Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old man 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan Monday morning after he activated his personal locator beacon. Just after 7:30 a.m., CST, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center about a distress signal received from a PLB in the middle of Lake Michigan,...

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters off San Diego coast

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters off San Diego coast
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued four adults and a 15-year-old boy after their 30-foot boat started taking on water approximately 17 miles west of Point Loma, Saturday. Mariners aboard the vessel PMS Escape II called the Coast Guard on channel 16, the international distress frequency, using a handheld radio at 5:58 p.m., to report their pleasure boat had lost propulsion, was taking on water,...

First Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings conducted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy

First Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings conducted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy
COAST GUARD CUTTER HEALY, Arctic Ocean – Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers successfully landed an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Healy Monday, marking the first time a UAS has completed a take-off and landing aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker. John Ferguson, an Unmanned Aircraft System operator for AeroVironment, releases...

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg tests new life-saving boat

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg tests new life-saving boat
CLEARWATER, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, tested new life-saving boats, Monday. The tests began after the station received three 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in early August. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Beach and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Hudson inventory parts for a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at Station St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit aircrew rescues 2 from disabled boat near Niagara Falls

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit aircrew rescues 2 from disabled boat near Niagara Falls
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled boat near Niagara Falls late Monday night. At about 9:15 p.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, responded to a call for help from the boaters via cell phone. The distressed boater reported two people were aboard a disabled 19-foot boat, 700 yards inside the Niagara Falls Exclusion Zone. The boater...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine

Coast Guard  offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk offloaded approximately 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million, Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. During an Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican...

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days. Monday, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater located a 40-foot sail freighter riding low west of Ragged Island, Bahamas. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Arthur Dion Hanna...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska

 Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember suffering from a head injury from the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of Barrow, Wednesday. The helicopter crew, forward deployed to Barrow in anticipation of the forward operating location opening today, safely hoisted the 43-year-old male from the Araon and transported him to...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man from tanker off Galveston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevacs man from tanker off Galveston
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 32-year-old crewmember off an Italian-flagged tanker Wednesday, after he suffered an injury from a snapped fender wire that struck his chest 38 miles off Galveston, Texas. At 4:20 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a distress call from the captain of the 800-foot tanker Giovanni Battista De Carlini, stating...