-old female approximately 72 miles Southwest of Morro Bay Harbor 
PRESS RELEASE | June 13, 2024
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrew medically evacuates a 26-year-old female during the "World’s Toughest Row" race approximately 72 miles Southwest of Morro Bay Harbor, Wednesday afternoon. Watchstanders at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report of a medical emergency aboard the rowboat Julie at approximately 12:50 p.m. The duty flight surgeon determined that the female required medical attention within 12 hours.
U.S. Coast Guard completes Operation Tui Moana in Pacific region.
PRESS RELEASE | June 12, 2024
From May 14-23, 2024, a HC-130J from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was forward deployed out of American Samoa and the Independent State of Samoa. The HC-130J worked with the Regional Fishery Surveillance Center (RFSC), a part of the FFA in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to conduct patrols of the western portion of Tonga’s exclusive economic zones.
Coast Guard, Monterey Fire and North County Fire Protection District rescue 5 from boat fire near Moss Landing
PRESS RELEASE | June 11, 2024
The Coast Guard, Monterey Fire and North County Fire Protection District rescued five from a boat fire and prevented significant pollution in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge area, Monday near Moss Landing. All five persons were evacuated from the boat by a Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) from Station Monterey while Monterey Fire Boat 12 provided firefighting water.
Barco Eagle de la Guardia Costera de EE.UU. visitará San Juan, Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | June 11, 2024
El barco Eagle (WIX 327) de la Guardia Costera de EE.UU. llegará a San Juan, Puerto Rico, el viernes 14 de junio a las 10 a.m.  Eagle atracará en el Muelle 3 del Viejo San Juan, dónde visitantes podrán subir abordo y hacer recorridos gratuitos de la embarcación a partir de esa misma tarde.  "Estamos encantados de tener la oportunidad de traer a Eagle de visita a San Juan, Puerto Rico, y esperamos que la gente venga a presenciar la entrada del barco al Puerto de San Juan", dijo la Capitán de Navío Jessica Rozzi-Ochs, oficial al mando del Barco Eagle de la Guardia Costera. "Estamos orgullosos de continuar nuestra larga tradición de compartir la historia de Eagle, un patrimonio nacional de la Guardia Costera, con la gente de Puerto Rico.”
Operation Irensia: A new chapter in Pacific maritime cooperation
PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — In a display of regional unity and maritime prowess, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia and Base Guam hosted the inaugural Operation Irensia from June 3-9, 2024, at Apra Harbor, Guam. This landmark event, the successful inaugural Operation Irensia, was a testament to the unity and cooperation among Pacific Island nations and allied forces. It also coincided with World Oceans Week. The culmination of two years of meticulous planning and coordination, the operation brought together the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Australia in a shared commitment to preserving the security and prosperity of the Pacific region. Operation Irensia, meaning 'heritage' in Chamorro, symbolizes a shared commitment to preserving the security and prosperity of the Pacific region through enhanced interoperability and cooperative engagement. The operation featured participants from the Republic of Palau with their Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GPB) PSS President HI Remeliik II (001) and the Federated States of Micronesia with their GPB FSS Bethwel Henry (P902) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands with their Pacific-class RMIS Lomor (03), alongside the USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) and USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143), and members of Forces Micronesia and Base Guam.
Coast Guard transfers 109 migrants to Bahamas, repatriates 196 migrants to Haiti
PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2024
MIAMI – U.S. Coast Guard crews returned a combined 305 migrants to the Bahamas and Haiti, Sunday and Monday, following multiple interdictions of unlawful maritime migration attempts over the last week in support of Operation Vigilant Sentry.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters return home after successful Central American deployment
PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2024
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard cutters Forrest Rednour and Blackfin have returned to their homeports after a 49-day deployment in Central America, where they played a crucial role in multiple operations.
Coast Guard, good Samaritan boater rescues 6 persons and one dog in Lake Tahoe
PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2024
The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan boater rescued six persons and a dog from Lake Tahoe near Carnelian Bay, Sunday. The good Samaritan boater rescued four persons and the dog, while a Coast Guard crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-small from Station Lake Tahoe rescued two persons.
Coast Guard Barque Eagle to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico for public tours
PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX 327) is scheduled to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, June 14th, at 10 a.m., and will be open for free public tours through Sunday. The Eagle is scheduled to moor at Pier 3 in Old San Juan, where it will begin hosting public tours in the afternoon. “We are thrilled for Eagle’s visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and look forward to people seeing the ship’s arrival in San Juan Harbor,” said Capt. Jessica Rozzi-Ochs Coast Guard Barque Eagle’s commanding officer. “We are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of sharing the history and heritage of Eagle and the Coast Guard with the people of Puerto Rico.”
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: US Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun to hold change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2024
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. in North Charleston.  During the ceremony, Capt. Matthew Hammond will relieve Capt. Timothy Sommella as commanding officer of Calhoun. U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, Vice Adm. Nathan Moore, will preside over the ceremony.  
U.S., Japan, and Korea Coast Guards Conduct Trilateral Operations
PRESS RELEASE | June 9, 2024
MAIZURU, Japan - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) departed Maizuru, Japan, June 6, following several engagements with the Japan Coast Guard, Republic of Korea Coast Guard and multiple Japanese dignitaries. Once underway, the Waesche, the Japan Coast Guard vessel Wakasa (PL 93), and the Republic of Korea Coast Guard patrol vessel Taepyongyang (KCG 3016) conducted a joint search and rescue exercise at sea.
Coast Guard terminates voyage of illegal passenger vessel operation in Virginia waters
PRESS RELEASE | June 8, 2024
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a commercial boat rental charter
US Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from Caribbean patrol; interdicts four suspected smugglers, 3,736 pounds of illicit drugs
PRESS RELEASE | June 8, 2024
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) returned to their homeport in St. Petersburg, Saturday, following a 60-day patrol of the Caribbean, in support of Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast’s Operation Vigilant Sentry and Joint Interagency Task Force-South's counterdrug mission. While deployed within the Coast Guard’s Seventh District area of operations, and off the southwest coast of Haiti, the Resolute crew, together with the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913), interdicted one go-fast vessel, apprehended four suspected smugglers and seized 3,736 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3.5 million.
Coast Guard ends search for pilot involved in plane crash off eastern Jones Island, San Juan Islands, Washington
PRESS RELEASE | June 7, 2024
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has ended its search for the pilot involved in the plane crash near Jones Island. The pilot’s body was recovered by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife dive team.
Coast Guard offloads $7.4 million in seized cocaine, transfers custody of 9 smugglers to DEA in San Juan, Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | June 7, 2024
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. offloaded and transferred custody of 245 kilograms of cocaine and nine suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration authorities at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday. The seized contraband is estimated to have a wholesale value of $7.4 million dollars, while the interdiction and seizure is the result of multi-agency efforts involving Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy, the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Initiative and Operation Unified Resolve. The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading the investigation in this case.
Coast Guard, Dutch suspend search for missing persons following counter drug mission in Caribbean Sea
PRESS RELEASE | June 6, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy and Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard suspended a search for three suspected smugglers who went overboard during pursuit of a non-compliant vessel suspected of smuggling illicit narcotics in the Caribbean Sea, June 4, 2024.
US Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun returns home following first deployment
PRESS RELEASE | June 6, 2024
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) returned to their homeport in North Charleston, Monday, after completing the cutter’s first deployment. Calhoun’s crew steamed over 3,500 nautical miles during a five-week deployment within the Coast Guard’s First and Fifth districts area of responsibility. Calhoun’s crew worked to enforce living marine resources regulations and maritime safety missions along the Eastern Seaboard. In support of operations Atlantic Venture and Ocean Hunter, Calhoun conducted 10 commercial vessel safety boardings, issued four violations, and patrolled the nation’s maritime boundary line to support the sustainability of the marine ecosystem and safety of life at sea.
Coast Guard supports Norfolk Harborfest 2024
PRESS RELEASE | June 6, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to participate in Norfolk Harborfest 2024, which runs June 7-9 at Town Point Park, at the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.   Norfolk Harborfest is a maritime festival run in partnership between national, state and local organizations to encourage public boating safety.  
Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to container ship incident in Charleston
PRESS RELEASE | June 5, 2024
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and numerous state and local agencies responded to an incident, Wednesday, involving a container ship on the Cooper River in Charleston.
Coast Guard responds to deadly vessel collision near Wrangell, Alaska
PRESS RELEASE | June 5, 2024
A good Samaritan rescued one person and divers recovered one person deceased after two vessels collided near Wrangell Wednesday morning.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home from multi-mission Eastern Pacific patrol; $500M worth of narcotics seized
PRESS RELEASE | June 5, 2024
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned to their home port in Alameda on Monday, following a four-month patrol off the coasts of Central and South America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their multi-mission deployment, Munro's crew conducted counter-narcotic and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing patrols.
Coast Guard rescues man from vessel fire near Chirikof Island, Alaska
PRESS RELEASE | June 4, 2024
The Coast Guard rescued a mariner after his vessel caught fire near Chirikof Island Tuesday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew landed and embarked the man on Chirikof Island at 1:11 p.m. and transported him with minimal injuries to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Kodiak. 
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Sector New Orleans conducts change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | June 4, 2024
Editor’s note: Media interested in attending should RSVP by calling 504-274-7656 by 3 p.m. Thursday,
US Coast Guard Cutter arrives in Fortaleza, Brazil, conducts training with Brazilian navy
PRESS RELEASE | June 4, 2024
FORTALEZA, Brazil — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) arrived in the port of Fortaleza, Brazil for a scheduled visit, Monday. James’ port visit is the cutter’s fourth during its multi-mission deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean, exhibiting the U.S. Coast Guard’s partnership with Brazil and strengthening the interoperability of the two nations’ maritime forces to counter illicit maritime activity and promote maritime sovereignty throughout the region. 
USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) enters first drydock maintenance in Honolulu
PRESS RELEASE | June 4, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — The USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) crew arrived in Honolulu on May 28, 2024, marking a significant milestone as it enters its first drydock maintenance period of approximately four and a half months. Commissioned in 2021, the Myrtle Hazard is the first of three Guam-based Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) to transit to Hawaii from Guam, traveling 3,743 miles to undergo this crucial maintenance phase.
UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for father, son near Port Lavaca, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | June 2, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 7:55 a.m. Sunday for a man and teenager who were reported overdue near Port Lavaca, Texas, Saturday.
Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for father, son near Port Lavaca, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | June 1, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a man and teenager who were reported overdue near Port Lavaca, Texas, Saturday.
Coast Guard locates, rescues 3 missing men off Steinhatchee
PRESS RELEASE | June 1, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued three missing men, Saturday, after their 21-foot vessel became disabled due to an electrical issue 20 miles west of Steinhatchee.
VIDEO RELEASE: Coast Guard rescues diver 75 miles offshore Myrtle Beach
PRESS RELEASE | June 1, 2024
CHARLESTON, S.C.— A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah aircrew rescued a 35-year-old male diver, Friday, after he drifted away from his vessel while diving 75 miles offshore Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Coast Guard rescues child, 7 adults 36 miles offshore Boca Grande
PRESS RELEASE | June 1, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater aircrew rescued a child and seven adults, Saturday, after their 28-foot boat capsized 36 miles west of Boca Grande.
The Wave Maker: Petty Officer 2nd Class William Naden's journey from Malesso to marine conservation
PRESS RELEASE | May 31, 2024
Under the expansive skies of Guam, Petty Officer 2nd Class William Naden, a boatswain's mate at U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor, leads by example in marine conservation and community leadership. Nurtured by the coastal beauty of his hometown, Malesso, Naden's commitment to preserving Guam's waters has propelled significant environmental efforts, including the Merizo Pier Cleanup, which has removed over 7,000 pounds of marine debris. His dedication was recently honored with the Tide Changer Award at the Micronesian Conservation Coalition's Ocean Gala 2024. A respected member of the Coast Guard and an ardent environmental advocate, Naden’s story highlights the vital connection between local action and global responsibility, inspiring a collective effort to protect our oceans.
US Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home after a two-month patrol in the Windward Passage and Florida Straits
PRESS RELEASE | May 31, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC 906) returned to their home port in Portsmouth, May 21, 2024, following a 58-day migrant interdiction patrol in the Windward Passage and Florida Straits. Seneca’s crew deployed in support of Homeland Security Task Force - Southeast (HSTF-SE) and Operation Vigilant Sentry (OVS) while at sea in the Coast Guard Seventh District’s area of operations.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro holds a change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 31, 2024
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) held a change of command ceremony Thursday in San Diego. Vice Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony in which Capt. James O’Mara IV relieved Capt. Rula Deisher as Munro’s commanding officer.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard, boaters from the May 25 rescue reunite after rescue near Dauphin Island, Ala.
PRESS RELEASE | May 31, 2024
MEDIA ADVISORY: Media are invited to attend the Coast Guard and boaters from the May 25 rescue reunion Saturday at 10 a.m. 
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters near Dauphin Island, Alabama
PRESS RELEASE | May 30, 2024
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their vessel capsized near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Thursday.
Unified Command established for Brunswick East River Mystery Sheen Response
PRESS RELEASE | May 30, 2024
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Unified Command has been established in Brunswick, Tuesday, to coordinate response actions and disseminate information for the Brunswick East River Mystery Sheen (BERMS) Response. 
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man 63 miles offshore from Southwest Pass, La.
PRESS RELEASE | May 30, 2024
VIDEO AVAILABLE: The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old man Wednesday from a bulk carrier vessel approximately 63 miles offshore from Southwest Pass, Louisiana.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Recruiting Office St. Paul to host grand opening event at new location in Bloomington, Minnesota
PRESS RELEASE | May 30, 2024
The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a grand opening event Saturday, for a new recruiting office in Bloomington, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Coast Guard aids in rescue of 3 Kiribati fishermen
PRESS RELEASE | May 29, 2024
HONOLULU — Recently, the Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of an overdue 26-foot fiberglass skiff from Kiritimati Island, Kiribati.
Coast Guard rescues 8 boaters 40 miles off Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 29, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued eight boaters whose vessel began taking on water 40 miles off Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard cutters Sea Dog, Sea Dragon decommissioned in St. Marys, Georgia
PRESS RELEASE | May 29, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard decommissioned the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Sea Dog (WPB 87373) and Sea Dragon (WPB 87367), Wednesday, during a ceremony in St. Marys, Georgia.
MULTIMEDIA RELEASE: Coast Guard crew offloads $468 million worth of cocaine in San Diego 
PRESS RELEASE | May 28, 2024
SAN DIEGO — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 33,768 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of $468 million, on Tuesday in San Diego.   The offload is a result of eight separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions or events off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America by the Coast Guard Cutter Munro in February and March.   
Coast Guard repatriates 136 migrants to Dominican Republic, following 3 separate interdictions near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | May 28, 2024
Coast Guard cutters repatriated 136 migrants to the Dominican Republic between May 21 and May 27, following three separate interdictions of unlawful, irregular migration attempts near Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard, along with its Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast partners, maintains a continual presence with air, land, and sea assets in the Florida Straits, the Windward Passage, the Mona Passage, and the Caribbean Sea. The HSTF-SE combined, multi-layered approach is designed to protect the safety of life at sea while preventing unlawful maritime entry to the United States and its territories.
Coast Guard releases 2023 recreational boating statistics
PRESS RELEASE | May 28, 2024
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released the 2023 calendar year statistics on recreational boating incidents Tuesday, reporting a decrease in fatalities and incidents.
U.S. Coast Guard Alaska Responds to Multitude of Cases over Weekend
PRESS RELEASE | May 28, 2024
JUNEAU, Alaska — U.S. Coast Guard crews across the state of Alaska responded to a multitude of cases
Coast Guard aircrew aids Sea Falcon cargo vessel taking on water in Caribbean Sea off Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | May 28, 2024
The aircrew of a Coast Guard MH-60T helicopter assisted the cargo vessel Sea Falcon, Saturday, that was taking on water in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 22 nautical miles south of Puerto Rico. The Sea Falcon, a Vanuatu-flagged 121-foot offshore supply ship, was transiting to Tortola, British Virgin Islands with four people onboard while transporting two vehicles, construction materials, glass & and one container with dry goods. “We are happy to assist the crew of the Sea Falcon, providing them with a dewatering pump to stem the flow of the leak,” said Lt. Travis Cox, Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircraft commander of the case.  “Sector San Juan, Air Station Borinquen and the Sea Falcon crew worked well together and made this case seem routine.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to offload approximately 33,768 pounds of cocaine in San Diego
PRESS RELEASE | May 27, 2024
SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 33,768 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of $468 million, on Tuesday in San Diego. 
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 from yacht taking on water 3 miles off St. Augustine Beach
PRESS RELEASE | May 25, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued two people, Saturday, after their vessel began taking on water 3 miles off St. Augustine Beach.
Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Sabine, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 24, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man who sustained an injury aboard a sailboat approximately 10 miles south of Sabine, Texas, on Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector San Francisco holds change of command
PRESS RELEASE | May 24, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel hosted a change-of-command ceremony, Friday on Yerba Buena Island.
Coast Guard rescues mariner from sailboat on fire 60 miles east of Chincoteague
PRESS RELEASE | May 24, 2024
The Coast Guard rescued a mariner late Thursday evening nearly 60 miles east of Chincoteague.
US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to arrive in Dominican Republic, host free public tours
PRESS RELEASE | May 24, 2024
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) is scheduled to arrive in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Saturday, at 10 a.m., and will be open for free public tours through Monday.
Maryland native named top graduate at Coast Guard Academy
PRESS RELEASE | May 24, 2024
Madison Garrigus earned a near perfect GPA while breaking athletic records.
New commander at helm of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — Capt. Rob Kistner took command of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam from Capt. Nick Simmons in a change of command ceremony at Victor Pier in Apra Harbor, Guam, on May 23, 2024. Rear Adm. Michael Day, U.S. Coast Guard 14th District commander, presided over the ceremony.
Coast Guard holds Assumption of Command ceremony for Marine Safety Detachment Lewes
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
BALTIMORE — Lt. Danielle Taylor will assume command of the newly established Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lewes as the unit’s first commanding officer during an assumption of command ceremony at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes, Delaware, May 29, 2024. Taylor, the current supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment Lewes which will be disestablished, will be the first Coast Guard commanding officer in Delaware and is a significant milestone in the local marine safety community.
Members of the Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors Sworn In
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Two presidential appointees to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors took the oath of office on Wednesday, May 22.
Coast Guard suspends search for 3 people in the water near Seward, Alaska
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended the active search, Thursday, for three people in the
Coast Guard, partner agencies urge safe boating practices during National Safe Boating Week
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
MIAMI – The Coast Guard and partner agencies emphasize the importance of boating safety and responsible maritime practices heading into Memorial Day weekend at Crandon Park Marina, Thursday.
Brazil and the United States partner to combat illegal fishing as US Coast Guard Cutter arrives in Rio de Janeiro
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) arrived in the port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a scheduled visit, Monday. This visit marks James’ third stop as the cutter continues its multi-mission deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean, exhibiting the U.S. Coast Guard’s partnership with Brazil and strengthening the interoperability of the two nations’ maritime forces to counter illicit maritime activity and promote maritime sovereignty throughout the region.
Media Availability: Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to conduct change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel are scheduled to host a change-of-command ceremony Friday on Yerba Buena Island.
Coast Guard suspends search for two mariners missing near Bahamas
PRESS RELEASE | May 23, 2024
The Coast Guard suspended its search, Wednesday evening, for two missing mariners approximately 20 miles north of Great Inagua.
Unified Command conducts vessel pollution response efforts near Stockton
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
 SAN FRANCISCO — A Unified Command with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, California
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement 2024
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
NEW LONDON, Conn., — Two-hundred and twenty-five ensigns graduated and commissioned for service at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Wednesday, May 22. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas delivered the keynote address during the 143rd commencement exercises on Cadet Memorial Field. The Class of 2024 arrived at the Academy on July 8, 2020.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue overdue boater near Vermilion Bay, La.
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
VIDEO AVAILABLE: The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater Wednesday after his boat ran aground near Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. 
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche holds a change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) held a change of command ceremony, Monday, on Coast Guard Base Honolulu.
Media Advisory: Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold safe boating press briefing ahead of Memorial Day weekend
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County, and representatives from Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue, City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue, Miami Beach Police, and North Bay Village Police will meet with the public to discuss safety strategies in advance of the boating season.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard conducts safety inspections during National Safe Boating Week in Kemah, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
WHAT: Interviews on boating safety, a boat ride, and recreational boating safety inspections WHO: Coast Guard Station Houston boat crew, Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 6 commander WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2024 WHERE: 555 Bradford Ave., Kemah, TX 77565
Federal, state agencies responding to contaminated wildlife and tar balls along the northern Oregon and southern Washington coasts
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
SEATTLE – Federal agencies along with Washington and Oregon state agencies are responding to a tar-like substance from an unknown source affecting a shoreline near Beards Hollow, Washington, and multiple birds in northern Oregon and southern Washington, Wednesday.
Coast Guard repatriates 31 migrants to Cuba
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriated 31 migrants to Cuba, Wednesday, following multiple interdictions in the Florida Straits.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to discuss boating safety, offer boat rides for National Safe Boating Week, Memorial Day weekend
PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to provide boating safety tips and offer boat rides, Friday, during National Safe Boating Week and ahead of Memorial Day weekend at Coast Guard Station Mayport. 
Coast Guard relieves Seventh District Chaplain of duties
PRESS RELEASE | May 21, 2024
MIAMI — The Seventh Coast Guard District commander relieved Cmdr. Cristiano S. DeSousa, Seventh
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard celebrates National Safe Boating Week in Corpus Christi, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 21, 2024
WHAT: National Safe Boating Week celebration at a Corpus Christi Hooks game WHO: Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi members and Coast Guard members from surrounding units WHEN: 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2024 WHERE: Whataburger Field, 734 E Port Ave, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Coast Guard aircrew locates, rescues 2 from disabled vessel off Samana Cay, Bahamas
PRESS RELEASE | May 21, 2024
MIAMI — Coast Guard aircrews located and rescued two missing boaters off the coast of Samana Cay,
Coast Guard, partner agencies end search for missing swimmer off Turtle Beach
PRESS RELEASE | May 20, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office ended the search for a missing swimmer offshore Turtle Beach, Monday, after his body was recovered.
Coast Guard urges preparedness during National Safe Boating Week
PRESS RELEASE | May 20, 2024
SEATTLE – In support of National Safe Boating Week, held from May 18 to 24, the Coast Guard urges all recreational boaters and recreational paddlers throughout the Pacific Northwest to exercise caution and become knowledgeable on water safety in preparation for the 2024 boating season.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard Sector North Carolina to hold National Safe Boating Week media event 
PRESS RELEASE | May 20, 2024
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is scheduled to host a media event Thursday for National Safe Boating Week at Coast Guard Station Oak Island.  National Safe Boating Week is an annual observance, the week prior to Memorial Day weekend, marking the launch of the Safe Boating Campaign, a national initiative encouraging boaters on best practices for a safe boating experience.
Coast Guard medevacs 85-year-old from cruise ship 24 miles off Galveston,Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 20, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced an 85-year-old man from a cruise ship 24 miles off Galveston, Texas, Sunday.
U.S. Coast Guard visit to Republic of Palau strengthens maritime navigation and cooperation
PRESS RELEASE | May 20, 2024
KOROR, Republic of Palau – On May 14, 2024, the U.S. Coast Guard completed a vital weeklong mission in the Republic of Palau, setting the stage for future collaboration and bolstering safe maritime navigation and security. This visit, in response to a request from Palau Marine Transportation, focused on an Aids to Navigation (ATON) Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE). The exchange laid the foundation for a future SMEE planned for later in the year, including personnel from the 225-foot sea-going buoy tender, USCGC Hickory (WLB 212).
UPDATE 2: Unified Command continues response to Pelican Island Bridge Allision
PRESS RELEASE | May 19, 2024
GALVESTON, Texas – The Unified Command, consisting of Martin Marine, the Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office, continues to respond to the incident that occurred Wednesday when a Martin Marine-owned barge allided with the Pelican Island Bridge.
Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing child near South Padre Island, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 19, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, is searching for a missing child near South Padre Island, Texas, Sunday.
US Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC 911) holds change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 19, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Andrew Grantham relieved Cmdr. Staci Rutsch as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC 911) during a change of command ceremony, Wednesday, on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth.
Coast Guard urges safety during National Safe Boating Week, Memorial Day weekend
PRESS RELEASE | May 18, 2024
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week, May 18 through May 24, and urge mariners and beachgoers to be safe this Memorial Day weekend.
Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo holds Change of Command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew held a change of command ceremony, Friday, at Coast Guard Sector Key West in Key West.
U.S. Coast Guard convenes Safety Board of Inquiry to assess port infrastructure risks
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard convened a Ports and Waterways Safety Board of Inquiry Wednesday, to evaluate the risks to critical port infrastructure posed by larger commercial vessels and increased traffic density.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: U.S. Coast Guard urges maritime safety through proper radio use
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard urges the proper use of maritime radios to help prevent false alerts and reduce unnecessary radio chatter on VHF-FM channel 16.
Coast Guard repatriates 26 migrants to Cuba
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriated 26 migrants to Cuba, Friday, following an interdiction of unlawful migrant venture near the Florida Keys.
UPDATE 1: Unified Command monitors, responds to Pelican Island Bridge Allision
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
The Unified Command continues to respond to the incident that occurred on Wednesday at the Pelican Island Causeway when a break in coupling caused the barge MMLP 321, owned by Martin Marine, to allide with the Pelican Island Bridge.  
Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic kicks off National Safe Boating Week
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
The Coast Guard is urging Mid-Atlantic boaters to be safe on the water heading into National Safe Boating Week, which begins Saturday and runs prior to Memorial Day Weekend. National Safe Boating Week is an annual observance week that kicks-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to prioritize safety on the water.
Coast Guard to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a free, public Water Safety Fair at Station Golden Gate at 10 a.m., Saturday. 
Chief Deren Perez: Champion athlete and community leader in Guam
PRESS RELEASE | May 17, 2024
In the heart of the Western Pacific, where the waters of tradition and innovation merge, stands Chief Petty Officer Deren Perez, a figure of inspiration and leadership within the U.S. Coast Guard and beyond. This year, Chief Perez has been honored as the U.S. Coast Guard's Elite Male Athlete of the Year, a testament to his exceptional athletic abilities and unwavering dedication to his community.
Coast Guard rescues 2 divers off Florida Keys
PRESS RELEASE | May 16, 2024
KEY WEST, Fla.— A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued two men, Thursday, after they drifted away from their vessel while diving near Tennessee Reef.
US Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 16, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va. —  Vice Adm. Nathan Moore relieved Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday as the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, Thursday, during a change-of-command ceremony held on Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown.  Adm. Linda Fagan, commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. 
MEDIA ADVISORY: Unified Command to Host Press Conference for Pelican Island Bridge Allision Response in Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 16, 2024
Editors' Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP no later than 3:45 p.m. May 16 by emailing
Unified Command, Joint Information Center established for Pelican Island Bridge Allision Response
PRESS RELEASE | May 16, 2024
HOUSTON – A Unified Command and Joint Information Center have been established in Galveston Wednesday to coordinate response and disseminate information for the Pelican Island Bridge Allision on Wednesday morning.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard conducts National Safe Boating Week operations in Destin, Fla.
PRESS RELEASE | May 16, 2024
Coast Guard and local agency partners are scheduled to present informative displays and demonstrations for National Safe Boating Week  5 a.m Monday at U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin. A public open house is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Coast Guard, partner agencies, responding to Pelican Island Causeway allision in Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 15, 2024
HOUSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies in response to the Pelican Island Causeway allision in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.
Coast Guard permanently relieves Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve
PRESS RELEASE | May 15, 2024
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coast Guard permanently relieved Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Timothy Beard, Monday.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Cape May Coast Guard to Hold Annual Community Festival
PRESS RELEASE | May 15, 2024
CAPE MAY, N.J. — U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the Cape May County Coast Guard
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Academy Commencement 2024 Media Ground Rules
PRESS RELEASE | May 15, 2024
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 143rd commencement exercises at Cadet Memorial Field on Wednesday, May 22.
Media Advisory: Coast Guard, partner agencies join forces for National Safe Boating Week on Suncoast
PRESS RELEASE | May 15, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9th Division crews are teaming up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Sarasota County for multiple events throughout National Safe Boating Week.
Coast Guard, other agencies respond to sunken vessel in Seattle
PRESS RELEASE | May 14, 2024
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology and other agencies are responding to a vessel that sank at a pier in Seattle, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report at approximately 7:30 a.m. that the 91-foot crabbing vessel North American had sunk at a pier east of the Ballard Bridge on the south side of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
Coast Guard repatriates 23 migrants to Cuba
PRESS RELEASE | May 14, 2024
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriated 23 migrants to Cuba, Tuesday, following two separate interdictions of unlawful migrant ventures near Key West, Florida.
Coast Guard apprehends 4 men indicted for smuggling wildlife, following interdiction near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | May 14, 2024
Four suspected smugglers interdicted by the Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection surface and air units were indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico, May 9, 2024, following the interdiction of a makeshift vessel north of Isabela, Puerto Rico. The suspects are facing criminal charges for smuggling wildlife from the United States and Lacey Act trafficking. “This successful apprehension of four smugglers highlights the unwavering resolve of Coast Guard Sector San Juan, we work daily to interdict a wide range of illicit activities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Captain José Díaz, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan. “Unfortunately, the cruelty displayed by the smugglers in this case resulted in the loss of over 100 exotic birds. We will not stop in our commitment to control illicit trafficking in our region.”
Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters near Freeport, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 14, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four people from their overturned vessel near Freeport, Texas, Monday.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: US Coast Guard Atlantic Area to hold change-of-command ceremony  
PRESS RELEASE | May 14, 2024
Editor's note: News media interested in attending the ceremony are requested to RSVP with Coast Guard Atlantic Area External Affairs by emailing a list of member’s names to lantpao@uscg.mil by 4 p.m., Wednesday. Credentialed media are asked to bring a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to access the base. It is recommended to arrive at the gate no later than 10:15 a.m., Thursday, to attend the event.  YORKTOWN, Va.— U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony, Thursday, at 11 a.m. on the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center base in Yorktown.  During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Nathan Moore will relieve Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday as commander at U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan will preside over the ceremony.  
Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog 35 miles off Clearwater
PRESS RELEASE | May 13, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued three people and one dog, Monday, after their vessel began taking on water 35 miles west of Clearwater.
VIDEO RELEASE: Coast Guard medevacs 39-year-old man 40 miles off Tybee Island, Georgia
PRESS RELEASE | May 13, 2024
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man, Monday, from a vessel 40 miles off Tybee Island, Georgia.
U.S., Japan, Korea Coast Guards sign trilateral agreement to increase maritime cooperation
PRESS RELEASE | May 12, 2024
ALAMEDA, Calif – U.S. Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard and Korea Coast Guard representatives displayed continued commitment to enhance maritime expertise and promote regional cooperation by signing a trilateral letter of intent, Thursday. This agreement aligns trilateral cooperation between Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States to include capacity-building efforts to Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Pacific Island countries. The letter of intent advances a joint statement between the three nations’ leaders, which was held at Camp David in August 2023.
Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters in under 3 hours near Tampa Bay
PRESS RELEASE | May 11, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. – A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg crew rescued five mariners in under 3 hours Saturday, near Tampa Bay.
Coast Guard offloads more than $185 million in illegal narcotics during Fleet Week Miami
PRESS RELEASE | May 10, 2024
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) offloaded more than 13,803 pounds of cocaine and 3,736 pounds of marijuana with a combined estimated street value of approximately $185 million in Port Everglades, Friday.
Boston native assumes command of First Coast Guard District
PRESS RELEASE | May 10, 2024
BOSTON— On Friday, May 10, 2024, the Coast Guard held a change of command ceremony for the First Coast Guard District commander at Coast Guard Base Boston. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Michael Platt relieved Rear Adm. John Mauger as the commander of the First Coast Guard District, as the first African-American servicemember to assume the role. Vice  Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presided over the ceremony. Platt arrived from the Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and was responsible for providing counsel to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary regarding policies, plans, and other affairs between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.
Coast Guard rescues mariner from aground sailing vessel near Smith Point, Va.
PRESS RELEASE | May 10, 2024
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard hoisted a mariner from an aground sailing vessel, Thursday evening, near
Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old man 165 miles off Port Fourchon, La.
PRESS RELEASE | May 10, 2024
VIDEO AVAILABLE: The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man Thursday from the research vessel, Rem Andes, approximately 165 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
Coast Guard reopens comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking to federalize existing anchorage ground near Rice Island, Oregon
PRESS RELEASE | May 9, 2024
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard has reopened the comment period, Thursday, for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to federalize an existing anchorage ground in the Columbia River near Rice Island, Oregon. Reopening the comment period will allow additional time for the public to review and submit comments on the proposed rule.
Coast Guard reopens comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking to federalize existing anchorage ground near Port Westward, Oregon
PRESS RELEASE | May 9, 2024
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard has reopened the comment period, Thursday, for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to federalize an existing anchorage ground in the Columbia River near Port Westward, Oregon. Reopening the comment period will allow additional time for the public to review and submit comments on the proposed rule.
MULTIMEDIA RELEASE: Coast Guard rescues injured man from aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound, Georgia
PRESS RELEASE | May 9, 2024
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued an injured man from an aground sailboat, Wednesday, near Sapelo Sound, Georgia.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new multipurpose building in Fort Macon
PRESS RELEASE | May 9, 2024
Editor's Note: Media are asked to RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, by contacting Fifth District public
US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to depart on annual summer cruise
PRESS RELEASE | May 9, 2024
NEW LONDON, Conn. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) is scheduled to depart Fort Trumbull in New London, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. to begin the training vessel’s annual summer cruise. U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets on board will have the unique and experiential learning opportunity of sailing aboard a tall ship, which provides them with their first introduction to life at sea and is a foundational experience in their leadership development journey toward becoming future officers in the Coast Guard. During the cruise, cadets take classes on numerous subjects that are key to life at sea, including navigation, seamanship, ship and boat maneuvering, line handling, sailing, first aid, weather patterns, damage control, engineering, career development, and more. They will stand their first watch, and assist with setting, dousing, and trimming the sails, often requiring trainees to climb the rigging, and push themselves outside of their comfort zones.
U.S. Coast Guard conducts spill response exercise with Supreme Petroleum Guam
PRESS RELEASE | May 9, 2024
PITI, Guam — On May 1, 2024, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam personnel executed a Government-Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) at the Harbor of Refuge testing Supreme Petroleum, a key player in Guam's petroleum industry.  The drill, run and evaluated by personnel from the Guam-based U.S. Coast Guard Emergency Management and Force Readiness, Prevention, and Incident Management divisions, simulated an oil spill scenario to guarantee safety, appropriate notifications, and prompt response actions. The primary mission was to evaluate the facility's ability to execute response plans swiftly and efficiently under real-world conditions, which they met satisfactorily. "The significance of the National Preparedness for Response Program (PREP) highlights that facilities must follow different standards. These unannounced exercises are like pop quizzes for facilities, testing how they respond to oil discharges. Reflecting on the exercise, seeing how everyone knew what to do and jumped into action was impressive. They activated their plan efficiently, and it was great to witness," said Lt. Henry Dunphy, the chief of emergency management and force readiness at U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam.
Coast Guard Cutter Munro medevacs individual 20 miles off the Coast of Peru
PRESS RELEASE | May 8, 2024
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL-755) conducted a medevac a 37-year-old male off the fishing vessel “Tiburon 9” approximately 20 miles off the coast of Peru, Friday.
Coast Guard conducts joint rescue with Nags Head Fire Rescue
PRESS RELEASE | May 8, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted with the rescue of a 70-year-old male, Monday evening, near Nags Head, North Carolina. Nags Head Fire Rescue Fireboat 16 located and recovered the individual wearing a lifejacket, who was showing signs of severe hypothermia west of Jockey Ridge State Park, after a multi-agency search effort led by the Coast Guard. The man was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services and transported to Outer Banks Hospital.