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.
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 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.
Coast Guard repatriates 51 migrants to Dominican Republic following vessel interdiction near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | May 8, 2024
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 51 migrants to Dominican Republic, Tuesday, following the interdiction of an unlawful, irregular migration attempt near Puerto Rico. The repatriated migrants were transferred to Dominican Republic Navy vessel off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. One other migrant interdicted in the group remains in U.S. custody to face federal prosecution under 8 U.S. Code § 1324.
Coast Guard, Air Force, Sitka Mountain Rescue crews conduct exercises near Sitka, Alaska
PRESS RELEASE | May 7, 2024
The crews of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco (WPC 1122), Sitka Mountain Rescue, and Air Force 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons conducted search and rescue (SAREX) exercises near Sitka, April 30-May 2.
Coast Guard conducts 13 fisheries boardings, issues 25 violations off Texas coast
PRESS RELEASE | May 7, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard boarded 13 commercial fishing vessels and issued 25 safety and living marine resource violations during a patrol off the Texas coast, April 11-25.
Eastern Caribbean Combined Coordination Group holds joint meetings to foster interagency coordination
PRESS RELEASE | May 6, 2024
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Eastern Caribbean Combined Coordination Group (ECCG) held a meeting April 23-25, in San Juan, to discuss increasing coordination to unify action against illicit market-driven flows that include human trafficking, human smuggling, the export of arms and monetary instruments, environmental crimes, and the movement of illicit drugs within the Eastern Caribbean Joint Operating Area. Transnational Criminal Organizations conducting this sort of malign activity along the maritime approaches to the U.S. Southeast Maritime Border – threaten maritime security, the rule of law, and ultimately, regional stability.
Media Availability: First Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 6, 2024
Editor's note: News media interested in attending are asked to RSVP with Coast Guard External Affairs at d1publicaffairs@uscg.mil by 3 p.m., Thursday. BOSTON — The First Coast Guard District is scheduled to host a change command ceremony, Friday. During the ceremony Rear Adm. Michael Platt, a Boston native, will relieve Rear Adm. John Mauger as the commander of the First Coast Guard District. Adm. Linda Fagan, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, and previous First Coast Guard District commander will be presiding. What: Coast Guard First District change of command ceremony. When: Friday, May 10, 11 a.m., news media are requested to arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. Where: Coast Guard Base Boston, 427 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109. The Coast Guard First District’s missions span across eight states in the northeast including over 2,000 miles of coastline from the U.S. and Canadian border to northern New Jersey and 1,300 miles offshore. The district includes more than 12,000 active duty, reserve, civil servant and auxiliary personnel. In an average year, the First Coast Guard District saves 427 lives, conducts 2,392 search and rescue cases, assists 4,536 people, and safeguards approximately $115,000,000 in property at sea. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. The ceremony is conducted in order to formally demonstrate the continuity of authority within a U.S. military command.
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home following Gulf of Mexico fisheries patrol and response to Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse
PRESS RELEASE | May 6, 2024
PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence (WMEC 616) returned to their home port in Pensacola, April 27, 2024, after a two-month deployment spent conducting a living marine resources patrol in the Gulf of Mexico, undergoing a maintenance availability at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, and later responding to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. Diligence’s crew patrolled within the U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District area of responsibility, based in New Orleans, and supported Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi’s efforts to counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in U.S. territorial waters.
Feature Story: Mentoring the nation’s future
PRESS RELEASE | May 6, 2024
For U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kathryn Rubio, from Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Cyber and Intelligence Service Center (C5ISC) in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and Lt. James Eggers, the command center chief at Sector Delaware Bay, Philadelphia, the 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program offered an opportunity for a mutual beneficial exchange with the nation's next generation of leaders.
Coast Guard terminates voyage of an illegal charter vessel in Lake Havasu, Arizona
PRESS RELEASE | May 5, 2024
Lake Havasu, ARIZ. – The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter of the 25-foot Pontoon, in the vicinity of Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu, Ariz., April 27, 2024. A Coast Guard boarding team conducted a safety boarding of the vessel with 10 people aboard. There were nine passengers for hire and one non-credentialed crew member.
Coast Guard medevacs 12-hour-old baby from flood-impacted Cleveland, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 12-hour old baby girl from flood-impacted Cleveland, Texas, Friday.
Coast Guard, other agencies respond to sunken vessel near Henry Island, Washington
PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2024
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, and San Juan County officials are responding to a vessel that sank Friday just west of Henry Island, Washington.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home from Eastern Pacific patrol; one life saved, $50.8M worth of cocaine interdicted
PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2024
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) and crew returned home to Port Angeles Friday after completing a 54-day multi-mission patrol in support of a Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) counternarcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Coast Guard, Pennsylvania National Guard retrieve beached buoy in Delaware Bay
PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2024
 Editor's note: click image to download high-resolution video PHILADELPHIA—The crew of the U.S.
Coast Guard relieves Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve
PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2024
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily relieved Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Timothy Beard, Friday.
US Coast Guard Cutter Confidence celebrated for 58 years’ service during heritage recognition ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2024
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard held a heritage recognition ceremony, Thursday, in Cape Canaveral to honor the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence (WMEC 619) and recognize its 58 years of service. The ceremony was presided over by Cmdr. Thomas Martin, commanding officer of Confidence, and served to celebrate the Confidence’s contributions to the service and Nation in the presence of cutter leadership, current and former crew members, families, and friends. 
DHS Secretary to speak at CGA Commencement
PRESS RELEASE | May 2, 2024
New London, Conn. – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 143rd Commencement Exercises Wednesday, May 22.
U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia celebrates World Tuna Day with sustainable fishing and community engagement in the Northern Marianas
PRESS RELEASE | May 2, 2024
This World Tuna Day, we reflect on the sustainable practices that help preserve our oceans and the species they sustain. Our crew aboard the USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) recently embraced the rich marine life and cultural heritage of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), notably on Pagan Island. During a liberty break from patrolling the Northern Marianas, they engaged in recreational fishing. They caught tuna using sustainable rod-and-reel methods. This activity wasn't merely about fishing; it was about forging a deep connection with the ocean and reflecting on the importance of respecting our marine resources. "As someone who grew up in the Pacific, the ocean has always been a part of who I am. Being able to serve and protect these waters and islands is important to me. Each patrol we go on, whether it's a rescue or just being present in the community, is a chance to give back to the ocean and lands that give us so much. Our work ensures the safety and health of our Pacific family," said Petty Officer 1st Class Ikaika Ruiz. Why Focus on Tuna? Tuna is crucial for food security, nutrition, and the global economy, yet overfishing and illegal fishing threaten their populations worldwide. On World Tuna Day, we advocate for sustainable fishing and collaborative measures among agencies and governments to ensure future generations can enjoy these incredible fish.
Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct oil spill response exercises near Sitka, Alaska 
PRESS RELEASE | May 1, 2024
Coast Guard crews partnered with several state, tribal, and local organizations to conduct exercises to improve responses to oil spills in geographically sensitive areas, April 23-25.
Coast Guard urges boating safety awareness and cautions public on illegitimate boating operations
PRESS RELEASE | May 1, 2024
Hawaii’s consistently favorable conditions allow year-round engagement in recreational beach and
Coast Guard oversees oil clean-up efforts off Pier 9 in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | May 1, 2024
Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management personnel continue oil clean-up oversight efforts, Wednesday, for an unknown discharge source that is affecting San Juan Harbor’s Pier 9 and the nearby land-based storm drainage system. Coast Guard Incident Management Division personnel are monitoring the oil discharged within the storm drainage system, which is being contained and recovered periodically by contracted oil recovery crews. “The discharged oil is being contained and recovered,” said Lt. Cmdr. Ray Lopez, Sector San Juan Incident Management Division Chief. “We suspect this spill may be tied to an unidentified inactive historical source that for years has resulted in a series of mystery spills along the Old San Juan waterfront,We are coordinating with the necessary local government and federal partner agencies and industry specialists to conduct research and apply technologies to identify and contain the source of the spill to protect public health and the environment from further impacts.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Recruiting Office Inland Empire to host grand opening event at new location in Upland, California
PRESS RELEASE | April 30, 2024
UPLAND, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a grand opening event Saturday, for a new recruiting office in Upland, California, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Coast Guard to hold townhall for Marine Casualty Investigation
PRESS RELEASE | April 30, 2024
What: The Coast Guard plans to host a townhall to present findings and recommendations from the
Coast Guard rescues man stranded on truck roof in Huntsville, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a man stranded on truck roof in Huntsville, Texas, Monday. 
Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Texas City, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people from their overturned vessel near the Texas City Dike, Texas, Monday.
Coast Guard, Air Force, Sitka Mountain Rescue crews to conduct exercises near Sitka, Alaska
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
The crews of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco (WPC 1122), Sitka Mountain Rescue, and Air Force 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons are scheduled to conduct search and rescue (SAR) exercises near Sitka, April 30-May 2.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Cadets to present research projects during Cadet Research Symposium Day
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be presenting capstone research projects all across the campus Thursday, May 2nd during Cadet Research Symposium Day.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa decommissioned after 34 years of service
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard decommissioned the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa (WPB 1335) during a ceremony, Friday, in Port Angeles, Washington.
Coast Guard repatriates 119 migrants to Dominican Republic following 2 interdictions near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle repatriated 119 migrants to Dominican Republic, Friday, following two interdictions of unlawful, irregular migration attempts near Puerto Rico.  The repatriated migrants were transferred to Dominican Republic Navy authorities at San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. 
Coast Guard boat crew rescues 3 fishermen from capsized recreational vessel off Dorado, Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
A Coast Guard Station San Juan boat crew rescued three fishermen from a capsized vessel, approximately two nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico, Saturday. The men were reportedly fishing aboard the 22-foot recreational vessel Elaine when their vessel was overtaken by a large wave. All three boaters were wearing their lifejackets when rescued.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Auxiliary, multiple agencies hold Kayaking 101 classes across 7 states
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Auxiliary, multiple agencies hold Kayaking 101 classes across 7 states.
USCGC Frederick Hatch: A beacon of excellence and diplomacy in the Pacific
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
Honoring the Legacy of Maritime Excellence In January 2024, the Surface Navy Association National Symposium in Washington, D.C., was marked by the commendation of the USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) crew as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence Award (Small). This accolade recognizes operational efficiency and pays tribute to the spirit of pioneering leadership and maritime governance that defines the U.S. Coast Guard. "I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the Frederick Hatch crew that led to our success over the past year and the cutter's subsequent selection for this award. They pushed the boundaries of what is possible for Fast Response Cutters and Oceania operations while overcoming significant challenges, and their influence across the region and Service cannot be overstated. It was an honor to accept the award alongside them, as the camaraderie and teamwork they have developed make Frederick Hatch a great place to work every day," said Lt. Patrick Dreiss, commanding officer of USCGC Frederick Hatch.
FSM partners conduct successful SAR operation on the heels of exercise with U.S. Coast Guard
PRESS RELEASE | April 29, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — Partners in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia, successfully concluded a search and rescue (SAR) operation for an overdue vessel off Pohnpei on April 25, 2024, demonstrating the value of recent enhancements in regional SAR capabilities and coordination. This operation coincided closely with the Federated States of Micronesia SAR Exercise 2024, held from April 15-16 in Chuuk and April 18 in Pohnpei. The exercise involved comprehensive seminars and functional drills designed to strengthen SAR response across the region. Key components of the training included SAR system fundamentals, alerting procedures, communications, and a SAR OPS software demonstration, alongside an overdue vessel check sheet exercise.
Coast Guard rescues diver off Indian Rocks Beach
PRESS RELEASE | April 28, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Sand Key boat crew rescued a diver, Sunday, after she reportedly exhibited symptoms of decompression sickness aboard a commercial diving vessel, 16 miles west of Indian Rocks Beach.
US Coast Guard Cutter James to arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
PRESS RELEASE | April 28, 2024
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) and its crew are scheduled to arrive, Monday, at the Port of Buenos Aires. This visit marks a significant moment in the ongoing partnership between the U.S. and Argentina, aimed at enhancing maritime security and combating illicit activities at sea. During this visit, the crew will also conduct joint drills on the high seas with their Argentine counterparts, emphasizing the collaborative spirit of this mission. 
PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard, partner agencies assist 8 after vessel runs aground near James Island
PRESS RELEASE | April 28, 2024
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies assisted eight people, Saturday, after their vessel ran aground on the Stono River near James Island. 
Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old woman 160 miles off Southwest Pass, La.
PRESS RELEASE | April 27, 2024
IMAGERY AVAILABLE: The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old woman 160 miles off Southwest Pass, La., Saturday.
Coast Guard presents Gold Lifesaving Medal to Puerto Rican woman for saving 3 children in 2014
PRESS RELEASE | April 26, 2024
The Coast Guard presented the Gold Life Saving Medal to a Puerto Rican woman at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Friday. Aivelyn Díaz Rosado, 39, a resident of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for her heroic actions on April 21, 2014, in which three children were saved from strong rip currents in Dorado, Puerto Rico. “Today I had the honor of formally presenting the Gold Life Saving Medal, on behalf of the Commandant, to Aivelyn Díaz Rosado for her heroic actions on April 21, 2014, that saved three children from drowning off a beach in Dorado, Puerto Rico,” said Capt. José E. Díaz, Sector San Juan commander.  “The Coast Guard is proud of Aivelyn and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”
Coast Guard rescues 8 children on Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 26, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued eight children on the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, Tuesday.
Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to pier fire near Oceanside
PRESS RELEASE | April 25, 2024
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard is responding to a fire that started on Oceanside Pier Thursday afternoon.
Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, seizes 350 pounds of illegally caught fish off Texas coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 25, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha and seized 350 pounds of illegally caught fish in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday.
Coast Guard repatriates 38 migrants to Dominican Republic following 2 interdictions near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 25, 2024
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 38 migrants to Dominican Republic, Wednesday, following two interdictions of unlawful, irregular migration attempts near Puerto Rico.  The repatriated migrants were transferred to Dominican Republic authorities during a rendezvous with a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off the Dominican Republic.  Two other interdicted migrants remain in U.S. custody facing criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico.
Coast Guard crews return 92 migrants to Bahamas, Cuba following multiple task force interdictions
PRESS RELEASE | April 25, 2024
Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters returned a combined 92 migrants, Wednesday, following four separate interdictions of unlawful, irregular migration attempts over the weekend.
New CGA policy revokes awards and honors for individual misconduct
PRESS RELEASE | April 25, 2024
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The U.S. Coast Guard Academy recently established a process to revoke honorary awards and other permanent institutional recognition given to members who are later found to have committed serious misconduct or engaged in criminal activity. 
Coast Guard helps commercial fishermen ensure a safe catch
PRESS RELEASE | April 25, 2024
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Coast Guard removes Chaplain of the Coast Guard from primary duty
PRESS RELEASE | April 24, 2024
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard permanently removed Capt. Daniel Mode, Chaplain of the Coast Guard, from his primary duty due to a loss of confidence, Wednesday.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters retired after 36 years of service in Alaska
PRESS RELEASE | April 24, 2024
The Coast Guard retired the Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter fleet during a ceremony, Tuesday.
US Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns home to Florida after 61-day Operation Vigilant Sentry patrol
PRESS RELEASE | April 24, 2024
PENSACOLA, Fla. —  The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless (WMEC 624) returned to their home port in Pensacola, Wednesday, following a 61-day patrol in the Windward Passage and Florida Straits. While underway, crew members conducted maritime safety and security missions to protect life at sea and deter illegal migrant voyages bound for the United States. Dauntless deployed in support of Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast (HSTF-SE) and Operation Vigilant Sentry (OVS) while patrolling in the Coast Guard Seventh District’s area of responsibility. While underway, Dauntless worked alongside other Coast Guard assets and units to dissuade unsafe maritime migration and enforce U.S. law on the high seas.
U.S. Coast Guard, partners conduct Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation at the Port of Guam
PRESS RELEASE | April 23, 2024
PITI, Guam — On April 18, 2024, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam spearheaded a comprehensive Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO), meticulously inspecting 172 containers at the Port of Guam.  This operation is part of ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and security of containerized cargo, which is crucial for the island's economy and environmental protection.
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas decommissioned after 35 years of service in Coos Bay, Oregon
PRESS RELEASE | April 23, 2024
COOS BAY, Ore. – The Coast Guard decommissioned the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Orcas (WPB1327) during a ceremony, Tuesday. Rear Adm. Charles Fosse, the commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony honoring the 35 years of service Orcas and its crews provided to the nation.
Coast Guard completes investigation into loss of Mary B II near Newport, Oregon
PRESS RELEASE | April 23, 2024
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has completed its investigation into the January 8, 2019, loss of the Commercial Fishing Vessel MARY B II on the Yaquina Bay Bar near Newport, Oregon.
Coast Guard interdiction leads to the apprehension of 3 wanted U.S. citizens
PRESS RELEASE | April 23, 2024
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicted an unlawful migration voyage in the Mona Passage, Friday. Following the interdiction, Dominican Republic Navy authorities detained three U.S. citizens, who reportedly are affiliated with a criminal gang and wanted in connection with a July 2020 shooting at a residential community in Puerto Rico in which four people were killed. The suspects are currently under the custody of the Dominican Republic ‘Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas' DNCD (United States Marshals Service Dominican Republic Foreign Field Office Fugitive Investigative Unit). United States Marshals Service Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force for the District of Puerto Rico are coordinating the deportation of the three suspects.
U.S. Coast Guard engages with CNMI, Guam agencies in subject matter expert exchange on boat forces operations
PRESS RELEASE | April 22, 2024
SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — U.S. Coast Guard members from U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam participated in a comprehensive subject matter expert exchange with multiple agencies in Saipan from April 8-12, 2024, to enhance inter-agency cooperation and proficiency in maritime operations. During this pivotal event, Chief Petty Officer Richard Hofschneider of the Forces Micronesia Ready for Operations department, Chief Petty Officer Robert Cook, Petty Officer 1st Class Juan Taijeron, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Apiag, also a Coast Guard reservist from Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor in Guam, met with representatives from CNMI Department of Fire and EMS (DFEMS) and CNMI Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). 
Coast Guard Sector New York holds change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | April 22, 2024
NEW YORK — Capt. Zeita Merchant transferred command of Coast Guard Sector New York to Capt. Jonathan Andrechik Monday, during a change-of-command ceremony at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Manhattan. Click the link above to view the full story.
Media Availability: Coast Guard, Mexican Navy to discuss illegal fishing, offer boat ride in Corpus Christi, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 22, 2024
WHAT: Interviews on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF) and a boat ride as part of a North American Maritime Security Initiative exercise WHO: Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command and Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) leaders WHEN: Interviews from 9-10 a.m. followed by a boat ride from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 WHERE: Interviews will be held at the Port of Corpus Christi, 400 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. The boat ride will depart from the Lawrence Street T-Head, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 111-day Alaskan deployment
PRESS RELEASE | April 22, 2024
ALAMEDA, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and crew returned home port in Alameda, Monday, following a 111-day deployment to the Bering Sea in support of search and rescue capabilities and protecting the United States’ northern-most borders. Stratton and crew departed Alameda January 2, and while deployed, Coast Guard’s Seventeenth District maintained operational control. Congress mandates a continuous presence for search and rescue capabilities in the Bering Sea, and Stratton and crew operated in the harsh environment for 72 days. Stratton was at the forefront of maritime safety and security. The cutter's presence in the region ensured rapid response to emergencies, safeguarding the lives of Alaskan fishermen.
Roots of Resilience: The Chamorro spirit of Chief Petty Officer Luis Jose Reyes Blas
PRESS RELEASE | April 21, 2024
In the vast expanse of the Pacific, where the horizon seems to stretch infinitely, blending sea and sky, Chief Petty Officer Luis Jose Reyes Blas charts a profoundly personal and universally inspiring course.  His recent advancement to chief petty officer on March 26, 2024, is a personal milestone and a continuation of a revered family legacy. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather served as chiefs in the U.S. Navy. Yet Luis's story is distinctly his own, woven from the rich cultural fabric of his Chamorro heritage, a point of pride, especially during Chamorro Heritage Month.
Coast Guard, partners end search for missing boater after locating remains in North East River, Maryland
PRESS RELEASE | April 21, 2024
The Coast Guard and partner agencies ended the search for David Rambo after divers from the Maryland Natural Resources Police and Maryland State Police located and recovered Rambo deceased in the North East River near Anchor Marina, Maryland, Sunday.
Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing boater in North East River, Maryland
PRESS RELEASE | April 21, 2024
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard is searching along with partner agencies for a missing boater in the
Coast Guard prohibits several rental boats from getting underway after dockside examinations
PRESS RELEASE | April 21, 2024
Investigating officers from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West prohibited the operation of six rental vessels operated by a marina in Marathon, Florida, during a joint operation with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Wednesday.
Coast Guard, partners rescue 2 kayakers near Sunshine Skyway Bridge
PRESS RELEASE | April 21, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Cortez boat crew rescued two people, Saturday, after their kayak flipped within the vicinity of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue boaters near Hopedale, Louisiana.
PRESS RELEASE | April 20, 2024
Editor's Note: Click here to download video.NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two overdue
Coast Guard hosts Community Day in Houston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 20, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard hosted a Community Day in Houston Saturday.
US Coast Guard commissions newest national security cutter named for first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
PRESS RELEASE | April 20, 2024
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard welcomed its newest cutter into the fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759), Saturday, during a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Charleston, presided over by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan. Calhoun is the 10th Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) to join the Coast Guard and is the fourth NSC to be homeported in North Charleston alongside Coast Guard Cutters Hamilton (WMSL 753), James (WMSL 754) and Stone (WMSL 758).
New commanding officer at helm of USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) in Guam
PRESS RELEASE | April 19, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — Lt. Emma Saunders took command of USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) from Lt. Jalle Merritt in a change of command ceremony at Victor Pier in Apra Harbor, Guam, on April 19, 2024. Capt. Nicholas Simmons, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam commander, presided over the ceremony.
Coast Guard, partners rescue 14 boaters in active week off Florida’s Suncoast
PRESS RELEASE | April 19, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg crews responded to multiple cases throughout the week after receiving, a combined, 17 distress and marine safety calls. Throughout the week, Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received requests for help from several disabled vessels resulting in the rescue of 14 boaters. In one case, an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert and mayday call were made, allowing a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater aircrew to locate the vessel.
Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba
PRESS RELEASE | April 19, 2024
Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard, LMPD to offer media ride-along prior to Thunder Over Louisville.
PRESS RELEASE | April 18, 2024
The Coast Guard and Louisville Metro Police Department are scheduled to host a ride-along for media on Friday, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Coast Guard interdicts lancha, seizes 440 pounds of illegally caught fish off Texas coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 17, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha and seized 440 pounds of illegally caught fish in federal waters off southern Texas Tuesday
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to host free, public Community Day in Houston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 17, 2024
WHAT: Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to host a free, public Community Day WHO: Members from Coast Guard units throughout the Houston-Galveston area WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024 WHERE: Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, 13411 Hillard St, Houston, TX 77034
UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Port Mansfield, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended its search at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday for a missing 19-year-old man near Port Mansfield, Texas.
U.S. Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation and delivers drought relief in Federated States of Micronesia
PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024
YAP, Federated States of Micronesia — Following a high-profile rescue of three mariners from Pikelot Atoll, the U.S. Coast Guard, operating through the USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) and coordinated by U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam with U.S. Embassy and USAID partners, continued their vital service in the Pacific by conducting a critical medical evacuation and delivering more than 15,000 lbs. of essential drought relief supplies to several island communities from April 9 – 13, 2024. "This past week, the crew demonstrated profound capability and compassion," said Lt. Ray Cerrato, commanding officer of the Oliver Henry. "The little moments of true empathy—from CS1 Pablo, our ship's cook and a certified EMT, who cared for the boy during our overnight transit, to GM2 and MKC, who gave up their own sleeping quarters so that the boy's parents could rest— really reflect the deep humanity and commitment of our team. It's personal, and they make these sacrifices without second thoughts. That is the true spirit of the Coast Guard."
Coast Guard Sector New York to hold change-of-command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024
NEW YORK — Capt. Zeita Merchant is scheduled to relinquish command of Coast Guard Sector New York to Capt. Jonathan Andrechik Monday, during a change-of-command ceremony at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Manhattan. Click the link above to view the full news release.
Coast Guard seeks public comment regarding proposed slow speed zone in Miami
PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024
The Coast Guard is seeking comment on a potential regulated navigation area for certain waters surrounding Port Miami. The notice was published in the federal register, Thursday.
Coast Guard medevacs U.S. passenger from Disney cruise ship 180 miles northwest of Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024
A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew conducted a medevac for a Disney Fantasy cruise ship passenger, Monday, in Atlantic Ocean waters 180 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The medevac patient was a 35-year-old pregnant woman, U.S. citizen, who experienced health complications and required a higher level of medical care ashore.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: US Coast Guard to commission newest national security cutter, named for first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, in North Charleston, South Carolina
PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.  — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759), the service’s newest national security cutter, Saturday, in North Charlston. The event will be presided over by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan. The cutter’s namesake comes from the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Charles L. Calhoun. The commissioning ceremony’s date of April 20 is in honor of Calhoun’s birthday. WHO: Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan; Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Heath Jones; Capt. Timothy Sommella, the commanding officer of the Calhoun; and Calhoun crew members. WHAT:  Commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter. WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 10 a.m. WHERE: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2000 Bainbridge Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405.
Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing man near Port Mansfield, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 15, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, is searching for a man near Port Mansfield, Texas, Monday.
Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters near Freeport, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 14, 2024
Houston — The Coast Guard rescued six people from their vessel that was taking on water 7 miles offshore from Freeport, Texas, Sunday.
Coast Guard conducts joint rescue with San Francisco Police Department and Pilot Boat
PRESS RELEASE | April 14, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted with the rescue of four boaters after their vessel capsized
Coast Guard hosts Community Day in Corpus Christi, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 14, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard hosted a Community Day in Corpus Christi Saturday.
U.S. Coast Guard and Government of Samoa put enhanced maritime agreement to the test in tabletop exercise
PRESS RELEASE | April 12, 2024
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard and Government of Samoa bolstered their maritime security cooperation on April 5, 2024, by the signing of an enhanced maritime law enforcement addendum and conducted a subsequent tabletop exercise. This agreement strengthens regional security and promotes maritime safety and security in the Pacific by empowering the Coast Guard to conduct enforcement actions within Samoa's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) under specific circumstances. The recently signed addendum complements existing collaboration with Samoan law enforcement by enabling Samoa to request the Coast Guard to inspect vessels and enforce their coastal regulations without a Samoan officer onboard. 
Coast Guard repatriates 16 migrants to Cuba
PRESS RELEASE | April 12, 2024
MIAMI – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 16 migrants to Cuba, Friday,
Task Force continues to prevent irregular, unlawful maritime migration to United States
PRESS RELEASE | April 12, 2024
MIAMI – Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast (HSTF-SE) federal, state and local partner agencies continue to patrol the Florida Straits, Windward Passage, Mona Passage and Caribbean Sea to prevent and deter irregular, unlawful maritime migration to the United States.
Coast Guard reopens comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish anchorage ground near Crims Island, Oregon
PRESS RELEASE | April 11, 2024
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard has reopened the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish anchorage ground in the Columbia River near Crims Island, Oregon. Reopening the comment period will allow additional time for the public to review and submit comments on the proposed rule.
Coast Guard interdicts 2 lanchas, seizes 460 pounds of illegally caught fish off Texas coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 11, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted two lanchas and seized 460 pounds of illegally caught fish in federal waters off southern Texas Tuesday.
USCGC Frederick Hatch's Lt. j.g. Mary Sims awarded for excellence in Pacific maritime operations
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — Aboard the USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143), Lt. j.g. Mary Sims sets an example of excellence on the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean. She was honored in March 2024 with the prestigious inaugural Sector Guam Officer Excellence Award for the second half of 2023 for her unwavering devotion to duty and outstanding leadership. 
Update 3: Coast Guard suspends search for boater missing off North Carolina coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
The Coast Guard suspended its active search for a missing boater Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. off the coast of North Carolina. Missing is Jeffrey Kale, 47, from Clover, South Carolina.
Coast Guard Academy Cadets disciplined for distributing answers to homework
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy held 55 Second Class cadets accountable after cadets distributed answers for two separate homework assignments via electronic means, in clear violation of Academy policy.
U.S. Coast Guard cutter returns home following 98-day Indo-Pacific deployment
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and crew returned home Monday following a 21,000-mile, 98-day Indo-Pacific deployment in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to host free, public Community Day in Corpus Christi, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
WHAT: Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi to host a free, public Community Day  WHO: Members from Coast Guard units throughout the Corpus Christi area WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2024 WHERE: Water’s Edge Park, 602 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401
US Coast Guard Cutter Dependable celebrated for 56 years’ service during heritage recognition ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard held a heritage recognition ceremony Tuesday in Virginia Beach to honor the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable (WMEC 626) and its 56 years of service to the Nation. The ceremony, which served to celebrate the Dependable’s legacy, underscored the cutter’s reputational motto, “Count on Us - Credibility Built on Excellence,” in the presence of cutter leadership, current and former crew members, families, and friends.
U.S. Coast Guard, regional partners launch Oil Spill Task Force in Majuro
PRESS RELEASE | April 10, 2024
MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands — In a landmark collaboration, five Hawaii-based active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard's 14th District and the Marine Environmental Response team from the newly established Regional Activities Center, alongside a scientific support coordinator from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), joined forces with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Authority (RMIEPA) to initiate an Oil Spill Task Force in Majuro the first week of April 2024. Over the course of a productive week, the team made significant progress in developing a National Contingency Plan for the Marshall Islands.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns home after inaugural 79-day Operation Blue Pacific Patrol in Oceania
PRESS RELEASE | April 9, 2024
HONOLULU – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) and crew returned to home port in Hawaii, Tuesday, after a 79-day patrol in support of Coast Guard District Fourteen's Operation Blue Pacific in Oceania.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard to host ribbon cutting ceremony at Base Boston for Fast Response Cutter pier
PRESS RELEASE | April 9, 2024
WHO: Rear Adm. Amy Grable, assistant commandant for engineering and logistics, and Andrea Gayle-Bennett, deputy secretary of the executive office of veterans' services. WHAT: Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Pier Ribbon Cutting Ceremony WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 10 a.m. WHERE: Coast Guard Base Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109. Click the link above to view full news release.
UPDATE 2: Coast Guard resumes search for missing boater off North Carolina coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 9, 2024
The Coast Guard has resumed its search for a missing boater Tuesday off the coast of North Carolina.  A good Samaritan located a vessel matching the description of the boat Jeffery Kale was aboard, nearly 83 miles east of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 
Coast Guard, Corpus Christi Fire Department rescue 3 from water in Nueces Bay, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 9, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Corpus Christi Fire Department rescued three men after their boat capsized in Nueces Bay near Corpus Christi Monday.
Coast Guard repatriates 101 migrants to Dominican Republic following 3 interdictions near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 9, 2024
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 101 migrants to Dominican Republic, Monday, following three interdictions of unlawful, irregular migration attempts during the weekend near Puerto Rico.   The migrants were transferred to Dominican Republic authorities during two separate rendezvous with the Dominican Republic Navy vessel Capella just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy unite for maritime rescue, emphasizing community ties in FSM
PRESS RELEASE | April 9, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — Three mariners are safe on April 9, 2024, thanks to the coordination of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the U.S. Navy, after being stranded on Pikelot Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), for more than a week. Responders successfully located the three mariners on Pikelot Atoll on the evening of April 9 and returned them and their outboard 100 nautical miles to Polowat Atoll, Chuuk State.
UPDATE 1: Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off North Carolina coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 8, 2024
The Coast Guard suspended its active search for a missing boater Monday at 8:20 p.m. off the coast of North Carolina.
FINAL UPDATE: Unified Command completes successful integrity test of MPOG pipeline
PRESS RELEASE | April 8, 2024
FINAL UPDATE: The Unified Command successfully completed a line integrity test on the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) company's pipeline system Friday, near Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans.
Coast Guard Port Security Units to conduct training exercise in Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 8, 2024
Coast Guard Reserve crews from three Port Security Units (PSU) will be conducting exercise “Poseidon’s Domain” along the northeast coast of Puerto Rico from April 8 to April 25. The exercise will train crews from PSUs 305, 307 and 309 on Coast Guard Reserve PSU functions in support of national defense and homeland security missions.
Coast Guard, commercial salvage rescue 2 children and 3 adults near Crystal River
PRESS RELEASE | April 7, 2024
Coast Guard crews rescued two children and three adults, Sunday, after their 18-foot vessel capsized 10 miles west of Crystal River.
U.S. Coast Guard continues to strengthen ties with Republic of Palau
PRESS RELEASE | April 7, 2024
HONOLULU—Reflecting an ongoing commitment to regional stability and enhanced cooperation, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, in a pivotal managerial and support role, participated alongside the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District and regional partners in a high-level Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) with the Republic of Palau in Honolulu from March 18 to 22, 2024.  This strategic engagement, part of a series of bilateral discussions aimed at bolstering mutual defense and security initiatives, saw key representatives from both nations deliberating on a wide range of topics crucial to the partnership.
Coast Guard searching for missing boater off North Carolina coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 7, 2024
The Coast Guard continues search efforts for a missing boater Sunday between Blackjack and Steeples, North Carolina. Missing is Jeffrey Kale, 47, from Clover, South Carolina, last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday, aboard a white 32-foot Cape Horn center-console boat departing the Southport Wildlife Boat Ramp.
Coast Guard medevacs 1 from jetty near Galveston, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 6, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced one injured man who fell walking on a jetty near Galveston, Texas, Friday.
U.S. and Independent State of Samoa sign addendum to existing maritime law enforcement agreement in the Pacific
PRESS RELEASE | April 5, 2024
HONOLULU — The United States and the Independent State of Samoa had the honor to share and sign an addendum to the existing 2012 Bilateral Agreement, at U.S. Embassy Apia in Samoa, to continue and expand operational cooperation to suppress illicit transnational maritime activity, on April 5, 2024. 
Coast Guard offloads more than $24 million in illegal narcotics interdicted in eastern Caribbean
PRESS RELEASE | April 5, 2024
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell offloaded more than 1,850 pounds of cocaine with an assessed street value of approximately $24.3 million in Miami, Friday.  
Coast Guard interdicts lancha, seizes 400 pounds of illegally caught fish off Texas coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 5, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha crew and seized approximately 400 pounds of illegally caught red snapper in waters subject to U.S. law enforcement off southern Texas Thursday.
U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker returns to the U.S. following completion of Antarctic mission
PRESS RELEASE | April 4, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) and crew returned to the United States Sunday, following a 138-day deployment to Antarctica to support Operation Deep Freeze 2024.
Media Advisory: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane is scheduled to return to home port following inaugural Operation Blue Pacific Patrol in Oceania
PRESS RELEASE | April 4, 2024
Who: U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael Day, commander U.S. Coast Guard Fourteenth District, and Cmdr. Nicole Tesoniero, commanding officer U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903).  What: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane and crew are expected to return to home port after their inaugural Operation Blue Pacific patrol in Oceania. Media are invited to watch Harriet Lane and crew moor at Pearl Harbor and families be reunited after being away for more than 70 days. Media will be able to hear remarks from Day and Tesoniero regarding Operation Blue Pacific and the increased Coast Guard presence in Oceania.   Where: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 1000 North Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96860  When: Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m.   
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew responds to a medical emergency 160 miles off the San Diego coast
PRESS RELEASE | April 4, 2024
SAN DIEGO – A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew medically evacuates a 29-year-old male passenger from the petroleum oil tank ship Ingrid, approximately 160 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday afternoon.
Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters on Lake Champlain
PRESS RELEASE | April 3, 2024
BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont, rescued two stranded boaters from an island on Lake Champlain after their vessel ran aground Monday.
Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach holds change of command ceremony
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Capt. Stacey Crecy relieved Capt. Ryan Manning as the Coast
Media Advisory: Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Recruiting Office Tampa Bay invites media to recruiting open house
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and Recruiting Office Tampa Bay crews are holding an open house for more than 300 local high school students to showcase Coast Guard missions, aircraft, and careers. 
US Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Virginia after supporting Operation Vigilant Sentry
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
PORTSMOUTH, Va. —  The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907) returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Monday, following a 52-day patrol in the Florida Straits and Windward Passage. Escanaba’s crew contributed to the interdiction and repatriation of over 100 migrants from Haiti and Cuba while patrolling in the Coast Guard Seventh District’s area of responsibility. Escanaba deployed in support of the Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast initiative Operation Vigilant Sentry (OVS), which aims to disrupt and prevent unlawful migrant flow and human trafficking.
US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton completes four-month deployment, returns to homeport in Charleston
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) returned to their homeport in North Charleston, Friday, following a four-month maritime safety and security patrol in the Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Ocean. Patrolling in support of Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast's Operation Vigilant Sentry and Joint Interagency Task Force – South’s (JIATF-S) counterdrug mission, Hamilton’s crew interdicted four vessels trafficking illicit narcotics, apprehended 10 suspected drug smugglers, rescued 47 migrants on an unsafe voyage at sea, and assisted six mariners in distress.
Coast Guard suspends search for U.S. Marine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
Coast Guard rescue crews suspended search efforts in support of local emergency response agencies for a 26-year-old U.S. Marine in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, Sunday. Still missing is Cpl. Samuel Wanjiru, a resident of Mass., who came into distress Wednesday afternoon in the beach area of “La Pared” in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. “We keep Cpl. Samuel Wanjiru and his family in our prayers, hoping they find strength and closure during this most difficult time,” said Capt. Jose E. Diaz, Coast Guard Sector San Juan commander. “The loss of life in Puerto Rico beaches during March has been quite surreal, including the loss of two servicemembers. I commend the efforts of all responders, who have done their utmost to find Cpl. Wanjiru and who have also responded to numerous cases this month resulting in dozens of lives saved, while also conducting efforts to prevent any further loss of life in our beaches. Unfortunately, we continue to face similar marine conditions and it’s imperative we remain ready and that beachgoers stay safe daily by monitoring weather advisories and heeding warning signs and red flag conditions to stay out of the water when necessary.”
Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters near Pavell Island, Texas
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued six people from their overturned vessel near Pavell Island, Texas, Sunday.
Uniting Across Seas: JRSC Guam's efforts in Search and Rescue
PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024
SANTA RITA, Guam — In 2023, in a relentless pursuit of excellence in maritime safety, the Joint Rescue Sub-Center Guam (JRSC) team once again showcased its commitment to complex and agile search and rescue (SAR) operations across the vast Western Pacific. This commitment is epitomized through their recent collaborative exercises with international SAR entities, marking a significant stride towards operational excellence and international cooperation. As JRSC Guam observes the anniversary of the creation of Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs) on April 1, their innovative efforts and dedication have rightfully placed it as a nominee for the prestigious Geoff Pagels SAR Professional of the Year Award.
Santa Cruz safe water buoy to stay after public comment period
PRESS RELEASE | March 29, 2024
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Through the collaborative efforts of stakeholders and the positive engagement
Joint operation leads to cocaine seizure in Bahamas
PRESS RELEASE | March 29, 2024
MIAMI – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen aircrews assisted the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with the transfer and disposition of approximately 391 kilos of cocaine worth an estimated value of $7.5 million, Tuesday, at the Mayaguana Airport in The Bahamas.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to conduct honor run at Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse
PRESS RELEASE | March 28, 2024
(Click the hyperlink above to view the entire press release) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct an honor run Saturday at Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse in Sullivan’s Island.
Coast Guard searches for U.S. Marine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico, cautions for life-threatening conditions in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands beaches
PRESS RELEASE | March 28, 2024
oast Guard cautions beachgoers and boaters of high-surf and life-threatening rip currents through the weekend in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as search efforts continue Thursday, for a 26-year-old man in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Samuel Wanjiru, a U.S. Marine resident of Mass., who was visiting the island with his family, when he came into distress after going in the water Wednesday afternoon in the beach area of “La Pared” in Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  The National Weather Service in San Juan. Puerto Rico has advised of High-Surf, Small-Craft and Life-Threatening Rip Current Advisories for eastern, northern, and western beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through the weekend. 
Unmanned Systems Help Coast Guard Members Navigate the Future
PRESS RELEASE | March 27, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard leaders envision a future where Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) launched from Coast Guard cutters monitor air and surface contacts or fly autonomously inside large ships to inspect vessel tanks and other hazardous compartments.
Unified Command, Joint Information Center established for Key Bridge Response 2024
PRESS RELEASE | March 27, 2024
A Unified Command and Joint Information Center have been established in Baltimore Wednesday to coordinate response and disseminate information for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse on Tuesday morning.
Coast Guard cutter sustains damage during transit into St. Marys River
PRESS RELEASE | March 26, 2024
Click the hyperlink above to view the entire press release. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog (WPB 87373) sustained damage during the crew’s inbound transit from sea to the St. Marys River, Monday.  
US Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home to Florida following multi-mission deployment
PRESS RELEASE | March 26, 2024
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Venturous (WMEC 625) crew returned to their homeport in St. Petersburg, Friday, after a 60-day Caribbean patrol supporting Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast's Operation Vigilant Sentry and Joint Interagency Task Force – South’s counterdrug missions. While on patrol, the crew of Venturous repatriated 65 migrants. The migrants were safely transferred to Venturous from Coast Guard cutters Dauntless, Forward and Vigilant. Aboard Venturous, the migrants were given food, water, and basic medical care before being repatriated to the Haitian coast guard in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.
Coast Guard, multiple partner agencies, responding to Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore
PRESS RELEASE | March 26, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies in response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore Tuesday morning.
Coast Guard rescues U.S. citizen from life raft in Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico
PRESS RELEASE | March 25, 2024
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a boater from a life raft Sunday in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 20 nautical miles south of Puerto Rico. Rescued is Keith Mcpartlan a 42-year-old U.S. citizen from Fla., who was the sole passenger aboard the 40-foot pleasure craft Solamar while transiting off Puerto Rico.  The man reportedly abandoned the vessel onto a life raft out of concern that the vessel was in danger of capsizing.