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  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology responded to a report of a 65-foot pleasure craft that went aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Washington, Sunday morning.   There was reportedly up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel and an unrecoverable sheen was reported to be visible on the water. […]

  • 24 February 2012

    On 22 February 2012, the EU NAVFOR combat support warship FGS BERLIN responded to a distress signal from a tanker that was under attack by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden. On receipt of the radio call the FGS BERLIN immediately dispatched her two Seaking helicopters to the area while she closed and when […]

  • 27 May 2015

    On 17 May 2015, during a counter-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, EU Naval Force warship, ITS Grecale, came to the assistance of a tug after it had put out a SOS distress call. The tug had developed engine failure whilst en route from the UAE to Somalia and was drifting in open waters. Upon […]

  • 13 August 2014

    US Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to a report of possible pollution caused by the grounding of the motor vessel Pacific Queen, moored at Harris Harbor in Juneau, Tuesday morning.   Coast Guard pollution responders arrived on scene and observed a small sheen. The hull of Pacific Queen sustained minor damage due to grounding. […]

  • 16 February 2015

    On 5 February, while conducting maritime security and counter-terrorism operations under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-150 in the Gulf of Aden, the French frigate Guépratte quickly responded to an incident, transporting a critically injured seafarer to Djibouti. At 9:20pm, as Guépratte was about to transit the Bab-el-Mandeb straight into the Red Sea, […]

  • 21 January 2015

    US Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel assisted in an incident that occurred on January 19 when an 80-foot fishing vessel Eyak started to sink. The vessel sank approximately 13 miles south of Sitka Harbor and Sector Juneau personnel will monitor the sunken vessel for signs of pollution until the owner can salvage the vessel. Sector Juneau watchstanders […]

  • 8 July 2014

    The US Coast Guard responded to a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday.   At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report that the seine fishing vessel Elohim capsized while transiting Port Valdez with four adults aboard. The fishing vessel Infinite Grace recovered all four crewmembers and delivered them […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Coast Guard assets and the Navy cruiser USS Vella Gulf responded Thursday to alerts from three sailboats more than 200 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Coast Guard Fifth District watchstanders received two alerts via a satellite tracking device and a third alert via an emergency position indicating radio beacon, each from a separate sailboat. […]

  • 8 May 2011

      Guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) boarded a suspected pirate vessel in cooperation with international forces while responding to a distress call May 5. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organization received a distress call from the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel Full City and passed the information to U.S. 5th Fleet. An Indian maritime patrol […]

  • 7 March 2014

    Search and rescue coordinators at the District Seven Command Center in Miami are coordinating fire-fighting efforts of an unmanned 730-foot barge with containers on fire about 86-miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas.   The Command Center received a call from the 127-foot tug Patriarch, about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, stating a fire started from the cargo boxes […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Coast Guard has been responding since Friday to the distressed container ship MSC Idil with 25 people onboard, after the ship suffered a marine casualty following an explosion onboard approximately 60 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The crew of the 900-foot Panamanian flagged container ship is all accounted for and have […]

  • 6 February 2015

    The US Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a derelict vessel at the Port of Astoria, Thursday. A Coast Guard incident management team is currently on scene and working with Port of Astoria personnel to minimize the impact of pollution from the sunken Cap’n Oscar to the maritime environment. Watchstanders at Coast Guard […]

  • 22 April 2015

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat Serviola (P-71) was called in for an emergency aboard Moisés Daniel fishing trawler. One of the vessel’s crew members needed immediate medical attention. The patrol vessel received a distress call from the trawler on Friday, which was five miles away from its position. Once in the vicinity, Serviola offered assistance, and transferred the […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo on Tuesday issued the following statement on the status of the negotiations between the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific) and the Guam Shipyard on a long-term lease for a ship repair facility on Guam. “The U.S. Navy, NAVFAC Pacific in particular, has not been negotiating in good faith […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted a mass casualty drill March 17, as part of a continued commitment to mission readiness. A mass casualty is any instance in which the level of casualties is greater than the medical department can support. “The number of casualties that warrants a mass casualty response is typically […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Training & Education

      USS Constitution Sailors held the ship’s first underway this year with a special tribute paid to first responders to the events surrounding the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4. More than 375 guests accompanied the 215-year-old Constitution on the commemorative underway, including […]

  • 3 November 2014

    US Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a capsized fishing vessel with multiple people in the water near Bodega Bay Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received notifications of a capsized vessel and people in the water near Seal Rock. A Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay response boatcrew and a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a commercial fishing vessel on fire 35 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., Monday.  Watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a radio call from the 88-foot fishing vessel Raiders at approximately 8:40 a.m. An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter and Station Brant Point 42-foot Fast Response Boat launched to assist. The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca diverted from […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) has rescued five mariners stranded in shallow water near Hawaii’s Niihau island. The five mariners issued a distress call from their 36-foot vessel on July 27. Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 airlifted the mariners from […]

  • 5 August 2011

    A fisherman was rescued from a sinking 35-foot commercial fishing vessel Thursday just outside of Gloucester Harbor after the boat began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston was notified at 8:23 a.m. that the fishing vessel Little Hunter was taking on water near Eastern Point in Gloucester Harbor. Coast Guard personnel from Station […]

  • 28 April 2014

    U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a plane crash near San Pablo Bay after two planes collided in mid-air above the Bay Sunday.   At approximately 4 p.m., the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a call about a small Cessna and a WWII-era aircraft that had collided. The Coast […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy frigate and an offshore patrol vessel responded to a mayday call issued in the morning hours of September 21 from a sinking small boat off the Isle of Man. HMS Somerset scrambled her helicopter while HMS Severn rushed to the scene as it was just 20 miles away when it received the call. The distressed […]

  • 1 March 2012

    A letter from Defence Secretary Philip Hammond responding to calls that the MOD contracts for new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers should have been awarded to UK firms has been published in the Daily Mail today. The new Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers will maintain the Royal Navy’s ability to refuel at sea and […]

  • 6 March 2019

    The US needs more surface vessels and anti-submarine warfare assets in Europe to counter evolving threats in the region.

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Participants of this year’s multinational exercise Pacific Partnership had an opportunity to respond to a simulated collision of a cruise ship and a tanker during an emergency response drill. Conducted in Da Nang, Vietnam, as part of the exercise, the activity was led by the Vietnam People’s Armed Forces and local emergency services, with visiting personnel […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of engineers from Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock recently completed a 3-D computer animation model of the interior of Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) to help emergency response personnel navigate the ship during a flood or fire.   Training exercises revealed the difficulty emergency personnel face […]

  • 4 October 2017

    The UK Coastguard on October 4 said it was responding to an explosion aboard a dredging vessel two nautical miles South of Dodman Point, Cornwall. Several persons were injured in the explosion, according to the UK Coast Guard. The service only said the vessel in question was a dredger without providing more specific information. It […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A US Coast Guard Sector Boston pollution response crew is responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, dry docked at the Boston Ship Repair facility.   The spill, estimated at approximately 11,000 gallons, is self-contained in dry dock and there is currently no oil in the water. At approximately 9 p.m., Wednesday, watchstanders […]

  • 9 May 2011

      DOZENS OF African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean Sea after European and Nato military units apparently ignored their cries… By Jack Shenker (irishtimes) [mappress] Source: irishtimes, May 9, 2011;