A boatcrew member at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C. keeps a watchful eye during a Homeland Security patrol on the Potomac River – Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill.) Guardians assisted in the search for a lost Michigan hunter yesterday. A helicopter deployed from Air Station
Guardians detain personnel aboard a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) captured in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Central America. After finding the vessel was loaded with narcotics, Guardians seized the SPSS and detained the four crew members. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) Click on the image to view more photos from the drug bust. Guardians from
The Coast Guard earned kudos from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the Vessel Traffic Center in New Orleans. Secretary Napolitano noted the Coast Guard’s diverse and often unpublicized port safety and security missions during a meeting with public and private sector stakeholders to discuss inter-agency coordination and port resurgence after Hurricane Katrina.
Guardians in the Tampa Bay area rescued six people in two separate SAR cases yesterday. Five boaters were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico after their 21-foot boat started taking on water about 31 miles off the coast. Thankfully, the men were carrying the right equipment to call for help and were wearing life jackets.
Hurricane Bill may be offshore, but its effects were felt all along the East Coast. As thousands of spectators gathered to watch the 15-foot surf on Sunday off Acadia National Park‘s Thunder Hole in Maine, a large rogue wave swept about 20 people into the water. While several of them were able to get back
Venezuelan and Coast Guard officials worked together to board a vessel in the Caribbean Sea and seize a ton of cocaine yesterday. Story here Anne Arundel County became the first county in Maryland to officially partner with the Coast Guard. The agreement enables the small but valuable Marine Police Force to enforce federal laws while
Early this morning, a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City rescued four people from a life raft about 80 miles off the coast of New Jersey. After their fishing boat began taking on water, the crew abandoned ship and waited for help to arrive. The passengers were wearing survival suits and using flares,
In this story, the CGC Boutwell’s Captain and crew talk about the cutter’s trip around the world and their encounter with suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia. The cutter recently returned to California after spending 178 days circumnavigating the globe. Story here It is all hands on deck during St. Louis’ All-Star week fan-fest.
Project SeaHawk is a pilot port security project created by Congress in 2003 in the port of Charleston, South Carolina. Under the guidance of the Department of Justice (DOJ), SeaHawk is an innovative program to enhance port security operations, capabilities and coordination and is a model for future Interagency Operations Centers (IOCs). Members from DOJ,