Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter near Juneau, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hunter from Chicagof Island near Juneau, Alaska, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hunter and transferred him to Hoonah, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a report of a hunter in distress after he became separated from his hunting party on Chicagof Island....

S.O.S. written on Hawaii beach prompts rescue by Air Station Barbers Point

S.O.S. written on Hawaii beach prompts rescue by Air Station Barbers Point
HONOLULU – A swimmer in distress was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter after being swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Friday. A  Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was on a routine mission when they received notification by radio from a tour helicopter that S.O.S. was written in the sand on a nearby beach. The Dolphin crew diverted to the area and...

Lifesaving gift ideas for boaters

Lifesaving gift ideas for boaters
Need gift ideas for your favorite boater? Give the gift of life – here are a few ideas that may end up ensuring your boater is around for the holidays next year. First on your list should be a comfortable Coast Guard approved life jacket designed for the intended use of the boater on your list. You may have heard that specific Type classifications previously used to describe the performance...

Coast Guard crews rescue distressed boater near Bellport, N.Y.

Coast Guard crews rescue distressed boater near Bellport, N.Y.
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews rescued a boater in distress near Bellport, N.Y., who was reported missing for nearly 12 hours. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received a call from a 911 dispatcher, stating that the boater’s wife was concerned when her husband departed at approximately 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday and intended to be back at dusk but hadn’t returned. The missing boater...

Washington State Ferry Puyallup completes annual Coast Guard certificate of inspection

Washington State Ferry Puyallup completes annual Coast Guard certificate of inspection
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard marine inspection team from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle completed the annual certificate of inspection for Washington State Ferry Puyallup at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island, Tuesday. The crew of Puyallup passed the inspection and was allowed to resume normal service Wednesday evening. Lt. Sarah Rodino (left), a marine inspector assigned...

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard ended their search for a boater who was reported overdue after he was located at approximately 2 P.M. today and confirmed safely ashore. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay and Coast Guard Cutter Wire, Coast Guard Sector New York, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, and Coast Guard Sector Buffalo searched for Ken Allen, 41, for approximately nine hours today after a friend...

Coast Guard regulates navigation in Oregon Inlet to safeguard mariners, Herbert C. Bonner Bridge

Coast Guard regulates navigation in Oregon Inlet to safeguard mariners, Herbert C. Bonner Bridge
The Coast Guard established a temporary regulated navigation area Thursday for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in North Carolina. The RNA allows the Coast Guard to impose vessel traffic restrictions within Oregon Inlet to safeguard vessels from shoaling and to reduce the risk of a bridge strike. The Coast Guard will impose restrictions only when necessary based on inlet...

Coast Guard rescues man lost for six days

Coast Guard rescues man lost for six days
MIAMI — A man who was stranded for approximately six days is safe after the Coast Guard rescued him off an island in Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas, Monday night. Rescued was Larry Sutterfield, 39, a U.S. citizen. During a routine law enforcement patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew spotted a fire and a man waving his arms in distress on a Cay Sal Bank island. The aircrew...

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises to exercise caution during the holidays at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to dangerous riptides in the region. Since Friday, the Coast Guard has responded to multiple search and rescue cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico involving swimmers, beachgoers, surfers and boaters who were swept out to sea or overcome by...