Coast Guard keeps busy during first week of Dungeness crab season

Coast Guard keeps busy during first week of Dungeness crab season
A Station Grays Harbor coxswain aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat adjusts throttles while alongside a disabled commercial fishing vessel off Copalis Head, WA, Friday, Dec. 3. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Grays Harbor) SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews across the Pacific Northwest have towed 10 disabled or distressed commercial fishing vessels back to port in the first week of the Dungeness crab season...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 4 from disabled fishing vessel

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 4 from disabled fishing vessel
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrives on the scene of a disabled fishing vessel drifting towards the coast of Duck, N.C., Dec. 7, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted four fishermen from a disabled fishing vessel off the coast of Duck, N.C., Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues mariner 63 miles south of Marsh Island, La.

Coast Guard rescues mariner 63 miles south of Marsh Island, La.
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescues mariner from sailing vessel taking on water Dec. 6, 2021 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner from a sailing vessel taking on water Monday 63 miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard suspends search for man 90 miles offshore Galveston

Coast Guard suspends search for man 90 miles offshore Galveston
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing fisherman 90 miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Monday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 3,087 square miles for over 25 search hours. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for hazardous weather conditions

Coast Guard urges preparedness for hazardous weather conditions
HONOLULU — Coast Guard District 14 encourages mariners and beachgoers to take safety precautions to prepare for the inclement weather in the Pacific Islands. The Coast Guard responded to four different vessels in distress over the weekend while assisting in multiple cases within the greater Pacific area. It is especially important to take all necessary precautions during these current weather conditions...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg boarding team, along with Tampa Police Department Marine Unit, boarded a 48-foot boat that was operating as an illegal bareboat charter with 13 passengers for hire in Tampa Bay Dec. 4, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter in Tampa Bay, Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg boarding team,...

Coast Guard searches for 94-year-old man 90 miles offshore Galveston

Coast Guard searches for 94-year-old man 90 miles offshore Galveston
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching Sunday for a 94-year-old man who was reported missing during a fishing trip 90 miles offshore southeast of Galveston, Texas. Missing is Frank Marinic, last seen on his 34 ft. white fishing vessel, Mar Boa. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard near Baton Rouge
USCG MH-65 File PhotoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man overboard from the motor vessel American Queen near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rescue crews searched for more than 100 miles of the Lower Mississippi River for approximately 32 hours. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a radio call at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday on VHF-FM channel 16 from the crew of...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms
A Coast Guard aircrew medevacs a man experiencing symptoms of a heart attack aboard a 75-foot fishing vessel, 18 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Dec. 1, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt Joe Bannon.) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 57-year-old man reportedly suffering from symptoms of a heart attack approximately 18 miles northeast of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Wednesday. Watchstanders...