Overflight Video of Stricken 584-foot Freighter

NEW ORLEANS – In this video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a U.S. Coast Guard Falcon jet from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., flies over the disabled and adrift freighter Antalina, approximately 140 miles southeast of Glaveston, Texas, today.l Earlier today, Coast Guard and Air Force helicopter crews attempted to remove the 22 crewmembers from the vessel, but were unable to do so due...

Coast Guard, Air Force crews slated for frieghter rescue forced to land

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard and Air Force rescue crews, who were en route to rescue the crew of the Bulk Freighter Antalina were forced to abort the rescue, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. The rescue crews were forced to land in Lake Charles, La. due to prohibitive heavy weather. The HU-25 Falcon rescue jet was able to reach the Antalina and observed 20-foot seas, 80-knot winds and visibility as low as...

Coast Guard receives distress call from tanker in Hurricane Ike’s Path

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard received a call around 4 a.m. Sept. 12, 2008, from the motor vessel Antalina, a 584-foot freighter with 22 people aboard and carrying Petroleum Coke, reporting that they had lost main propulsion 90-miles southeast of Galveston and are drifting southwest away from the coast. The Antalina , a Cypress flagged vessel, is currently unable to steer or make way and is directly...