Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather
Coast Guard Station Atlantic City file photo PHILADELPHIA – During warm winter weather, the waters of the mid-Atlantic are still extremely cold, hovering around 40-degrees, and can quickly cause hypothermia. Boaters who take to the water are advised to carry the appropriate gear they would for any winter boating trip, such as an immersion suit, in the event of a maritime emergency. In addition,...

Coast Guard unit to receive DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award

Coast Guard unit to receive DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award
Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Shreaves, who is assigned to Port Security Unit 305, hugs his family after returning home Sunday, November 12, 2017. (U. S. Coast Guard photograph by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard reserve unit is scheduled to receive a Department of Defense Family Readiness Award March 23 during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Port Security Unit...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard rescues missing kayaker off Maui

Coast Guard rescues missing kayaker off Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — A 62-year-old woman is safely ashore after the Coast Guard rescued her off Maui early Monday morning. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui initially spotted Jill Lee at 12:45 a.m. on radar about a quarter mile offshore swimming with her kayak in tow. Moments...

Coast Guard assists, good Samaritan rescues 2 boaters off Knight Key

Coast Guard assists, good Samaritan rescues 2 boaters off Knight Key
Coast Guard crewmembers transferred two boaters from this capsized 15-foot boat to Coast Guard Station Marathon, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crewmembers transferred two boaters Monday to Coast Guard Station Marathon after they were rescued by a good Samaritan from a sinking boat off Knight Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway near Key West

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway near Key West
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old man from the cruise ship, Norwegian Getaway Monday approximately 60 miles south of Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a notification at approximately 2:50 a.m. from the crew of the cruise ship stating a man aboard was suffering from stomach pains and required...

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer from icy waters of Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer from icy waters of Lake Michigan
Ice rescue training file photo by Chief Petty Officer Casey McDonald MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer in Lake Michigan off of Sheboygan, Wis. after ice that had been blown close to shore hindered his return to land, Sunday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sheboygan received a call from a good Samaritan about 3:05 p.m. local time about a windsurfer in distress about 150 yards...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 57 miles northeast of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 57 miles northeast of Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 57-year-old man Friday evening from the fishing vessel Island Enterprise approximately 57 miles northeast of Cold Bay. The Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay hoisted the man and safely transported him to Cold Bay...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Caribbean Princess near the Bahamas

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Caribbean Princess near the Bahamas
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from the cruise ship, Caribbean Princess Sunday approximately 46 miles northwest of the Bahamas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District received a notification at approximately 8 a.m from the crew of the Caribbean Princess stating a man aboard was suffering from chest pains and required emergency...