Coast Guard medevacs man from Harmony of the Seas cruise ship near San Juan

Coast Guard medevacs man from Harmony of the Seas cruise ship near San Juan
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew approaches the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise ship to medevac a 91-year-old man, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photos courtesy of Air Station Borinquen SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard medevaced a 91-year-old man Sunday from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship 35 miles north of San Juan. Watchstanders with...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found off Big Island

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found off Big Island
A two-person kayak with the words Tropic II on both sides was found approximately two miles west of the Captain James Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island, Wednesday. (Courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a two-person kayak found approximately two miles west of the Captain James Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay on the...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cape Charles, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard pulled one kayaker from the water near Cape Charles Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center were notified at 9:20 a.m. that one adult male overturned his kayak in the vicinity of Cherrystone Inlet approximately 2 miles west of Cape Charles. Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, a...

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted in the return of an overdue boater to St. Pete Pier, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray established communication between 52-year-old Scott Albon and Sea Tow. Sea Tow took the vessel in tow at 36 miles offshore and brought Albon closer to shore where he was given fuel to drive the rest of the way in, arriving at 4:28 p.m. Albon ran out of fuel...

Coast Guard rescues father and daughter from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues father and daughter from vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued Jonathan Mason and his 5-year-old daughter from their pleasure craft near the north end of Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 4:10 p.m. from the St. Bernard Sheriffs Office that a 17ft pleasure craft was taking on water with two people on board. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard teams with Oregon and Washington to monitor Dungeness crab fleet

Coast Guard teams with Oregon and Washington to monitor Dungeness crab fleet
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is teaming with Oregon and Washington state authorities to monitor the commercial crab fishing fleet across the Oregon and Washington coasts to ensure safety and enforce the laws and regulations associated with the opening of the Dungeness crab season.The Dungeness crab fishery officially opened Dec. 15, 2016 for pre-soak south of Cape Blanco, Oregon, and the states...

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that commercial fuel shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay will conclude by Jan. 20,  2017.  At that time, in conjunction with the Green Bay (Brown County) Port Director, the Coast Guard will signal the end of the local navigation season and close the southern portion of the bay to shipping. For the rest of Green Bay, once the bulk of the commercial...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two hunters, one dog, stranded near Altoona, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two hunters, one dog, stranded near Altoona, Wash.
The Coast Guard rescued two mariners and a dog who became stranded near Altoona, Wash., Dec. 27. 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two hunters and a dog who were stranded on Miller Sands, a shallows in the Columbia River located offshore from Altoona, Wash., today. At approximately 8 a.m., Astoria 911 contacted U.S....

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 missing boaters in Charlotte Harbor

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 missing boaters in Charlotte Harbor
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two adults and two children Monday in Charlotte Harbor after they were reported missing aboard their 16-foot boat. Rescued were Jason Asbury, 36, Brittany Farr, 32, Lila Asbury, 8, and Panger Farr, 5, from Texas. At 7:09 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call from Jason Asbury’s father, stating the four people...