Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 58-year-old man Sunday 6 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 11:03 a.m. from the crew of the 187-foot National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Thomas Jefferson, stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains. A...

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 medevacs man from NOAA boat 12 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA boat 12 miles west of Egmont Key
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) boatcrew from Station St. Petersburg is shown here at the station with the 40-year-old man who they medevaced Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Markus Meyer-Miner) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Monday from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel approximately 12 miles west...

Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home

Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home
Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Marine Mammal Center have partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal from Kona to Honolulu aboard a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane August 9, 2017, for further transport to her original home in the wild. Photo taken under the authority of NMFS MMP A/ESA Permit NO. 18786-01. (U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard members respond to the towing vessel Mr. Landon after it ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, May 22, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews responded to an uninspected towing vessel taking on water prior to running aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, early Monday morning. At 3:45 a.m., the three-man crew of...

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense
Boston – The Coast Guard is reminding mariners Friday that as the air temperature is warming the water temperatures are still dangerously cold. With the rise in air temperature, the number of boaters, paddle craft users, and water enthusiasts taking to water activities also rises. Locally, water temperatures are still as low as 40 degrees. At this temperature, an average person who ends up in the...

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in San Francisco Bay area

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in San Francisco Bay area
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to boat with caution or avoid the water altogether as weekend weather forecasts call for heavy seas and strong winds. With waves forecasted to reach 17 feet and winds expected to exceed 45 mph, boaters should check weather conditions before leaving the dock and wear a life jacket at all times if they choose to get underway. Hazardous...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 after vessel sinks near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 after vessel sinks near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska— Coast Guard crews suspended their search for two mariners, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and four good Samaritan boat crews began the search after the sinking of the motor vessel Exito 14 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday evening. Three of the five people on board the vessel were located by the good Samaritan crew of the...

Coast Guard ends search, state troopers locate missing man near Port Graham, Alaska

Coast Guard ends search, state troopers locate missing man near Port Graham, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska —  The Coast Guard ended the search for a missing 34-year-old man after Alaska State Troopers located him safe near a community in the Village of Port Graham Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report Wednesday afternoon that the man went missing after he reportedly departed on a skiff and was last seen between the hours of 1 to 2...