Good Samaritan assists Coast Guard with rescue

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); HOUSTON – A Good Samaritan assisted the Coast Guard today rescuing three adults when their vessel they were aboard reportedly capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately four miles off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas received a call at 8:30...

Coast Guard Investigating Pollution on the Missouri River

ST CHARLES, Mo. – The Coast Guard in cooperation with several other federal, state, and local agencies as well as the vessel owner continue to respond to the partial sinking of the towing vessel OMAHA on the Missouri River near West Alton, Mo. At approximately 11 a.m. today, divers contracted by the owners of the OMAHA plugged the four of the vessels eight fuel vents, which were allowing fuel...

Coast Guard Rescues 6 People From Sinking Sailboat

New York – Six people were rescued after their 44 -foot sail boat began taking on water 20 miles south of Shinnecock, N.Y., at 2 p.m. today. The crew of Making Waves contacted Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound via marine band radio and activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) at approximately 12:20 p.m. when their vessel began rapidly filling with water. A Coast Guard...

Missing Port St. Lucie Diver Found By Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

MIAMI – A Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter crew from Air Station Miami rescued a diver, missing for nearly 24 hours, approximately one-mile east of Hutchinson Island, Fla., Saturday morning. Patrick Scartozzi, 46, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was recreational diving off a 25-foot boat when he failed to surface Friday. His friend, still aboard the vessel, contacted Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators...

Coast Guard Saves Seven Near Waukegan

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The Coast Guard saved seven people after their boat was taking on water approximately three miles off of Waukegan Harbor at approximately 11:30 a.m. today. A Coast Guard Air Facility Waukegan HH65 Dolphin helicopter rescued 5 people from the water and a Coast Guard Station Kenosha 41-foot motor life boat rescued 2 people from the water after receiving a report of distress from...

Cutter Halibut Crew Helps to Save A Life On Shore

by PA1 Allyson E.T. Conroy Memorial Day weekend is always traditionally busy for the men and women of the Coast Guard who spend this first weekend of summer on the water. Across the country their job is to make sure boaters are safe and to respond to a variety of situations. The early summer weekend of 2008 will definitely be a memorable one for a number of Coasties in the Los Angeles region. At...

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Port St.Lucie Diver

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing 46-year-old Port St. Lucie, Fla., diver last seen approximately seven miles east of St. Lucie Inlet, Fla., Friday. One man was recreational diving off a 25-foot boat when he failed to surface. His friend still aboard the vessel contacted Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Station Lake Worth Inlet, Fla., via VHF radio at approximately...

Coast Guard Assists with Two Tug Boat Medevacs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard crews assisted injured tugboat crewmembers in the vicinity of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Va., today and yesterday. Carl Baum Jr., a crewmember of the tug vessel Ranger, suffered a crushed hand while repositioning the anchor on a Skansa crane barge near the second island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and was transported by...

Coast Guard civilian retires after 44 years of federal service

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Billie Clymer, a purchasing technician at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will retire Monday June 2, 2008 at 11 a.m., in front of the training center’s administration building after 44 years of dedicated service to the federal government, including nearly 25 years of service to the Coast Guard. Clymer, a North Cape May resident, began her career as a secretary for...