Coast Guard, Navy help search for overdue skiff

Coast Guard, Navy help search for overdue skiff
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard along with the Navy and Federated States of Micronesia are searching for an overdue skiff with two people aboard in the vicinity of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, Saturday. Crewmembers at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report Wednesday from the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Pohnpei, that a 57-year-old male and a 49-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 27 from disabled vessel against Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 27 from disabled vessel against Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued 27 passengers and crew aboard a disabled vessel Friday in the Piscataqua River, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a report at 3:05 p.m. Friday that the vessel Celia Thaxter had become disabled and was being pushed against the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge by the current. Multiple Coast Guard and New Hampshire...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE at 4p.m. Friday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Bertha. During Port Condition YANKEE (gale force winds are anticipated to make landfall within 24 hours) the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are open to outbound vessel traffic only, while commercial inbound...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to operate safely during Seafair on Lake Washington

 Coast Guard reminds boaters to operate safely during Seafair on Lake Washington
SEATTLE – As Seafair’s Fleet Week continues and the festivities transition to Lake Washington, the Coast Guard reminds boaters to prepare for their time on the water and operate their vessels safely. Wearing your life jacket, being aware of the traffic around you and boating sober can prevent tragedy. Making good choices ensures everyone enjoys their time on the water and comes home safe. The...

Good Samaritan rescues 4 adults from Lake Erie

Good Samaritan rescues 4 adults from Lake Erie
CLEVELAND – A Good Samaritan boater rescued four adults from Lake Erie, about 8 miles north of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, and the Coast Guard transported the boaters safely to shore Friday morning. At about 9:20 a.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, responded to a mayday call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the operator of a 25-foot pleasure craft reporting...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition X-RAY at 9a.m. Friday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Bertha. During Port Condition X-RAY all maritime operations including waterfront facility and vessel transits may occur until further notice and are subject to prudent seamanship and safe working practices. Inbound...

Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian off Washington coast

Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian off Washington coast
SEATTLE — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Washington, recovered an unmanned boat about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores, Washington, Thursday. The 16-foot non-motorized boat is believed to be that of Paul Clark, a 69-year-old Canadian citizen who left Prince Rupert, British Columbia, earlier this month on a solo sailing trip to Port Hardy, British Columbia. Clark...

Coast Guard urges mariners and the public to prepare for tropical storm conditions in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

 Coast Guard urges mariners and the public to prepare for tropical storm conditions in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging mariners, recreational boaters, swimmers, surfers and the general public in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday to exercise good judgement and prepare for tropical storm conditions due to the anticipated passing of Tropical Storm Bertha. “I strongly recommend that swimmers and recreational boaters avoid the ocean and that the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NY man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NY man
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing boater near Sands Point, July 31, 2014. Missing is 43-year old Scott Donsavage. Donsavage was last seen by his wife around 10 p.m., July 29, before he got underway aboard his 15-foot vessel from a boat launch in Mamaroneck. His vessel was found ashore in gear with no one aboard. He is described as 5’11”, weighing 180 pounds and was...