Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing boaters

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing boaters
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, rescues two missing boaters approximately 40 miles west of St. James City, Florida, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two missing boaters Monday after their 23-foot boat capsized 37 miles west of St. James City. Rescued were Cape Coral residents Renier Denis,...

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims
Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami serve as eyes in the sky as they help coordinate search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie Smith) MOBILE, Ala.—While Hurricane Harvey destroyed buildings, upturned cars and smashed boats, the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication towers also fell victim to Harvey’s wrath....

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers near Wilkes Barre-Wreck

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers near Wilkes Barre-Wreck
A Coast Guard Station Key West boatcrew returns two divers to their vessel after the rescue crew found the divers near Wilkes Barre-Wreck, Florida Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Key West MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two divers who went missing near Wilkes Barre-Wreck, Sunday. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report from the National...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off Key Largo

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off Key Largo
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced at 25-year-old man from a Bahamian-flagged fishing vessel approximately 82 miles south-southwest of Key Largo, Friday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a call at about 8:10 p.m. from the crew of the 95-foot fishing vessel Fish Farmer reporting one of their crewmembers...

Coast Guard transfers 151 Haitian migrants to Bahamas

Coast Guard transfers 151 Haitian migrants to Bahamas
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffery Evans passes out water to some Haitian migrants aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca to keep them hydrated Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Krystyn Pecora MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew transferred 151 Haitian migrants Friday to the Royal Bahamian Defence Force. The transfer is a combination of two separate interdiction cases...

Coast Guard medevacs man from ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard medevacs man from ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old Filipino man from a bulk carrier ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral, Friday. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard’s 7th District Command Center received a notification from the 641-foot Singaporean-flagged bulk carrier vessel Spring Sky that the master of the vessel...

Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot from water 20 nautical miles southeast of Key West

Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot from water 20 nautical miles southeast of Key West
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued a Navy pilot from the water approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of Key West, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard 7th District Command Center were notified at approximately 1:07 p.m. that a U.S. Navy F-5N jet pilot was in the water and needed assistance. The watchstanders diverted a...

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel 35 miles south of Haiti to Dominican Republic

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel 35 miles south of Haiti to Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless rescue and assist small boat crew launches to assist the 150-foot fishing vessel Grace Zanzibar Sunday, July 23, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless crew MIAMI – The Coast Guard is towing a 150-foot fishing vessel with 16 people aboard to the Las Calderas, Dominican Republic. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command...