Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boater from boat fire

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boater from boat fire
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted with the rescue of a boater Monday after the man’s 33-foot sailboat caught fire five miles west of Windmill Point in the Chesapeake Bay. Rescued was John Lee Brown Jr. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a VHF-FM channel 16 broadcast from Brown at approximately 10:40 a.m., stating his sailboat was on fire. Watchstanders were...

Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River

Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River
CLEVELAND — All cargo has been removed from the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges and divers are currently in the water to conduct a survey of the barge’s hull.

 The barge has been secured so that a 50-foot clearance can allow for vessel traffic to transit.

Once the divers complete their survey, the company intends to formulate a salvage...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Sand Point, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Sand Point, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cold Bay, medevaced an injured fisherman from a fishing vessel 150 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, Sunday evening. The Jayhawk aircrew hoisted the injured crewmember from the fishing vessel Icy Mist and transported him to emergency medical personnel in Cold Bay. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders...

Coast Guard reopens Port Allen in wake of Hurricane Ana

Coast Guard reopens Port Allen in wake of Hurricane Ana
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened Port Allen in Kauai Monday morning after surveying crews deemed it  safe for transit. The maritime public is advised to be vigilant when entering ports and harbors and to cooperate with the direction of the Coast Guard and local harbor masters. Mariners seeking additional information on port and harbor openings should contact Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized vessel off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized vessel off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two fishermen Monday, after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized, approximately seven nautical miles northeast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rescued are Juan Reyes Serrano, 49, and Benigo Rodríguez, 27, U.S. citizens from Puerto Rico residents of St. Croix, who reportedly departed Monday morning from St. Croix on a fishing trip to the...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued two people aboard a 30-foot sailboat hard aground near Gibraltar Island, Ohio, in Lake Erie, Saturday evening. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the rescued. Just after 6:30 p.m., the Put-in-Bay Police Department notified the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, of a 30-foot sailboat hard aground near Gibraltar Island with one man...

Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Inspiration

Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Inspiration
SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medically evacuated a man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack aboard a cruise ship nearly 40 miles off the coast of Point Loma, Sunday. The captain of the cruise ship Carnival Inspiration contacted the Coast Guard around 6 p.m., requesting a medevac for the 78-year-old man. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Sector San...

Missing family in Terrebonne Bay located

Missing family in Terrebonne Bay located
NEW ORLEANS — The Terrebonne Parish Sheriffs Office found the family of four near Timbalier Bay, at 9 a.m., Monday. The Coast Guard and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriffs Office were searching for the family after receiving a report that their vessel was taking on water, Sunday. No injuries were reported.

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Corpus Christi Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Corpus Christi Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews searched and located a man after he entered the water Sunday afternoon in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, and drifted away from his sailboat and girlfriend, who could not fully control the boat to retrieve him. At approximately 4 p.m., Coast Guard Station Port Aransas received a phone call from a woman saying her boyfriend had jumped off of their sailboat to...