Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department continue search for missing man

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department continue search for missing man
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews are searching Saturday for a man overdue from a fishing trip in San Antonio Bay. Missing is Joseph Ames, 62. He is 5-foot 7-inches tall, approximately 175 pounds, has grey hair and was wearing fishing attire. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 3:17 p.m. Friday, reporting the overdue...

Coast Guard and lifeguards rescue 3 from Lake Michigan near Calumet Harbor breakwall

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued two persons and a local lifeguard rescued another from Lake Michigan after their personal watercraft capsized just outside of the Calumet Harbor breakwall in Chicago, Saturday afternoon. At 2:49 p.m., a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor witnessed the personal watercraft capsize and notified the rescue boatcrew. Shortly after arriving...

Coast Guard continues to respond to diesel fuel spill in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard continues to respond to diesel fuel spill in New Bedford Harbor
BOSTON — The investigation into the source of the diesel fuel spill into New Bedford Harbor continues today as U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with New Bedford, Mass., port officials, state emergency responders and a private cleanup contractor concluded diesel-fuel sheen clean-up efforts in New Bedford Harbor on Friday afternoon. Investigators from the Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Department...

Coast Guard assists 4 after sailing vessel runs aground near Put-In-Bay

Coast Guard assists 4 after sailing vessel runs aground near Put-In-Bay
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard assisted four people after their sailing vessel ran aground in Lake Erie near Put-In-Bay, Ohio, early Saturday morning. At around 12:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a distress call via VHF-FM channel 16, from the captain of a 32-foot sailing vessel, reporting that their prop was fouled and they had ran aground. Upon receiving...

Restored St. Augustine Lighthouse Coast Guard bell dedicated during ceremony Saturday

Restored St. Augustine Lighthouse Coast Guard bell dedicated during ceremony Saturday
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as other members of the Jacksonville, Fla., and St. Augustine communities came together Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum to dedicate a newly restored 1933 bronze bell in memory of a Coast Guard aircrew killed in the line of duty and a St. Augustine resident who was lost at sea. During...

Coast Guard conducts medevac of a crewmember from 1,000-foot laker

Coast Guard conducts medevac of a crewmember from 1,000-foot laker
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— The Coast Guard conducted an emergency medical evacuation of a sick crewmember from a 1,000-foot laker operating approximately 40 miles northwest of Bayfield, Wis. in Lake Superior, late Saturday morning. At around 8 a.m. CST, a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., answered a distress call via VHF-FM channel 16, from the 1,000 foot...

Coast Guard rescues 4 divers 20 miles off Panama City

Coast Guard rescues 4 divers 20 miles off Panama City
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued four divers approximately 20 miles off Panama City, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., received an overdue report for the divers. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, staged at Destin for the holiday weekend, and a Coast Guard Station Panama City response boatcrew were launched. The helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs freight ship crewmember 230 miles southeast of Southwest Pass

Coast Guard medevacs freight ship crewmember 230 miles southeast of Southwest Pass
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a crewmember off a freight ship 230 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request for a medevac from the crew of the Yusho Regulus, reporting a crewman had suffered stab wounds. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center...

Coast Guard stepping up safety enforcement for Riverfest and Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks

Coast Guard stepping up safety enforcement for Riverfest and Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks
CINCINNATI — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati and partner agencies will be increasing patrols throughout the Ohio River this Labor Day weekend to keep revelers safe and compliant with boating laws. This weekend is historically known to be one of the busiest boating periods as boaters take to the water to enjoy the long weekend and to view the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks. The Coast...