Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Antarctic mission

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Antarctic mission
SEATTLE — The nation’s only heavy icebreaker departed Seattle Sunday for a four-month mission to Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the annual Joint Task Force Support to resupply the National Science Foundation outpost there. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Coast Guard Base...

Search continues for missing mariner off Kailua-Kona

Search continues for missing mariner off Kailua-Kona
HONOLULU — The search continues Sunday for a missing boater who placed a mayday call Thursday saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona. A Navy P-3 Orion airplane is currently searching. A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew will relieve the Orion at 3 p.m. and continue searching throughout the night. Crews have searched...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 21 from burning boat

 Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 21 from burning boat
HONOLULU – Twenty-one people are safe after being rescued from a burning boat 230 miles south of Jarvis Island, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a distress alert from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) at 2 a.m. JRCC determined the EPIRB belonged to Kiribati-flagged, 140-foot fishing vessel Betty C. JRCC issued a safetynet broadcast to...

Search continues for missing mariner off Kailua-Kona

Search continues for missing mariner off Kailua-Kona
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard continued its search Saturday for a missing boater who placed a mayday call Thursday saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona. Currently searching are an HC-130 airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. A Navy P-3 Orion airplane is scheduled to join the search Sunday....

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon medevacs man from boat off NC coast

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon medevacs man from boat off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man from the charter boat Tortuga Saturday approximately 20 miles southeast of Morehead City. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received notification at approximately 3:00 p.m. from the crew of the Tortuga reporting a diver was in medical distress. A 25-foot Response Boat – Small boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard crews rescue 5 fishermen from sinking vessel west of Siletz Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard crews rescue 5 fishermen from sinking vessel west of Siletz Bay, Oregon
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued five people after their vessel sank eight miles west of Siletz Bay, Oregon, Saturday. Three of the survivors were rescued from their life raft by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Oregon, and treated for minor injuries by EMS at the Newport Municipal Airport. The other two survivors were transferred from the life raft to a...

Operation Martillo drug bust results in $35 million of cocaine

Operation Martillo drug bust results in $35 million of cocaine
KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of Her Majesty’s Ship Argyll offloaded 840 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $27.9 million at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, Saturday, and an additional 216 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $7.1 million in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Tuesday. While on a routine patrol, a Joint Interagency Taskforce South maritime...

Coast Guard continues search for missing mariner

Coast Guard continues search for missing mariner
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is continuing its search today for a missing boater who placed a mayday call Thursday at 8:03 a.m. saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona. The Coast Guard has identified the mariner as 67-year-old Ron Ingrahm and is believed to be the sole person aboard the 25-foot sailing vessel Malia which departed Kaunakakai Harbor,...

Coast Guard assists crew of vessel taking on water near Columbia River entrance

Coast Guard assists crew of vessel taking on water near Columbia River entrance
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews assisted three people after their vessel began taking on water three miles west of the Columbia River entrance, Friday. Following dewatering efforts, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew took the 46-foot fishing vessel Hornet into tow and safely delivered it and the crew to a marina in Ilwaco, Washington. Two of the Hornet’s crewmembers sustained minor injuries during the...