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...

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...