Coast Guard rescues families, pets near Lumberton, N.C.

Coast Guard rescues families, pets near Lumberton, N.C.
Coast Guard shallow-water response boat team crew members rescue people trapped by floods caused by Hurricane Florence in the Mayfair neighborhood of Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard shallow-water response boat team crew members rescue people trapped by floods caused by Hurricane Florence in...

Coast Guard Hurricane Florence response operations continue in North Carolina

Coast Guard Hurricane Florence response operations continue in North Carolina
Coast Guard aviation search and rescue operations in North Carolina during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Sept. 16, 2018. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Coast Guard Hurricane Florence response operations are underway in support of the state of North Carolina.  As of Sunday: Coast Guard crews from across the Coast Guard have rescued 193 people and 91 pets in North Carolina since Hurricane Florence...

Coast Guard conducts search and rescue

Coast Guard conducts search and rescue
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Gaaron Blanchard, a shallow-water response boat team member, steers a 16-foot aluminum rescue boat through flood waters caused by Hurricane Florence in Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Derry) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard shallow-water rescue boat teams conducted response operations in areas flooded...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 1 child from disable boat 17 miles north of Fort Pierce

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 1 child from disable boat 17 miles north of Fort Pierce
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two adults and one child from a disable 21-foot pleasure craft Saturday 17 miles north of Fort Pierce. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce received a cell phone call at 3:25 p.m. from a mariner in distress reporting they were disabled with three people, two adults...

Coast Guard shallow-water response teams assist citizens of North Carolina

Coast Guard shallow-water response teams assist citizens of North Carolina
Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response Boat 3 help people and their pets stranded by floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence near Riegelwood, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photograph GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard crews assisted motorists and residents around the state of North Carolina affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence on Sunday. Coast Guard Shallow-Water...

Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response in North Carolina on Saturday

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Coast Guard response operations for Hurricane Florence as of Saturday. Coast Guard helicopter crews from across the Coast Guard have rescued 57 people and 8 pets in North Carolina since Hurricane Florence began. Coast Guard shallow water response teams are clearing roads in the counties of Samson, Cumberland, Columbus and Lenoir to enable emergency crews and shallow water...

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and federal, state and local stakeholders will be conducting a series of controlled test burns of diesel fuel at Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay, Alabama, starting Monday. There will be several test burns during the week that will last for approximately 10 minutes and produce a small plume of black smoke. Pre-planned burns allow researchers...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat near Cedar Key, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat near Cedar Key, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CEDAR KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued 5 people Saturday from the water after their boat capsized 24 miles south west of the Withlacoochee River. Rescued were: Hollie Moore, Todd Nanke, Troy Nanke, Steven Nanke, Chris Singlekey. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16...

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire
MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a fishing boat on fire, and a good Samaritan rescued 28 people aboard the boat Friday, 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia. At 11:33 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Seventh District Miami, watch standers received a report from the Jamaican Defence Force stating a 131-foot fishing boat was on fire and needed emergency assistance. Watchstanders issued an...