Coast Guard medevacs man 230 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man 230 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man Sunday morning from the 143-foot fishing vessel American No.1, 230 miles north of Cold Bay. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man and safely transported him to Cold Bay where a LifeMed aircraft crew transported him to Anchorage...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opens Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating location

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opens Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating location
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter sits outside a hangar located in Cold Bay, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Megan Peters. KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews opened its seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday, in advance of the winter fishery season. Coast Guard aircrews delivered equipment and air assets...

Coast Guard, British Royal Navy locate missing vessel near Vieques after Maria, rescue three

Coast Guard, British Royal Navy locate missing vessel near Vieques after Maria, rescue three
British Royal Navy Auxiliary Mounts Bay and SAR helicopter. MIAMI — A British Royal Navy helicopter crew rescued three mariners Thursday from the vessel Ferrel which was located near Vieques, Puerto Rico. An adult male mariner was reported deceased in the capsized vessel which is inaccessible to search and rescue crews. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules search plane located...

Coast Guard medevac crewmember from tug off Oahu

Coast Guard medevac crewmember from tug off Oahu
A 65-year-old crewman from the tug vessel Natoma arrived safely to Honolulu Thursday, after being medevaced by the Coast Guard approximately 60 north of Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — A 65-year-old crewman from the tug vessel Natoma was medevaced by the Coast Guard 50 miles north of Oahu on Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint rescue of crewman from research vessel Kilo Moana off Oahu

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint rescue of crewman from research vessel Kilo Moana off Oahu
MH-60R Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — A 55-year-old crewman from the research vessel Kilo Moana arrived safely to Honolulu Tuesday following a joint medevac conducted by the Coast Guard and Navy 175 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay. “This case illustrates the importance of our partnership with the Navy and the value of hoist capable helicopters...

Pacific partners conduct joint rescue of six fishermen

Pacific partners conduct joint rescue of six fishermen
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mandi Stevens and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Parmenter sit on the ramp of an HC-130 Hercules airplane to deploy a long range deployable drop kit to a disabled vessel approximately 80 miles off Tonga May 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Six Tongan fishermen are safe today following a joint rescue effort between the...

Coast Guard rescues 1 from sinking boat 140 miles from Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard rescues 1 from sinking boat 140 miles from Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard rescued a 52-year-old man from a sinking boat 140 miles from Wilmington Saturday. Fifth Coast Guard District watchstanders were alerted at 6:32 p.m. that the man had used his SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger to notify the International Emergency Response Center that his 32-foot Pearson sailboat Great Peace was taking on water and sinking. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft...

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted in the return of an overdue boater to St. Pete Pier, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray established communication between 52-year-old Scott Albon and Sea Tow. Sea Tow took the vessel in tow at 36 miles offshore and brought Albon closer to shore where he was given fuel to drive the rest of the way in, arriving at 4:28 p.m. Albon ran out of fuel...

Coast Guard finds overdue boater in Florida

Coast Guard finds overdue boater  in Florida
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard found an overdue boater 87 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew made visual confirmation of 52 year-old Scott Albon aboard his vessel off the coast of Florida at 3:30 p.m., Monday.  Albon was reported in stable condition. Sea Tow is en route to tow Albon back to St. Petersburg, Florida. Albon...