Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton PORTSMOUTH, Va.-The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous and Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder towed a disabled sailboat with two people aboard to safety Tuesday. The crew of the sailing vessel Gaia became disabled after being demasted and losing all electrical power. The crew activated an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)...

Coast Guard rescues two 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash

Coast Guard rescues two 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a husband and wife off a sailing vessel 180 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington, Saturday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, tracked the sailing vessel’s electronic position indicating radio beacon and safely hoisted the couple before...

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo CLEVELAND — Five people were rescued in two separate cases during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Sunday on Lake Michigan. One person was rescued by a good Samaritan after falling overboard during the race and four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailing vessel capsized during the race. The first case took place shortly...

Prepared kayaker survives distress situation in Puget Sound near Hood Canal

Prepared kayaker survives distress situation in Puget Sound near Hood Canal
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – A prepared kayaker survived a distress situation Wednesday afternoon during a kayak trip between Brinnon and Seabeck. The kayaker was rescued by good Samaritan boaters in the area and transferred to Kitsap County Fire Department personnel on shore for evaluation. Personnel from the Washington Emergency Operations Center notified the Coast Guard of an electronic position...

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA
A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, hovers close to the Capt Nathan trawler 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday, March 26, 2017  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday. Watchstanders at 5th District command center in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Destination and its six crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and recommendations. During...

Coast Guard searching for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews are responding to an electronic position indicating radio beacon alert from fishing vessel Destination approximately two miles northwest of St. George, Alaska, Saturday. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders in Juneau received the alert this morning and launched the aircraft...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from sinking vessel near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from sinking vessel near Grays Harbor, Wash.
Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor 52-foot motor life boat Invincible crew returns to port after rescuing five fishermen off of their fishing vessel Taplow which sank 29 miles southwest of Grays Harbor, Wash., Oct. 7, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Casey McDonald. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Taplow which began...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 46 mariners 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 46 mariners 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, along with good Samaritans responded to 46 crewmembers aboard fishing vessel Alaska Juris, who abandoned ship near Kiska Island, approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday. All 46 crewmembers were transferred to good Samaritan vessels Spar Canis and Vienna Express to be transported to Adak. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders...