IMAGERY AVAILABLE: Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man and 6 dogs, continue response to fuel spill near Tomales Point

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U.S. Coast Guard 11th District Pacific Southwest
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Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man and 6 dogs, continue response to fuel spill near Tomales Point

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill Wednesday from a grounded boat located a half mile north of Driftwood Beach, Tomales Point, left from a rescue Tuesday. 

 

A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders Tuesday morning of a 30-foot boat grounded on the west side of Tomales Point, approximately a half mile north of Driftwood Beach. 

 

A Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew arrived on scene and discovered a mariner aboard in distress. Marin County Fire Department personnel used a personal watercraft to reach the mariner and transferred him and six dogs to the Station Bodega Bay boat crew. The Coast Guard crew transported the man and his dogs to Bodega Bay where they were met by EMS and taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and treated for concerns of hypothermia. 

 

A fuel sheen was observed near the boat during Tuesday’s rescue and it was reported that the boat has a maximum capacity of 200 gallons of diesel aboard.  

 

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducted an overflight of the area Tuesday afternoon and reported the boat was in good condition with no reported sheen. 

 

An Air Station San Francisco Dolphin helicopter crew is scheduled to conduct a second flyover Wednesday morning.

 

Global Diving and Salvage personnel have been contracted to conduct a vessel assessment and remove all petroleum products from the boat. 

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Safe and Sound Week – Take the challenge

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The Department of the Air Force is collaborating for the fourth year with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Safe and Sound Week national campaign, which recognizes successes in workplace health and safety programs. This year’s Safe and Sound Week runs Aug. 9-15.

UPDATE: VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs tugboat crew member 65 miles off Galveston, Texas

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Coast Guard medevacs tugboat crew member 65 miles off Galveston, Texas

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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 60-year-old mariner from a tugboat approximately 65 miles off Galveston, Texas, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at about 4 p.m. from the 116-foot tugboat Leigh Ann Moran stating a crew member was ailing and disoriented. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medical evacuation.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston and HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and brought him to Scholes International Airport. Emergency medical services then transported the patient to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.

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Coast Guard, MNRP searching for missing person near Annapolis, Md.

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Coast Guard, MNRP searching for missing person near Annapolis, Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing after falling into the water from a sailboat near Annapolis, Tuesday. 

Missing is a 21 year old male in a grey t-shirt. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received the initial notification through VHF Channel 16 from the captain of a good Samaritan vessel that three people had reportedly fallen into the water from a sailboat. 

Two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrews were launched from Coast Guard Station Annapolis to the scene. Two people were recovered by the good Samaritan vessel. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the missing man had fallen into the water and the other two had jumped in to rescue him, but were unable to find him. 

Also searching is an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and crews from the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

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IMAGERY AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Grand Isle, La.

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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Grand Isle, La.

      

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Tuesday from a vessel 4 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the 67-foot commercial fishing vessel, Miss Melissa, that one of their crewmembers was suffering heat attack-like symptoms. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to assist.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene, safely transferring the fisherman aboard and took him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the station. The EMS took the fisherman to Lady of the Sea Hospital in Lafourche for further medical care.

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Coast Guard medevacs tugboat crew member 65 miles off Galveston, Texas

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Coast Guard medevacs tugboat crew member 65 miles off Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 60-year-old mariner from a tugboat approximately 65 miles off Galveston, Texas, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at about 4 p.m. from the 116-foot tugboat Leigh Ann Moran stating a crew member was ailing and disoriented. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medical evacuation.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston and HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and brought him to Scholes International Airport. Emergency medical services then transported the patient to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.

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Coast Guard members rescue man from burning vehicle in Lorain, Ohio

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Coast Guard members rescue man from burning vehicle in Lorain, Ohio

CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard Station Lorain crew members rescued a 19-year-old male after a car accident occurred outside the station in Lorain, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2021.

Seaman Thomas Borden and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaleb Hersey investigated the situation and removed the adult-male driver from the car and extinguished flames on the individual with their uniform blouses.

At approximately 12:10 a.m., Coast guard Sector Buffalo received notification of a loss of power at Station Lorain due to a car collision at a power junction box located outside the station’s front gate.

Station Lorain personnel contacted local authorities who responded with EMS, police and fire rescue. Lorain County Fire Department extinguished the remaining fire and EMS transported the male to Mercy Hospital. He was subsequently airlifted to MetroHealth Cleveland in critical condition.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. There is no damage or injury to Coast Guard personnel or property.

For further inquiries, contact Sector Buffalo Public Affairs Officer Lt. Sean Dolan at (716) 860-2148 or via email at Sean.P.Dolan@uscg.mil.

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PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard commissions new unit in St. Louis

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Coast Guard commissions new unit in St. Louis

 

 

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ST LOUIS – The Coast Guard commissioned a new station in St. Louis, Tuesday, on mile marker 176 of the Upper Mississippi River. 

Presiding over the ceremony was Capt. Richard Scott, Sector Upper Mississippi River commander and in attendance were Capt. Ryan Rhodes, Sector Lower Mississippi River commander, and Capt. Kristi Luttrell, District Eight chief of response.

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Perrin is the designated officer in charge of Coast Guard Station St. Louis. Petty Officer 1st Class Zachary Shade is the executive petty officer and Petty Officer 1st Class Dayton Loyola is the engineering petty officer. 

The station is responsible for the Upper Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers as well as the surrounding lakes to include Lake of the Ozarks and Tablerock Lake. Their primary responsibilities are port, waterways and coastal security, flood response, search and rescue, and recreational boating safety in the area. 

The station is equipped with 10 personnel, two 29-foot Response Boat-Small boats and three flood punt boats. 

Station St. Louis is the first of five new Coast Guard stations to be commissioned in the Coast Guard 8th District Western Rivers Sectors.

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Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 6 after vessel sinks 60 miles off Chincoteague, Va.

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Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 6 after vessel sinks 60 miles off Chincoteague, Va.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of six people on Monday, 60 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, with the help of a good Samaritan. 

No injuries were reported, but the 34-foot pleasure craft was determined to be unrecoverable.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial distress call through VHF Channel 16 from the captain of the Knot Stressin’. The captain stated that the vessel’s engine room was flooded and all aboard were abandoning ship into a life raft. 

The Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish, an 87-foot patrol boat, was diverted to assist alongside a boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat launched from Coast Guard Station Chincoteague. 

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast issued by sector watchstanders was answered by the captain of the Fishbone, a 65-foot fishing vessel in the area. The Fishbone arrived on scene and retrieved all six survivors.

In addition to having a working VHF radio and life raft on board, all survivors had properly fitting life jackets and personal locator beacons, which allowed watchstanders to know their exact location.

“There are so many factors that made this case a success,” said Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Pulliam, Sector Virginia Command Center Chief. “We have a command center staffed by true professionals, who were able to quickly coordinate the rescue of these individuals, and there are amazing people out on the water who do not hesitate when they hear lives are in danger. These mariners were also well-prepared in terms of having the right safety equipment onboard and knowing how to use it.”

 

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U.S. Navy kicks off Large-Scale Exercise 2021

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. Naval Forces Europe commenced Large-Scale Exercise 2021 in the USFF, PACFLT, and NAVEUR areas of responsibility, Aug. 3.

LSE 2021 is a Chief of Naval Operations-directed live, virtual, and constructive, globally integrated exercise that spans multiple fleets. LSE 2021 is designed to refine how we synchronize maritime operations across multiple fleets in support of the joint force. The training is based on a progression of fleet battle problems and scenarios that will assess and refine modern warfare concepts, including distributed maritime operations, expeditionary advanced base operations, and littoral operations in a contested environment.

“We have shifted focus from the individual Carrier Strike Group to a larger fleet-centric approach, challenging fleet commanders’ abilities to make decisions at a speed and accuracy that outpaces the adversaries,” said Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. “LSE is more than just training; it is leveraging the integrated fighting power of multiple naval forces to share sensors, weapons, and platforms across all domains in contested environments, globally.”

Evaluating and improving naval integration and the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps’ ability to integrate all domains in a high-end global conflict is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces.

“LSE 2021 provides our Navy-Marine Corps team the opportunity to plan, direct and establish full spectrum naval operations. We must build naval readiness and advance the art and science of naval warfare to be ready to fight tonight – the stakes could not be higher,” said Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “The international rules based order is essential to our nation, and our partners and allies for peace, security and stability.”

Included in the exercise will be evaluations of experimental technology from a variety of warfare areas including unmanned technologies.

“LSE will test our commanders’ abilities to deliver coordinated effects, from all directions, any time or all the time. It will help us build the necessary muscle memory to do this routinely at the operational to strategic levels of war,” said Adm. Robert P. Burke, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe. “By exercising the full weight of our operational fleets, working together in a global mindset, we will truly harness the inherent flexibility of naval forces in controlling the sea and projecting power.”

LSE 2021 is part of an on-going series of exercises that demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s ability to employ precise, lethal, and overwhelming force globally across three naval component commands, five numbered fleets, and 17 time zones.