Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned Sunday to their homeport of Kittery, Maine after a 55-day patrol conducting operations and training in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. The crew carried out Living Marine Resources boardings under the guidance of the 1st Coast Guard District. The Tahoma’s law enforcement teams conducted boardings of commercial fishing vessels to inspect safety...

Maine, New Hampshire residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns

Maine, New Hampshire residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns
YORK, Maine — For Tom Bradbury and his neighbors, the town foghorn is more than just a familiar, wistful noise — it represents something greater, like peace itself. “There’s a sense that someone is on guard, watching over those who are on the water,” Bradbury said. “We find it a very pleasing, comforting sound.” That’s why Bradbury, of Kennebunkport, and hundreds...

Coast Guard rescues two from grounded skiff near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues two from grounded skiff near Sitka, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man and woman after their 17-foot skiff ran aground near Sitka Saturday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka transferred both people to emergency medical personnel in Sitka. Coast Guard command center personnel at Sector Juneau received a 911 call relayed by the Sitka Fire Department concerning the skiff and its occupants...

Coast Guard conducts search for man overboard in Pacific

Coast Guard conducts search for man overboard in Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for the master of a freight ship reported overboard approximately 60 miles east of Wake Island Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center were notified at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, regarding a 49-year-old male Polish national who was reported overboard from the 622-foot freighter Toscana. The master was last seen at approximately...

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Coast Guard rescue 3 boaters

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Coast Guard rescue 3 boaters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Three people in need of medical attention were rescued from their grounded boat by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Coast Guard crews early Sunday morning. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the three made a distress call received by watchstanders at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island. They reported that their recreational boat had run aground, they were all...

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook MEDEVACS passenger from fishing vessel

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook MEDEVACS passenger from fishing vessel
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook medically evacuated a 51-year-old man from a vessel approximately eight-miles offshore east of Sandy Hook, N.Y., this morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a call at approximately 9:57 a.m., reporting that a passenger was experiencing pressure in their chest and shortness of breath. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook launched a rescue...

Coast Guard helps boaters in distress off South Carolina coast

Coast Guard helps boaters in distress off South Carolina coast
CHARLESTON, SC — The Coast Guard responded to a vessel taking on water Saturday, 48 miles southeast of Folly Beach, South Carolina. No injuries were reported, and the vessel did not sink. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center received a report of the situation at 4:10 a.m., from the captain of the 37-foot commercial fishing vessel Just Right. The report stated the vessel...

Coast Guard rescues person from sailing vessel 75 miles offshore Monterey

Coast Guard rescues person from sailing vessel 75 miles offshore Monterey
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a person aboard a sailing vessel taking on water approximately 75 miles southwest of Monterey, Thursday morning. At 6:26 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders received a distress call from the master of the 31-foot sailing vessel Apster. Due to an inaudible radio transmission, communications was lost. Watchstanders were able...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded for five days in Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues man stranded for five days in Bahamas
MIAMI – A man who was stranded on an island in the Bahamas for five days is safe after the Coast Guard rescued him Thursday afternoon. Rescued was Andrew Black, Bahamian national, 55-years old. While on a routine patrol, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew spotted a man waving his arms in distress on an uninhabited island off Inagua, Bahamas. The helicopter crew safely hoisted...