Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man and seven others were rescued from the water by Coast Guard crews, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews, and good Samaritans after a boating incident involving two boats near the Port Aransas jetties Saturday. At 9:35 a.m., the Port Aransas Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people 30 miles SE of Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 people 30 miles SE of Cape Lookout, NC
  Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people 30 miles southeast of Cape Lookout, Saturday morning. Watchstanders aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca received notification Saturday morning that the 28-foot recreational boat Cutting Edge was taking on water with four people aboard. A small boat crew launched from the cutter Seneca and arrived...

Coast Guard medevacs man with back injury from remote location

Coast Guard medevacs man with back injury from remote location
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured man near an isolated fishing cabin about 8 miles south of Baffin Bay, along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Friday. The person medevaced was a 46-year-old male from San Antonio. At 5:15 p.m., the injured man’s father called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report his son’s injuries. He reported that his...

Coast Guard urges caution after recent ice rescue cases

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Rochester, New York, navigate their inflatable rescue boat during a rescue of two people who became stuck on an ice floe in Lake Ontario March 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Pata) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging the use of extreme caution on and near the waterways after the rescue of more than a dozen people in the...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman Thursday from a 12-foot dinghy less than a mile west of Fort De Soto. At 7:48 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received two mayday calls via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man stating he was beset by weather, taking on water and in need of emergency assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard oversees ferry passenger transfer

Coast Guard oversees ferry passenger transfer
A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook boatcrew oversees the safe transfer of 95 passengers from a grounded ferry, the Whaling City Express, March 23, 2017, near Highlands, New Jersey. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Sandy Hook) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook oversaw the safe transfer of 95 passengers from a grounded ferry, the Whaling City Express,Thursday, near Highlands, New Jersey. At...

Coast Guard nationally certifies local maritime emergency responders

Naples area maritime emergency responders, and Coast Guard members from Station Fort Myers Beach and Air Station Clearwater are shown in front of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Naples (Florida) Municipal Airport, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) NAPLES, Fla.— Coast Guard members hosted a National Association of Boating Law Administrator’s...

Coast Guard seeks public help to identify hoax callers

Coast Guard seeks public help to identify hoax callers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard asks for the public’s help Friday to identify hoax callers in the Cape Coral area. For the past year, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a steady stream of suspected or confirmed hoax radio calls along the Gulf Coast – the majority of the calls are within the Cape Coral area. The calls were made on VHF-FM marine band channel 16, a...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger
MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday at 7:31 p.m. for a 23-year-old man who fell off the Carnival Victory cruise ship 33 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. Missing is Brandon Paul, 23, Floral City, Florida resident, who reportedly went overboard at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday from the eighth deck of the cruise ship. The cruise ship launched a search boat and contacted watch...