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US Coast Guard launches new online newsroom

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:56

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to launch its new, online digital newsroom, http://www.news.uscg.mil, Thursday afternoon.

The mobile-friendly content management system replaces the service's previous news site, www.uscgnews.com, and offers an email subscription service that delivers both regional and national Coast Guard news.

Users can click here to subscribe to the news delivery service. This new capability will allow users to manage their Coast Guard news preferences through the service's subscription preferences page.

Users currently receiving Coast Guard news via uscgnews.com will continue to receive news releases via email; however, users can opt-out of the emails by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any Coast Guard email sent from the new system.  

For more information, please contact 202-372-4630.

US Coast Guard launches new online newsroom

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:56

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to launch its new, online digital newsroom, http://www.news.uscg.mil, Thursday afternoon.

The mobile-friendly content management system replaces the service's previous news site, www.uscgnews.com, and offers an email subscription service that delivers both regional and national Coast Guard news.

Users can click here to subscribe to the news delivery service. This new capability will allow users to manage their Coast Guard news preferences through the service's subscription preferences page.

Users currently receiving Coast Guard news via uscgnews.com will continue to receive news releases via email; however, users can opt-out of the emails by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any Coast Guard email sent from the new system.  

For more information, please contact 202-372-4630.

Update: Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 21:48

The Coast Guard suspended the active search at sunset, Wednesday, for a reported person in the water near Anini Beach, Kauai.

“Suspending a search is a difficult decision to make, especially when we aren’t able to bring closure to the family,” said Charles Turner, command duty officer of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and loved ones effected.”

Responders conducted a total of 25 searches covering 545 square miles over a span of three days.

Involved in the search were:

- MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews and HC-130 Hercules airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
- Crew of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316)
- Crew from Coast Guard Station Kauai
- Kauai Fire Department helicopter and Jet Ski crews -Ocean Safety personnel on Jet Skis


Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a relayed call at 6:48 p.m. Monday from Kauai Fire Department stating the woman had been seen swimming when she reportedly became distressed.

Update: Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 21:48

The Coast Guard suspended the active search at sunset, Wednesday, for a reported person in the water near Anini Beach, Kauai.

“Suspending a search is a difficult decision to make, especially when we aren’t able to bring closure to the family,” said Charles Turner, command duty officer of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and loved ones effected.”

Responders conducted a total of 25 searches covering 545 square miles over a span of three days.

Involved in the search were:

- MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews and HC-130 Hercules airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
- Crew of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316)
- Crew from Coast Guard Station Kauai
- Kauai Fire Department helicopter and Jet Ski crews -Ocean Safety personnel on Jet Skis


Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a relayed call at 6:48 p.m. Monday from Kauai Fire Department stating the woman had been seen swimming when she reportedly became distressed.

Feature Release: What’s the frequency, Shuey?

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:33
3rd generation Coast Guardsman keeps Mid-Atlantic communications afloat

Think Auxiliary! How America's volunteer life-saving service is stepping up its operational roles

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:33
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto

Update: Coast Guard searches for missing diver near Alligator Reef

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 03:40

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a diver who was reported missing near Alligator Reef. 

Missing is Rob Stewart, 37, from Toronto, Canada.

At 5:13 p.m., watch standers with the Sector Key West Command Center received a report of a missing diver near Alligator Reef from a crew member aboard the vessel Pisces. Coast Guard watch standers issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a Station Islamorada 33-foot Law Enforcement Special Purpose Craft boat crew, launched an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton.

Assisting with the search are members from the Navy, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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