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

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

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...

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...