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...

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...

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift vessel off Kahului, Maui

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift vessel off Kahului, Maui
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully assisted the crew of the 25-foot pleasure craft Nohuli, safely towing the vessel back to shore after it became disabled and adrift approximately 17 miles north of Kahului, Maui, Sunday. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to assist the vessel due to a health condition...

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan
Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks used this high-powered flashlight to signal a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, July 6, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn A loud pop startled two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet below the ocean’s surface eight miles off Atlantic Beach,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Celebration solo-sailor in South Pacific

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Celebration solo-sailor in South Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Thursday for a solo-sailor aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Celebration last reported 1,800 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Richard Carr, 71, remains missing. “Mr. Carr had a deep passion for sailing and was on a very long and arduous voyage,” said Capt. Robert Hendrickson, chief of response, Coast Guard 14th District. “Our...

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist injured man from sailing vessel south of Lopez Island, Wash.

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist injured man from sailing vessel south of Lopez Island, Wash.
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) SEATTLE — Coast Guard, locals and emergency response personnel assisted an injured man aboard a 35-foot sailing vessel off Lopez Island, Thursday. Responders aboard the Sentinel, 38-foot public safety boat from the San Juan Island County Sheriff’s Department, transported the 58-year-old...