Coast Guard responding to sailboat disabled in remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea

Coast Guard responding to sailboat disabled in remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin is assisting four adults on a disabled 35-foot sailboat in 15-to-20-foot seas and 35-mph winds 65 miles off Charleston Friday. The sailors contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston Thursday evening to report the vessel’s engine was disabled. The Yellowfin and a HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C....

Coast Guard warns Virginia mariners on dangers of approaching Tropical Storm Andrea

Coast Guard warns Virginia mariners on dangers of approaching Tropical Storm Andrea
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard encourages boaters Friday to stay off the water due to the approach of Tropical Storm Andrea and the storm’s impact on the Hampton Roads area. Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Recreational boaters and members of the maritime industry who fall outside of the direct path of the storm...

Coast Guard saves boater caught in Tropical Storm Andrea in Cortez, Fla.

Coast Guard saves boater caught in Tropical Storm Andrea in Cortez, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A boater was rescued by Coast Guardsmen after his 30-foot sailboat began to drift into the Cortez Road Bridge Thursday. While on patrol, a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew, from Coast Guard Station Cortez, received a distress call at 10:30 a.m. from a boater stating he was drifting uncontrollably. The boatcrew arrived on seen at 10:36 a.m. to find the vessel dragging...

Coast Guard warns mariners of the danger of approaching Tropical Storm Andrea

Coast Guard warns mariners of the danger of approaching Tropical Storm Andrea
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard encourages boaters to stay off the water Friday due to the approach of Tropical Storm Andrea and the storms impacton on the coastal Carolina area. Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Recreational boaters and members of the maritime industry who fall outside of the direct path of the storm...

Coast Guard warns boaters prior to Tropical Storm Andrea

Coast Guard warns boaters prior to Tropical Storm Andrea
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to stay off the water Thursday due to the approach of Tropical Storm Andrea impacting the Tampa area. Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Even those recreational boaters and the maritime industry that fall outside of the direct path of the storm are advised to be...