Coast Guard, partners rescue injured hiker near Cascade Locks, OR

Coast Guard, partners rescue injured hiker near Cascade Locks, OR
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo PORTLAND, Ore. — A Coast Guard Air Station Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescued a seriously injured hiker Friday from a canyon near Cascade Locks in Hood River County. Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from Oregon Emergency Management at approximately 5:30 p.m. Two hikers found the injured...

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 works to make catch less deadly in 2021

Coast Guard works to make catch less deadly in 2021
Commercial fishing vessel examiners from the 17th Coast Guard District prepare to conduct a safety compliance check aboard a crab fishing boat in King Cove Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Russ Hazlett By Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Within the commercial crab fishing fleet of Alaska’s Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) sail some of the most widely admired and...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat sinks 40 miles off Bradenton, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat sinks 40 miles off Bradenton, Florida
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew poses for a photo at the air station with two men rescued by the crew, Dec. 12, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued two men from the water Saturday after their 24-foot boat sank 40 miles west of Bradenton. Rescued...

Coast Guard crew tows New Bedford fishing vessel 5 days, 160 miles

Coast Guard crew tows New Bedford fishing vessel 5 days, 160 miles
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma conduct a tow of fishing vessel Fearless 164NM east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, December 9, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Noel) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma safely towed a disabled fishing vessel located 160 nautical miles East of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Friday. Tahoma received a report at 10:26 p.m....

Coast Guard rescues person from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues person from vessel taking on water
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot response boat-medium boat crew rescued a person on a 38-foot vessel taking on water 27 miles offshore of Dunedin Florida, Dec 12, 2020. ( U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg crew rescued a person on a 38-foot vessel taking on water 27 miles offshore of Dunedin, Florida Saturday. The 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard medevacs man from research vessel near Port Fourchon

Coast Guard medevacs man from research vessel near Port Fourchon
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a man from a research vessel, Monday, who was displaying possible stroke-like symptoms near Port Fourchon. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call from the master of the research vessel, about 26 miles south of Port Fourchon, that a 59 year-old...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment
With Mt. Baker in the background, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits Puget Sound north of Seattle on Dec. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Friday for a months-long deployment to the Arctic to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region. The...

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast. Working with the Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the boat crew released Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast...