Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Port O’Connor, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old fisherman suffering from severe abdominal pains Saturday morning, 25 miles offshore of Port O’Connor. The captain of the commercial fishing boat Ursula made a distress call to the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center at approximately 8 a.m., saying one of his crewmembers had been experiencing...

Coast Guard crews medevac man with head injury in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard crews medevac man with head injury in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crews medevaced a 36-year-old fisherman suffering from a head injury following a fall Thursday night, 20 miles offshore of Port Aransas. The captain of the commercial fishing boat Lucky J.J. made a mayday call to the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center at approximately 7:30 p.m., saying one of his crewmembers had just suffered...

Coast Guard medically evacuates ill cruise ship Carnival Fantasy passenger

Coast Guard medically evacuates ill cruise ship Carnival Fantasy passenger
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston crew aboard a Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified via satellite phone call of the situation at approximately 8 p.m. The report stated a 28-year-old...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 9 kayakers near Fidalgo island, Wash.

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 9 kayakers near Fidalgo island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Navy personnel rescued seven children and two adults after they became separated during a kayaking trip near Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island, Thursday afternoon. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Navy aircrew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue, aboard an MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, were...

Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston medically evacuates ill fisherman

Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston medically evacuates ill fisherman
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill fisherman Sunday approximately 45 miles east of Bull’s Bay, South Carolina. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation via a distress radio call at approximately 8:27 a.m., Sunday. The report stated a crewmember aboard the 44-foot fishing vessel Warrior III was suffering chest from...

Coast Guard rescues distressed mariner

Coast Guard rescues distressed mariner
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man whose vessel was sinking Saturday at the entrance to the North Edisto River near Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified by Sea Tow Charleston personnel of a 31-foot Sea Ray vessel that had run aground and was sinking. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston...

Coast Guard and local responders rescue injured man in the mountains west of Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard and local responders rescue injured man in the mountains west of Portland, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews, working with Washington County rescue personnel, rescued an injured 58-year-old man from a ravine near Gale Creek Campground, approximately 28 miles west of Portland, Thursday. The Astoria-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transferred the man, who reportedly suffered multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung from a 25 to 30 foot fall into...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking tug near Aripeka, Fla

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking tug near Aripeka, Fla
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two people were rescued by the Coast Guard after the 42-foot tug boat they were aboard began taking on water 17 miles west of Aripeka, Florida, Thursday. A crewmember aboard the tug, Walter D. Johnson, contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 4:40 a.m., via mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16. The crewemember hailed his GPS position and the name of the...

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Coast Guard boats, cutters and helicopters safely transferred 118 people Wednesday off a casino boat that ran aground and became stranded about 2 miles northeast of Tybee Island. One passenger was transported by ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution due to high blood sugar, but no injuries were reported. The 174-foot casino boat Escapade, was carrying 94 passengers and...