Coast Guard, Bahamian officials search for downed aircraft

Coast Guard, Bahamian officials search for downed aircraft
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Bahamian officials are searching for two possible survivors from a plane crash near the Bahamas Monday. The Coast Guard received notification Monday afternoon from Federal Aviation Administration officials that lost communications with a small airplane carrying two people. The plane reportedly departed from Marsh Harbor, Bahamas and was en route to Daytona Beach, Fla. Bahamian...

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Police Force search for Haitian migrants in the water

MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Police Force continue to search for survivors after 11 Haitian migrants reportedly died and four Haitian migrants survived when a their boat ran aground and broke apart near Hawksbill Bay, Bahamas Monday. The deceased were located and recovered through a joint search effort by the Coast Guard and RBPF. The four survivors were able to make their way to shore...

Coast Guard locates downed aircraft near Bahamas

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard, and partner agencies responded to a downed single engine cirrus type aircraft with two people aboard in the water approximately 2 miles west of Andros, Bahamas, Saturday. Search-and-rescue coordinators at the 7th Coast Guard District command center in Miami received the report of a downed aircraft at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday from air traffic control tower personnel...

Coast Guard assisting in downed aircraft case near Bahamas

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoMIAMI — The Coast Guard is assisting in the search for a possible survivor Wednesday from a plane crash near the Bahamas. The Coast Guard received notification Tuesday evening from the Federal Aviation Administration of an overdue twin-engine Beechcraft airplane carrying two people. The plane departed from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was en route to Nassau, Bahamas. Around...

Coast Guard medevacs man from freighter in Bahamas

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Geskus is lowered onto motor vessel Jin Zhou Hai. ANDROS ISLAND, Bahamas – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man from a container ship approximately 200 miles northeast of Nassau Bahamas, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received notification from the Panamanian-flagged motor vessel Jin Zhou Hai, of a 25 year-old male crewmember...

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship passenger near Bahamas

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger who reportedly went overboard early Thursday. The Coast Guard received a report Thursday around 2 p.m. from crewmembers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas stating one of their passengers, 23-year-old Neha Chhikara, was missing. After reviewing security camera footage, the Monarch of the Seas crew reportedly discovered...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men missing since Saturday

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two men Wednesday off Andros Island, Bahamas, from a fishing vessel that had been disabled and drifting since Saturday.