Coast Guard to medevac crewmember from Greek merchant vessel off Bermuda

USCG C-130 File PhotoELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard is preparing to rescue the injured 2nd mate of the Greek flagged merchant vessel Aegean Angel approximately 500 miles northeast of Bermuda Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District were contacted Friday morning by...

Coast Guard rescues boater from Redwood Creek

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – While steering clear of power lines, a Coast Guard a helicopter airlifted a man stranded on a small island in Redwood Creek near Orick, Calif., last night. The 45 year-old boater, made it to the island after his boat capsized while gathering redwood logs in the creek. He yelled for help after making it to the island and his shouts were heard by people nearby a local RV park....

Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuate crewman from fishing vessel

USCG Cutter Tiger Shark File PhotoCAPE COD BAY, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a crewman from the Gloucester, Mass., based fishing vessel Grace Marie 10-miles north of Provincetown, Mass., Dec. 30, 2010. Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report from the Grace Marie captain that a 52-year old male had sustained an arm injury at approximately 11 p.m. A HH-60 rescue...

Coast Guard investigates dinner cruise ship grounding near Lahaina Harbor

USCG file photoHONOLULU – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of a passenger vessel in the vicinity of Lahaina Harbor, Maui at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu were notified at approximately 7:30 p.m. that the crew of the Spirit of Lahaina, a 65-foot catamaran carrying 60 passengers, was navigating the vessel out from its harbor for a dinner cruise...

Coast Guard airlifts stranded boaters near Goat Island, Wash.

USCG file photoASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard airlifted two people after their skiff ran aground in Skagit Bay just southeast of La Conner, Wash., Thursday. At approximately 6:00 p.m., Skagit County, Wash. Sheriff’s Dept. received a call stating a 20-ft inflatable skiff had run aground in shallow water just south of Goat Island. A Skagit County Sheriff’s Dept. vessel crew arrived on scene at...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible vessel in distress

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a possible vessel that was reported taking on water a mile north of Point Loma, Calif., at 11:46 a.m., Thursday. Since the initial call, Coast Guard surface and air assets, along with the San Diego Lifeguards, searched more than nine hours, covering 273 nautical miles. Throughout Wednesday night, the Coast Guard Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC)...

Coast Guard reminds mariners that flares are for emergencies only

USCG File PhotoHONOLULU – The Coast Guard reminds mariners that red and orange flares are recognized as marine and aviation emergency signals, and are to be used only during emergency situations. If a flare is used in a non-emergency situation, or fired by mistake, it should immediately be reported to the Coast Guard to prevent assets and personnel from searching for someone who is not in distress. Coast...

Warm weekend weather, rain will likely cause unstable, dangerous ice

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard is warning the public that the warm weather and rain forecast for New Year’s weekend will likely create unstable and hazardous ice conditions on Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, making it extremely dangerous for people to be on. The National Weather Service forecasts rain through New Year’s Day and air temperatures as high as 46 degrees, a combination...

Station Port O’Connor medevacs man from fishing vessel in San Antonio Bay

USCG file photoPORT O’CONNOR, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel in San Antonio Bay near Port Lavaca, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a report at approximately 11:59 a.m. that a 17 year-old male aboard the Wanda T was suffering from chest pains. Coast Guard Station Port O’ Connor launched a 25-foot Response Boat-Small...