Coast Guard combines efforts with international commercial ships to rescue 4 capsized boaters in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard combines efforts with international commercial ships to rescue 4 capsized boaters in the Atlantic Ocean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews combined efforts Saturday with the 800-foot Panamanian flag automobile carrier, Heijin, and the 600-foot Russian flag chemical-tank ship, Tanais Leader, to rescue four men from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 380 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. Rescued are U.S. citizens Jordan Hanssen, 29, and Patrick Flemming, 31, along with...

Coast Guard stands down response to catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda

Coast Guard stands down response to catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is standing down their response to a vessel with nine people aboard approximately 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, Wednesday. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders initially received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon distress signal at 1:15 p.m. registered to the 109-foot catamaran, Mouse Trap. The Mouse Trap’s crew had made contact with Rescue Coordination...

Coast Guard, AMVER vessels respond to distressed catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda

Coast Guard, AMVER vessels respond to distressed catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is responding to a distressed vessel with nine people aboard approximately 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, Monday. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon distress signal at 1:15 p.m. registered to the 109-foot catamaran Mouse Trap. Concurrently, the Mouse Trap’s crew made contact with Rescue Coordination Center...

Crew of sinking yacht rescued after activating distress beacon

APRA HARBOR, Guam – The crew of a sinking yacht activated a distress beacon 140 miles west of the Republic of Palau and was rescued from a life raft Wednesday by a nearby cargo ship. Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center watchstanders received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon notification at approximately 1:15a.m. Wednesday. Watchstanders then issued a “Safety Net” broadcast...

15 mariners found marooned on Pacific island

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The 28-foot skiff with 15 passengers, missing since Wednesday, has been located on the beach of an uninhabited island in the Federated States of Micronesia, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report Thursday afternoon that a vessel matching the description of the missing white 28-foot skiff with 15 passengers was found. A vessel leaving Ruo Island, the...

Coast Guard and Megalodon cargo vessel rescue mariner 420 miles northeast of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews in combined efforts with the crew of the cargo vessel Megalodon rescued a sailor aboard a life raft Friday, approximately 420 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico. Cedric George Barriere, a 41-year-old French citizen, was forced to abandon the French-flagged sailing vessel Tepacap, after the vessel reportedly capsized and started to sink. “We...

Greek merchant ship receives award for rescue of French sailors

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. – Cdr. Michael Antonellis, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Office of Prevention, will present the crew of a Greek vessel a certificate of appreciation and an Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System ship’s pennant for their role in the ocean rescue of four French nationals 1,582 miles east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a ceremony at the Marcus Hook Terminal, here, Monday...

Coast Guard to award Filipino merchant ship for rescue of French sailor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard will award the crew of a Filipino merchant ship a certificate of appreciation and ship’s pennant for their role in the ocean rescue of a French national 1,381 miles east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a ceremony at Pier 22 located on Blount Island Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The crew of the Filipino flagged vessel Sebring Express rescued the French national...

Emergency beacon in North Pacific prompting international response

USCG File Photo HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is responding to an emergency distress beacon activated aboard a Taipei fishing vessel in the North Pacific Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a signal from a 406 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon at 4 a.m. Friday registered to the Ming Horng Yu 123, an 85-foot Taiwanese flagged fishing vessel. The...