Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescue 4 fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescue 4 fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island. At approximately 6 p.m., the crew of the tanker Yunga contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center to notify them that they saw two men clinging to a capsized Mexican fishing vessel 1 mile north...

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours after his boat sank Saturday. The Coast Guard had been searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man since 1 p.m. Sunday, after being notified by the oil rig supply vessel Go America that they had picked up three people out of the water offshore of San Jose Island, and that...

Coast Guard Station Cortez receives new life-saving boat

Coast Guard Station Cortez receives new life-saving boat
CORTEZ, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, tested new life-saving boats, Tuesday. The tests began after the station received two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in early September. Crewmembers became familiar with the boat’s maneuverability, functionality and design during the tests. The RB-S II is replacing the older 25-foot Response Boat-Small as part of the...

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew medevacs man 150 miles offshore

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew medevacs man 150 miles offshore
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 51-year-old man was medevaced from a 65-foot boat by the Coast Guard 150 miles northwest of Clearwater, Florida, Wednesday. Rescued was Randy Halloway. The operator of the 65-foot fishing boat Capt Gorman III contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, at approximately 5:20 p.m., stating Randy Halloway, a crewmember, was was experiencing chest...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner from cargo ship

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner from cargo ship
SAN DIEGO — An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego conducted a medical evacuation of a crewman who was suffering from possible appendicitis aboard a cargo ship approximately 210 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday evening. The 27-year-old man was transported safely to Sector San Diego and transferred to emergency medical personnel for further care. The crew of the motor vessel Lotus,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers near Cape Arago, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers near Cape Arago, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted two hikers stranded south of Cape Arago, Ore., Sunday. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the two hikers and safely brought them back to Air Station North Bend. The hikers were met at the air station by the local police department for further transport back to their vehicles. Coast Guard Sector North...

Coast Guard rescues two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash., Saturday. The 67-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were safely transported to an airfield in Raymond, Wash., where they were met by local emergency medical services for evaluation. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received the...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Barrow, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Barrow, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 43-year-old man from the Japanese-flagged research vessel Mirai near Barrow Thursday. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward-deployed to Barrow from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak safely transferred the man to emergency medical services in Barrow. Watchstanders at the 17th District command center received notification from North Slope Borough...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stacks a bale of cocaine during a contraband...