Coast Guard rescues 2 aground in Yeocomico River, Va.

CG file photoBALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled and aground vessel in the Yeocomico River near Kinsale, Va., Friday. Rescued were Timothy Sweet, 44, from Fredericksburg, Va., and Steve Schmieder, 44, from Chesapeake, Va. Tracy Sweet contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 11:31 p.m. reporting that Sweet and Schmieder had gone out on a 27-foot sailboat and...

Coast Guard rescue crew airlifts 2 ill Japanese fishermen from Midway

HONOLULU — Coast Guard air crewmembers, from Air Station Barbers Point, transferred two ill Japanese fishermen from Midway Island to Oahu, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center personnel, based in Honolulu, received a call at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, from the Transmarine Navigation Agency Honolulu concerning the health of two 19 year-old ill fishermen who were aboard the Japanese...

Coast Guard medically evacuates injured man from Beaver Island

USCG file photo CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., is en route to medically evacuate a 54-year-old man who reportedly crashed his car on Beaver Island, Mich., Thursday evening. Injured is Gordon Heikka, hometown unknown. The Traverse City aircrew was preparing to return to the air station in their MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter after responding...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns to Port Canaveral, Fla., following 50-day patrol

USCG file photoPORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the Port Canaveral based Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant will return to homeport Friday at 9 a.m. concluding a 50-day Joint Interagency Task Force-South counter narcotics patrol. The crew of the Cutter Vigilant departed Port Canaveral Sept. 10 to conduct homeland security, law enforcement, and counter-drug operations. While underway in the Eastern Caribbean,...

Coast Guard conducts cliff-rescue training off Point Vicente Lighthouse

PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles conduct cliff-rescue exercises near the Point Vicente Lighthouse, Oct. 27, 2010. During the training, a rescue swimmer is lowered out of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter onto a cliff and then hoisted back into the aircraft to simulate an actual cliff rescue. The training helps familiarize the entire aircrew with how to operate...

Coast Guard conducts surge operation in Port of Hampton Roads, Va.

NORFOLK, Va. – The Coast Guard, along with other federal, state and local agencies, conducted a joint operation at Hampton Roads port facilities Tuesday and Wednesday. Inspections were conducted at the Norfolk International Terminal, AP Moller-Maersk facility and Portsmouth Marine Terminal. Similar joint operations were simultaneously conducted at the Maryland Port Administration’s Seagirt...

Coast Guard responds to allision on Sabine River

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is currently responding to an allision that occurred early Thursday morning between the motor vessel King Yukon and the fishing vessel Capt Scott near Mesquite Point on the Sabine River. No injuries were sustained during the incident. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Port Arthur initially received the call at approximately...

Coast Guard units provide security and enforce safe boating at Game 1 of the World Series

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard provided rescue capabilities and law enforcement during Game 1 of the World Series at McCovey Cove last night. Crews from Coast Guard Station San Francisco and the Coast Guard Cutter Pike, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in San Francisco, working with local law enforcement, patrolled the area and ensured a safe event for spectators on the water. Vessels more than...

Coast Guard rescues pilot of downed aircraft off of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

USCG file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter rescued the pilot of a downed aircraft Wednesday afternoon, approximately one nautical mile west of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The crew of the Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter was flying a law enforcement mission in the vicinity, when they heard a mayday call from the pilot of the distressed...