Coast Guard, marine researchers save turtle in Cape Cod

Coast Guard, marine researchers save turtle in Cape Cod
BOSTON — Coast Guard response crews partnered with the Center for Coastal Studies to free a leatherback turtle today after it was entangled in lines near Quicks Hole, Massachusetts. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston, Massachusetts received a call from the fishing vessel Laura C who sighted the turtle in distress near a buoy in Quicks Hole Pass. Coast Guard response...

Coast Guard suspends search after overdue boater located in Chester, Md.

Coast Guard suspends search after overdue boater located in Chester, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a boater who was reported overdue after personnel from Maryland Natural Resource Police located the mariner and his boat at Crab Alley Marina in Chester. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a report from a friend of the mariner, stating the mariner left from Crab Alley Marina in Chester and failed to arrived at Whithall...

Coast Guard searching for 2 boaters near St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for 2 boaters near St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for two people aboard a 27-foot 1976 Almond Hunter sailing vessel near St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday. Missing are Bogdan Makowski, 69, and Elizabeth Makowski, 61, of Hudson, Florida. A friend of the Makowski’s contacted Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, at 9:51 a.m., because she had not heard from the couple since Aug. 24 and had expected...

Coast Guard Station Jonesport assists Canadian fishing crew in Maine

Coast Guard Station Jonesport assists Canadian fishing crew in Maine
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a Canadian-flagged fishing vessel early Friday morning after it began taking on water near Chandler Bay, Maine. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine, received a mayday call at 4:28 a.m. from the three-person crew aboard the fishing vessel Jill Marie, indicating their 50-foot vessel struck a rock...

Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to boat fire under Kemah bridge

Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to boat fire under Kemah bridge
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with fire departments from Seabrook and Kemah, Texas, responded to a boat fire under the Highway 146 bridge Friday. The three people aboard the 50-foot burning boat, Botox, were able to escape and no injuries were reported. A good Samaritan aboard the vessel Sea Candy saw the boat on fire and notified Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at 1:45 p.m....

One dead, another medevaced from Na Pali Coast trail

One dead, another medevaced from Na Pali Coast trail
HONOLULU — One hiker is dead and another medevaced to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew after an accident on a remote Na Pali Coast trail Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a medevac request from the Kauai Fire Department for a 25-year-old male hiker who had fallen from the Kalalau Trail. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched an HC-130...

Coast Guard Station Valdez assists 5 boaters in Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard Station Valdez assists 5 boaters in Valdez, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Valdez crewmembers assisted five boaters whose 20-ft aluminum skiff became disabled after running out of fuel early Friday morning in the Port of Valdez. Station Valdez crewmembers took the disabled vessel in tow and returned to the small boat harbor in Valdez. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification that a skiff was disabled, out of...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house
SAMOA, Calif., – Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the station and meet the local Coast Guard crew. Guests will be able to tour the historic building and rescue boats. Boat crews will be available to discuss their missions, general boating safety, and how the Coast Guard renders...

Coast Guard Station Annapolis searching for overdue boater in Annapolis, Md.

Coast Guard Station Annapolis searching for overdue boater in Annapolis, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is searching Friday for a boater who was reported overdue when he failed to arrive at Whithall Creek in Annapolis on time. Missing is James Lewis Thomas, last seen wearing a grey shirt. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from a friend of Thomas, stating Thomas left from Crab Alley Marina in Chester and had not arrived at Whithall Creek at...