Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Sunday after his kayak overturned near Baileys Mistake, Maine. The man radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders on VHF ch. 16 at about 4:20 p.m. stating he was uncertain of his location and was unable to get back...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Terrebonne Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man near Terrebonne Bay
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 56 year-old man running a high temperature and having difficulty moving from a fishing vessel near Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the fishing vessel Kevin Rico at...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters off Venice

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters off Venice
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters approximately 17 nautical miles northwest of Venice, Louisiana, early Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from Plaquemine’s Parish Sheriff’s Office at 9:56 p.m. Saturday of the disabled pleasure boat. Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people to safety after their boat capsized 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Sunday morning. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported that an 18-foot boat with four people aboard had capsized in three feet...

Coast Guard works to keep disabled tug, barge away from Galveston

Coast Guard works to keep disabled tug, barge away from Galveston
USCG File Photo HOUSTON — Coast Guard response and incident management teams are coordinating with G & H Towing and T & T Marine Salvage to prevent a disabled tug and barge from running aground on Galveston Island Saturday. At 2:19 p.m., an agent for the integrated tug, OSG Independence, and its barge, OSG 243, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that the...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Yachats, Oregon

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Yachats, Oregon
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued an injured hiker on the Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint hiking trail near Yachats, Ore., Saturday. The man was successfully hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Ore., where he was met by local emergency medical services for further evaluation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received the report of...

Coast Guard to combat illegal charter vessel operations around Chicago

Coast Guard to combat illegal charter vessel operations around Chicago
Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, delivers remarks at a bareboat charter and uninspected passenger vessel workshop at the Chicago Yacht Club April 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lindsay Cook) CHICAGO — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago and the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee hosted an Uninspected Passenger Vessel and Bareboat Charter Workshop to...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Montauk Point, New York

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Montauk Point, New York
USCG File Photo NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued two individuals who were aboard a foldable-boat that was taking on water and drifting out to sea near Montauk Point, New York, Saturday afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a distress call on channel-16 from an individual aboard a 10-foot foldable boat stating that they were...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Reef Point, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Reef Point, NC
USCG File Photo ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a sailboat near Reef Point, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received notification that the 40-foot sailboat The Eleventh Hour had ran aground near Reef Point and was taking on water with two people aboard. The Coast Guard responded by sending a 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew...