Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Biscayne Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Biscayne Bay
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews suspended their search for a burglary suspect in the vicinity of the Rickenbacker Causeway Friday afternoon. At approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report that two men, suspected of burglary, went missing in the water in the vicinity of the Rickenbacker Causeway in an attempt to evade City of Miami...

Coast Guard searching for burglary suspect who jumps from causeway bridge

 Coast Guard searching for burglary suspect who jumps from causeway bridge
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are currently searching for a burglary suspect in the vicinity of the Rickenbacker Causeway Friday morning. At approximately 4 a.m. Friday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report that two men, suspected of burglary, went missing in the water in the vicinity of the Rickenbacker Causeway in an attempt to evade City of Miami...

Coast Guard, Navy searching for possible mariner in distress

Coast Guard, Navy searching for possible mariner in distress
PONCE DE LEON INLET, Fla. — Coast Guard and Navy crews are searching for a possible mariner in distress Thursday approximately 20 miles east of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation after hearing a “Mayday” call over VHF Channel 16 at approximately 5:26 p.m. Watchstanders made attempts to communicate with...

A lesson in boating safety

A lesson in boating safety
After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, he overshot his route and did not have enough fuel to return to port. He was unable to call for help since he left his cellphone in his truck and did not own a VHF radio. He also did not have enough line to anchor...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska

 Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember suffering from a head injury from the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of Barrow, Wednesday. The helicopter crew, forward deployed to Barrow in anticipation of the forward operating location opening today, safely hoisted the 43-year-old male from the Araon and transported him to...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man from tanker off Galveston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man from tanker off Galveston
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 32-year-old crewmember off an Italian-flagged tanker Wednesday, after he suffered an injury from a snapped fender wire that struck his chest 38 miles off Galveston, Texas. At 4:20 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a distress call from the captain of the 800-foot tanker Giovanni Battista De Carlini, stating...

Father and daughter rescued by Coast Guard and local responders

Father and daughter rescued by Coast Guard and local responders
ST. HELENA SOUND, S.C. — A man and his daughter were rescued by the Coast Guard and Beaufort Marine Rescue Service crews Wednesday night after their kayak began taking on water in the vicinity of St. Helena Sound, South Carolina. Both mariners were rescued at shortly after 9 p.m., and have no reported medical concerns. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified...

Coast Guard updates Ohio River safety zone

Coast Guard updates Ohio River safety zone
CINCINNATI — The Coast Guard has modified the existing safety zone restrictions for vessel traffic on the Ohio River between mile markers 454 to 468, Wednesday evening. Vessels intending on transiting through the safety zone must transit at a minimum safe speed. In addition, all vessels including recreational traffic must maintain at least 50 yards of separation from boom and shoreside response operations. Vessels...

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues 2 people, 2 dogs west of Great Inagua, Bahamas

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues 2 people, 2 dogs west of Great Inagua, Bahamas
MIAMI — Two men and their two dogs were rescued from a fishing vessel 80 nautical miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Wednesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report that a 55-foot fishing vessel, Island Cruiser, was taking on water with two men aboard and required assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater,...