Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters near Ugashik, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters near Ugashik, Alaska
Flight crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak return two overdue boaters to Ugashik, Alaska, June 28, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two overdue boaters on the shore of the Dog Salmon River near Ugashik, Alaska, Tuesday. The aircrew picked up the boaters and transported them to Ugashik. Coast Guard 17th...

Coast Guard rescues four people from capsized boat

Coast Guard rescues four people from capsized boat
MIAMI — Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard 11 nautical miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday. Coast Guard District 7 watch standers received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert from a 21-foot fishing vessel 11 nautical miles east of Charleston at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Charleston was notified and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast...

Coast Guard assists in search for overdue hiker near Nome, Alaska

Coast Guard assists in search for overdue hiker near Nome, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, along with Alaska State Troopers, Nome Volunteer Fire Department and Bering Air, are searching for a 36-year-old male hiker who was reported overdue in the vicinity of East Fork of the Solomon River near Nome, Alaska, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew deployed at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue and a Bering Air helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Corolla, NC

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Corolla, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Monday from a fishing boat off Corolla. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a request for assistance at about 1:30 p.m. for an ailing man aboard a 37-foot sport fishing boat about 34 miles east of Corolla. An already airborne MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overheard the call and diverted from...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard closes Red River due to barge aground

Coast Guard closes Red River due to barge aground
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has closed the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, Sunday. A barge reportedly ran aground and is protruding into the channel near mile marker 41. The river is closed to all vessels and any request to transit the river prior to re-opening should be directed to Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River on VHF-FM Channel 16. The Red River Express is en route...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old fisherman from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Star approximately 74 miles southeast of the city of Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the injured fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the Kodiak Airport. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Virginia Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Virginia Beach
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a tanker off Virginia Beach. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a call from the 574-foot, Japanese-flagged chemical tanker Buccoo Reef at about 2:30 a.m., stating a crewman was experiencing chest pains approximately 10 miles southeast of Cape Henry. An MH-60 Jayhawker helicopter crew launched...

Coast Guard medevacs sick man 75 miles off Nantucket

Coast Guard medevacs sick man 75 miles off Nantucket
BOSTON — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medevaced a 55-year-old man Saturday afternoon after he was reported to have possibly suffered a heart attack 75 miles southeast of Nantucket. At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center were notified by the captain of the container ship Hanjin Baltimore of the medical emergency. An...