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US Coast Guard medevacs man near Mobile Bay, Alabama
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US Coast Guard medevacs man near Mobile Bay, Alabama

NEW ORLEANS, LA (STL.News) – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 46 miles south of Mobile Bay, Alabama, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 7:44 p.m. Friday of a man aboard a fishing vessel going in and out of consciousness. Sector watchstanders diverted an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile to medevac the man. The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:34 p.m. and transported the man to Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, in stable condition.
US Coast Guard continues response to airplane collision near Ketchikan, Alaska
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US Coast Guard continues response to airplane collision near Ketchikan, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (STL.News) - The Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans continue to respond to the report of two aircrafts colliding and are searching for two people in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday. Ten people were rescued and are receiving medical care, the extent of their injuries are unknown.  Four people are confirmed deceased. The aircrafts involved were a Beaver float plane and an Otter float plane. The Coast Guard is searching with the cutter Bailey Barco, an Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and two Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Mediums. Coast Guard Sector Juneau is actively coordinating the search with the following agencies: U.S. Forest Service Alaska Department of Fish and Game Ketchikan Fire Department ...
US Coast Guard offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana at Base Miami Beach
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US Coast Guard offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana at Base Miami Beach

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana Thursday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated total of $13.5 million wholesale seized in international waters.  This featured the cutter Raymond Evans’ first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking illicit narcotics on April 8, 2019 while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The contraband offloaded was interdicted off the coasts of Jamaica, Haiti, and Colombia, and represented three separate cases involving suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard: The cutter Raymond Evans was responsible for one case, seizing an estimated 550 pounds of marijuana. The Coast Guard Cut...
US Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana, 3,660 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades
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US Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana, 3,660 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale Thursday at Port Everglades seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America and represent five separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard: The Coast Guard Cutter Bear was responsible for two cases, seizing approximately 7,900 pounds of marijuana and 300 pounds of cocaine. The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) was responsible for one case, seizing approximately 2,700 pounds of cocaine. The USS Tornado (PC-14) wi...
US Coast Guard continues to search for overdue boater between Cozumel, Tampa
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US Coast Guard continues to search for overdue boater between Cozumel, Tampa

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) - The Coast Guard is continuing to search for an overdue boater who was reported missing Sunday during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie's wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai'a, transiting from Cozumel to Tampa.  The vessel is described as a white twinhull sailboat with blue trim and white sail.  The Coast Guard initiated an enhanced group call and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew along with a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew initiated the search. Currently searching is a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew, a Coast Guard Auxili...
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) - The Coast Guard interdicted 33 migrants Monday approximately 35 miles northeast of Tortuga, Haiti attempting to illegally enter the United States. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew detected an overloaded 25-foot motor vessel and launched an Over the Horizon smallboat crew.  While enroute, the smallboat crew recovered six softball-sized packages of marijuana floating approximately 100 yards from the vessel.  The smallboat crew then boarded the vessel and discovered 27 adult Haitian males, six adult Haitian females, three additional packages of marijuana and a package that tested positive for amphetamines. The Spencer crew safely embarked the 33 migrants, transferred the interdicted drugs aboard the cutter and destroyed the ve...
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Clearwater Pass
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Clearwater Pass

CLEARWATER, FL (STL.News) - The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday after a boat took on water 6 miles west of Clearwater Pass. At 10:27 a.m. Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF FM marine band radio channel 16 from three people aboard a 22-foot boat, the Snow Plow, stating the boat was taking on water. A Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched, arrived on scene and used a dewatering pump to control the water.  The boat crew escorted the Snow Plow to Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp. There were no reported injuries.
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard rescues man from disabled sailboat near North Santee Bay
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard rescues man from disabled sailboat near North Santee Bay

CHARLESTON, SC (STL.News) - The Coast Guard rescued a man from a disabled sailboat Wednesday near North Santee Bay in Georgetown. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 3:11 p.m. from the operator of the Drippe, a 38-foot sailboat, stating he was disabled and drifting towards rocks. A Coast Guard Station Georgetown 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and a Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist. The RB-M crew arrived on scene and were unable to reach the disabled vessel due to water depth.  The Dolphin crew hoisted the man and transported him to Georgetown Airport. No injuries were reported.
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA (STL.News) - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded Friday in San Diego more than 14,300 pounds of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March. "The offload that you see behind me, the bales of cocaine, represents a successful example of the cycle of justice," said Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, deputy commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area.  "This cycle of justice disrupts a cycle of crime which, left unchecked, fuels violence and instability that erodes our hemisphere's social and economic fabric and directly contributes to historically high numbers of drug related deaths in North America." The drugs were seized during six separate interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the Coast Guar...
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard Clears Vessel from Goethals Oil Spill to Depart New York City
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard Clears Vessel from Goethals Oil Spill to Depart New York City

NEW YORK (STL.News) - The Coast Guard cleared the Dublin Express for departure from New York Container Terminal in Staten Island Thursday morning.  The departure was approved following completion of repairs and cleaning of the vessel. The Unified Command, consisting of state and federal agencies and the responsible party, will continue cleanup operations until all impacted parts of the Arthur Kill Waterway are fully restored.  Cleanup operations in Jacob Riis Park concluded Tuesday and there’s been no new reported impacts in that area.  Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) teams identified a small amount of tar balls in Atlantic Beach and are evaluating them to confirm the source.  The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the area with local stakeholders. Through evaluation ...
Business News: Huntington Ingalls Industries Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials For National Security Cutter Midgett
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Business News: Huntington Ingalls Industries Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials For National Security Cutter Midgett

PASCAGOULA, MS (STL.News) - Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced yesterday that the National Security Cutter (NSC) Midgett (WMSL 757) has successfully completed acceptance trials.  Midgett, the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard, spent two full days in the Gulf of Mexico proving the ship’s systems. “The success of these trials is a direct result of the hard work and expertise of our shipbuilders, the INSURV team and our U.S. Coast Guard customer,” said George S. Jones, Ingalls’ vice president of operations.  “At sea, the craftsmanship of every shipbuilder who has worked in this program was proudly on display.  From the design phase to the ship’s delivery, these state-of-the-art vessels perform so well because every member o...
US Coast Guard News: Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue
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US Coast Guard News: Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue

NEW YORK (STL.News) – The Unified Command for the Goethals Oil Spill positively identified that tar balls recovered from Jacob Riis Park correlate to the fuel oil discharge caused by the Dublin Express on the Arthur Kill Waterway, Thursday March 28. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory completed fingerprinting of the tar balls, verifying the recovered oil was found to match the vessel as the source. Although NOAA trajectories do not predict further impacts, Unified Command will continue to monitor the area through local stakeholders.  Cleanup operations in Arthur Kill Waterway are ongoing since the incident occurred. Shoreline assessments in New York and New Jersey areas have continued since last week, and there have been no reports of additional impacted areas.
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 65 miles east of Kodiak, Alaska
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 65 miles east of Kodiak, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska (STL.News) - The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 65 miles east of Kodiak, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 38-year-old man, who was suffering symptoms of a heart attack, and transported him to Air Station Kodiak where he was placed in the care of awaiting EMS.  He was taken to Kodiak Providence Hospital. Coast Guard watchstanders in the 17th District Command Center in Juneau received a request for the medevac at about 9 p.m. from the master of the 49-foot longline fishing vessel Resurrection. The aircrew launched from the air station, arrived on scene and lowered a rescue swimmer with a rescue basket before hoisting the man to the helicopter. "We sent a health technician to supplement the in-fl...
US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard halts 4 more weekend illegal charters in Miami area
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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard halts 4 more weekend illegal charters in Miami area

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) - The Coast Guard and Bal Harbour Police Department terminated the voyages of several pleasure crafts Sunday, three of which took place at Haulover Inlet. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale law enforcement crew conducted joint boardings of three pleasure crafts with the Bal Harbour Police Department at Haulover Inlet where they discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100A for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection. Violation of 46 C.F.R. 15.515B for not having a credentialed mariner in control while operating a small passenger vessel. Violation of 46 C.F.R. 16.201 for failure to have a drug and alcohol program. Violation of 46 C.F.R. 170.120 for failure to have a valid stability letter. A Coast Guard Station Miami B...