Coast Guard, Alameda Fire Department assist 16 rowers aground in Alameda

Coast Guard, Alameda Fire Department assist 16 rowers aground in Alameda
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer and an Alameda Fire Department rescue boat crew assisted 16 rowers Saturday afternoon after their boat took on water and ran aground approximately 50 yards north of Coast Guard Island in Alameda. An Alameda Fire Department rescue boat crew notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around 11:30 a.m. that they noticed a large...

Coast Guard assists local agencies in rescue of 19 mariners near College Point, NY

Coast Guard assists local agencies in rescue of 19 mariners near College Point, NY
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crewmembers assisted local agencies in the rescue of 19 mariners after their vessel capsized near College Point, New York, Sunday. At 1:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders were notified via Channel 16 of a vessel taking on water and capsizing near College Point with 19 people aboard. The dragon boat, a human-powered vessel from the Azumi Rowing Club, was...