Coast Guard suspends search for missing from aircraft emergency water landing

Coast Guard suspends search for missing from aircraft emergency water landing
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search at approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday for a missing pilot who made an emergency landing in the water 18 miles northwest off Freeport, Bahamas. Missing is Mark Tanner, 57, of Gainesville, Florida. Janna Lower, 60, also of Gainesville was rescued from the water by a good Samaritan seaplane and transferred by a Coast...

Coast Guard and Bahamian authorities responding to downed Cessna aircraft

Coast Guard and Bahamian authorities responding to downed Cessna aircraft
MIAMI — Coast Guard seach-and-rescue crews are responding to a reported downed Cessna aircraft with four people aboard in the vicinity of Freeport Bahamas Airport, Bahamas, Monday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration reported the crash to watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District at approximately 11 a.m. The aircraft reportedly left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Fla., and was en route...

U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines conclude Black Swan exercise in Freeport, Grand Bahama

U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines conclude Black Swan exercise in Freeport, Grand Bahama
FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas – A lifeboat with actors aboard makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted in Freeport, Grand Bahama on April 2, 2013. Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the Bahamian government, the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise line industry, and emergency response teams to test and...

Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke visits Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – Making the most of their time in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke teamed up with the Bahamas Air – Sea Rescue Association (BASRA), the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), and the Bahamas Department of Customs on Wednesday and Thursday as part of partnership initiatives coordinated by U.S. Embassy Nassau. The crew of the cutter Ocracoke,...

Coast Guard medically evacuates Bahamian national east of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a Bahamian national approximately 50-miles east of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Sunday. Operational watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified at 11:15 a.m. Sunday by a good Samaritan fishing vessel that they located a disabled 21-foot boat with four people aboard approximately 50-miles east of New Smyrna...