Coast Guard rescues man from disabled, aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled, aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued a 56-year-old man after his sailboat became disabled and aground near Sapelo Sound, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Hunter Army Airfield. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel 3 miles east of Edisto Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel 3 miles east of Edisto Island
A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues two boaters after the sailing vessel they were on ran aground 3 miles east of Edisto Island, South Carolina, May 29, 2020. The Dolphin aircrew hoisted the boaters and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport where EMS was waiting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs 40-year-old woman 2 miles west of Ocean Cay

Coast Guard medevacs 40-year-old woman 2 miles west of Ocean Cay
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo BAHAMAS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old woman from the cruise ship, MSC Seaside, Monday approximately two miles west of Ocean Cay. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the patient experiencing pregnancy complications and brought her to Broward Health Medical Center in Ft....

Coast Guard urges boaters to register EPIRBs, file float plans

Coast Guard urges boaters to register EPIRBs, file float plans
SEATTLE – Every year the Coast Guard makes thousands of phone calls to mariners, boat owners and emergency points of contact in response to receiving distress alerts from emergency position indicating radio beacons. An EPIRB is a beacon that alerts the Coast Guard that the vessel registered to the EPIRB is in distress and requires a search and rescue response. These alerts can often mean the...

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 7 miles off Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 7 miles off Corpus Christi, Texas
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists an injured crewmember from the offshore support vessel Citation approximately seven miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, May 28, 2020. The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline. (U.S. Coast Guard video capture) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember...

Coast Guard establishes anchorage near Cape Charles, Virginia

Coast Guard establishes anchorage near Cape Charles, Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of Fifth Coast Guard District, signed a final rule establishing a new deep-water anchorage near Cape Charles and relocating an existing quarantine anchorage to an area further south in the lower Chesapeake Bay, which was published to the Federal Register, Thursday. The new commercial anchorage will facilitate safe navigation of maritime commerce and...

Coast Guard receives application for bridge modification at Port of Los Angeles

Coast Guard receives application for bridge modification at Port of Los Angeles
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard initiated a public comment period Tuesday pertaining to the approval of location and plans for the modification of a bridge located in Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor at mile 2.6 at the Port of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles Harbor Department is proposing to modify the existing dual bridge by constructing an additional rail bridge between the existing east...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 in water near Elfin Cove, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 in water near Elfin Cove, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue two men in the water near Elfin Cove, Alaska, Tuesday. A good Samaritan vessel pulled the men from the water after their 14-foot skiff overturned approximately one mile northwest of Elfin Cove. The two were alive but unconscious when the good Samaritan vessel transported them to a float plane...

Coast Guard rescues 5 after vessel allides with Savannah jetty

Coast Guard rescues 5 after vessel allides with Savannah jetty
Passengers aboard the Nauty Thoughts, a 57-foot motor yacht, are helped onto a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island Response Boat–Medium after alliding with the North Savanah jetties May 26, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued five people after the vessel they were on allided with the north Savannah jetties, Monday. Crews...