Coast Guard Surfman awarded Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy

Coast Guard Surfman awarded Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy
Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Thornton, a Surfman and Boatswain’s Mate at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, and recipient of the 2018 Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy, operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat by Barnegat Light, New Jersey, May 9, 2019.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson Twelve-foot seas, howling winds and dark night aren’t the typical conditions...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking sailboat off Hatteras Inlet,

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking sailboat off Hatteras Inlet,
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people from a sinking vessel off the North Carolina coast early Friday morning. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a distress call around 12 a.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from someone aboard a 41-foot sailboat that was taking on water 19 miles southeast of Hatteras...

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Bodega Bay

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Bodega Bay
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker off the coast of Bodega Bay, Sunday. A Sonoma County park ranger notified Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay watchstanders of a kayaker that was overdue at approximately 1:00 p.m. Sunday. A Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew launched...

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit
Debris washes up on a beach along the northern side of Clatsop Spit, Ore., May 13, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division. ILWACO, Wash. — Coast Guard crews respond to a commercial fishing vessel that grounded on the north side of the Clatsop Spit near the Columbia River Bar entrance, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people 36 miles west of Florence, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people 36 miles west of Florence, Ore.
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Sector North Bend helps two mariners dewater their vessel about 40 miles off the Oregon coast, May 11, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. FLORENCE, Ore. — Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan rescued three people aboard a vessel that was taking on water 36 miles offshore from Florence, Ore., Saturday. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from...

Coast Guard assists boaters 22-miles off Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists boaters 22-miles off Hatteras Inlet, NC
Coast Guard members from Station Hatteras Inlet tow five boaters with a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat after the boaters activated an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon when their boat lost power approximately 22-miles east of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, May 11, 2019. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet PORTSMOUTH, VA. – The Coast Guard assisted five people after...

Coast Guard rescues 10 off boat southwest of Neah Bay, Washington

Coast Guard rescues 10 off boat southwest of Neah Bay, Washington
Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Neah Bay, and aboard the deployable craft of the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, intercept and aid a 33-foot recreational vessel reportedly taking on water, 25-nautical miles southwest of Neah Bay, Wash., May 2, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Wahoo. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued 10 people aboard a vessel in distress...

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is reminding kitesurfers Friday to operate with caution after Coast Guard crews conducted multiple rescues of downed kitesurfers in the past week in the San Francisco Bay. Coast Guard responders attributed this week’s distress calls to a combination of weather and inexperience, and are reminding kitesurfers to take precautions. Kitesurfers should always have...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking boat approximately three miles off the coast of Año Nuevo State Park, Thursday. The owner of the 57-foot Chris-craft, Never Say Never, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5:30 p.m., reporting...