Coast Guard warns of adverse Bay Area weather

Coast Guard warns of adverse Bay Area weather
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise caution when on and around the water, as a combination of high seas and king tides are expected throughout Central and Northern California through mid-week. A strong storm system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska has brought a long period northwest swell to the Central and Northern California coastline. That combined with the expected...

Coast Guard recovers overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Washington

Coast Guard recovers overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Washington
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles located and recovered a missing kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Monday. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer recovered the unresponsive man and performed CPR while transiting to the Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, where he was transferred to awaiting medical personnel. Unfortunately, a follow up with Harborview...

Coast Guard searches for overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Coast Guard searches for overdue kayaker near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are searching for an overdue kayaker last seen near Bainbridge Island, Sunday afternoon. Missing is Mark Gianneschi, 52, of Brownsville. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle are involved in the search. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas

Coast Guard medevacs man from Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A man suffering a medical emergency was medevaced by the Coast Guard from a cruise ship in Tampa Bay, Florida, Saturday. A crew member from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg stating that a 59-year-old man was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms and was in need of emergency medical assistance. A...

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican lancha poaching in South Texas waters

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican lancha poaching in South Texas waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard intercepted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas Wednesday with 197 red snapper. An HC-144 airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, was on a routine patrol and sighted two Mexican fishing boats, also known as lanchas, 42 miles offshore and 8 miles north of the United States/Mexico maritime border at 4:59 p.m. The aircrew...

Coast Guardsman to face court martial in Clearwater sexual assault case

Coast Guardsman to face court martial in Clearwater sexual assault case
MIAMI — A Coast Guardsman charged with sexually assaulting a St. Petersburg, Florida woman is scheduled to face General Court-Martial at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Monday. Seaman Colby C. Bailey, 23, is charged with three specifications of aggravated sexual assault, one specification of abusive sexual contact, one specification of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of...

Coast Guard member to face court martial for Michigan City sexual assault case

Coast Guard member to face court martial for Michigan City sexual assault case
CLEVELAND — The commander of the Coast Guard 9th District referred the case of a Coast Guard petty officer charged with sexually assaulting two Coast Guard coworkers in Michigan City, Indiana, to general court martial Wednesday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Alyssa Schiele, 26, is charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which include sexual assault, providing false official...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assists boater in distress near Cross Village, Michigan

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assists boater in distress near Cross Village, Michigan
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw came to the aid of a boater in distress on Lake Michigan Tuesday. At about 11:25 a.m., a watchstander at the Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie command center received a call over channel 16 from the owner of a 16-foot commercial fishing vessel stating his boat was disabled and adrift about three miles northwest of Cross...

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...