Coast Guard closes Siuslaw River bar entrance

Coast Guard closes Siuslaw River bar entrance
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Oregon, issued the closure of the Siuslaw River bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at approximately 2 p.m., Saturday. The bar closure applies to all vessels. Any request to transit the bar prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16...

Coast Guard Station Cortez medevacs man from Longboat Pass near Sarasota, Fla.

Coast Guard Station Cortez medevacs man from Longboat Pass near Sarasota, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 29-year-old man was medevaced by the Coast Guard from a commercial fishing vessel in Longboat Pass near Sarasota, Florida Saturday. A crewmember, aboard the fishing vessel Rachelle J Belle contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting a crewmember was experiencing flu like symptoms. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was notified...

Coast Guard Station Sand Key medevacs man from cruise ship 12 miles west of Port Richey, Fla.

Coast Guard Station Sand Key medevacs man from cruise ship 12 miles west of Port Richey, Fla.
St. Petersburg, Fla. — A 55-year-old man was medevaced by the Coast Guard and local EMS from a cruise ship 12 miles west of Port Richey, Florida, Friday. Rescued was Armand Rane. A crewmember, from the Royal Casino 1 cruise ship, contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, stating Rane, a passenger aboard the cruise, was experiencing low blood sugar symptoms and chest pains. A...

Coast Guard Station Juneau rescues person from water in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Station Juneau rescues person from water in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers rescued a person from the water in Gastineau Channel near the DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery in Juneau early Friday morning. A Station Juneau 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew rescued the man from the water before transporting him to Aurora Harbor and turning him over to police custody. Local residents contacted Juneau Police Department...

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill medically evacuates 62-year-old man on Prudence Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill medically evacuates 62-year-old man on Prudence Island, Rhode Island
BOSTON — Emergency response crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill in Newport, Rhode Island medically evacuated a 62-year-old man from Prudence Island, Rhode Island Thursday. At 8:28 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England Command Center received a request from the Portsmouth Fire Department for Coast Guard assistance in transporting a man who was possibly suffering...

Coast Guard monitoring barge adrift in Beaufort Sea

Coast Guard monitoring barge adrift in Beaufort Sea
JUNEAU, Alaska — U.S. Coast Guard personnel and Canadian federal agencies, including the Canadian coast guard, Transport Canada and Environment Canada, are monitoring a 134-foot barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea after it broke free from its tow in Canadian waters during a severe storm Monday. U.S. Coast Guard authorities were notified on Tuesday that the barge was drifting westward in the Beaufort...

San Diego Coast Guard, public service agencies to host diver safety outreach event

San Diego Coast Guard, public service agencies to host diver safety outreach event
SAN DIEGO — Divers are invited to attend a diver safety event hosted by the Coast Guard and other public service agencies at La Jolla Shores Beach, Saturday. The event will be at Kellogg Park from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. “The rise in tragic diving accidents this season is alarming,” said Capt. Jonathan Spaner, Coast Guard Sector San Diego commander. “Southern California is a perfect place for...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized boat off Vieques, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized boat off Vieques, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark and a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) helicopter combined efforts to rescue two fishermen Thursday, after their 20-foot fishing vessel capsized, approximately one nautical mile south southeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Rescued were Juan Feliciano, 44, and Juan Carlos Gorritz Dávila, 56, residents of Toa...

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim
SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medically evacuated a man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack more than 170 miles south of Point Loma, Thursday. The master of the San Diego-based 103-foot sport fishing vessel Royal Polaris contacted the Coast Guard around 1:30 a.m., requesting a medevac for the 63-year-old man. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector...