Great Lakes Coast Guard and partners assist with 13 search and rescue cases during Memorial Day weekend

Great Lakes Coast Guard and partners assist with 13 search and rescue cases during Memorial Day weekend
CLEVELAND — Five instances of boaters operating under the influence of alcohol and 13 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes during the recent holiday weekend showcase the need for boating safety precautions and the importance of boaters looking out for each other. Numerous good Samaritan boaters and local responders arrived on scene and rendered assistance  to distressed boaters prior...

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crews along with federal, state and local partner agencies responded to numerous disabled, aground, disoriented and beset by weather vessels during Memorial Day weekend. “Memorial Day weekend is always a busy weekend for the Coast Guard and our partner agencies,” said Lt. Christopher Rosen, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center chief....

Coast Guard Auxiliary crew rescues three boaters on Delaware River

Coast Guard Auxiliary crew rescues three boaters on Delaware River
Coast Guard Auxiliarists Maureen Lucas and Dave Wesler tow a disabled boat on the Delaware River Monday, May 25, 2015, near Marcus Hook, Pa. The boat crew from the Marcus Hook Auxiliary Search and Rescue Detachment towed the 14-foot pleasure craft to Barry Bridge Park. (U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Nick Matchica) MARCUS HOOK, Pa. — A Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew from the Marcus Hook Auxiliary...

Coast Guard responds to report of 2 missing people in Lake Erie near Cleveland

Coast Guard responds to report of 2 missing people in Lake Erie near Cleveland
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard found and assisted two young adults reported missing in Lake Erie in Cleveland Monday night after they reportedly jumped from a fishing pier near Wildwood Marina. About 8 p.m. Monday night a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor was notified of two missing kids in the vicinity of Wildwood Marina. The boat crew diverted from its routine patrol and contacted...

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing mariner from Deep Bay, 25 miles north of Sitka, Sunday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 68-year-old man from the 62-foot charter vessel Western Profit, and transferred him to Sitka Community Hospital. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a report from the crewmembers...

Coast Guard searching for missing 16-year old near Grand Isle State Park

Coast Guard searching for missing 16-year old near Grand Isle State Park
24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water (USCG File Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and Grand Isle Fire Department is searching for a 16-year old boy who went missing in the vicinity of Grand Isle State Park, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at approximately 2:15 p.m. Sunday...

Coast Guard assists second activist from Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Wash.

Coast Guard assists second activist from Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Wash.
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Bellingham assist Chiara D’Angelo, an activist, down from the anchor chain of Arctic Challenger in the Port of Bellingham, May 25, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham) SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel assisted in the removal of an activist who secured herself to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Wash., Monday morning. Chiara...

Coast Guard searching for missing teen off Ship Island

Coast Guard searching for missing teen off Ship Island
USCG HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard, alongside U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the National Park Service, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, are searching for a 15-year old boy who went missing off Ship Island, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday that...

Coast Guard rescues recreational boater

Coast Guard rescues recreational boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a recreational boater in distress near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Sunday. At approximately 11:37 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center in Staten Island, New York, received a report that a two-person recreational craft with one person aboard had not returned to Ideal Beach in Middletown, New Jersey. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook launched...