Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston medically evacuates ill fisherman

Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston medically evacuates ill fisherman
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill fisherman Sunday approximately 45 miles east of Bull’s Bay, South Carolina. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation via a distress radio call at approximately 8:27 a.m., Sunday. The report stated a crewmember aboard the 44-foot fishing vessel Warrior III was suffering chest from...

Coast Guard rescues distressed mariner

Coast Guard rescues distressed mariner
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man whose vessel was sinking Saturday at the entrance to the North Edisto River near Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified by Sea Tow Charleston personnel of a 31-foot Sea Ray vessel that had run aground and was sinking. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston...

Coast Guard and local responders rescue injured man in the mountains west of Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard and local responders rescue injured man in the mountains west of Portland, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews, working with Washington County rescue personnel, rescued an injured 58-year-old man from a ravine near Gale Creek Campground, approximately 28 miles west of Portland, Thursday. The Astoria-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transferred the man, who reportedly suffered multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung from a 25 to 30 foot fall into...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking tug near Aripeka, Fla

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking tug near Aripeka, Fla
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two people were rescued by the Coast Guard after the 42-foot tug boat they were aboard began taking on water 17 miles west of Aripeka, Florida, Thursday. A crewmember aboard the tug, Walter D. Johnson, contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 4:40 a.m., via mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16. The crewemember hailed his GPS position and the name of the...

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Coast Guard boats, cutters and helicopters safely transferred 118 people Wednesday off a casino boat that ran aground and became stranded about 2 miles northeast of Tybee Island. One passenger was transported by ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution due to high blood sugar, but no injuries were reported. The 174-foot casino boat Escapade, was carrying 94 passengers and...

Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medevacs ailing fisherman

Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medevacs ailing fisherman
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated an ailing 71-year old man from a fishing boat approximately 30 miles south of San Diego, Tuesday. The crew of the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Seeker contacted the Coast Guard at 11:56 a.m., requesting assistance for the U.S. citizen after he began experiencing heart attack-like symptoms and collapsed, possibly suffering an...

Coast Guard rescues boater injured by fireworks

Coast Guard rescues boater injured by fireworks
MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old boater injured in a fireworks accident east of Bimini, Bahamas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Miami was notified of the incident at 6 p.m. Sunday. The man was reportedly injured while handling fireworks onboard a 35-foot vessel while en route to North Bimini. After consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, watchstanders launched an MH-65 search-and-rescue...

Coast Guard icebreaker rescues man aboard sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

Coast Guard icebreaker rescues man aboard sailboat trapped in Arctic ice
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, rescued a man aboard a sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast of Barrow, Saturday. The crew of the Healy broke a 12 mile path through the Arctic ice with the sailboat, Altan Girl, in tow and led it to open water. The Healy crew conducted a safety inspection of the mariner’s vessel to ensure...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists three men aboard vessel taking on water near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists three men aboard vessel taking on water near Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the crew of the fishing vessel Katherine assisted three men aboard a vessel taking on water in Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island is escorting the 67-foot fishing vessel Jeanoah to the port of Kodiak. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a distress call from the Jeanoah’s...