Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue three men near Valdez, Alaska

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue three men near Valdez, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The crews of the good Samaritan fishing vessel Miss Jana and the good Samaritan fishing vessel Equinox rescued three persons out of the water in the vicinity of Valdez Arm after their landing craft Belltech 5 began taking on water and sank, Wednesday night. Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a mayday call on VHF radio channel 16 from the crew of the 36-foot Belltech...

Video: Coast Guard rescues man from Carnival Cruise Ship Paradise 180 miles SW of Marco Island, Fla.

Video: Coast Guard rescues man from Carnival Cruise Ship Paradise 180 miles SW of Marco Island, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 66-year-old man, suffering from medical issues while aboard a cruise ship approximately 180 miles southwest of Marco Island, Fla., was rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received notification from the captain of the Carnival Cruise Ship Paradise concerning a passenger aboard who suffered...

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers his final State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers his final State of the Coast Guard Address
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered his final State of the Coast Guard address at Coast Guard Headquarters, St. Elizabeths Campus, Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Papp provided an overview of programs and issues of the last four years and also looked ahead to what the Coast Guard may face in the future. Emphasizing that this year the Coast Guard became the first military...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Cold Bay, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cold Bay, medevaced a 25-30-year-old man from the 680-foot fish processing vessel Ocean Phoenix 85 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Tuesday. The helicopter crew transported the man to the Cold Bay where they were met by commercial medevac services for further transport to Providence Medical Center in...

Coast Guard responds to grounded cargo ship in Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard responds to grounded cargo ship in Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a 739-foot cargo ship aground in the Columbia River just north of the Astoria Northern Anchorage in Astoria, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River learned that the Panamanian-flagged motor vessel Mokpo Star ran aground after the crew attempted to adjust their position in the river using their anchors without proper authorization at approximately...

Coast Guard reads to Head Start children in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard reads to Head Start children in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands − Coast Guardsmen from Resident Inspection Office Saint Croix participated in the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Head Start Program Read-In Activity at the Community Methodist Head Start in Saint Croix Friday. The read-in activity, which began Feb.10 and is scheduled to end Feb. 28, is part of Black History Month celebrations in the U.S. Virgin...

Cleanup assessments continue for Mississippi River spill response

Cleanup assessments continue for Mississippi River spill response
NEW ORLEANS – The Mississippi River is open, and responders with the E2MS 303 Unified Command continued to conduct assessments Tuesday, to minimize pollution threats as a result of the collision between the motor vessel Lindsey Ann Erickson and the E2MS 303 tank barge. There are approximately 150 personnel responding to this incident including federal, state, local, and industry representatives. There...

Four rescued from disabled boat 12 miles off Oahu

Four rescued from disabled boat 12 miles off Oahu
HONOLULU — Four adults are safe after being rescued from a disabled boat approximately 12 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay Monday afternoon. At 3:14 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Honolulu was patched in to a call from the Honolulu Fire Department notifying watchstanders that a 19-foot Boston Whaler suffered an unknown engine casualty and was adrift. An individual aboard the vessel was able to contact...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from cruise ship Disney Fantasy

Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from cruise ship Disney Fantasy
MIAMI — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated a 21-year-old man who was suffering from health issues while aboard the cruise ship Disney Fantasy off the coast of Key West, Fla. Thursday. At approximately 12 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Seventh District command center received notification from the cruise ship of a 21-year-old man who reported experiencing chest pains on Wednesday...