Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel crewman 57 miles off Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel crewman 57 miles off Cold Bay, Alaska
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew deployed to Forward Operating Location Cold Bay medevaced a 31-year-old male from a fishing vessel 57 miles west-northwest of Cold Bay Sunday morning. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received information relayed...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 15 miles off Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 15 miles off Galveston, Texas
HOUSTON — A 29-year-old man was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Monday afternoon, after reports of suffering from a hernia on a tanker ship about 15 miles off Galveston, in the Fairway Anchorage. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The master of the 600-foot tanker Agena, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Haunted Coast Guard station event results in successful food drive

Haunted Coast Guard station event results in successful food drive
Chief Petty Officer Mike Jorgensen (top) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, staffed the “haunted” station as roughly 200 visitors toured the facility Oct. 28 and 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Coast Guard Station Marblehead opened its doors to roughly 250 visitors who toured...

Operation Arctic Shield 2016 ends as forward operating location closes in Kotzebue, Alaska

Operation Arctic Shield 2016 ends as forward operating location closes in Kotzebue, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Operation Arctic Shield 2016 concludes as Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews close Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, Monday. Air Station Kodiak crews were deployed to FOL Kotzebue during the summer months as part of Operation Arctic Shield, an annual operation that began in 2009. The aircrews responded to 22 cases, saving six lives and assisting five others,...

Coast Guard searches for possible missing people after unmanned boat found

Coast Guard searches for possible missing people after unmanned boat found
KEYPORT HARBOR, N.J. – Coast Guard crewmembers are searching for two possible missing people near Keyport Harbor, New Jersey, after an unmanned 14-foot boat was discovered Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report from Monmouth County Police Department at approximately 8 a.m., Monday, of an unmanned 14-foot boat found taking on water near the shoreline in Keyport...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 from sunken vessel near Naked Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 from sunken vessel near Naked Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard boatcrew and a good Samaritan rescued three adults and two teenagers from a 32-foot personal craft taking on water in the vicinity of Naked Island Sunday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a mobile phone call at 6 a.m. from one of the five people reporting they had abandoned ship and swam to shore after their boat began to sink....

Coast Guard recommended safety steps for duck hunters, recreational boaters

Coast Guard recommended safety steps for duck hunters, recreational boaters
DETROIT — The Coast Guard recently responded to several cases in which boaters and their vessels were not adequately prepared for the elements. As the fall progresses, air and water temperatures are dropping steadily. These temperature changes have an immediate and drastic impact on survival time.  In order to ensure their safety, recreational boaters should remember to do the following: Check...

Coast Guard, local authorities rescue man off Rhode Island coast

Coast Guard, local authorities rescue man off Rhode Island coast
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Jamestown Police Department rescued a 60-year-old man Sunday off Fort Wetherill, Rhode Island after he fell off his sailboat. At approximately 12:20 a.m., Coast Guard Station Castle Hill received a call from Jamestown Police reporting a man in the water who had been clinging to his boat for about two hours. A police officer was on the scene in his kayak, but could not...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Shilshole Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Shilshole Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search at 1 p.m., Saturday, for Jerry Wayne Middleton, who was last seen aboard a 14-foot skiff in Shilshole Bay. Crews from Coast Guard Station Seattle,  Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, as well as members of the Bainbridge Island and Seattle police departments, searched the area around Middleton’s last known...