Capt. Scott Jackson relieved retiring Capt. Jeremy Smith at a change-of-command ceremony held Friday morning. Jackson recently finished a master's program in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania.
A group of 48 Haitian migrants spent a day stranded on Monito Cay, Puerto Rico, in the Mona Passage after they were abandoned by smugglers. It would take two crews to rescue them and transport them to U.S. customs officials.
On June 9, the U.S. Coast Guard announced a plan to close four stations across the country including the Scituate station. Officials from coastal communities along the South Shore are coordinating to prevent that from happening.
After two years without sight of the “Queen of the Great Lakes,” Grand Haven’s waterfront on Monday was lined with thousands of eager onlookers to welcome the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, officially commencing the 2021 Coast Guard Festival.