Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured man off Capers Island, S.C.

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue injured man off Capers Island, S.C.
BEAUFORT, S.C. — The Coast Guard, along with members of Fripp Island Marine Rescue Service, rescued an injured man Friday in the vicinity of Capers Island, South Carolina. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation by Beaufort County Dispatch at 1:22 p.m. The report stated that a 78-year-old man suffered a severe hip injury while at a house...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off flooding boat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 off flooding boat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard members rescued two men who were aboard a 23-foot boat that began flooding near Conneaut, Ohio, in Lake Erie late Wednesday afternoon. Just after 5 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, heard a mayday broadcast over VHF-FM marine radio from a 23-foot vessel with two men aboard that was flooding near the Conneaut Harbor breakwall. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 migrants in the water near Caesar Creek

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 migrants in the water near Caesar Creek
MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday at 3 p.m. for two missing Cuban migrants in the vicinity of Caesar Creek, Florida, to Haulover Inlet, Florida. “Our Coast Guard men and women worked tirelessly looking for the two missing Cuban migrants; however, despite our best efforts we have been unable to locate them, and have decided to suspended the search,” said Capt....

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying hoax caller in North Carolina

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying hoax caller in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspected hoax caller who is suspected to have made seven false distress calls during the past two years in the vicinity of New Bern. During the months of September through December of 2012-2013 and September through October of 2014, a similar male voice broadcast similar distress...

9 suspected migrants rescued in water near Turkey Point

9 suspected migrants rescued in water near Turkey Point
MIAMI — Nine suspected migrants were rescued Monday in the water near Turkey Point in Biscayne Bay, Florida as Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to search for two people in the water. The crew aboard the tug boat Eagle notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a man in the water clinging to debris shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. A MH-65 Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard, AMVER partners respond to disabled sailing vessel in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, AMVER partners respond to disabled sailing vessel in Pacific Ocean
SEATTLE — Coast Guard search and rescue crews and an Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue crew are responding to a report of a sailing vessel disabled and adrift about 780 miles west of the Oregon California border, Sunday evening. The operator of the 32-foot sailing vessel Hale’s Revenge reported that there were no injuries to anyone aboard, but they were disabled and adrift after sustaining...

Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach medevacs injured woman from sailboat near Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach medevacs injured woman from sailboat near Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured woman from a grounded sailboat Sunday just east of Seagate. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call at approximately 3:15 p.m., reporting a 38-foot Sundancer sailboat ran aground with a man, woman and two children aboard about one mile south of Bradley Creek near Money Island. A crew aboard a 25-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for 18-year-old swimmer missing off Asilomar Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for 18-year-old swimmer missing off Asilomar Beach
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard suspended a search shortly before 11:45 a.m., Sunday for an 18-year-old male who went missing Saturday afternoon in the water near Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove. At approximately 5 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Station Monterey received a report of two distressed swimmers who were swept out by a heavy rip current. A surfer on scene assisted the younger brother...