Coast Guard medevacs 2 from NOAA vessel 264 miles southwest of New Orleans

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from NOAA vessel 264 miles southwest of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District received a report of two injured crewmembers aboard the NOAA vessel Oceanic Explorer. One crewmember reported a dislocated shoulder, the other crew...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from tug taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues 3 from tug taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report the UTV Todd Michael was taking on water and reportedly grounded on the rocks near the Lakefront Airport on Lake Pontchartrain with three people aboard. The uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael...

Coast Guard monitoring damaged drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard monitoring damaged drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. Tuesday morning the Coast Guard received a report that the ENSCO 8506, an offshore semi-submersible drilling rig, had been damaged causing one of the rig’s column ballast tanks to...

Suspected panga found overturned near Pescadero, Calif.

Suspected panga found overturned near Pescadero, Calif.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard launched a search for possible missing persons after a capsized vessel was found near Pigeon Cove in Pescadero, Calif., Monday. Local Coast Guard Auxiliary, San Mateo County Fire and State Parks personnel notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting a 18-to-20 foot vessel was capsized. A Coast Guard Air Station San...

Coast Guard conducting search for man overboard in Eastern Pacific

Coast Guard conducting search for man overboard in Eastern Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a male crewmember reported overboard from a container ship approximately 805 miles northeast of Oahu, Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center were notified at approximately 8:23 a.m., regarding a 23-year-old male Japanese national who was reported overboard from the container ship Hercules Highway. The crewmember was last...

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution in high winds, seas

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution in high winds, seas
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution on the water while high winds and surf pass through the Hawaiian Islands, Monday and Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a high surf warning for east facing shores and a small craft advisory for all coastal waters. Winds can be very unpredictable and strong through island passes and channels. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks comments on maritime safety training requirements

Coast Guard advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks comments on maritime safety training requirements
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Monday announced the publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking involving the possible expansion of its maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels and mobile offshore units. These vessels are defined as the OSVs and MOUs engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, regardless...

Coast Guard assists injured man off coast of Mexico

Coast Guard assists injured man off coast of Mexico
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated a 54-year-old man suffering from possible head and back injuries aboard a charter fishing boat approximately 125 miles south of San Diego, early Monday morning. The U.S.-flagged fishing boat Apollo contacted the Coast Guard around 8 p.m. Sunday, requesting assistance for the man who had fallen about eight feet down a ladder. An MH-60...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Lewes, Del.

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Lewes, Del.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man at approximately 8 a.m. Monday from a fishing boat about 50 miles offshore from Lewes, Del. A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Mary Elizabeth alerted Coast Guard watchstanders of an ailing crewmember who was in need of immediate medical attention. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic...