Where history lives: St. Augustine Lighthouse exhibit showcases Coast Guard in WWII
To defend against the Nazi U-boats, the U.S. Coast Guard set up observation stations along the East Coast where Coast Guardsmen would patrol, observe and report any sightings of enemy vessels. One of the highest of these observation points was 165 feet above the ground atop of the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
Coast Guard to begin public hearing Monday on Seacor Power capsizing
The liftboat capsized in a storm April 13 about 8 miles south of Port Fourchon. Six people were rescued, six bodies were found and seven people aboard the vessel are missing and presumed dead.
Coast Guard Sector Guam rebrands itself during cutters’ triple commissioning ceremony
The cutters Frederick Hatch, Myrtle Hazard and Oliver Henry were commissioned together during a ceremony on Guam.
Coast Guard tows Transpacific Yacht Race participant to Honolulu
Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders were notified at 1:32 p.m. Friday of the situation. When the Lucky's rudder became disabled, the vessel began drifting towards Oahu.
Coast Guard Academy: Master chief permanently relieved of duties, investigation finds no evidence of sexual misconduct
The Coast Guard Academy announced Friday afternoon that Master Chief Brett VerHulst was permanently relieved earlier this month but an investigation found no evidence of sexual assault, harassment or contact.
Coast Guard endurance athlete raises money for clean water, one mile at a time
Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spotz recently ran 341 miles across the state of Ohio in 11 days. But she is not just running for her own fitness. To date, Spotz has raised over $300,000 for clean water initiatives and had an impact on 25,000 lives through her activism.
Coast Guard sees rise in illegal boat charter activity as Panama City Beach tourism booms
The U.S. Coast Guard has grown concerned about an apparent rise in illegal charter boats cruising in the Gulf of Mexico as tourism has spiked in Panama City Beach this year.
Marine caught in rip current on North Carolina coast rescued after three hours at sea, officials say
The Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville were swimming a few hours near Cape Lookout Point when they were “swept out to sea” by a powerful rip current, officials with the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division said in a news release Tuesday.
Coast Guard icebreaker will make Northwest Passage transit in new Arctic mission
Researchers who will board the Coast Guard Cutter Healy are scheduled to conduct work that will include seafloor mapping and analyzing the ocean fate of meltwater from Greenland’s glaciers.
‘Difficult for people to leave’: Spike in Cuban migration stopped after protests began
Officials with the Coast Guard and other federal agencies responsible for policing migration confirmed this week that they have not encountered any person from Cuba at sea or on land in the Keys or anywhere else in South Florida in about 10 days.