Coast Guard, Hawaii County hold successful search and rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County hold successful search and rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, and Hawaii County Police Department conducted a successful joint Search and Rescue Exercise off Hilo, Hawaii, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The SAREX took place over two days with a meeting between agency leaders to discuss planning and review of each other’s capabilities...

Coast Guard law enforcement team assists woman, investigates fisherman for BUI off of Oregon Coast

Coast Guard law enforcement team assists woman, investigates fisherman for BUI off of Oregon Coast
Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard law enforcement team assisted an injured woman and are investigating the circumstances surrounding a commercial fisherman allegedly boating under the influence 12 miles off the Oregon Coast, Friday morning. A boat crew and law enforcement team aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River...

Coast Guard rescues 1, continues search for another near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 1, continues search for another near Port O’Connor, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued one fisherman and continues the search for another near Port O’Connor, Texas, Friday morning. Missing is a 22-year-old man, last seen wearing a red and yellow checkered plaid shirt with tan shorts and olive green waders, near Grass Island. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC
The Coast Guard responded to a 30-foot barge which capsized near Surfside Beach, South Carolina August 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a capsized barge near Surfside Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a National Response Center report stating an unmanned 30-foot construction barge had capsized. Sector...

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Wednesday for three missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The three Dominican men were last seen at 7 a.m. wearing white disposable protective coveralls aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon. The cutter was transiting less than two miles from shore with 22 interdicted...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 46 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 46 miles east of Myrtle Beach
Air Station Savannah/Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Tuesday from a vessel 46 miles east of Myrtle Beach. At 12:53 p.m, the Super Voyager III, a 110-foot charter vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders stating a passenger was suffering from chest pains and was in need of emergency care. An...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, Hawaii County Police Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity of Hilo Tuesday and Wednesday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies...

76-year-old woman medically evacuated by Coast Guard near Coos Bay, Oregon

76-year-old woman medically evacuated by Coast Guard near Coos Bay, Oregon
USCG File PhotoCOOS BAY, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a woman reportedly suffering from kidney failure while aboard a cruise ship 50 miles southwest of Coos Bay, Monday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend medevaced the woman from the cruise ship Grand Princess and safely transported her to the Bay Area Hospital at 12:50 p.m. Coast Guard Sector...