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...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from cold water of Piscataqua River

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from cold water of Piscataqua River
BOSTON — A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor rescued a kayaker Thursday afternoon near Wood Island at the mouth of the Piscataqua River after he capsized in the 43-degree water. Coast Guard watchstanders learned of the overturned kayak at 12:10 p.m. from a good Samaritan who saw the kayak from land. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor was underway at...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from a helicopter that crashed near the Dutch Harbor Airport on Unalaska Island Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon activation from a R22 Robinson helicopter. The beacon was plotted in a position approximately nine miles south-southwest of the Dutch...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken jet boat in Berners Bay northwest of Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken jet boat in Berners Bay northwest of Juneau, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescued three people from a sunken jet boat on the Lace River near Berners Bay approximately 36 miles northwest of Juneau Thursday night. The aircrew hoisted a woman and two men and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel on shore in Juneau. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Golden Gate Bridge
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews rescued a kite surfer after his personal locator beacon was activated near the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday at approximately 5:20 p.m. Coast Guard 11th District watchstanders received notification of the PLB alert and Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders issued a radio broadcast alerting mariners in the area of the distress at approximately...

Coast Guard stresses importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment

Coast Guard stresses importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment
CLEVELAND — As National Safe Boating Week continues, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters of the importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment. While many boaters rely on cell phones for emergency communications on the water, personal locator beacons are much more reliable in the marine environment. The Coast Guard highly recommends all mariners equip their boats with Emergency...