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Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old stranded hiker from Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska, Thursday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hiker from the mountain and transferred him to the Army National Guard hangar at the Juneau International Airport. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request for assistance from the...

Coast Guard saves 5 people after boat sinks 10 miles west of Crystal River, Fla.

Coast Guard saves 5 people after boat sinks 10 miles west of Crystal River, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their 48-foot boat sank 10 miles west of Crystal River, Florida, Saturday night. At 9:27 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a man stating his boat was taking on water with a total of five people aboard, all wearing life jackets. A 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard, local responders medevac hiker from Saddle Mountain, Ore.

Coast Guard, local responders medevac hiker from Saddle Mountain, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew and local responders medvaced a reportedly unconscious hiker suffering from heat exhaustion from Saddle Mountain near Seaside, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted the 24-year-old female hiker and safely transferred her to medical personnel at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man aboard cruise ship Carnival Pride off NC coast

Coast Guard medevacs man aboard cruise ship Carnival Pride off NC coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing man from a cruise ship Saturday approximately 70 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a call from the 965-foot cruise ship Carnival Pride at approximately 3 p.m., requesting a medevac for a 47-year-old passenger experiencing health complications. An...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew returns to Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew returns to Portsmouth, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth Friday following a 36-day patrol in the Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, Legare’s crew rescued a disabled fishing boat crew, conducted multiple vessel boardings to enforce maritime law and volunteered in two ports during their free time. While patrolling in the Gulf of Maine in the Coast Guard 1st District’s...

Coast Guard saves 19-year-old kayaker

Coast Guard saves 19-year-old kayaker
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 19-year-old man in Nueces Bay after his kayak capsized Tuesday afternoon. The young man was kayaking approximately 1 mile off the shoreline in the Nueces Bay at approximately 1 p.m. when he capsized. His friends on shore quickly recognized that he was unable to get back in the kayak and was experiencing fatigue as he drifted farther...

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters...

Coast Guard conducts cliff, vertical surface rescues in preparation for hurricane season

Coast Guard conducts cliff, vertical surface rescues in preparation for hurricane season
Coast Guard helicopter crews conduct cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios April 29 and 30, 2015, at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, Texas, in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. U.S. Coast Guard photoCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard helicopter crews conducted cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios Wednesday and Thursday at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, in preparation...

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tourmo, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, participates in a Shiprider demonstration conducted on the Detroit River, April 30, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi ReadCLEVELAND — The governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, and Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard 9th District commander,...