Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii
File photo of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, Monday. The six fishermen were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and are en route to Hawaii where they will be met by emergency...

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from fishing boat fire off Pillar Point Harbor

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from fishing boat fire off Pillar Point Harbor
Coast Guard Cutter Tern file photo SAN FRANCISCO — Four crewmembers from the commercial fishing vessel Ocean Gale were rescued by the crew of the commercial fishing vessel Smith Brothers #2, after a boat fire 13 miles southwest of Pillar Point Harbor. Fishermen aboard the Ocean Gale, a 37-foot vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m., Monday, reporting...

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate assists commercial fishing vessel off Ocean Beach

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate assists commercial fishing vessel off Ocean Beach
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted a commercial fishing vessel off Ocean Beach Monday evening At approximately 4 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a distress broadcast from the operator of the commercial fishing vessel Joyce, requesting immediate assistance due to vessel stability issues discovered while retrieving fishing gear. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of two people Sunday after their 18-foot catamaran started sinking four miles north of Cedar Island in the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District received distress signals from a pair of personal locator beacons and an emergency SPOT device. The watchstanders utilized the information from the distress...

Coast Guard, Navy searching for possible mariner in distress

Coast Guard, Navy searching for possible mariner in distress
PONCE DE LEON INLET, Fla. — Coast Guard and Navy crews are searching for a possible mariner in distress Thursday approximately 20 miles east of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation after hearing a “Mayday” call over VHF Channel 16 at approximately 5:26 p.m. Watchstanders made attempts to communicate with...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin rescues 2 people who abandoned sinking boat

Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin rescues 2 people who abandoned sinking boat
MIAMI — Two local mariners were rescued Tuesday afternoon after they abandoned their 38-foot boat 13 nautical miles east of Boca Raton, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call via VHF radio from one of the passengers aboard the pleasure craft Doctors Orders stating their vessel was taking on water rapidly and they required assistance. The men then embarked their life raft...

6 divers rescued near Clearwater Pass, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – Six people were pulled from the water after their vessel sank five miles southwest of Clearwater Pass, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 11:40 a.m. Saturday from a good Samaritan concerning six divers aboard a sinking 24-foot fishing boat. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a...

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., responded to 3 suspected hoax distress calls on Sunday

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., responded to 3 suspected hoax distress calls on Sunday
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River crews responded to three suspected hoax distress calls near Clatskanie, Ore., and Portland, Ore., Sunday. Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria and a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Portland in response to the calls, searching for more than four hours and costing taxpayers...

Coast Guard assists one from sinking vessel near Guemes Island, Wash

Coast Guard assists one from sinking vessel near Guemes Island, Wash
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of one person after his vessel began taking on water near Guemes Island, Wash., Wednesday. At approximately 5 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a mayday call from the 59-foot fishing vessel Clam Digger reporting that it was taking on water with one person aboard. Sector Puget Sound issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast alerting...