Coast Guard, locals rescue mudslide victims in Santa Barbara County

Coast Guard, locals rescue mudslide victims in Santa Barbara County
Homes and streets of a neighborhood affected by the Santa Barbara County mudslides in Santa Barbara, California are shown, Jan. 9, 2018, from the perspective of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew involved in rescuing injured and stranded victims.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued and medevaced several mudslide victims in Santa Barbara County area, Monday...

Coast Guard sets seasonal ice condition 2 in northern Chesapeake Bay and tributaries

Coast Guard sets seasonal ice condition 2 in northern Chesapeake Bay and tributaries
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Sector Maryland National-Capital Region Captain of the Port (COTP) set seasonal ice condition two Wednesday, and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Seasonal ice condition two is set when ice of noteworthy thickness and coverage has formed within the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, the upper Potomac River, and on the...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Dream

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Dream
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 17-year-old male from a cruise ship approximately 170 nautical miles southeast of South West Pass, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8 a.m. from the cruise ship Carnival Dream that the male had suffered a seizure. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship Carnival Magic in Key West

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship Carnival Magic in Key West
The Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew embarks a patient aboard to transfer him to awaiting EMS. MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced two people from the cruise ship, Carnival Magic, Wednesday in Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received two medevac requests from the Carnival Magic for a 65-year-old man with a reported eye injury, and a 72-year-old...

Coast Guard assists 3 people on disabled vessels in South Florida

Coast Guard assists 3 people on disabled vessels in South Florida
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted three people from two different disabled vessels early Wednesday morning in South Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a notification from Palm Beach Fire Rescue at approximately 3:15 a.m. of a disabled 20-foot boat with one person aboard at the entrance to Lake Worth Inlet....

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters
Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) was the first of the United States Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutters. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters, each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S....

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 80 miles west of Hernando

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 80 miles west of Hernando
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a fishing boat 80 miles west of Hernando, Thursday. At 2:15 p.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crewmembers aboard the 70-foot commercial fishing boat, Rooster, stating a fellow crewmember had fallen aboard...

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man from Ocracoke Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man from Ocracoke Island, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man suffering a possible heart attack off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Tuesday. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District command center in Portsmouth were contacted by members of Ocracoke Health Center to transport the man to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk due to inclement...

Crews accelerate salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Crews accelerate salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Rich Bassin affixes a reference sticker to a sunken boat caused by Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.The Maria ESF-10 PR Unified Command, consisting of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, U.S. Coast Guard in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Control Board, Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. and Fish & Wildlife...