Coast Guard assists 5 in vessel taking on water near Carolina Beach

Coast Guard assists 5 in vessel taking on water near Carolina Beach
USCG File PhotoWILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard came to the aid of five people after their vessel began taking on water near Carolina Beach Sunday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 8 a.m. that a 33-foot pleasure craft was taking on water with five people aboard approximately 15 miles southeast of Carolina Beach. A 45-foot...

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Saturday afternoon off Matagorda Beach a quarter mile east of the Colorado River. Missing is a 24-year-old man, last seen wearing a white shirt and white shorts. At 4:10 p.m., the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 4 mariners on vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 4 mariners on vessel taking on water
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, dewater a 42-foot vessel near the tip of Sandy Hook, Saturday, May 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners after their boat began taking on water near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report...

Coast Guard, San Francisco FD rescue 2 swimmers near China Beach

Coast Guard, San Francisco FD rescue 2 swimmers near China Beach
San Francisco Fire Department members aboard a jet ski assist a distressed swimmer near China Beach, May 20, 2017. The jet ski delivered the swimmer to a Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Henderson.) SAUSALITO, Calif. — Coast Guard and San Francisco Fire Department personnel responded to two hypothermic swimmers in the vicinity...

Coast Guard, others rescue 4 children from water in Norfolk

Coast Guard, others rescue 4 children from water in Norfolk
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard pulled three people from the water in Norfolk Friday including one of four children who drifted away from shore with no lifejacket. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a report from Norfolk Dispatch...

Coast Guard medevacs man 31 miles southeast of Wassaw Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man 31 miles southeast of Wassaw Sound
US Coast Guard File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old man Friday 31 miles southeast of Wassaw Sound, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 10:49 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 by the crew of the 41-foot vessel Scat II stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to the report of a vessel taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 10:28 a.m. of a 22-foot vessel taking on water with one man and a dog aboard in Lake Pontchartrain between the Highway 11 Bridge and the I-10 Twin Span Bridge. Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters 30 miles southeast of Port Royal Sound

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters 30 miles southeast of Port Royal Sound
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Friday after their boat sank approximately 30 miles southeast of Port Royal Sound. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified at 7:38 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 by the crew of the 45-foot vessel Hangem High, stating they were taking on water. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 86 miles east of Cape Cod

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 86 miles east of Cape Cod
USCG File Photo BOSTON – A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod aircrew medevaced an injured fisherman Thursday evening from 86 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. At around 5 p.m., the captain of the 75-foot fishing vessel Destiny notified First District command center watchstanders that one of his crewmembers had fallen and sustained injuries to his hand and ribs. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched...