Search Continues for Missing Fishermen Near Galveston

A Unified Command has been set up in response to the fatal collision between a fishing vessel and tanker near Galveston on Tuesday. A search consisting of aerial flights, shore patrols and maritime searches continues for two missing fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy's Pride.  Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston watchstanders were … [Read more...]

Five Believed Dead as Fishing Vessel Sinks in Bering Sea

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Five commercial fishermen were believed to have died after their crabbing vessel sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said after ending a search and rescue operation amid high winds and heavy seas. There were two survivors: crewmen who took refuge in a lifeboat and were rescued by a Coast … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Oversees Salvage of Sunken Tug in North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has been monitoring the salvage of a semi-submerged tugboat which leaked diesel fuel in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.  The tugboat, Miss Bonnie, allided with the bridge and was overwhelmed by storm surge resulting in the vessel being partially sinking submerged near the Old Bonner Bridge last Sunday. A … [Read more...]

Always Ready

By Captain George Livingston - Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation met to discuss Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety. Recent casualties involving the dive boat Conception and last year’s … [Read more...]

Bunker Spill in Honolulu Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard repsonded to a bunker fuel discharge from a Matson containership near Pier 19 in Honolulu on Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a report from the master of the M/V Kamokuiki, Wednesday evening that heavy fuel oil discharged during bunkering operations with a barge. The crew of the vessel immediately secured the discharge, … [Read more...]