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...

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. On Sept. 16, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Pelican and Cypress interdicted 15 Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Miracle passenger near Oahu

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Miracle passenger near Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old man being treated for internal bleeding from a cruise ship 80 miles north of Oahu, Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point safely hoisted the man from the cruise ship Carnival Miracle at 9 p.m. and transferred him to awaiting EMS at the Honolulu Airport. The patient was admitted to Queens Medical Center...

Coast Guard Station Sand Key receives new response boat

Coast Guard Station Sand Key receives new response boat
Sand Key, Florida — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, tested new response boats, Friday. The tests began after the station received two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms in 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 service’s...

Coast Guard conducts blood drop to cruise ship Carnival Miracle

Coast Guard conducts blood drop to cruise ship Carnival Miracle
HONOLULU — A Coast Guard aircrew flew approximately 400 miles to airdrop 10 critical units of blood to a cruise ship northeast of the Oahu, Tuesday. Personnel aboard the cruise ship Carnival Miracle contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu at 4:21 p.m., Sunday regarding medical assistance for an ailing passenger. The ship had originally departed Vancouver,...

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...