Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking sailboat

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking sailboat
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard saved two people from their sinking sailboat 17 miles offshore, south of Monterey Friday afternoon. At 4:38 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a VHF-FM radio transmission distress call from a person aboard a 55-foot sailboat, who reported the vessel was taking on water at a rapid rate. The two people aboard could not identify why the...

Coast Guard cautions beach goers about dangerous rip currents while swimming in South Florida

Coast Guard cautions beach goers about dangerous rip currents while swimming in South Florida
MIAMI — The Coast Guard advises swimmers to exercise extreme caution while at beaches in South Florida due to a number of recent drownings and near-fatalities from dangerous rip currents caused by high winds and waves this month. The forecasted weather and additional population in South Florida for spring vacation this weekend will increase the risk. “Rip currents are a dangerous phenomenon that...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from container vessel east of Savannah

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from container vessel east of Savannah
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah rescues an ill crew member of a container ship Friday, March 27, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photoSAVANNAH, Ga. — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah medically evacuated a mariner Friday morning 12 miles east of Savannah. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the request by the vessel’s...

Coast Guard medevacs 44-year-old man from commercial fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs 44-year-old man from commercial fishing boat
Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescue swimmer Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Williams talks with EMS about an ailing man he and his aircrew medevaced from a commercial fishing boat, March 26, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 44-year-old man from a commercial fishing boat nearly 6 miles south of San Clemente Island,...

Coast Guard urges caution, preparedness during change of season

Coast Guard urges caution, preparedness during change of season
NEW YORK -With Spring officially here and air temperatures rising, the Coast Guard is urging mariners, paddle boarders, and water enthusiasts to use caution when returning to the water. Every year the Coast Guard responds to cold water accidents resulting in the untimely deaths of unsuspecting boaters. “It was a harsh winter and everyone is looking forward to getting back on the water,”...

Search for missing cruise ship Liberty of the Seas passenger suspended

Search for missing cruise ship Liberty of the Seas passenger suspended
MIAMI – Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a man who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship 22 nautical miles south of Marathon, Florida, Sunday. Frank Slippo, 43, hometown unknown, reportedly went overboard from the 12th deck balcony of Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Liberty of the Seas late Sunday night. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders were...

Coast Guard aircrew assists stranded beach-goer near La Push, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew assists stranded beach-goer near La Push, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew transported a beach-goer who was reportedly stranded on a cliff at Second Beach near La Push, Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the stranded man and transported him to the Forks airport where he was met by friends. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received a request for...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled boat 65 miles off Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled boat 65 miles off Freeport, Texas
An aircrew aboard an MH-65 rescue helicopter hoists 4 people from their boat that became disabled after taking on water off Freeport, Texas, March 24, 2015. Coast Guard photo by Air Station HoustonHOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted four people from their disabled boat in the Gulf of Mexico, about 65 miles southeast of Freeport, Texas, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the Coast...

Coast Guard aircrew assists injured hiker near La Push, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew assists injured hiker near La Push, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew transported a hiker reportedly suffering from a knee injury and mild hypothermia seven miles southeast of La Push, Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the hiker and transported her to the Forks airport where she was taken by ambulance to the Forks Community Hospital. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...