Two fishermen rescued 1,300 miles south of Oahu

Two fishermen rescued 1,300 miles south of Oahu
A Coast Guard aircrew at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu conducts a brief prior to taking off in the HC-130 Hercules airplane Dec. 13, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Two fishermen were rescued by good Samaritans Wednesday following a coordinated search effort in the South Pacific. Lebeta Tiem, 27, and Erikite Teanaki, 28, were...

Coast Guard welcomes largest container ship to pass under new Bayonne Bridge

Coast Guard welcomes largest container ship to pass under new Bayonne Bridge
Coast Guard crewmembers enforce a safety zone as the 1,200-foot container ship CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt passes under the Bayonne Bridge on its maiden voyage to the United States on Sept. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sabrina Clarke) NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews enforced a safety zone as the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, a 1,200-foot container ship, passed under...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Saturday after a Swedish-flagged, 32-foot sailing boat became disabled and demasted 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard the sailboat AELA alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the distress. The watchstanders promptly directed Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, in North Carolina,...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean
Austrian boater Wolfgang Sloma at Coast Guard Air Station Boriquen after he was rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod rescued an Austrian boater Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Wolfgang...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Watchstanders with the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of six sailors from a catamaran approximately 275 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday. The watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and notification from the Rescue Coordination Center in Bermuda that the 75-foot catamaran Ninah, with six people aboard, had reportedly...

Coast Guard hoists injured crewmember from vessel 15 miles west of Columbia River

Coast Guard hoists injured crewmember from vessel 15 miles west of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard hoisted an injured crewmember off a motor vessel 15 miles west of the entrance to the Columbia River, Friday morning.The injured crewmember, a 60-year-old male, is in stable condition and reportedly lost sight in his left eye Tuesday, and will be treated by a physician.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 13th District Command Center in Seattle received an Automated...

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah
Four people aboard the sailing vessel Luna C. are rescued by the crew  of the Jennifer Schepers, a 590-foot Liberian cargo ship, approximately 290 miles off Savannah, Georgia, Weds. Dec. 28, 2016. Photo courtesy of the crew of the Jennifer Schepers PHILADELPHIA – Four people and a dog were rescued from a sailboat approximately 290-miles off the coas of Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday. Members...

Coast Guard, international rescue centers, Orfea tanker vessel rescue 4 French boaters in Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard, international rescue centers, Orfea tanker vessel rescue 4 French boaters in Atlantic Ocean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders combined efforts with two international maritime rescue coordination centers, and the motor tanker Orfea, Sunday and Monday, to rescue four French boaters in the Atlantic Ocean. Rescued are three men and a woman who were transiting aboard the 50-foot French sailing vessel L’Almiral, from the Spanish Canary Island of Las Palmas to the Caribbean...