Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing

Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard announced today a formal marine casualty investigation has been convened into the marine casualty of the fishing vessel Mary B II which capsized off Newport, Oregon, January 9, 2019, resulting in the loss of three lives and loss of the vessel. Rear Adm. David Throop, Coast Guard 13th District Commander, authorized the investigation pursuant to the authority contained in...

Coast Guard assists 5 grounded duck hunters and dog on boat near Hobucken, NC

Coast Guard assists 5 grounded duck hunters and dog on boat near Hobucken, NC
A duck hunter and his dog aboard a U.S. Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Station Hobucken  Jan. 15, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Hurin) HOBUCKEN, N.C. – The Coast Guard transported five duck hunters and their dog to safety after their 23-foot boat ran aground and partially sank near Big Porpoise Point, Tuesday morning. The...

Coast Guard medevacs a fisherman 43 miles northwest of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs a fisherman 43 miles northwest of Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately 43 miles northwest of Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 1:20 a.m., from the 67-foot fishing vessel, Fortuna stating a crewmember was reportedly experiencing chest pains and difficulty...

Coast Guard conducts medevac off Kauai

Coast Guard conducts medevac off Kauai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 37-year-old Filipino crewmember off a tuna longliner 80-miles north of Kauai, Sunday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Gray, a communication...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two surfers in distress near Indian Beach, just north of Cannon Beach, Saturday afternoon. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely completed two hoists and transported the surfers to the Sector in Warrenton where they declined medical care and...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 5 miles offshore Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 5 miles offshore Sabine Pass, Texas
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 25-year-old man approximately five miles offshore of Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the motor vessel Caribe Cristina stating a crewmember aboard the vessel was in need...

Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday. Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old. The Coast Guard suspended the search at 2:30 p.m. after searching approximately 2,061 square nautical miles over a 42-hour period. Involved in the search were: var _bos = _bos||[];...

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels by Emergency Support Function 10 Florida response are entering the final stage three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida. The Unified Command for the response consisted of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 175 displaced...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill ship engineer off Washington Coast

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill ship engineer off Washington Coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man off the commercial vessel Garnet Leader, 25 miles west of Willapa Bay, Washington, Friday morning. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, safely conducted a hoist of a 29-year-old Ukrainian national reportedly suffering from severe abdominal...