Coast Guard medevacs man from Ship Island

GULFPORT, Miss. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old male, Sunday, from Ship Island, 11 miles off of Gulfport in the Gulf of Mexico. Medevaced was Lenny Villbuena. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Gulfport received a call via VHF-FM radio from a National Park Service park ranger at approximately 11 a.m., that Villbuena had fallen down a flight of stairs and suffered back and neck injuries....

Coast Guard rescues multiple mariners on the west side of Molokai

HONOLULU — Rescue teams from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Coast Guard Station Honolulu and Maui Fire Department came to the aid of two different mariners on the west side of Maui Saturday. The Coast Guard assisted boaters aboard a 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water and assisted two persons aboard a disabled jet ski. Honolulu based Coast Guard Search and Rescue Coordinators...

ExxonMobil and Coast Guard to conduct pollution exercise

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — ExxonMobil Pipeline Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local responders, will hold a joint oil pollution response exercise at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence Tuesday and Wednesday. This industry-led exercise is being conducted as part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP), required under the Oil Pollution Act of...

Coast Guard ends search for missing man near Riviera Beach, Md.

BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and local agencies ended their search for a missing man after divers recovered the man Sunday morning in the waters of the Riviera Beach Channel. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders were notified by Anne Arundel County Fire Department at 5:35 p.m., when he was reported to have not resurfaced after going into the water from an 18-foot pleasure craft Saturday. A 25-foot...

Coast Guard terminates voyage for boating under the influence of alcohol

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a recreational vessel operator for boating under the influence of alcohol in the Great South Bay, N.Y., Saturday, July 30, 2011. An underway rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island, N.Y., was waved down by three people in a 22-foot vessel, adrift and out of gas, at approximately 8 p.m. The Coast Guard boarding officer recognized the...

Coast Guard helps evacuate 49 passengers from grounded schooner in Casco Bay, Maine

BOSTON — A Coast Guard Station South Portland 47-foot motor lifeboat helped evacuate 49 passengers from a 59-foot schooner that ran aground in Casco Bay, Maine, near Great Diamond Island Saturday at about 6 p.m. There were no reports of any injuries and the two-masted schooner Wendameen, that takes site-seeing cruises around Casco Bay, is not taking on any water. All passengers were wearing life...

Coast Guard and Department of Ecology respond to diesel oil leak near Gray’s Harbor, Wash.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology responded to a diesel fuel leak Saturday after the 40-foot fishing vessel, Miss Elora, grounded on Westhaven State Park Beach located near the mouth of Gray’s Harbor, Wash. At 4 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., received a report that two people were on board when the vessel ran aground and subsequently launched...

Coast Guard and local agencies searching for missing man near Riviera Beach, Md.

BALTIMORE — Coast Guard crews and local authorities are searching for a 48-year-old male in the waters off Riviera Beach Saturday. Missing is Charles Ryder. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders were notified by Anne Arundel County Fire Department at 5:35 p.m. after Ryder went missing. Ryder was reported to have not resurfaced after going into the water from an 18-foot pleasure craft. A 25-foot...

Coast Guard to begin Buoy 10 operations

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard will begin its annual Buoy 10 operations at boat launches, marinas and on the water near the entrance to the Columbia River, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River active, reserve and auxiliary members will be at marinas and boat launches in Ilwaco and Chinook, Wash., as well as Warrenton and Hammond, Ore., Aug. 1-31st , to educate boaters about the dangers of the...