Coast Guard searches for swimmer off Galveston

Coast Guard searches for swimmer off Galveston
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Wednesday afternoon off Galveston near the 61st Street fishing pier. The missing man is reported to be named Jacobi, a 20-year-old African-American male who was last seen wearing red shorts and no shirt. At 6:57 p.m., Galveston...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years. From 2015 to 2016, deaths increased 12 percent from 626 to 701, injuries increased 11.1 percent from 2,613 to 2,903, and the total number of accidents...

Coast Guard crew rescues pregnant deer trapped in rocks on Manistee River

Coast Guard crew rescues pregnant deer trapped in rocks on Manistee River
Members of Coast Guard Station Manistee, Michigan, rescue a pregnant deer trapped between the rocks on the edge of the Manistee River near Harbor Village, Michigan, May 31, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrian Ledesma) CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a pregnant deer found trapped in the rocks on the edge of Manistee River near Harbor Village, Michigan, Wednesday morning.  The...

Coast Guard upgrades to Rescue 21 on Ohio River and Mississippi tributaries

Coast Guard upgrades to Rescue 21 on Ohio River and Mississippi tributaries
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Coast Guard upgraded its very high frequency radio communications equipment in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley changed its VHF communications from an obsolete analog system to a digital system called Rescue 21 to improve the quality of radio communications between the Coast Guard and mariners on the Ohio River and tributaries of the Mississippi...

Coast Guard medevacs man off Destin, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man off Destin, Florida
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man two nautical miles from Destin, Florida, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 7:02 p.m. of a crewmember displaying symptoms of a heart attack aboard the towing vessel MIDAS. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard escorts vessel taking on water

Coast Guard escorts vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard escorted a vessel that was taking on water and experienced an electrical fire 18 nautical miles east of Pensacola, Florida, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a mayday from the sailing vessel Dream Catcher stating that it was taking on water with one person aboard at 10:32 a.m. A good Samaritan, the motor vessel Helene Marie, arrived...

Coast Guard Cutter Alder crew aids 3 near Duluth

Coast Guard Cutter Alder crew aids 3 near Duluth
Coast Guard Cutter Alder file photo CLEVELAND — The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter Alder small boat rescued three people early Monday evening when the crew witnessed a 15-foot sailboat capsize in Duluth Harbor. No injuries were reported. At around 6 p.m., CDT, the crew onboard the Alder’s small boat was underway for line-handling drills near the Duluth lift bridge when they witnessed the sailboat...

Coast Guard rescues sailor caught in storm 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, VA

Coast Guard rescues sailor caught in storm 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, VA
USCG File Photo MILFORD HAVEN, Va. — A U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven boatcrew rescued a man early Tuesday morning 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, Virginia. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven watchstanders received a report that the sailboat, Sweet Revenge, had struck a submerged object and was taking on water in stormy weather with one man aboard. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew...