Coast Guard coordinates joint-agency rescue of 5 people from seaplane 460 miles off NC

Coast Guard coordinates joint-agency rescue of 5 people from seaplane 460 miles off NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of five persons from a seaplane, which had to make an emergency landing, approximately 460 miles east southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Saturday. The seaplane left Elizabeth City, North Carolina, early Saturday morning and was forced to make the emergency landing after striking an object during take-off, which damaged the aircraft’s...

Coast Guard, international rescue centers, Orfea tanker vessel rescue 4 French boaters in Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard, international rescue centers, Orfea tanker vessel rescue 4 French boaters in Atlantic Ocean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders combined efforts with two international maritime rescue coordination centers, and the motor tanker Orfea, Sunday and Monday, to rescue four French boaters in the Atlantic Ocean. Rescued are three men and a woman who were transiting aboard the 50-foot French sailing vessel L’Almiral, from the Spanish Canary Island of Las Palmas to the Caribbean...

Coast Guard, AMVER partners respond to disabled sailing vessel in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, AMVER partners respond to disabled sailing vessel in Pacific Ocean
SEATTLE — Coast Guard search and rescue crews and an Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue crew are responding to a report of a sailing vessel disabled and adrift about 780 miles west of the Oregon California border, Sunday evening. The operator of the 32-foot sailing vessel Hale’s Revenge reported that there were no injuries to anyone aboard, but they were disabled and adrift after sustaining...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 people 350 miles offshore

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 people 350 miles offshore
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Thursday who were rescued by good Samaritans after their 41-foot sailboat, the Elusive, was beset by storms in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 350 miles east of Virginia Beach. Rescued are Larry Monesson, 60, Sean Monesoon, 40, and James Moore, 40. The father of James Moore contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center...

Distressed Royal Air Force rowing team saved; brought to shore by passing AMVER ship

Distressed Royal Air Force rowing team saved; brought to shore by passing AMVER ship
BEAUMONT, Texas — Four members of the British Royal Air Force were rescued by the crew of the bulk carrier Hedvig Bulker and were brought back to dry land, Monday, after a treacherous 51 day, trans-Atlantic attempt from Spain to Antigua in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Rescued were the Atlantic Forces rowing team: Jane McIntosh, Warren Burns, Howard Raw and Elizabeth Beauchamp. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Man and boy located adrift after being swept out to sea in South Pacific

Man and boy located adrift after being swept out to sea in South Pacific
APRA HARBOR, Guam — A man and a young boy are safe after their 14-foot skiff was swept out to sea near an atoll in the South Pacific Sunday. At 9:41 a.m. Monday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received a report from Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite of a skiff that had been swept out to sea due to high tide and poor weather near Namoluk...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to 3 distressed sailboats off Va., NC coasts

Coast Guard, Navy respond to 3 distressed sailboats off Va., NC coasts
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard assets and the Navy cruiser USS Vella Gulf are responding Thursday to alerts from three sailboats more than 200 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Coast Guard Fifth District watchstanders received two alerts via a satellite tracking device and a third alert via an emergency position indicating radio beacon, each from a separate sailboat. Two of the vessels are 230...

Coast Guard responds to fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas

Coast Guard responds to fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas
MIAMI – The Coast Guard responded early Monday morning to a fire aboard the 917-foot cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, 35 nautical miles northwest of West End, Bahamas. At approximately 3 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report of a fire aboard a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship carrying 2,224 passengers and 796 crew en route to CoCoCay, Bahamas. The fire began on the third...

Search and rescue tech. Oceania

Search and rescue tech. Oceania
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler A human silhouette is outlined by the light of a cell phone, as theatre patrons shift their attention towards the disturbance. The user’s eyes scan messaging with expression of concern, reading of a boating accident and a lone mariner’s single call for help. This story begins as a first responder moves towards the green exit sign, departing his liberty...