Coast Guard completes 3 rescues during busy crab season opener

Coast Guard completes 3 rescues during busy crab season opener
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment responded to three distress calls during the season opener of the Washington State commercial crab season this past Saturday. The station, located in Ilwaco, Wash., is at the mouth of the Columbia River near several...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog from fishing vessel near Willapa Bay, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog from fishing vessel near Willapa Bay, WA
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a commercial fishing vessel taking on water Saturday morning off Willapa Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a distress call at approximately 7:30 a.m. The vessel Terry F reported a loss of power and was taking on water four miles offshore. An...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off sinking crab fishing boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off sinking crab fishing boat
The commercial crab fishing vessel SUNUP sunk in the entrance channel Humboldt Bay, Calif., January 24, 2021.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their commercial crab fishing boat lost propulsion and collided with the jetties while attempting to transit through the entrance channel in Humboldt Bay, Sunday. At approximately 6:20 p.m., Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people after boat capsizes near Moss Landing

Coast Guard rescues 2 people after boat capsizes near Moss Landing
A Coast Guard Station Monterey boat crew rescues two people after their vessel capsized approximately two miles from Moss Landing, California, Dec. 4, 2020.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two people after their boat capsized approximately two miles from Moss Landing, Friday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a mayday broadcast with a partial...

Coast Guard warns against false distress calls after suspected hoax

Coast Guard warns against false distress calls after suspected hoax
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for a vessel and crew reportedly taking on water in the vicinity of Sprucehead, Maine, after multiple searches yielded no findings or correlating information. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a mayday transmission...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three mariners after their vessel began to take on water approximately 46 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center received an alert from an unregistered emergency positioning indicating...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen off Massachusetts

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen off Massachusetts
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Massachusetts on Tuesday. “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one. Our crews conducted searches continuously for over 38 hours covering an area of approximately 2066 square miles,” said Capt. Wesley Hester, Search...

Coast Guard searching for 4 fishermen northeast of Provincetown

Coast Guard searching for 4 fishermen northeast of Provincetown
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for four fishermen approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Monday. Watchstanders at First District Coast Guard Command Center, in Boston, received notification at 1 a.m., Monday, from the 82-foot fishing vessel Emmy Rose’s emergency position indicating radio beacon. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search Thursday for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet on Tuesday. George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William “Bill” Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen departing from Atlantic Beach Sunday...