Coast Guard investigates and fines six illegal charter boats in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard investigates and fines six illegal charter boats in Lake Tahoe
A Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe boat crew and El Dorado Sherriff’s board a pleasure craft to ensure passenger and crew safety in Lake Tahoe, Calif., August 21, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Anna Frank) SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard Sector San Francisco investigators conducted an operation with local law enforcement throughout the course of a week to terminate unlicensed and illegal charter...

Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Tuesday, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017. From 2017 to 2018, overall recreational boating injuries also decreased 4.5 percent (2,629 to 2,511), and the total number of accidents decreased 3.4 percent (4,291 to 4,145). “While these decreases...

69-year-old male medevaced by Coast Guard aircrew in Port Malmesbury, Alaska

69-year-old male medevaced by Coast Guard aircrew in Port Malmesbury, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 69-year-old male off a fishing vessel in Port Malmesbury, Tuesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported him to awaiting emergency medical service personnel in Sitka. At 11:25 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a mayday...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Waukegan, IL

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Waukegan, IL
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CHICAGO ⎯ The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water near Waukegan, Illinois, Tuesday evening. Kathleen Root, 31, and Michael Root were hoisted by an MH-60 helicopter aircrew from Air Station Traverse City at approximately 7 p.m. central standard time. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report...

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Miami and Port Canaveral

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Miami and Port Canaveral
MIAMI — Effective 12 p.m. Wednesday the Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Ports of Fort Piece, Miami, Everglades and Palm Beach due to the expectation of sustained tropical storm force winds of at least 39 mph generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 72 hours. Effective 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard set port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral terminals...

Coast Guard medevacs fishing master 104 miles west of Ft. Myers

Coast Guard medevacs fishing master 104 miles west of Ft. Myers
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard crew medevaced a man experiencing abdominal pains Tuesday 104 miles offshore of Ft. Myers, Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were notified by the commercial fishing vessel that the master of the boat had been in pain for more than 12 hours. Watchstanders launched an Coast...

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two mariners in distress 130 miles northwest of Kodiak Island on the Alaska Peninsula, Tuesday. The aircrew arrived on scene aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported the mariners to Iliamna Airport. At 4:07...

Coast Guard rescues boy stranded at Salt Creek Recreational Area

Coast Guard rescues boy stranded at Salt Creek Recreational Area
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a 12-year-old boy Monday afternoon stranded on the rocks at Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the boy from the rocks and transported him to safety. At 12:53 p.m., watchstanders...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Aug. 20, 2019. The lancha boat, with fishing gear onboard, was seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred to...