Coast Guard assists NPS in locating 4 kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park

Coast Guard assists NPS in locating 4 kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park
The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trenton Hirschi. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro small-boat crew rescued four kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, Sunday. The kayakers activated a personal locator beacon after one of the...

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts, Wednesday, about the increased risks of cold-water exposure. Paddlers are more exposed to the elements than boaters on power and sail craft and should wear the personal protective clothing, including dry or wet suits, appropriate for the water temperature where they are paddling. “Dress for the swim, it’s not if, but when,”...

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts
Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter and boat crew located and rescued two men in the vicinity of Anacapa Island, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a recorded distress digital selective calling alert (DSC) and an alert from a personal locator beacon (PLB) from...

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is reminding boaters Friday of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and personal locator beacons (PLBs) for 406 Day. 406 Day is a national campaign run by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spread awareness of EPIRBs and PLBs for boating safety annually on April 6. In 2017, the Seventh Coast Guard District responded to 223...

Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from sinking vessel 14 miles northwest of Bahamas

Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from sinking vessel 14 miles northwest of Bahamas
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo MIAMI — A good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued six people from a sinking sailing vessel early Monday 14 miles west north west of Hog Cay, Bahamas. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon distress alert and the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre received a report from the sailing vessel Serenity,...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Nome, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Nome, Alaska
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley launch a small boat. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley rescued two men in a skiff near Nome, Alaska, after their dredge sank Wednesday. An Alex Haley small-boat crew rescued the men from a skiff after being signaled by the light of a personal locator beacon....

Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from sailboat near Ocracoke Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from sailboat near Ocracoke Island, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from sailboat near Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Monday. Watchstanders in the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth received a personal locator beacon alert at 3:30 p.m. originating about five miles west of Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. Command Center watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Juneau, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle PhotoJUNEAU, Alaska — Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescued two kayakers near Chichagof Island Saturday evening after they became separated as weather deteriorated. Both kayakers were hoisted by the Sitka aircrews and transported to Sitka. There were no injuries reported. Watchstanders at the 17th District Command Center received an...

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Sunday after his kayak overturned near Baileys Mistake, Maine. The man radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders on VHF ch. 16 at about 4:20 p.m. stating he was uncertain of his location and was unable to get back into his 17-foot kayak. A 29-foot response boat small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport...