Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern and Central California coast due to forecasted strong swells Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Exceptionally strong rip currents and large shore breaks are anticipated to impact all west and northwest-facing beaches from Sonoma County to Monterey County. Strong rip...

Coast Guard searching for overdue sailboat between Oahu and Maui

Coast Guard searching for overdue sailboat between Oahu and Maui
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for the crew of the sailing vessel Honeycutter, Sunday. Missing are father and son, Frank and Joshua Gogolski, with friend Jerome Pascual. The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is currently searching for the three –man crew of the 36-foot blue and white sailboat. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the...

Coast Guard responds to more than 30 cases during Pacific Northwest storm

Coast Guard responds to more than 30 cases during Pacific Northwest storm
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to more than 10 reports of persons in the water and more than 20 vessels reported dragging anchor or unmanned and adrift in various waterways in Oregon and Washington Saturday. The Coast Guard reminds boaters to use caution while severe weather causes heavy seas and high winds throughout the Pacific Northwest, this weekend. Persons in the water were reported in...

Good Samaritans rescue 7 near Dauphin Island

Good Samaritans rescue 7 near Dauphin Island
MOBILE, Ala. – Two good Samaritan vessels rescued seven people from an overturned catamaran south of Dauphin Island, Saturday. The good Samaritan vessel, Sixth Frau, notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile at approximately 11:25 a.m., of an overturned 25-foot catamaran with seven people in the water approximately 17 miles south of Dauphin Island. All seven people were reported to be wearing...

Hawaii ports anticipated to close as Hurricane Ignacio approaches

Hawaii ports anticipated to close as Hurricane Ignacio approaches
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port is closely monitoring the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and the projected arrival of storm force winds could facilitate the need to close commercial ports throughout the main Hawaiian Islands due to severe weather. The COTP has already moved the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae on the Big Island and the ports of Kaunakakai, Kaumalapau and Kahului in Maui County...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue 5 from the water near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue 5 from the water near Valdez, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Coast Guard Station Valdez boatcrew transported a woman experiencing symptoms of hypothermia after the 27-foot boat she was aboard capsized in the Valdez Narrows, near Valdez, Friday. A Good Samaritan rescued the woman and four other passengers from the water. The station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew transferred the ailing woman from the Good Samaritan vessel to...

Coast Guard reopens Florida ports due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating

Coast Guard reopens Florida ports due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating
MIAMI — Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard reopened Key West, Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating. All port facilities in South Florida may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist boat taking on water 40 miles off of Ocean Park, Wash.

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist boat taking on water 40 miles off of Ocean Park, Wash.
The captain of the charter vessel Playboy Too enters the water to cover a hole in the hull of his vessel near the waterline after it started taking on water 40 miles offshore of Ocean Park, Wash., Aug. 28, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Astoria) WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and several good Samaritan vessels assisted 13 people aboard a charter vessel taking on water 40 miles offshore...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help to find owner of orange kayak near Hilo

Coast Guard seeking public’s help to find owner of orange kayak near Hilo
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an unmanned adrift orange kayak spotted one mile off Leleiwi Point on Hawai’i, Friday. The crew of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane is currently searching for the owner of the kayak in the vicinity of the sighting and an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area...