Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region

Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region
Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, a 65-foot ice breaking-tug, to help free a local tugboat stuck in the upper Chesapeake Bay ice Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin)Baltimore – The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways...

Coast Guard assists family of 4 to safety near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard assists family of 4 to safety near Port Mansfield, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a family of four, including two young children, aboard a grounded recreational boat near Port Mansfield, Texas, Monday evening. At approximately 4 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island received a distress call from a family, via cell phone, stating that they had been underway in the channel on the west side of the Mansfield...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from grounded vessel near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 4 from grounded vessel near Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued four fishermen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray after they ran aground in Chiniak Bay near Kodiak Island, Alaska, Monday morning. The helicopter crew hoisted the four fishermen from their grounded vessel and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak. Coast Guard 17th District command...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sailboat off North Carolina coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Saturday from a sailboat after the sailboat’s sails were damaged by high winds approximately 60 miles southeast of Bald Head Island. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 6 p.m. from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered to the 40-foot,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from commercial tank ship 100 miles southwest of Tampa, Fla.

Coast Guard medevacs man from commercial tank ship 100 miles southwest of Tampa, Fla.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – An injured man was medevaced from a commercial tank ship 100 miles southwest of Tampa, Florida, Sunday morning. At approximately 7:50 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders from the Coast Guard 7th District command center in Miami, received a call from a crewmember aboard the commercial tank ship, Cielo di Guangzhou, stating a 43-year-old man had suffered a leg injury and was in need...

Coast Guard Air Facility Newport rescues surfers from cliff in Newport, Ore.

Coast Guard Air Facility Newport rescues surfers from cliff in Newport, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted two surfers from a cliff south of Yaquina Head Light in Newport, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport safely transferred the surfers over to Newport Fire and Rescue personnel after landing on the nearby beach. Coast Guard Sector North Bend watchstanders received a call from Lincoln County Dispatch...

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — Crews at Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont, are urging Lake Champlain locals and visitors to use extreme caution on the lake and surrounding waters this weekend. With more snow forecasted, unsafe ice may be hidden from view and poses greater danger than normal as the added weight of the snow decreases density of the ice. “The thing folks need to recognize is that while beautiful...

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard crews

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard crews
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel, Friday, after observing the vessel’s crewmembers poaching in U.S. waters. At approximately 12:00 p.m., while on a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter spotted a lancha north of the United States – Mexico maritime border and offshore of South Padre...

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel
FRANKFORT, Mich. – An ice rescue team from Coast Guard Station Frankfort pulled a dog to safety Tuesday, after it jumped into icy Betsie Bay near the Frankfort Shipping Channel. At about 9:45 a.m. local time, Petty Officer 1st Class Kurt Lubbers witnessed, from inside the station, a dog jump into the water on the far side of the Bay. Crewmembers activated the search and rescue alarm and contacted...