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 four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to properly dispose of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons when they are no longer of use. EPIRBs are devices intended to save lives by transmitting a signal to rescuers with the position of troubled boaters. When they are improperly disposed of they can cost the Coast Guard valuable time and taxpayers thousands of dollars in resource costs. The...

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, good Samaritan rescues two people, south of Sandy Hook, N.J.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues two people, south of Sandy Hook, N.J.
A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crew rescues two people 40 miles south of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, July 21, 2017 after their boat sank.  U.S Coast Guard photo by Seaman Dalton Stegent. NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan rescued two people 40 miles south of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Friday after their boat sank. At 9:39 a.m. watchstanders at the first Coast Guard District command center...

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 medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old female hiker Thursday from the Lost Coast Trail approximately 45 miles south of Humboldt Bay. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting an activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) by a distressed hiker needing...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Saturday after a Swedish-flagged, 32-foot sailing boat became disabled and demasted 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard the sailboat AELA alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the distress. The watchstanders promptly directed Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, in North Carolina,...