Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia returns from Western, Central Pacific fisheries deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia returns from Western, Central Pacific fisheries deployment
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender USCGC Sequoia (WLB-215) steams into the Commercial Seaport of Palau Sept. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia crew returned home to Guam Sept. 22, after a near month-long patrol of the Western...

Coast Guard, local agency assist ailing man near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard, local agency assist ailing man near Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a local agency assisted an ailing man on a charter fishing vessel off the North Carolina coast Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call via VHF marine radio at 12:23 p.m. stating a 59-year-old man was experiencing chest pains approximately 30 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet on the 55-foot charter fishing vessel Tuna Fever. Sector...

Coast Guard repatriates 232 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 232 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 232 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Sept. 22. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew repatriated 56 Cuban migrants Sept. 22; the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated 63 Cuban migrants Saturday; the Sexton crew repatriated 59 Cuban migrants Tuesday; and the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew repatriated 54 Cuban migrants Friday. These...

Good Samaritan boaters rescue 4 from plane crash in San Juan Islands

Good Samaritan boaters rescue 4 from plane crash in San Juan Islands
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Good Samaritan boaters aboard the vessel Northern Rose rescued four people from a plane crash in Cattle Pass near the south end of Lopez Island, Friday morning. The four survivors, one woman and three men, were transported to Friday Harbor by the crew of the Northern Rose and are being treated for injuries and hypothermia by emergency medical services. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard releases final investigation report on mariner casualty near Maui, Hawaii

Coast Guard releases final investigation report on mariner casualty near Maui, Hawaii
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard has released its Major Incident Investigation (MII) Report into a search and rescue response 26-miles south of Maui that resulted in the a death of a civilian mariner aboard the sailing vessel Kolina on Nov. 5, 2015. The mishap victim was a 71-year-old man, a seasoned mariner, who lived aboard the vessel with the last known address in Kawaihae Boat Park, Honolulu,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Infinity near Brookings Ore.

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Infinity near Brookings Ore.
UREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 76-year-old man Thursday from a 964-foot cruise ship approximately 30 miles southwest of Brookings, Ore. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report at approximately 1:10 p.m., of a 76-year-old male reportedly suffering from internal bleeding on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity. Due to the severity of his condition, a Coast...

Good Samaritan rescues man off Galveston, Texas

Good Samaritan rescues man off Galveston, Texas
HOUSTON — A good Samaritan rescued a 70-year-old man after his Hobie Cat sailboat capsized with he and his son aboard about one mile off Sunny Beach in Galveston, Thursday afternoon. At approximately 3 p.m., a good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders and reported watching the sailboat capsize and seeing the man swimming toward shore. The son was able to right...

Coast Guard to hold a safety demonstration for the start of the 2016 Spiny Lobster Season

Coast Guard to hold a safety demonstration for the start of the 2016 Spiny Lobster Season
San Pedro – Members of Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, along with federal, local and state agencies are scheduled to hold a safety demonstration for the start of 2016 Spiny Lobster Season on Friday. The event will start at 10 a.m. at the 22nd St. Landing Sportfishing Marina, 141 W 22nd St, San Pedro. Roughly 20 percent of all diving incidents in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area occur...

Coast Guard rescues injured woman off Saddle Mountain

Coast Guard rescues injured woman off Saddle Mountain
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a woman with a broken ankle off the summit side of Saddle Mountain, which is about 20 miles east of Seaside Wednesday night. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted the injured hiker, 75,  and transported her to the air station in Warrenton where she was transferred to emergency medical services. The...