Search continues for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai

Search continues for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai
The search continues for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately 17 miles northeast of Ilio Point, Molokai, Dec. 31, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The search for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai, continues Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The...

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft off Molokai

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft off Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately four miles east of Ilio Point, Molokai, Friday. Responding are an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316) an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Honolulu,...

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah
Four people aboard the sailing vessel Luna C. are rescued by the crew  of the Jennifer Schepers, a 590-foot Liberian cargo ship, approximately 290 miles off Savannah, Georgia, Weds. Dec. 28, 2016. Photo courtesy of the crew of the Jennifer Schepers PHILADELPHIA – Four people and a dog were rescued from a sailboat approximately 290-miles off the coas of Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday. Members...

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe during New Year’s Day weekend

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe during New Year's Day weekend
TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard reminds Florida boaters Friday to exercise caution and to boat safe while enjoying New Year’s Day weekend. The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a boat as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress and needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources. “Every New Year’s Eve, Coast Guard personnel receive and respond...

Coast Guard rescues jet skier near Miami

Coast Guard rescues jet skier near Miami
MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued a jet skier Friday 25 miles east of Miami. Watch standers with the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center received a personal locating beacon (PLB) notification at 12:59 p.m. and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The rescue crew arrived on scene at 1:23 p.m., hoisted the jet skier and brought him to Jackson Memorial...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing airplane in Lake Erie

Coast Guard suspends search for missing airplane in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search efforts Friday at 7:30 p.m., for a missing plane with six people aboard in Lake Erie, pending further developments. The search covered more than 128 square miles of Lake Erie. “The decision to suspend a search is never easy,” said Capt. Michael Mullen, chief of response for the Coast Guard 9th District.  “I extend my deepest...

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated five Cuban migrants Monday and another 24 migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard search for 6 aboard missing plane off Cleveland

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard search for 6 aboard missing plane off Cleveland
CLEVELAND — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews are searching Lake Erie, Friday, for six people aboard a Cessna Citation 525, after it disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff, Thursday evening, at Burke Lakefront Airport. The cause of the disappearance is unknown. At 11:30 p.m., Thursday, the Coast Guard was notified by air traffic control that a Cessna Citation 525 with six people aboard headed...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue six northeast of Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue six northeast of Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced one injured person, and a Coast Guard Station Juneau Response Boat – Medium crew transported five people from a hard-aground pleasure craft near Cube Cove, approximately 65 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska, Thursday afternoon. The Jayhawk crew hoisted and transported the injured woman to awaiting medical personnel...