Coast Guard urges boating safety as fishing resumes, warmer weather returns

Coast Guard urges boating safety as fishing resumes, warmer weather returns
Coast Guard recreational boat boarding file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega SEATTLE — The Coast Guard urges safety on the water with the reopening of the fishing season and easing of stay-at-home orders across the Pacific Northwest. Water recreation can be a great way to practice social distancing, but it’s vital to know the safety measures you should exercise. The Coast Guard realizes...

Coast Guard assists disabled, adrift charter vessel offshore Cape Lookout

A Coast Guard crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin assists in towing a disabled and adrift 52-foot charter vessel 18 nautical miles offshore Cape Lookout, North Carolina, April 19, 2020.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin) CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted eight people aboard a disabled and adrift 52-foot charter vessel 18 nautical miles...

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District, and Mr. Kingsley Woodford-Smith, the assistant commissioner, Australian Boarder Force, virtually sign a memorandum of agreement creating a system of mutual officer exchange, April 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The United States Coast Guard and the Australian Department of Home Affairs...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater 80 miles east of Cape Canaveral

Coast Guard searching for missing boater 80 miles east of Cape Canaveral
U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater 80 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew arrived on scene with the sailing vessel Romanichel, and the sailing vessel crew stated via VHF-Channel 16 that a crew member had gone overboard...

Coast Guard rescues two people in the water near Grand Isle, LA

Coast Guard rescues two people in the water near Grand Isle, LA
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water after a vessel capsized near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the vessel at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, of a 17 foot bass boat taking on water with three people aboard. Coast Guard Air Station New...

Coast Guard assists mariner aboard disabled vessel near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard assists mariner aboard disabled vessel near Galveston, Texas
Two Coast Guard Station Galveston boarding team members stand with a mariner who needed assistance after his vessel became disabled near Galveston, Texas, April 29, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Galveston) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted a mariner aboard a 35-foot disabled vessel adrift and unable to anchor in Offatts Bayou near Galveston, Texas, Wednesday morning. At 6:43 a.m., Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles east of Tybee Island
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man from a 25-foot vessel, approximately 60 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the man to Savannah Memorial Hospital for further...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Tuesday. Missing is Marvin Funes, a 32-year-old from Metairie, Louisiana. The Coast Guard searched approximately 326 square nautical miles for approximately 47 hours. “Our crews searched diligently for two days but were regrettably unable to locate Mr. Funes,”...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coast Guard medevacs man near Virginia Beach, Virginia
An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovers over a container ship 48 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Apr. 27, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a ship 48 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center received a report from the captain of the...