Coast Guard airdrops supplies to disabled cargo ship 1380 miles off Bermuda

Coast Guard airdrops supplies to disabled cargo ship 1380 miles off Bermuda
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew aboard am HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, airdrops one weeks worth of food to the disabled cargo ship, Alta, approximately 1380 miles southeast of Bermuda, Oct. 2, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Elizabeth City) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard airdropped a large supply of MREs to a disabled cargo ship approximately...

Coast Guard, International partners rescue 3 mariners 460 miles northeast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, International partners rescue 3 mariners 460 miles northeast of Puerto Rico
A Coast Guard Station San Juan boatcrew take a photo with survivors of a sinking sailing vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station San Juan SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred three mariners Saturday, who were rescued from the Atlantic Ocean by a bulk carrier traveling to San Juan. Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center watchstanders received notification Thursday of...

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo HONOLULU — Three Chuukese fishermen from the Federated States of Micronesia are home safe Tuesday after missing at sea for a week in the Pacific. Following an extensive multi-national search coordinated by the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center, the three fishermen were ultimately located 85 nautical miles (nearly 100 statute miles) off Chuuk by a U.S. Navy...

Two fishermen rescued 1,300 miles south of Oahu

Two fishermen rescued 1,300 miles south of Oahu
A Coast Guard aircrew at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu conducts a brief prior to taking off in the HC-130 Hercules airplane Dec. 13, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Two fishermen were rescued by good Samaritans Wednesday following a coordinated search effort in the South Pacific. Lebeta Tiem, 27, and Erikite Teanaki, 28, were...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Saturday after a Swedish-flagged, 32-foot sailing boat became disabled and demasted 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard the sailboat AELA alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the distress. The watchstanders promptly directed Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, in North Carolina,...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Watchstanders with the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of six sailors from a catamaran approximately 275 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday. The watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and notification from the Rescue Coordination Center in Bermuda that the 75-foot catamaran Ninah, with six people aboard, had reportedly...

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah
Four people aboard the sailing vessel Luna C. are rescued by the crew  of the Jennifer Schepers, a 590-foot Liberian cargo ship, approximately 290 miles off Savannah, Georgia, Weds. Dec. 28, 2016. Photo courtesy of the crew of the Jennifer Schepers PHILADELPHIA – Four people and a dog were rescued from a sailboat approximately 290-miles off the coas of Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday. Members...

Coast Guard medevacs 3 Canadian sailors southeast of Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard medevacs 3 Canadian sailors southeast of Cape Fear, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced three Canadian sailors Friday from a sailing vessel approximately 200 miles southeast of Cape Fear. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified by the Rescue Coordination Center at approximately 2:50 p.m. Thursday of three men who needed to be medevaced form the 40-foot sailing vessel Juste Ciel after the vessel became beset by weather....