3 rescued after boat sinks near La Jolla

3 rescued after boat sinks near La Jolla
Coast Guard Cutter Petrel file photo SAN DIEGO – Three boaters were rescued after their vessel sank off the coast of La Jolla, California, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m., Saturday, the crew of a 32-foot recreational vessel contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center via radio and reported that their vessel was taking on water approximately 40 miles...

Coast Guard safety tips for duck-hunting season in Louisiana

Coast Guard safety tips for duck-hunting season in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters to remain vigilant and prepared during the waterfowl and duck-hunting season in Louisiana. The Coast Guard offers the following safety tips: Dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Wear layers if cooler weather and bring an extra set of clothes in case you get wet. Be cautious when launching your boat from a vehicle....

Coast Guard rescues 6 people, 1 dog from waters near Key West

Coast Guard rescues 6 people, 1 dog from waters near Key West
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued six people and one dog from the water near Key West after their vessel capsized Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a mayday call from a vessel in the vicinity of Key West reporting they were taking on water at approximately 4 a.m. The...

Coast Guard, fire department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Gloucester

Coast Guard, fire department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Gloucester
Coast Guard Station Gloucester arrives on scene to a grounded 44-foot lobster boat off Eastern Point Lighthouse, Gloucester, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Gloucester Fire Department rescued three men Thursday from a lobster boat after it ran aground in the vicinity of Eastern Point Lighthouse. The lobster boat’s owner hailed Coast Guard Sector Boston...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and 1 dog off Muskegon

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and 1 dog off Muskegon
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three people and their dog Saturday morning in Lake Michigan just over 3.5 nautical miles northwest of Muskegon, Michigan. Shortly before 9:30 a.m, watchstanders with the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center in Cleveland, received reports of an unregistered emergency position-indicating radio beacon...

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic officials urge boaters, beachgoers use caution, prepare for adverse weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic officials urge boaters, beachgoers use caution, prepare for adverse weather
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from vessels in...

Coast Guard, Navy, British Royal Navy searching for vessel near Vieques after Maria

Coast Guard, Navy, British Royal Navy searching for vessel near Vieques after Maria
MIAMI — Coast Guard, Navy and British Royal Navy crews are searching Thursday for a vessel that went missing near Vieques, Puerto Rico Wednesday. The vessel Ferrel, with two adults and two children, lost communications with Coast Guard watchstanders Wednesday. Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call Wednesday...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people 60 miles east of Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard rescues 5 people 60 miles east of Cape Charles, VA
Crew of the fishing vessel Langley Douglas give a thumbs-up after being rescued by Air Station Elizabeth City personnel 60 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia, Sept. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Elizabeth City) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter crews rescued five people after their fishing vessel sank 60 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia,...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two fishermen

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two fishermen
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard located two fishermen drifting in a life boat off of Panama City, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at 9 p.m. Friday from the Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) signal coming from the area of the Panama City coastline. The Franklin...