Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewman from the Lindsey II

USCG file photoBOSTON- The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the crewman who fell overboard from the fishing vessel Lindsey II. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous searched throughout the night and a HU25 Falcon jet searched this morning at first light; both were unable to locate the victim. During...

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from fishing vessel 130 miles off Nantucket, Mass.

USCG file photoNantucket, Mass. – The Coast Guard medevaced a crewman from the fishing vessel Rachel Leah 130 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass. on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from the Rachel Leah that the crewmen had sustained an injury after being struck by a lobster pot at around 2:18 p.m. A HH-60 rescue helicopter transported the...

Coast Guard urges caution for heavy surf conditions in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters, swimmers and surfers to expect and prepare for dangerous high surf conditions expected Sunday through Monday along the southern coasts of Puerto Rico and Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan continue to monitor the weather due to the passing of Hurricane Tomas south of the islands. “People...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water off Gloucester

USCG file photoBOSTON- The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water 46 miles east of Gloucester, Mass., Oct. 30, 2010. Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report from the fishing vessel Miss Lyndsey II that one of their crewmen was missing, after he was witnessed falling overboard. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a HH-60 rescue helicopter at 8:36 a.m. The helicopter is on scene...

Air Station Sacramento holds remembrance ceremony for fallen Coast Guard, Marine Corps aircrews

MCCLELLAN, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento held a remembrance ceremony this morning, honoring the Coast Guard and Marine Corps crews who were lost in a mid-air collision one year ago. Rear Adm. Joseph Castillo, commander of the 11th Coast Guard District, presided over the event, which highlighted a memorial being built at the air station in honor of the fallen Marine Corps and...

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from beach in Saipan

HAGATNA, Guam — The Coast Guard suspended their search Friday evening for an individual who was swept off-shore Wednesday afternoon near Tank Beach, Saipan. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a distress call at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday informing them of a 24 year-old male who was swept off shore by a wave. Search and rescue coordinators contacted Navy Helicopter Sea Combat...

Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel Helen Tanner

USCG file photoMOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from a motor vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, approximately 27 miles south, southeast of Gulfport, Miss. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center received a report at 10:20 a.m., that a 44-year-old man aboard the motor vessel Helen Tanner, was in need of medical evacuation after severely injuring...

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor to conduct escort training

BANGOR, Wash. – The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU), based in Bangor, will be on the water conducting escort training in the vicinity of Hood Canal Bridge, from Foul Weather Bluff to Brown Point, from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday. This standard training will consist of boats moving at high rates of speed while discharging smoke and pyrotechnic flares. No ammunition...

Coast Guard rescues Pittsburgh man in Lake Erie

USCG file photoCLEVELAND – A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Erie, Pa., rescued a 26-year-old Pittsburgh man after his kayak capsized in Presque Isle Bay in Lake Erie Friday morning. Coast Guardsmen from Station Erie learned of the accident at about 8:30 a.m., immediately dispatching a rescue crew aboard a 47-foot motor life boat (MLB) who arrived on scene about 10 minutes later. When the Coast...