itCG – lost hunter located, emergency drill in Boston, Congress to recognize Rescue 1705

Guardians assisted in the search for a lost Michigan hunter yesterday. A helicopter deployed from Air Station Traverse City quickly located the hunter Monday morning after he was reported missing from camp overnight. Hunters are reminded to keep rapidly changing […]

itCG – international drug bust, bird rescue, boaters rescued, oil spill mystery continues

Guardians from CGC Jarvis seized a self-propelled semi-submersible loaded with 4,500 kilograms of illegal narcotics and its crew of four while patrolling off the coast of Central America. The Jarvis is part of a multi-agency drug interdiction task force patrolling […]

itCG-Secretary visit, F-16 crash, President’s award, crab preparations

The Coast Guard earned kudos from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the Vessel Traffic Center in New Orleans. Secretary Napolitano noted the Coast Guard’s diverse and often unpublicized port safety and security missions during a meeting with […]

itCG-search and rescue cases, seasonal station closes

Guardians in the Tampa Bay area rescued six people in two separate SAR cases yesterday. Five boaters were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico after their 21-foot boat started taking on water about 31 miles off the coast. Thankfully, the […]

itCG-Bill stirs up the sea, Obama stops at CG base, search and rescue

Hurricane Bill may be offshore, but its effects were felt all along the East Coast. As thousands of spectators gathered to watch the 15-foot surf on Sunday off Acadia National Park‘s Thunder Hole in Maine, a large rogue wave swept […]

itCG-cocaine seized, force-multipliers and interagency exercises

Venezuelan and Coast Guard officials worked together to board a vessel in the Caribbean Sea and seize a ton of cocaine yesterday. Story here Anne Arundel County became the first county in Maryland to officially partner with the Coast Guard. […]

itCG-four rescued, charter boat towed, what is an MSD?, maritime exercise in NYC

Early this morning, a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City rescued four people from a life raft about 80 miles off the coast of New Jersey. After their fishing boat began taking on water, the crew abandoned ship […]

itCG-Boutwell crew talks about global trip, Coast Guard works with FBI and Army

In this story, the CGC Boutwell’s Captain and crew talk about the cutter’s trip around the world and their encounter with suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia. The cutter recently returned to California after spending 178 days circumnavigating the […]

Project SeaHawk

Project SeaHawk is a pilot port security project created by Congress in 2003 in the port of Charleston, South Carolina. Under the guidance of the Department of Justice (DOJ), SeaHawk is an innovative program to enhance port security operations, capabilities […]