Coast Guard responding to boat aground near Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard responding to boat aground near Manasquan Inlet, NJ
The 77-foot commercial fishing vessel, Capt. Gavin, aground Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat aground Wednesday in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. A crewmember aboard the 77-foot fishing boat, Capt. Gavin, homeported in Atlantic City, contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware...

Good Samaritan rescues man in water

Good Samaritan rescues man in water
BOSTON- A 55-year-old man was rescued by a local fishing vessel after the captain spotted him in the water in Portland Harbor, Maine. At 5:15 pm Tuesday, the captain aboard the fishing vessel Christina & Caelyn spotted a man in the water and called the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a 29′ RB-S from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, locals searching for missing deckhand on Lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard, locals searching for missing deckhand on Lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local rescue agencies are searching for a towboat deckhand who reportedly fell into the Mississippi River at the Mid River Terminal dock near Osceola, Arkansas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a report, at 3:53 a.m., that a deckhand reportedly fell overboard from the towing vessel Joe Ellis into the river, around...

Coast Guard responds to multi-ship collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to multi-ship collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to an collision on the lower Mississippi River near Convent, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received report at approximately 4:00 p.m., the motor vessel Privocean, a 751 foot bulk carrier, broke free from its mooring and drifted down river and collided with the 98 foot towing vessel Texas which was moored at the time. The...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Tilghman Island, Md.

Coast Guard medevacs man near Tilghman Island, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old man Monday from a sailboat near Tilghman Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the sailboat Savannah Grace at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, stating a man aboard the boat was suffering from stroke-like symptoms. Watchstanders from Sector Baltimore launched a 29-foot Response boat-Small II crew from Coast...

Coast Guard rescues man, dog near Ocean City, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues man, dog near Ocean City, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew assisted local search and rescue personnel in locating a lost man and his dog near Ocean City, Washington, Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoisted and transported both the Ocean City man and dog to Ocean Shores Airport in good condition, where they were met by Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s deputies. Grays...

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day. An EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue forces in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 megahertz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations...

2-year anniversary of Lake Erie drownings prompts Coast Guard safety reminder

2-year anniversary of Lake Erie drownings prompts Coast Guard safety reminder
This chart of the Great Lakes shows how cold lake temperatures remain, despite recent warm weather. Chart courtesy of NOAA CLEVELAND — On the two-year anniversary of a tragic boating accident near Sandusky, Ohio, the U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Great Lakes boaters who may be thinking about venturing out on the area’s lakes and rivers to consider that the water remains dangerously cold despite...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Shrewsbury River

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Shrewsbury River
NEW YORK — A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, New Jersey saved four people after their 20-foot pleasure craft capsized near the Shrewsbury River Entrance, off of Sea Bright, New Jersey, Sunday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received a distress call from a boat operator, via cell phone, stating his pleasure craft was taking on water and...