Rescue of 17 in 2 days highlights importance of preparation

Rescue of 17 in 2 days highlights importance of preparation
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Over the course of two days – from Wednesday to Thursday – Coast Guard crews, partner agencies and volunteers responding to three maritime emergencies rescued a total of 17 boaters in dire straits off the Alaska, California and Micronesia coasts. All three cases highlight the importance of mariners properly equipping and training for survival at sea, as well as the value of...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 7 people west of Monterey

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 7 people west of Monterey
Coast Guard C-27 Spartan aircraft file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of seven people after their 85-foot commercial fishing boat caught fire Wednesday morning, approximately 350 miles west of Monterey. Eleventh Coast Guard District command center watchstanders received multiple emergency position-indicating radio beacon and personal location beacon alerts belonging...

Coast Guard rescues man 155 miles off Turks and Caicos

Coast Guard rescues man 155 miles off Turks and Caicos
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Ferdinando MIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued a man Thursday after his vessel became disabled approximately 155 miles northeast of Turks and Caicos. District Seven watchstanders received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire 150 miles south of Costa Rica

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire 150 miles south of Costa Rica
Coast Guard Cutter Northland crews rescued three people after their boat caught fire approximately 150 miles south of Golfito, Costa Rica, August 18, 2021.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Wednesday morning after their boat caught fire approximately 150 miles south of Golfito, Costa Rica. Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Costa Rica contacted...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia
A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrew deploys a SAR kit with food, water and handheld radios to a 23-foot skiff. U.S. Coast Guard photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued five mariners in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, Friday. The crew of the merchant vessel Hoegh Brasilia rescued the mariners, missing since Tuesday,...

Coast Guard, partners suspend search for missing mariner off Guam

Coast Guard, partners suspend search for missing mariner off Guam
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrew search for a missing mariner off Guam, February 4, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing mariner from the fishing vessel Miyamaru No. 18, Thursday. The mariner, a Indonesia native, remains missing. “Working with...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball joins search for missing mariner off Guam

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball joins search for missing mariner off Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kimball file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) has joined the search for a missing mariner from the fishing vessel Miyamaru No. 18, 722 miles southwest of Guam. The mariner was last seen Sunday when he was witnessed attempting to swim between fishing vessels. Since then a search consisting of good Samaritans...

Coast Guard continues search for missing mariners off Midway Island

Coast Guard continues search for missing mariners off Midway Island
The Yong-Yu-Sing No. 18 was located adrift on Jan. 1 with a missing life raft and no signs of the 10 crewmembers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Navy, and good Samaritans in coordination with Rescue Coordination Center Taipei continue the search for the 10 crewmembers of the Yong-Yu-Sing No. 18 550-miles northeast of Midway Island, Tuesday. Good...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing 1200 miles northeast of Bermuda

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing 1200 miles northeast of Bermuda
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo. PORTSMOUTH, VA. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing mariner approximately 1,200 miles northeast of Bermuda, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 24 hours and over 980 square miles for the missing man, who reportedly fell from the 541-foot refrigerated cargo ship, Baltic Klipper. Watchstanders...