Coast Guard medevacs man with injured leg off ship in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man with injured leg off ship in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man after he was struck by a piece of machinery and suffered a deep laceration and possible fracture on his leg while aboard a cargo ship about 15 miles east of Galveston early Friday morning. The crew of the roll-on roll-off cargo ship Torino contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 4:49 a.m., reporting a 38-year-old man...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in finding false-mayday caller near mouth of Columbia River

Coast Guard seeking public's help in finding false-mayday caller near mouth of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in finding someone who has made repeated false mayday calls to the Coast Guard in the past 7 months in the vicinity of the Columbia River entrance. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel has received 22 false mayday calls since April, and they are believed to be made by the same person. “False maydays waste...

Coast Guard and locals save 6 from sinking boat off New Bedford, Mass.

Coast Guard and locals save 6 from sinking boat off New Bedford, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local responders rescued six people Sunday from a 72-foot scallop boat sinking five miles off New Bedford. A person aboard the scallop boat, Captain Jeff, used a VHF radio at 9:30 a.m. to hail watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, and report their boat was taking on water. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide near Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard assists tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide near Westport, Wash.
WESTPORT, Wash. — A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted a tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide conditions near West Haven Marina preventing a barge from running aground, Thursday evening. A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor towed while the tug pushed the barge to safety within the West Haven Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in...

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the cutter in San Diego on October 27, 2016. Nearly 20 tons of cocaine were interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.)SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard marked the end of a record year in counterdrug operations as the crew of Cutter...

Coast Guard medevacs 3 Canadian sailors southeast of Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard medevacs 3 Canadian sailors southeast of Cape Fear, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced three Canadian sailors Friday from a sailing vessel approximately 200 miles southeast of Cape Fear. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified by the Rescue Coordination Center at approximately 2:50 p.m. Thursday of three men who needed to be medevaced form the 40-foot sailing vessel Juste Ciel after the vessel became beset by weather....

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer in Lake Michigan
A Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor crew rescues a kite surfer in Lake Michigan near Evanston, Illinois, Oct. 17, 2016 after the surfer became distressed. U.S Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Wilmette Harbor. MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer when his mast broke in Lake Michigan, one mile east of Lee Street Beach in Evanston, Illinois, Monday. “Even as the busy summer season...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 mauled by bear north of Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs 2 mauled by bear north of Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew medevaced one male and one female after a bear mauled the two while hiking on the Sitkoh Creek Trail approximately 30 miles north of Sitka Thursday. The aircrew hoisted the man and woman and transferred them to local emergency medical personnel in Sitka. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center were notified...

Watch amazing Coast Guard rescue of woman from roof in Baton Rouge

Watch amazing Coast Guard rescue of woman from roof in Baton Rouge
var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push(['embed']); A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans retrieves a woman from a rooftop during bad weather in Baton Rouge, August 14, 2016. The Coast Guard is assisting local, state and federal agencies in flood rescues.