Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and three good Samaritan vessels assisted the fishing vessel Sandra L after it began taking on water near Cosmos Cove Tuesday morning. The Sandra L crew was able to patch the breach following dewatering of their vessel and began transit back to Sitka with a good Samaritan escort. Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Belisle,...

Coast Guard seeking information for owner of derelict vessel near Orient Point, N.Y.

Coast Guard seeking information for owner of derelict vessel near Orient Point, N.Y.
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is seeking information for the owner of a boat found floating in the vicinity of Orient Point, N.Y. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders were notified by a Good Samaritan at approximately 9:30 a.m. of a 12-foot, unmanned, aluminum rowboat floating near Long Island, N.Y. Aboard the vessel were four personal floatation devices, fishing line, and two knives....

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit aircrew rescues 2 from disabled boat near Niagara Falls

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit aircrew rescues 2 from disabled boat near Niagara Falls
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled boat near Niagara Falls late Monday night. At about 9:15 p.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, responded to a call for help from the boaters via cell phone. The distressed boater reported two people were aboard a disabled 19-foot boat, 700 yards inside the Niagara Falls Exclusion Zone. The boater...

Coast Guard Station Mayport crew rescues 2 from damaged vessel

Coast Guard Station Mayport crew rescues 2 from damaged vessel
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot fishing boat was beset by weather and damaged at the St. Johns entrance jetties Monday morning. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation at approximately 2:16 a.m. A crew from Coast Guard Station Mayport was launched and arrived on scene at about 2:40 a.m....

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision 18 miles south of Pascagoula

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision 18 miles south of Pascagoula
New Orleans – The Coast Guard responded to a vessel collision 18 miles south of Pascagoula Sunday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a hailing mayday at 10:40 p.m. from a 74-foot shrimping vessel 18 miles south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The vessel reported colliding with a 130-foot offshore supply vessel, the Gloria May. All three crew on board the shrimper successfully...

Coast Guard continues search for possible people in the water

Coast Guard continues search for possible people in the water
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews continueD to search for possible people in the water east of Hollywood Beach, Florida, Sunday evening. A rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin remained on scene and continued searching throughout the night for possible people in the water. At approximately 8:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from good Samaritans...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing man off Whiskey Island in Cleveland

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing man off Whiskey Island in Cleveland
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and local agencies are currently searching for a missing man in Lake Erie off of Whiskey Island in Cleveland, following a report that came in Sunday night. At about 7:30 p.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo received a report of a man who was swimming near a boat off Whiskey Island. The report stated that the man was swimming near the boat...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 5 from boat taking on water in Wicomico River

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 5 from boat taking on water in Wicomico River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded to a 40-foot boat taking on water Sunday with five people aboard in Wicomico River near Taylor’s Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the boat’s operator at approximately 5:20 p.m., stating the boat was taking on water. Sector Baltimore issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach rescues 7 from water near Fort Myers, Fla.

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach rescues 7 from water near Fort Myers, Fla.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Seven people were rescued from the water after the 18-foot pontoon boat they were aboard began taking on water near Picnic Island, Florida, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach was flagged down by two people aboard the pontoon boat at approximately 4:50 p.m. After approaching the vessel, the RBM crew found two people still...