Great Lakes Coast Guard shares safety tips for Labor Day Weekend boating

Great Lakes Coast Guard shares safety tips for Labor Day Weekend boating
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging those who plan to recreate on the Great Lakes during Labor Day weekend, or at any other time, to take appropriate safety precautions. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating seasons on the Great Lakes, and is usually one of the busiest for the Coast Guard. Throughout the summer, the Coast Guard’s 9th District conducted...

Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet medevacs man near Hatteras Island, NC

Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet medevacs man near Hatteras Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday from a tug boat approximately 10 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a report of a 30-year-old male experiencing chest pains and numbness aboard the 94-foot tug Gulf Coast at approximately 7:45 p.m. Station Hatteras Inlet launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. The...

Search underway for possible missing diver off Maui

Search underway for possible missing diver off Maui
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing diver approximately two miles southeast of McGregor Point, Maui. A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui discovered a dive float adrift at 6:45 p.m. while conducting routine training in Maalaea Bay. The dive float’s flag is red and white with an orange and yellow line attached to a broken clasp. The...

Multiple agencies receive Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award

Multiple agencies receive Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, State, County and several members of the maritime community received a Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award Thursday during a ceremony held at the Canaveral Port Authority Maritime Center in Port Canaveral, Florida. On July 1, 2014, the 584-foot bulk carrier J.S. Comet, sought refuge off Port Canaveral, Florida...

Misuse of flares is costing taxpayers millions of dollars

Misuse of flares is costing taxpayers millions of dollars
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is asking for the public’s help in reducing the number of flares used during non-distress situations, an increasingly dangerous and irresponsible practice that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars since June 1. Over the past three months units in the Coast Guard 7th District have responded to more than 60 flare sightings with air and boatcrews with an estimated...

Coast Guard Station Montauk medevacs heart attack victim from vessel near Montauk, N.Y.

Coast Guard Station Montauk medevacs heart attack victim from vessel near Montauk, N.Y.
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 60-year-old man today from a vessel less than one mile off Montauk Inlet, N.Y. A crewmember aboard the recreational vessel Next Move contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound at approximately 9:30 a.m. today reporting a man suffered a heart attack and was in need of assistance. Coast Guard Station Montauk arrived on scene and...

Coast Guard rescues 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore

Coast Guard rescues 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday. At approximately 9 p.m., the wife of Derik Donald called watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center to request help for him and his two dogs who were stuck on the beach in a disabled vehicle as the tide...

Coast Guard rescues choking victim off Cape May, NJ

Coast Guard rescues choking victim off Cape May, NJ
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard helped save the life of a choking victim Wednesday aboard a yacht near Cape May Harbor. A crew member aboard the Cape May-based 65-foot yacht Canyon Lady hailed for help when a 61-year-old woman aboard choked on her lunch. A 45-foot Response Boat − Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May met the Canyon Lady on the inbound side of the jetties where a Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 2 in Suwannee River near Yankeetown, Florida

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 2 in Suwannee River near Yankeetown, Florida
YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies are searching for two men aboard a 16-foot 1978 recreational boat in the Suwannee River near Yankeetown, Florida Thursday. Missing is Tom Brenneman, 72, and Paul Brenneman, 46, of Gainesville, Florida. Alachua County Sheriff’s office members contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, at 2:50 a.m., reporting...