Coast Guard assists mariner aboard homemade vessel after 5-month journey across Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard assists mariner aboard homemade vessel after 5-month journey across Pacific Ocean
A boatcrew from the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward boards the homemade vessel of a 78-year-old mariner in distress off the coast of California, Nov. 14, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 78-year-old man aboard a homemade sailing vessel, Thursday, after he ran out of supplies during a five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean. On October 29, the brother...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults off northern Washington coast

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults off northern Washington coast
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued three adults aboard a disabled sailing vessel 23 miles west of Cape Flattery, Thursday morning. Two 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew responded with one of the boat crews towing the disabled sailing vessel to Neah Bay. No injuries were reported. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs India after engagement with Indian coast guard

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs India after engagement with Indian coast guard
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton sales alongside the Indian coast guard ships Abheed and Shaurya (16) Aug. 23, 2019, while transiting in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Chennai, India. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Esterly) CHENNAI, India – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) departed Tuesday from Chennai after a multi-day engagement with the Indian coast...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and good Samaritans aboard the AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel Isl Star rescued eight mariners aboard the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel KM Aleluya (previously reported as Hallelujar) approximately 172 miles northwest of Palau, Tuesday. “This is a great example of why teamwork is so vital to search...

3 men off Yap rescued from capsized sailing canoe

3 men off Yap rescued from capsized sailing canoe
Three men wait to be rescued from their capsized, 36-foot sailing canoe off Yap, June 8, 2019. A Pacific Mission Aviation crew flew overhead to drop rations consisting of VHF handheld radios, flares and night time illumination devices. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Pacific Mission Aviation) SANTA RITA, Guam — Good Samaritans from a merchant vessel, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued three men from...

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...