Fishing vessel Fate Hunter successfully refloated, towed to Cordova, Alaska

Fishing vessel Fate Hunter successfully refloated, towed to Cordova, Alaska
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); VALDEZ, Alaska — After almost three months underwater, the fishing vessel Fate Hunter was successfully lifted, refloated and towed to Cordova Tuesday. Following the grounding of the fishing vessel near Shoup Bay on Aug. 11, Alaska Marine Response and Alaska Chaudux deployed boom, removed all recoverable...

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen crab safety

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen crab safety
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, and Dungeness crab fishing is the most deadly of all West Coast commercial fisheries. California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is scheduled to begin at midnight on November 14 for the central coast (Avila-Morro Bay to the mouth of the Russian River) and December 1 for the northern coast (Russian River to...

From the Bridge Wing 10-31-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-31-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1984 – The tanker Puerto Rican exploded outside of San Francisco Bay. Coast Guard units responded. 1991 – During an extremely severe winter storm Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa rescued four of five Air National Guard crewmen from an ANG H-60 that had ditched south of Long Island due to fuel exhaustion (the fifth crewman, a pararescue jumper, was never found). Tamaroa...

Coast Guard rescues 46-year-old man in Corpus Christi Bay

Coast Guard rescues 46-year-old man in Corpus Christi Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a 46-year old man after his sailboat overturned in Corpus Christi Bay, Wednesday. At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi that a T-34 training aircraft spotted an overturned sailing vessel. Sector watchstanders diverted a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, which located...

Coast Guard Cutter Petrel crew terminates unsafe fishing vessel voyage, tows to port

Coast Guard Cutter Petrel crew terminates unsafe fishing vessel voyage, tows to port
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter crew terminated the unsafe voyage of a commercial fishing vessel with two people aboard near Northwest Harbor off San Clemente Island, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Cutter Petrel boarding team terminated the voyage after they arrived on scene to assist the 28-foot lobster boat High Life that had been disabled for two days due to an electrical problem and discovered...

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding
GALVESTON, Texas — Two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday and were freed Tuesday. After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs Monday, the Coast Guard approved a plan to offload some crude oil to stand-by barges to lessen the weight and increase buoyancy, which freed them. Coast...

Coast Guard conducts medevac from fishing vessel near Kiribati

Coast Guard conducts medevac from fishing vessel near Kiribati
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewmember from a fishing vessel located approximately 280 miles southwest of Kanton Island, Kiribati, Tuesday. At 11:35 a.m., Monday, watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received notification from the fishing vessel Jeanette regarding a crewmember who suffered stroke like symptoms. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted...

From the Bridge Wing 10-30-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-30-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1956 – Coast Guard Cutter Chincoteague, manning Ocean Station Delta in the North Atlantic, received a distress message that the German freighter Helgs Bolten was taking on water and wished to abandon ship as soon as possible. After reaching the scene some hours later, the cutter found that the high winds and 25-foot seas made it impossible to launch lifeboats. Two...

Cannons from pirate ship recovered in Beaufort Inlet, NC

Cannons from pirate ship recovered in Beaufort Inlet, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax worked with personnel from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to recover five cannons and multiple barrel hoops from the Queen Anne’s Revenge in Beaufort Inlet, N.C., Monday. The Queen Anne’s Revenge was the ship of the pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, for more than a year before the ship ran...