Coast Guard coordinates rescue of French mariner near Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of French mariner near Bermuda
The sailboat that sank near Bermuda, leading to the rescue of the French mariner by the container ship Nevzat Kalkavan, July 17, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard personnel coordinated the rescue of a French mariner 600 miles off the coast of Bermuda using the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) System, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District...

Good Samaritans successfully evacuate mariners from two sailing vessels in the Pacific

Good Samaritans successfully evacuate mariners from two sailing vessels in the Pacific
HONOLULU — Mariners from two disabled sailing vessels were rescued by good Samaritans roughly 2,000 miles southeast of Hilo on the Big Island, Thursday. The crew of the fishing vessel Azteca 5 rescued the three mariners aboard the sailing vessel Ran Tan II while the crew of the commercial car carrier Tomar rescued the two people aboard the sailing vessel Irish Eyes. “There were no reports of injuries...

Coast Guard responding to two foundering sailing vessels in the Pacific

Coast Guard responding to two foundering sailing vessels in the Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to reports of two foundering sailing vessels roughly 2,000 miles southeast of Hilo on the Big Island, Thursday. The crews of the fishing vessel Azteca 5 and the commercial car carrier Tomar participating in the AMVER program, are responding to the Ran Tan II and the Irish Eyes respectively. The two sailing ships are approximately 85 miles...

Coast Guard continues response to container ship fire northeast of Bermuda

Coast Guard continues response to container ship fire northeast of Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard continues coordinating response efforts to ensure the safety of the crew of a container ship approximately 1,015 miles northeast of Bermuda, Monday. Saturday evening, 11 non-essential crew members were evacuated from the Yantian Express to the tugboat Smit Nicobar and Sunday morning all remaining crew were evacuated to the Smit Nicobar. The Coast Guard is currently...

Coast Guard coordinates response to ship fire 860 miles northeast of Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates response to ship fire 860 miles northeast of Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is coordinating response efforts to ensure the safety of the crew of a container ship approximately 860 miles northeast of Bermuda, Friday. Coast Guard watchstanders with the First District Command Center in Boston received a report that there was a fire aboard the container ship Yantian Express, Thursday morning. They requested assistance through the Automated Mutual-Assistance...

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Sincerity Ace crewmember

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Sincerity Ace crewmember
File photo of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the remaining unaccounted for crewmember of the Sincerity Ace. “Following the conclusion of morning and afternoon searches by our aircraft and commercial vessels we suspended the active search. This is always a difficult decision and takes many factors into account,”...

Coast Guard responding to report of grounded fishing vessel in Marshall Islands

Coast Guard responding to report of grounded fishing vessel in Marshall Islands
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of the 308-foot Chinese-flagged commercial fishing vessel Ou Ya Leng No. 6 aground on Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Wednesday. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules crew is currently headed to the area to assess the situation. Good Samaritans...

Coast Guard, responders continue search for 2 crew from Sirenity Ace

Coast Guard, responders continue search for 2 crew from Sirenity Ace
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Navy and good Samaritans aboard two merchant vessels continued the search Tuesday for two crew from the ship Sincerity Ace following a fire 1,800 nautical miles (2,071 statute miles) northwest of Oahu. “We are thankful for the assistance the crews of these merchant...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans responding to vessel fire in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, good Samaritans responding to vessel fire in Pacific Ocean
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard several commercial vessels are responding to a reported vessel fire on the 650-foot Sincerity Ace 1,800 nautical miles (2071 statute miles) northwest of Oahu on the high seas, Monday. “The distance involved here requires any and all available support, we thank the crews of the commercial vessels for volunteering to assist and have Coast Guard...