Coast Guard Rescues Three After Capsizing

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Coast Guard rescued three people in the water after their small boat capsized at approximately 5:00 p.m. today. Coast Guard Station Rochester received notification of people in distress after one person on-board the vessel “Spirit Wind” made radio may-day calls. A Station Rochester crew launched their 47-foot utility boat to assist the boaters. A good samaritan...

Coast Guard Regional Exam Center changes business hours

Long Beach, Calif. – Beginning July 6, 2007, the Los Angeles-Long Beach Regional Examination Center will close to the public every Friday in order to fully dedicate its staff to merchant mariner license and document processing. The center’s new office hours will be Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed every Friday and all federal holidays. The Los Angeles-Long Beach...

Coast Guard Rescues Man From Lake Michigan

INDIANA HARBOR, Ind. — The Coast Guard rescued one person and a good samaritan rescued two after their small boat submerged near Indiana Harbor at approximately 3:00 p.m. today. A boat crew from Station Calumet Harbor and a flight crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Waukegan were diverted from a training mission to assist Sean Malone after he swam to the breakwall in the harbor. Good samaritan,...

Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu get new Commanding Officer

HONOLULU – Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Hoerster became the second commanding officer of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu when she took command of the unit from Cmdr. Tom MacDonald during a Change of Command ceremony this morning at the Coast Guard base on Sand Island. MacDonald, a 1983 Colorado Springs high school graduate, became the first commanding officer of MSST Honolulu in...

Coast Guard respond to report of overdue boaters

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard, with local and state agencies, responded to a report of a father and son who were overdue from a fishing trip this morning in the rivers and bays of Delaware. Personnel at Coast Guard Station Indian River, in Rehoboth Beach, Del., were contacted just after midnight Wednesday and were notified that David Pierson, 38, and son Jacob Pierson, 9, from Milton,...

Coast Guard Honors lost aviators

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard held a ceremony at sea Tuesday honor the crew of an aircraft which crashed during a Search and Rescue mission more than forty years ago. The Grumman Albatross amphibious aircraft and its crew of six was lost in poor weather conditions on March 5, 1967 while assisting a vessel in distress southeast of Carrabelle, Florida. The exact location of the wreckage was unknown...

Coast Guard Investigating Sinking of Two Towboats

Baton Rouge, LA – The Coast Guard responded today after two towboats, with four people sank, while tied alongside the dock on the Atchafalaya River in Krotz Springs, La. At just after 4 a.m. the Coast Guard received a call that the MISS MARJORIE, a 50-foot towing vessel, and the AMY SUE, a 62-foot towing vessel, were tied together and moored to the dock at the Krotz Springs Valero Refinery, when...

Coast Guard Rescues 18-Year Old Man from Sinking Boat

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., safely hoisted an 18-year-old male from his sailing vessel that was sinking15 miles south of the Econfina River, Wednesday at about 1 p.m. The Coast Guard received a call at 11:28 a.m. from Eugene Kashpureff, a Tarpon Springs, Fla. resident, reporting his 25-foot sailing vessel El Tigre, had a broken rudder and was...

Video: Teen Rescued from Jetty in Seal Beach, CA

SEAL BEACH, Calif.- A Coast Guard rescue swimmer awaits a helicopter on the Alamitos Bay East Jetty to transport a victim to the hospital June 19, 2007. The victim, a 14 year old boy, was attempting to swim across the channel separating Seal Beach and Long Beach when he became distressed. He was taken to the Long Beach Memorial Hospital in stable condition.