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 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...

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 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 2 from sinking sailboat 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking sailboat 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two men from the sinking 35-foot sailing vessel Rafiki 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, early Wednesday morning. The Jayhawk aircrew then rendezvoused with an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew in Sand Point, Alaska. The Hercules crew transported the men to awaiting EMS in Kodiak. Coast Guard 17th...

Crew of 1,000-foot container ship rescue sailor in distress 990 miles west of the Columbia River

Crew of 1,000-foot container ship rescue sailor in distress 990 miles west of the Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore., — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of  a sailor in distress more than 990 miles west of the Columbia River by utilizing the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system, Tuesday. Responding to the AMVER request, the crew of the 1,098-foot container ship Oocl Utah altered their course to retrieve the distressed sailor, safely took him aboard the ship and is currently transporting...

Coast Guard, AMVER recognize merchant vessel K. Coral crew for heroic rescue

Coast Guard, AMVER recognize merchant vessel K. Coral crew for heroic rescue
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Capt. Edward Marohn and Ben Strong, a representative from the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or AMVER, present the crew of the K. Coral with an AMVER pennant in New Haven, Connecticut, June 27, 2016.  NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard and Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) representatives presented a certification of...

Coast Guard assists search efforts for 9 boaters on 3 separate cases in South Pacific

Coast Guard assists search efforts for 9 boaters on 3 separate cases in South Pacific
HONOLULU — Coast Guard and AMVER crews rescued three boaters in the waters between Chuuk and Puluwat Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia, Wednesday.  An HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu, located three additional boater missing near Tarawa and are coordinating their rescue by a commercial vessel and the same Hercules aircraft crew has been diverted...