Coast Guard rescues 5 distressed mariners near Tununak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 5 distressed mariners near Tununak, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued five people stranded on a boat without power off the Alaskan coast near Tununak, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted all five people and brought them to Tununak. Watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received notification...

Coast Guard rescues helicopter crash survivor, searches for others near Lituya Bay

Coast Guard rescues helicopter crash survivor, searches for others near Lituya Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a survivor of a helicopter crash Friday near Lituya Bay, Alaska, and is searching for three potential others Saturday. The 14-year-old survivor was flown to Sitka by a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and placed in the care of awaiting EMS. He displayed signs of mild hypothermia but was...

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship southwest of Newport, Ore.

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship southwest of Newport, Ore.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill woman off of a cruise ship transiting 55 miles southwest of Newport, Saturday morning. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport arrived on scene with the cruise ship Grand Princess at 8:40 a.m. and evacuated a 77-year-old female suffering symptoms...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man last seen aboard a fishing boat north of St. Matthew Island Thursday. Two Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft crews searched along with the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro and the crews of fishing vessels Clipper Epic, Frontier Spirit and Frontier Mariner for more than 24 hours, covering...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on the Whale Branch in Beaufort County, SC

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on the Whale Branch in Beaufort County, SC
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Charleston has establishes a temporary safety zone on the waters of Whale Branch in the vicinity of Little Barnwell Island, Long Island, and Bluff Island in Beaufort County. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Charleston has established a temporary safety zone Friday on the waters of Whale Branch in the vicinity of...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Coast Guard rescues 2 in San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued two people whose boat ran out of gas and drifted aground in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Friday. A friend of the passengers aboard the stranded boat contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders just after 8 p.m., Thursday,...

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat  in wake of Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — State and Federal emergency responders organized an Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) North Carolina Unified Command, Thursday, with the mission of overseeing the assessment, mitigation and removal of hazardous materials from North Carolina’s waterways in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The Unified Command consists of U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson serving...

Coast Guard exercises construction option for lead Offshore Patrol Cutter

Coast Guard exercises construction option for lead Offshore Patrol Cutter
An artists rendering of the Coast Guards new Offshore Patrol Cutter due to be delivered in Fiscal Year 2021. Rendering courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON — Today, the Coast Guard exercised contract options with Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Argus, and to acquire long lead-time materials for the second OPC, Chase. This milestone,...

Coast Guard searching for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska
Coast Guard C-130 file photoANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a man last seen aboard a fishing boat north of St. Matthew Island Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules aircrew launched from Kotzebue and is searching for the man along with the crew of fishing vessels Clipper Epic, Frontier Spirit and Frontier Mariner. The man was initially reported missing to the...