Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore BOSTON – The Coast Guard completed their ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, in Maine, Monday following a seven-day push that extended to Richmond, Maine. In response to the Maine Emergency Management Agency’s request to break out the Kennebec River, the Coast Guard relocated the 140-foot Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from water after boat capsizes near Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard rescues 4 from water after boat capsizes near Eastport, Maine
A Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat crew from Station Eastport transfers four survivors to Emergency Medical Services personnel, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Eastport, Maine. (U.S Coast Guard photo) BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued four people Tuesday after a 14-foot skiff capsized in Deep Cove near Eastport, Maine, sending five people into the 39 degree water. A good Samaritan called 911 at about...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Pride passenger 15 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Pride passenger 15 miles east of Charleston
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a 46-year-old woman Tuesday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride 15 miles east of Charleston. The woman was reported to have suffered a stroke. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received notification at 6:27 p.m. Monday and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Bahamas

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Bahamas
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo. Miami – The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man with heart attack-like symptoms from the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine Tuesday approximately 46 miles north of the Bahamas.  Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a medevac request at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdict a lancha boat with five Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Jan. 25, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Jan. 25, 2018. Coast Guard crews...

Coast Guard rescues man from vessel taking on water near West Palm Beach

Coast Guard rescues man from vessel taking on water near West Palm Beach
A 21-foot pleasure craft takes on water near West Palm Beach, Jan. 29, 2018.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a man from a vessel taking on water Monday approximately 10 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a notification from a good Samaritan of a vessel taking on water with one person...

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is intermittently enforcing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet to ensure public safety during the Herbert C. Bonner bridge construction from Jan. 29 to March 24. While activated, the safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the bridge, which will be under construction. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone...

Coast Guard recovers stranded boaters near Nags Head, NC

Coast Guard recovers stranded boaters near Nags Head, NC
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet safely recovered three people on Monday after their jet boat ran aground on a small island between Wanchese and Bodie Island. The boaters ran aground on Sunday at approximately 4 p.m., and contacted Station Oregon Inlet on Monday at 2:20 a.m. via cell phone after making unsuccessful...

Coast Guard rescues two people in water near Marathon

Coast Guard rescues two people in water near Marathon
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water Sunday after their vessel broke free of its mooring and grounded on Knights Key Shoal near Marathon, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a notification of three people in the water at approximately 2:20 p.m., and diverted a Coast Guard Station...