Coast Guard responds to cargo ship fire near Blount Island

Coast Guard responds to cargo ship fire near Blount Island
Coast Guard Station Mayport and partner agencies respond to fire on board the M/V Hoegh Xiamen, a 600-foot vehicle carrier, at Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Maldonado Gonzalez) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to fire on board a cargo ship at Blount Island. All 21 crew members have been...

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled, aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled, aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued a 56-year-old man after his sailboat became disabled and aground near Sapelo Sound, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Hunter Army Airfield. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued three mariners after their vessel ran aground and began taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan vessel of a 16-foot vessel that had run aground and begun taking on water with three mariners aboard on the southern side of the Sabine Pass Jetty. Watchstanders issued an urgent...

Coast Guard rescues 5 after vessel allides with Savannah jetty

Coast Guard rescues 5 after vessel allides with Savannah jetty
Passengers aboard the Nauty Thoughts, a 57-foot motor yacht, are helped onto a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island Response Boat–Medium after alliding with the North Savanah jetties May 26, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued five people after the vessel they were on allided with the north Savannah jetties, Monday. Crews...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing persons near Perdido Pass, Alabama

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing persons near Perdido Pass, Alabama
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is actively searching for two missing people last seen swimming near Perdido Pass, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from a 911 operator at 5:54 p.m. of three people in distress who were swimming in the vicinity of Perdido Pass. Two swimmers are still missing. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man off Provincetown coast

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man off Provincetown coast
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. Boston — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man off Provincetown pending new information. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at approximately 11 p.m. Friday, reporting an overdue kayaker, 50-year old Carol Madru. Madru was reportedly last seen with 51-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off Port Fourchon, Louisiana
The Coast Guard rescues three people from a vessel taking on water 8 nautical miles off of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water 8 nautical miles off of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF radio at 12:18 p.m. of...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue seven passengers from capsized vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue seven passengers from capsized vessel
The Coast Guard, with assistance from three good Samaritan vessels, rescued seven people from a capsized recreational vessel offshore Pensacola, Florida, May 22, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, with assistance from three good Samaritan vessels, rescued seven people from a capsized recreational vessel offshore Pensacola, Florida, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel began taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Wednesday. At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the crew of the 51-foot Smoker II that they were taking on water. The vessel’s dewatering pumps were keeping up with the flow of water,...