Coast Guard medevacs man 238 miles east of St. Augustine

Coast Guard medevacs man 238 miles east of St. Augustine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The U.S. Coast Guard medevacked a man Monday who was experiencing severe head pain 238 miles east of St. Augustine. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced the 62-year-old man from the vessel Miss Simona. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders were notified Monday of the vessel’s captain experiencing severe head pain and collapsing....

Coast Guard encourages preparation for storm in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard encourages preparation for storm in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to prepare for severe weather due to a developing tropical depression, which is expected to impact western Florida, Thursday. The Coast Guard urges all mariners to continuously monitor local and national weather sources, and avoid coastal areas that may be impacted by the storm. Here are a few tips to help mariners protect themselves, their families...

Training Center Cape May To Host Final Sunset Parade of 2016

Training Center Cape May To Host Final Sunset Parade of 2016
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2016 in honor of Cape May County and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Sunday, at 6:50 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from...

Coast Guard rescues four near Beecher’s Bay

Coast Guard rescues four near Beecher's Bay
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard rescued four individuals after their vessel ran aground 100 yards west of Beecher’s Bay, Santa Rosa Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operations center received a mayday call over VHF radio at approximately 2:30 a.m., Tuesday from the 36-foot sailing vessel Jazzy. The caller stated that their vessel had ran aground and...

Coast Guard urges boaters to prepare for impending severe weather

Coast Guard urges boaters to prepare for impending severe weather
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters Tuesday to prepare for severe weather due to a developing tropical depression, which is expected to impact central Florida Thursday. The National Hurricane Center reports the disturbance is favorable for tropical development, resulting in a minimum of heavy rains and gusty winds.  All boaters and beachgoers are strongly encouraged to monitor...

Coast Guard medevacs wounded lobsterman

Coast Guard medevacs wounded lobsterman
BOSTON — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod medically evacuated an injured 41-year-old lobsterman Tuesday 130 nautical miles east of Cape Cod. At about 10:15 a.m., a crewmember aboard the lobster boat Eagle contacted watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center requesting assistance for a crewmember who had accidentally been impaled. A Coast Guard flight...

Coast Guard suspends search for two people involved in plane crash

Coast Guard suspends search for two people involved in plane crash
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing people Monday at approximately 8:30 p.m., after a plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport with three people aboard. Local emergency responders were able to locate the plane using side-scan sonar. A contracted salvage company is scheduled to salvage the fuselage of the plane today. A good samaritan rescued a...

Coast Guard, partners to enforce security zone in Kailua Bay on Oahu

Coast Guard, partners to enforce security zone in Kailua Bay on Oahu
HONOLULU — Coast Guard personnel, federal, state and local law enforcement partners will enforce a temporary security zone in waters of Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii beginning Tuesday and running through Friday. The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of a distinguished visitor. The security zone will be in effect from 4 p.m. Aug. 30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 2016, unless canceled...

Coast Guard medevacs man from charter vessel off Ocean City

Coast Guard medevacs man from charter vessel off Ocean City
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard conducted the medevac of a 60-year-old man off a charter boat approximately 40 miles off Ocean City Monday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received notification from the crew aboard the charter vessel Moore Bills of a 60-year-old male suffering from abdominal pains. The decision was made to...