Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for the person in the water near Destin, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard used eight assets in conjunction with local agencies to search approximately 569 square miles over 41 hours. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. Sunday from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for...

Coast Guard assists ailing man aboard sailboat near Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Coast Guard assists ailing man aboard sailboat near Chesapeake Beach, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted an ailing 77-year-old man aboard a sailboat anchored just off Chesapeake Beach Inlet Sunday evening. Two reporting sources notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center that a 26-foot sailboat with two people aboard appeared to be floundering just outside the inlet. One of the two people aboard the sailboat called...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Kings Point, N.Y.

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Kings Point, N.Y.
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a man from a vessel taking on water near Kings Point, New York, Saturday morning. At approximately 6:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification that a 56-foot recreational boat was taking on water with one person aboard. Sector New York watchstanders issued...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Estero Bay

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Estero Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FT. MYERS, Fla – The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are searching Wednesday for two boaters last seen near Estero Bay. Missing at Joe Nita, 72, and Brian Daugherty, 81, last seen in a 22-ft blue and white pontoon boat rented from Snook Bight Marina. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received notification from a spouse...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in Operation Patriot Sands

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in Operation Patriot Sands
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Arthur Andrade lines up the boat and truck before loading them onto the Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo airplane during Operation Patriot Sands at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, Feb. 23, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ensign Phillip Atkinson. MIAMI – Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami, the Air Force, FBI, Miami Fire and Rescue and Urban...

Coast Guard rescues 3 men from a raft in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues 3 men from a raft in Lake Pontchartrain
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three men from a raft in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of three people aboard an inflatable raft who, due to weather conditions, were unable to return to shore. The raft drifted...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue fisherman near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for overdue fisherman near Texas City, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Saturday for a 60 year-old-man who was reported overdue near Swan Lake in Texas City, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that a body was recovered matching the description of the missing fisherman. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends affected by this loss,” said Cmdr. Jordan Baldueza, search...

Coast Guard assists towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard assists towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard crew assisted a 72-foot towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that the towing vessel, Antietam, was taking on water and in need of assistance. Antietam, who was pushing two barges, intentionally...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island, NC
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering severe abdominal pains from Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Monday. Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders received a report of the 49-year old man’s condition and the request for a medevac from medical personnel with the Bald Head Island Public Safety Department. Station...