Coast Guard rescues victim of hunting accident on Mona Island

Coast Guard rescues victim of hunting accident on Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter crew safely evacuated a hunting accident victim from Mona Island, Puerto Rico Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector San Juan command center received notification Tuesday afternoon of a man who suffered from a hunting related gun shot wound on Mona Island. The initial notification informing Coast Guard personnel of the emergency situation...

Great Lakes Coast Guard announces it will not be using seasonal buoys in Upper St. Louis River

Great Lakes Coast Guard announces it will not be using seasonal buoys in Upper St. Louis River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that it will not be setting seasonal buoys 37 through 85 in the Upper St. Louis River above Clough Island in the vicinity of Spirit Lake, at the western edge of Lake Superior. Because of severe shoaling and lower than normal lake levels, reducing water depths to less than 2 feet in many places, the channel is considered very dangerous to navigate. The...

Coast Guard responds to overturned crane in Absecon Bay, NJ

Coast Guard responds to overturned crane in Absecon Bay, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard responded Tuesday to an overturned crane in Absecon Bay that leaked approximately 50 gallons of hydraulic fluid before it was secured. The crane operator was taken to a local hospital for a possible head injury. While loading the fishing boat Michael Junior, the crane car toppled over and spilled the hydraulic fluid. A local environmental control team is on...

Coast Guard suspends search for 52-year-old man near Egmont, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for 52-year-old man near Egmont, Fla.
EGMONT, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers suspended their search Tuesday at 8:42 p.m., for a 52-year-old man after his 14-foot boat was found adrift west of here, between Egmont buoys nine and 10. Missing is Patrick Mullins. The Coast Guard searched approximately 66 hours, covering approximately 2,225 square miles. A member of the Tampa Bay Pilots Association contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at...

Coast Guard airplane forced to land in Honolulu after being targeted by laser

Coast Guard airplane forced to land in Honolulu after being targeted by laser
HONOLULU ­– A Coast Guard aircraft crew was targeted by an individual with a laser pointer while flying into Kahului Airport on Maui, Monday night. The lased HC-130H Hercules aircraft crew was conducting training at the time of the incident. The lasing forced the crew to return to Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, on Oahu. The crew’s copilot was the only one affected, compromising his ability...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday. A lightering and salvage plan has been approved and multiple response crews have been dispatched to begin removing oil from the damaged barge. Response crews have deployed 2,800-feet of boom to contain the source of the oil leak. Skimming vessels...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing fishermen

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing fishermen
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews continue search efforts for two missing crewmembers in the vicinity of Lonesome Bayou. Missing are Thanh Ha, owner of the boat, and Anthony Nguyen, crewmember. The original departure location was Venice; the fishermen were aboard a 23-foot fiberglass workboat with a blue forward cabin, 225 outboard Yamaha engine and a blue 20-gallon tank on the aft. The boat registration...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for 52-year-old man

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for 52-year-old man
EGMONT, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers along with partner agencies continue to search Tuesday for a 52-year-old man after his 14-foot boat was found adrift west of here, between Egmont buoys nine and 10. Missing is Patrick Mullins. A member of the Tampa Bay Pilots Association contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector St. Petersburg at approximately 10 a.m., Monday reporting the adrift boat....

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing fishermen

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing fishermen
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews continue search efforts for two missing crewmembers in the vicinity of Lonesome Bayou, Monday. Missing are Thanh Ha, owner of the boat, and Anthony Nguyen, crewmember. The original departure location was Venice; the fishermen were aboard a 23-foot fiberglass workboat with a blue forward cabin, 225 outboard Yamaha engine and a blue 20 gallon tank on the aft. The boat...