Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John’s Pass

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John's Pass
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a boater Saturday after his 21-foot boat started to sink 21 miles west of John’s Pass. At 11:36 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

New captain at helm of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point

New captain at helm of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
Capt. Andrew W. Ericks (left) relieves Capt. Frederick C. Riedlin (right) as commanding officer of Air Station Barbers Point during change of command ceremony at Air Station Barbers Point, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matthew West) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point held a change of command ceremony bidding farewell to Capt. Frederick Reidlin and welcomed Capt....

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via...

Coast Guard awards Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for 2017 hurricane season

Coast Guard awards Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for 2017 hurricane season
Capt. Ward Sandlin, commanding officer of Air Station Clearwater, Florida, pins on awards to members of the air station during an awards ceremony in Clearwater, July, 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. – More than 100 awards were presented Tuesday to Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for their efforts during the 2017 hurricane...

Missing cruise ship crewmember found, rescued 21 miles north of Cuba

Missing cruise ship crewmember found, rescued 21 miles north of Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo MIAMI — The cruise ship Carnival Glory found and rescued the missing cruise ship Norwegian Getaway crewmember Sunday 21 miles north of Cuba. The crewmember was reported is stable condition. Reported missing Saturday, the Coast Guard launched assets including a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...

Coast Guard medevacs 4 to Florida after boat explosion in Exuma, Bahamas

Coast Guard medevacs 4 to Florida after boat explosion in Exuma, Bahamas
An Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane medevacs four American citizens from Exuma, Bahamas, to Clearwater, Florida, June 30, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the Royal Bahamas Police Force Saturday, medevacing four American citizens to Florida after an explosion on a boat near Exuma, Bahamas. At...

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet, NC
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Evans, a boat crewman at Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, North Carolina, works the deck as the station’s 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew escorts the 28-foot fishing vessel Clock Work ashore, May 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman James Lange) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted three people aboard a vessel taking...

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed Canadian mariner to Hilo Sunday after his vessel began taking on water about 80 miles southeast of the Big Island. “We’re pleased this mariner is safe. The use of the emergency position indicating radio beacon allowed us to locate him quickly and render assistance,”...

Coast Guard ends search for cruise ship crewmember

Coast Guard ends search for cruise ship crewmember
Coast Guard Cutter Confidence file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews have ended their search for a cruise ship MSC Seaside crewmember, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Missing is Michael M. Majaba, 37, of the Philippines. Majaba reportedly went overboard from the seventh deck of the Maltese-flagged...