Coast Guard, AMVER vessels respond to distressed catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda

Coast Guard, AMVER vessels respond to distressed catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is responding to a distressed vessel with nine people aboard approximately 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, Monday. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon distress signal at 1:15 p.m. registered to the 109-foot catamaran Mouse Trap. Concurrently, the Mouse Trap’s crew made contact with Rescue Coordination Center...

Coast Guard rescues injured man Southwest of Key Biscayne, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues injured man Southwest of Key Biscayne, Fla.
MIAMI – A Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrew rescued a man who had fallen in the water from his vessel approximately four miles southwest of Key Biscayne, Fla., Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders were notified by a person aboard a 17-foot Boston Whaler stating that he and one other were aboard the vessel and it was disabled. He also stated that there was one person in the water...

Head of Coast Guard on Great Lakes speaks at Border Management Summit

Head of Coast Guard on Great Lakes speaks at Border Management Summit
CLEVELAND — Representatives from the Coast Guard along with fellow federal, state and international partners met at a two-day border management summit held in Detroit, Monday and Tuesday. Agencies involved in the border management summit include: Coast Guard; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security; O Division Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and Michigan State Police. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assists lakers stuck in ice

Cleveland – The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich.,along with Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities homeported in Duluth, Minn., and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley worked together to keep vessels moving through the St. Marys River on March 26, 2013 The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot...

Coast Guard, CBP rescue, repatriate 75 Haitian migrants after failed smuggling attempt in Mona Passage

MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward safely repatriated 75 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after four suspected Dominican smugglers failed to smuggle them from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico in two separate cases last week. In the first case, a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter crew detected a vessel with 62 Haitian migrants and two suspected Dominican...

U.S. Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Vessel in Distress Off Coast of Guam

U.S. Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Vessel in Distress Off Coast of Guam
Guam – Coast Guard and Navy search and rescue crews partnered to effectively search the waters off of Guam for a 25-foot fishing vessel with two persons on-board which departed Merizo early Tuesday morning and failed to return that afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Guam watchstanders received a call from the Guam Fire Department 911 dispatch center at 9:03 pm Tuesday night. The Coast Guard immediately...

Coast Guard postpones maritime emergency response exercise near Annapolis, Md.

Coast Guard postpones maritime emergency response exercise near Annapolis, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard along with state and local responders are postponing a maritime emergency response exercise scheduled for Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the Severn River near Annapolis due to a small craft advisory in effect in the area. The exercise has been postponed and is scheduled to occur in the fall of 2013. The exercise was scheduled to conduct inter-agency training during...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 2 near Marco Island, Fla., due to heavy weather

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 2 near Marco Island, Fla., due to heavy weather
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — Two people were rescued by Coast Guard crewmembers and Collier County Sheriff’s Department members from a 37-foot sailing vessel after they became disabled in heavy seas 13 miles southwest of Marco Island, Monday. Collier County Sheriff’s Department contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at approximately 7 p.m., reporting they were able to retrieve...

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from Unalaska, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs toddler from Unalaska, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, medevaced a toddler and her mother from Unalaska to Cold Bay Monday. The 18-month-old girl and her mother were flown to Cold Bay where they were safely transferred at 8:47 p.m. to a waiting Guardian Flight aircraft for further transportation to Anchorage for medical care and observation. Coast...