Coast Guard rescues overturned kayaker near entrance of Delaware Bay

Coast Guard rescues overturned kayaker near entrance of Delaware Bay
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker Sunday whose kayak overturned sending him into the water near the entrance of the Delaware Bay. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May responded to the call and transferred the 65-year-old man, who was wearing his life jacket, to awaiting EMS personnel ashore at Station Cape May. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescue crew saves 2 from sinking vessel

Coast Guard rescue crew saves 2 from sinking vessel
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a sinking vessel approximately three miles northwest of Block Island, R.I., at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from a 24-foot cabin cruiser at 3:23 p.m. Saturday, reporting the boat had hit something and began taking on water. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat...

Coast Guard medevacs 17-year-old from fishing vessel off Ocean City, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs 17-year-old from fishing vessel off Ocean City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 17-year-old girl with an eye injury aboard a fishing vessel approximately 10 miles east of Ocean City. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Small Great Egg responded to the call and transferred the girl ashore to local EMS personnel. Search and rescue coordinators from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received notification of the incident...

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City honors fallen flight crew

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City honors fallen flight crew
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard honored the crew of Coast Guard 6535 during a ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Friday. On Feb. 28, 2012, the Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6535 went down in Mobile Bay, Ala., during a training flight, which claimed the lives of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge and Petty Officer 3rd...

Coast Guard and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department respond to unconscious diver

Coast Guard and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department respond to unconscious diver
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department responded to a mayday call from a commercial passenger vessel after a 59-year-old woman surface unconscious near Anacapa Island, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012. The passenger vessel Spectre sent out a mayday call over marine radio at about 10:18 a.m., stating that the female diver had come to the surface unconscious after about...

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember west of La Push, Washington

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember west of La Push, Washington
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing person approximately 30 miles west of La Push, Wash., Friday. The missing person was one of four crewmembers on board the 40-foot fishing vessel Maverick, which was involved in a collision with the 90-foot fishing vessel Viking Storm. The Maverick sank as a result of the collision and three of the four crewmembers were recovered by the crew of...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell seizes 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 5 suspected smugglers

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell seizes 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 5 suspected smugglers
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell successfully interdicted a drug smuggling vessel, seizing approximately 1,300 pounds of cocaine and taking five suspected smugglers into custody on Sunday, Sept. 16. Boutwell was on patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South when a Navy maritime patrol aircraft detected a suspicious vessel in international waters...

Morro Bay Coast Guard crew helps stranded fishermen

Morro Bay Coast Guard crew helps stranded fishermen
MORRO BAY, Calif. – The Coast Guard towed a commercial fishing vessel back to safety after it lost engine power near Morro Bay, Sept. 28, 2012. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay received a distress call at approximately 1:50 a.m. from the crew of the Point Estero, a 45-foot commercial fishing vessel home ported in Morro Bay, stating that the vessel had suffered engine failure approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people overdue in Norton Sound

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people overdue in Norton Sound
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended their search for two people who were reported overdue, in a 17-foot skiff in Norton Sound Thursday at 9:50 p.m. The search, which comprised more than 33 hours of search time and covered an area approximately 2,700 square miles began shortly after sunrise Thursday for the Coast Guard. Alaska State Troopers began their search Tuesday and requested Coast Guard...