Coast Guard seeks public help to identify hoax callers

Coast Guard seeks public help to identify hoax callers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard asks for the public’s help Friday to identify hoax callers in the Cape Coral area. For the past year, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a steady stream of suspected or confirmed hoax radio calls along the Gulf Coast – the majority of the calls are within the Cape Coral area. The calls were made on VHF-FM marine band channel 16, a...

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying Kent Island hoax caller

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying Kent Island hoax caller
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is asking for assistance with locating a hoax caller after they received 11 false distress calls between Oct. 19 and Dec. 16 and conducted searches involving multiple air and boat crews from the Coast Guard and local authorities. All 11 false distress calls were determined to have originated from the area of Kent Island and involved the same male voice transmitting over...

Coast Guard investigating possible hoax case in Maine, requesting public assistance

Coast Guard investigating possible hoax case in Maine, requesting public assistance
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is intensifying its investigating into a suspected hoax caller after multiple distress calls were made on VHF-FM Channel 16 last week near Lincolnville, Maine. As part of this investigation, the Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the caller or provide additional information. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland,...

False distress expends Coast Guard resources at east Oahu

False distress expends Coast Guard resources at east Oahu
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is asking the public’s help Friday, in locating the source of recent false distress calls which have been occurring mainly on the east end of Oahu. The most recent call occurred Tuesday, and was received at approximately 4 p.m. by watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center. The call was a child’s voice saying, “Hello, hello, hello, hello....

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying Middle River hoax caller

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying Middle River hoax caller
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is asking for assistance with locating a hoax caller after they received six false distress calls between May 1 and June 1 and conducted four searches involving multiple air and boat crews from the Coast Guard and local authorities. All six false distress calls were determined to have originated from the area of Middle River and involved the same male voice transmitting...

Coast Guard and Crime Stoppers offer reward for finding false distress caller

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard Investigative Service, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Michigan, announces today that they are offering a reward of up to $3,500 for information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for communicating a series of false distress calls to the Coast Guard. The series of false distress or “mayday” calls have been transmitted...

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying Newburg hoax caller

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help to identify individuals responsible for possible false distress calls in the Newburg, Md., area. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a mayday call reporting a 25-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard taking on water in the lower Potomac River near Morgantown Point July 18. The caller stated there was only one life...

Coast Guard tracks down Key West hoax caller

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard tracked down a hoax caller after multiple calls were made on VHF Channel 16 over the past few months. A local resident of Islamorada, Fla., confessed to placing multiple calls over Channel 16.