Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue

Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue
A Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay aircrew were presented awards for rescuing two injured firefighters who were unable to evacuate from a mountainside that was engulfed in flames during the Sept. 6, 2019, Middle Fire.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, presented Distinguished...

Coast Guard offloads $12 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $12 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded 430 kilograms of cocaine and at Sector San Juan Aug. 5, 2020, which have a wholesale value of more than $12 million. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 430 kilograms of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man 207 miles of east Turks and Caicos

Coast Guard medevacs man 207 miles of east Turks and Caicos
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew based in Great Inagua, Bahamas, walks a man to an Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, August 4, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old man from the tug ship, Patriarch, Tuesday, approximately 207 miles of east Turks and Caicos. A Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariners from island in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariners from island in Federated States of Micronesia
The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) responders rescued three stranded mariners from the island of Pikelot, Yap, Aug. 3, 2020. The stranded mariners were located by an Air Force 506th Air Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker crew from Andersen Air Force Base that found the mariners after seeing their S.O.S signal on...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens near Fort Stevens, Oregon

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens near Fort Stevens, Oregon
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photoSEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two female teenagers Wednesday afternoon near Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon. At 5 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a request for assistance from Astoria dispatch reporting a 14-year-old and 18-year-old female stranded on rocks in a lagoon. They...

Coast Guard assists distressed cargo ship M/V Island Express off San Juan

Coast Guard assists distressed cargo ship M/V Island Express off San Juan
The 412-foot motor vessel Island Express takes on water about 4 miles off San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Air and surface rescue crews at Coast Guard Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express Wednesday afternoon, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of...

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay
The Coast Guard assisted two people, July 26, 2020, in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people Sunday in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two people from their 20-foot skiff and were transported to Petersburg. There were no...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man from burning vessel on Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man from burning vessel on Lake Tahoe
The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a 43 year-old-man who’s vessel caught fire on Lake Tahoe. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class TJ Mines) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a 43 year-old-man whose vessel caught fire on Lake Tahoe, Monday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received notification from Coast Guard Station Lake...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs injured hiker from Mount Angeles

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs injured hiker from Mount Angeles
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles in Washington transfers the care of a 62-year-old woman to emergency medical services personnel Friday, July 10, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated an injured 62-year-old woman from Khlahane Ridge on Mount Angeles in Olympic National Park Friday after she...