Coast Guard seeks public comment on shallow draft waterway navigation system

Coast Guard seeks public comment on shallow draft waterway navigation system
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make navigable waterways of the United States safer and more efficient. Our waterways have become increasingly congested and complex. While the number and size of the vessels traveling through the U.S. Marine...

Coast Guard rescues hiker injured by falling boulder

Coast Guard rescues hiker injured by falling boulder
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced a male hiker from Iron Cap Mountain Sunday night after a boulder rolled over him resulting in serious injury. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sector Puget Sound received an agency assist request from King County emergency management officials at about 4 p.m. Sunday concerning a hiker who sustained...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 24-year-old male off a fishing vessel near Baranof Island in Sitka, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting emergency medical service personnel in Sitka. The initial call to Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue four from burning boat near Ventura

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue four from burning boat near Ventura
The Coast Guard, local partner agencies and good Samaritans rescued four boaters whose vessel caught fire southwest of Ventura, California, Aug. 9, 2020. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, local partner agencies and good Samaritans rescued four boaters whose vessel caught fire, Sunday, southwest of Ventura. At approximately 9:30 a.m., people aboard a 25-foot recreational fishing boat contacted...

Coast Guard assists 2 after boat takes on water west of Bean Point

Coast Guard assists 2 after boat takes on water west of Bean Point
The 35-foot vessel Last Lap sinks Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 after a U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response boat-Medium crew along with a Manatee County Sheriff Office marine unit crew arrived on scene and transferred the two aboard boaters from the taking on water vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Sunday, after their 35-foot boat started...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel Sunday near the South Padre Island north jetty. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders were notified at 10:27 a.m. via Cameron County dispatch of a disabled vessel drifting towards...

Coast Guard medevaced man off coast of Grand Isle

Coast Guard medevaced man off coast of Grand Isle
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man aboard a 24 foot vessel, approximately 20 miles south of Grand Isle, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request via VHF radio at 11:28 a.m. for the medevac of a 47-year-old man with symptoms consistent with a potential heart attack. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass
The Coast Guard rescued four people, August 5, 2020, from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people Wednesday from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call on VHF radio...

Coast Guard reminds that hoax calls and laser pointers are no joke

Coast Guard reminds that hoax calls and laser pointers are no joke
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard would like to remind people of the dangers and penalties associated with hoax distress calls and the use of laser pointers pointed at aircraft or boat crews on patrol. For 230 years the Coast Guard has responded to distress calls at sea but lately, false distress has been on the rise, which places rescue crews in danger, diminishes our capacity to respond to real emergencies...