Coast Guard assists 7 people after boat collision near Fort Pierce

Coast Guard assists 7 people after boat collision near Fort Pierce
A 29-foot vessel collided with a 30-foot vessel, Jan.20, 2021, 13 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Miami — A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce crew assisted seven people after their vessels collided and began taking on water, Wednesday, approximately 13 miles east of Fort Pierce. A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boat crew embarked the seven...

Coast Guard rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness aiding injured hiker

Coast Guard rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness aiding injured hiker
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. MEDFORD, Ore. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued a hiker Monday after she reportedly fell down a cliff near Grayback Mountain. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer spent 12 hours rendering lifesaving medical care to the hiker before a hoist could be conducted Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from stranded fishing boat near Big Lagoon

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from stranded fishing boat near Big Lagoon
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their fishing boat lost propulsion approximately a quarter mile from Big Lagoon. The captain of the fishing boat Jeannie II notified Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via VHF channel 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. stating their vessel had lost propulsion and was drifting...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard response crews and a good Samaritan rescued a man from his sunken fishing vessel approximately 20 miles southwest of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Monday. The man was rescued wearing a life jacket in 46-degree water. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report from the father-in-law of a man whose...

Coast Guard, TCI Police rescue 159 people off Turks and Caicos

Coast Guard, TCI Police rescue 159 people off Turks and Caicos
MIAMI — A deployed Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew assisted Turks and Caicos police and marine units in finding 159 people approximately 13 miles east of West Caicos Island, Turks and Caicos. While the aircrew remained on scene, TCI responders removed all the people from the sail freighter and brought them to safety. The sail freighter ran aground on a reef. Additionally,...

Coast Guard assists 1 woman, 2 dogs on sailing vessel near Shell Key

Coast Guard assists 1 woman, 2 dogs on sailing vessel near Shell Key
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg crews towed a 32-foot sailing vessel Saturday that was taking on water with one woman and two dogs aboard near Shell Key. A Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II crew transferred the sailing vessel to an awaiting Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the 40-foot fishing vessel Santa Maria, Thursday, after the crew launched two flares signaling their distress approximately 80 miles southwest of Key West. A nearby good Samaritan saw the flares and reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders the Santa Maria crew’s distress. The good Samaritan...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of disabled sailing vessel Wahu near Cabo Rojo

Coast Guard terminates voyage of disabled sailing vessel Wahu near Cabo Rojo
The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez’s Over the Horizon IV cutter boat renders assistance to the disabled sailing vessel Wahu Jan. 14, 2021, approximately nine nautical miles west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard terminated a recreational voyage for the disabled sailing vessel Wahu Thursday, following multiple safety violations...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariners off Midway Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariners off Midway Island
The Yong-Yu-Sing No. 18 was located adrift on Jan. 1 with a missing life raft and no signs of the 10 crewmembers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search Wednesday for the 10 crewmembers of the Taiwan fishing vessel, Yong-Yu-Sing No. 18, who went missing approximately 550-miles northeast of Midway Island. “As a lifesaving...