Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather
Coast Guard Station Atlantic City file photo PHILADELPHIA – During warm winter weather, the waters of the mid-Atlantic are still extremely cold, hovering around 40-degrees, and can quickly cause hypothermia. Boaters who take to the water are advised to carry the appropriate gear they would for any winter boating trip, such as an immersion suit, in the event of a maritime emergency. In addition,...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard assists, good Samaritan rescues 2 boaters off Knight Key

Coast Guard assists, good Samaritan rescues 2 boaters off Knight Key
Coast Guard crewmembers transferred two boaters from this capsized 15-foot boat to Coast Guard Station Marathon, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crewmembers transferred two boaters Monday to Coast Guard Station Marathon after they were rescued by a good Samaritan from a sinking boat off Knight Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway near Key West

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway near Key West
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old man from the cruise ship, Norwegian Getaway Monday approximately 60 miles south of Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a notification at approximately 2:50 a.m. from the crew of the cruise ship stating a man aboard was suffering from stomach pains and required...

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer from icy waters of Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer from icy waters of Lake Michigan
Ice rescue training file photo by Chief Petty Officer Casey McDonald MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer in Lake Michigan off of Sheboygan, Wis. after ice that had been blown close to shore hindered his return to land, Sunday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sheboygan received a call from a good Samaritan about 3:05 p.m. local time about a windsurfer in distress about 150 yards...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 57 miles northeast of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 57 miles northeast of Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 57-year-old man Friday evening from the fishing vessel Island Enterprise approximately 57 miles northeast of Cold Bay. The Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay hoisted the man and safely transported him to Cold Bay...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Caribbean Princess near the Bahamas

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Caribbean Princess near the Bahamas
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from the cruise ship, Caribbean Princess Sunday approximately 46 miles northwest of the Bahamas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District received a notification at approximately 8 a.m from the crew of the Caribbean Princess stating a man aboard was suffering from chest pains and required emergency...

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended the search, that was initiated Thursday evening, for a crew member missing from a cargo vessel anchored north of Blake Island State Park. After conducting 25 searches throughout the night and morning utilizing assets from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Station Seattle and the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, the search for the Philippine native...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen, assists two additional vessels

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen, assists two additional vessels
A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew tows the Jumpin’ Jack to Humboldt Bay, California, Feb. 15, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen aboard a 38-foot commercial fishing vessel approximately three miles west of Mendocino, Wednesday evening, and assisted two additional commercial fishing vessels near McKinleyville...