Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured woman on Lake Washington

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured woman on Lake Washington
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jeff Wildes from Station Seattle works with local responders to stabilize and prepare an injured woman for transport on Lake Washington, (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Rachel Polish) SEATTLE — Coast Guard, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Fire Department, King County Sheriff’s Office and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel rescued...

Safety First!

Safety First!
Capt. Mike Bogan, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Christian Wilson shake hands in front of the commercial fishing vessel Gambler, homeported in Point Pleasant, N.J.,  July 27, 2015. Story and photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Marine Safety is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s important 11 statutory missions, and is the area where the Coast Guard interacts the most with commercial vessels....

Clean, Reliable and Safe – Who Makes the Decision?

Clean, Reliable and Safe - Who Makes the Decision?
Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie climbs a Jacob’s ladder to perform a vessel inspection.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl W. Bradshaw) Baltimore – Inspections guarantee the fulfillment of a required specification. Some, like skydiving, are easily seen as a necessity for safe operation and safety of the consumer. So do you think to look for an inspection sticker...

Coast Guard pulls injured man from water after boat hits bridge near Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard pulls injured man from water after boat hits bridge near Morehead City, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard pulled an injured boater from the water Sunday south of Morehead City. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received notification Sunday morning that a 23-foot pleasure craft with a man and woman on board struck the Atlantic Beach High Rise Bridge in Bogue Sound between Morehead City and Atlantic Beach, ejecting the man into the water...

76-year-old man medevaced from charter fishing vessel off Georgetown coast

76-year-old man medevaced from charter fishing vessel off Georgetown coast
GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old man with dangerously low blood pressure 44 miles east of Georgetown, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial report from the captain of the Continental Shelf, an 81-foot charter fishing vessel, at approximately 1:30 p.m., stating that a man aboard was experiencing temporarily lapses in consciousness. An...

Mother, daughter rescued after boat capsizes off of St. Simons Island

Mother, daughter rescued after boat capsizes off of St. Simons Island
A young woman sits on the hull of a capsized vessel as her mother is hoisted into a Coast Guard helicopter off the coast of St. Simons Island, Ga., July 31, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued a mother and daughter off the coast of St. Simons Island after their vessel capsized, Friday. At approximately 4 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Brunswick...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Miracle 300 miles south of Point Loma

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Miracle 300 miles south of Point Loma
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 35-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 300 miles south of Point Loma, San Diego, Friday. At approximately 2 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a request for assistance from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Miracle that a 35-year-old female passenger was experiencing acute abdominal pain. The 11th...

Search underway for missing Florida Keys diver

Search underway for missing Florida Keys diver
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a 37-year-old diver reported missing approximately seven nautical miles south of Cudjoe Key, Florida, Friday. Missing is Pedro Fernandez, 37. Fernandez was reported missing about 6 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting mariners to be on the look out for a possible person in the water. An MH-65...

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens
Capt. Mark Fedor announces the Coast Guard will suspend all searches for two missing 14-year-old boys at sunset during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami July 31, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the two missing boys who departed on a fishing trip July 24, 2015. Perry Cohen and...