Tag: investigation

District 11 Commander explains internal investigation into San Diego boat collision

SAN DIEGO – Rear Adm. Joseph Castillo, commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District, addresses the media regarding a collision between a Coast Guard 33-foot response boat and a 24-foot recreational boat that occurred Dec. 20, 2009, during a press conference at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. (Coast Guard photo by

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itCG-MSST Seattle returns home, US and Canada search for boater, investigation results released, migrants repatriated, divers in Saipan rescued

Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle (91101), returned home Friday after a six month deployment conducting port security duties in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MSSTs were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002 and are a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s layered strategy directed at protecting our seaports and

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itCG-half mast, helicopter rescue, missing pilot, fuel spill, investigation

Flag is lowered to half mast during a morning color ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Sunday Nov. 1, 2009. The ceremony was held in honor of seven coastguardsmen who were lost at sea when a Coast Guard C-130 suffered a mid-air collision with a Marine Corps AH-1W helicopter, Oct. 29, 2009. (Coast Guard

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itCG-plane crash, two fishermen rescued, sunken vessel located

Coast Guard helicopters were called to help in the search for the pilot of a private aircraft that crashed about a mile south of the Houma Terrebonne Airport in Southern Louisiana yesterday. The pilot was apparently the only person onboard at the time. Story here After Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a call that a

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itCG-maritime security zone for G-20 summit, public meetings on proposed rule, migrant smugglers sentenced to prison

Coast Guard will implement a security zone on an approximate five-mile area at the intersection of Pittsburgh’s three rivers during the G-20 global economic summit beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow until about 10 p.m. on Friday. Guardians will work with partner agencies to patrol and enforce the security zone. Watch video and read story here

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itCG-three rescued after plane flipped over, maritime security, parasail incident investigation continues

A Coast Guard Cordova Aviation Support Facility helicopter crew rescued three men after their plane reportedly flipped over while taking off from the beach along Patton Bay on Montague Island, Alaska, yesterday. The three passengers escaped the plane without injuries and used a satellite phone to call the Alaska State Troopers for help. The Troopers

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itCG-six rescued, two boat collision, ferry allision

CGC Sea Horse heard and responded to the initial distress call from a 28-foot boat taking on water about 30 miles off the coast of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, yesterday. Sea Horse monitored the situation as the vessel in distress transited toward shore because it was only able to control flooding by accelerating up on

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itCG-Ecstasy seized, young boy swept under water, 25 people rescued, parasail tragedy

Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, in cooperation with Makah Tribal Enforcement, interdicted an 18-foot vessel Thursday and seized a duffle bag full of what field-tested positive as Ecstasy. The 60,000 tablets are worth approximately $720,000. The Coast Guard boarding team detained the suspected smuggler, who was later arrested by the Coast Guard Investigative Service. The

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itCG-conflicting reports corrected, illegal immigrants detained, medical evacuation

Despite conflicting news reports, the Coast Guard did not chase down the man wanted for questioning in a murder investigation. A boat from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Washington, along with several other agencies assisted in the search for his boat. Officials ultimately found the boat in the Point Roberts area and turned it over to

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itCG-airborne storm warnings, inert ordnance found, fake distress call prosecuted, debris launched investigation

It’s not just search and rescue missions that get our aircraft in the air. During severe storms, we are part of the storm warning team. Not only does the aircraft report back on the status of the storm, but it also broadcasts messages to warn mariners that the storm is approaching. Today, a C-130 fixed

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