Coast Guard medevacs USS Barry sailor off Virginia coast

Coast Guard medevacs USS Barry sailor off Virginia coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a Navy vessel off the Virginia coast. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a request for the medevac from watchstanders aboard the USS Barry who reported a 36-year-old crewmember experiencing chest pains at approximately 3 a.m. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued two people aboard a 30-foot sailboat hard aground near Gibraltar Island, Ohio, in Lake Erie, Saturday evening. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the rescued. Just after 6:30 p.m., the Put-in-Bay Police Department notified the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, of a 30-foot sailboat hard aground near Gibraltar Island with one man...

Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague, VA

Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague, VA
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Saturday after their 17-foot boat ran aground on Cedar Island near Wachapreague. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report from a concerned friend at 10:30 p.m., Friday stating the two men had departed on a planned 20-minute trip, but had been gone for approximately two hours. The reporting source also stated that the men...

Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel

Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal channel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Wednesday. Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Morgan City and Coast Guard Cutter Axe constructed new channel markers in the waterway. The new waterway is intended to be safer for mariners, and will shorten travel time.

Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuates HMCS Calgary crewmember off Monterey, Calif.

Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuates  HMCS Calgary crewmember off Monterey, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO — A sailor suffering from chest pains aboard the HMCS Calgary, a 440-foot Canadian naval frigate transiting toward San Francisco for Fleet Week, was medically evacuated at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night approximately 27 miles northwest of Monterey. The Coast Guard command center in San Francisco received the request for medical assistance from the frigate. After evaluating...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...

Video: Coast Guard saves man attempting to ‘walk’ to Bermuda in a bubble

Video:  Coast Guard saves man attempting to 'walk' to Bermuda in a bubble

Coast Guard rescues four Rhode Island lobstermen from sinking boat

Coast Guard rescues four Rhode Island lobstermen from sinking boat
BOSTON – The Coast Guard plucked four lobstermen from the sea when their lobster boat sank Thursday, about 40 miles south of Block Island, Rhode Island. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a distress call at about 4:15 a.m. from the four-man crew aboard the lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster that the 60-foot boat was taking on water. The Coast Guard First District Command Center...

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from container ship off South Padre Island

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from container ship off South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the crewmember of a container ship approximately 40 miles offshore of South Padre Island late Saturday night. The Coast Guard’s 8th District watchstanders notified the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, that a 24-year-old foreign male crewmember aboard the 892-foot container ship...