Coast Guard medevacs 2, good Samaritan rescues 13, search for 3 continues

Coast Guard medevacs 2, good Samaritan rescues 13, search for 3 continues
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transfers two patients to emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Oct. 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued 15 people and continue to search for three more after a fishing vessel caught fire 28 miles south of Point Loma Saturday night. The crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from burning vessel

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from burning vessel
A passenger vessel that caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, October 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a vessel that caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans received a report at 2:36 a.m. that the passenger vessel Grand Sun...

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire
MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a fishing boat on fire, and a good Samaritan rescued 28 people aboard the boat Friday, 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia. At 11:33 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Seventh District Miami, watch standers received a report from the Jamaican Defence Force stating a 131-foot fishing boat was on fire and needed emergency assistance. Watchstanders issued an...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Mississippi River
The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, September 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 10:30 a.m. of a fire aboard...

Coast Guard, local partners respond to pollution incident in the Merrimack River

Coast Guard, local partners respond to pollution incident in the Merrimack River
Smoke rises from the cabin of the fishing boat Hit List Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Newberryport, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local partners responded to a fuel oil spill in the Merrimack River Friday after a fishing boat caught fire and sank. The fishing vessel Hit List was later salvaged and removed from the river. The Hit List is no longer a hazard to navigation. The...

Coast Guard rescues four people after boat engine fire near Fort Macon State Park, NC

Coast Guard rescues four people after boat engine fire near Fort Macon State Park, NC
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo CARTERET COUNTY, NC — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water and one person from a vessel after the engines caught fire in Back Sound near Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina, Sunday evening. Carteret County police initially received the distress call from a person aboard the distressed vessel, and notified the Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people after boat catches fire near Ocean City, NJ

Coast Guard rescues 6 people after boat catches fire near Ocean City, NJ
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll PHILADELPHIA—The Coast Guard removed six people from a 41-foot pleasure craft after the boat caught fire near Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey, Sunday. A person aboard the boat on fire contacted the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 4:25 p.m. for to request help. A...

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners following boat fire near Table Bluff

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners following boat fire near Table Bluff
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard aided three fishermen in distress after their 45-foot fishing vessel caught fire and was flooding near Table Bluff, Wednesday morning. A crew member of the commercial fishing vessel Advance called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay via cell phone around 8:30 a.m., reporting an engine fire and flooding...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg
The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to monitor the uninspected towing vessel George King after it experienced an engine fire on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to monitor the situation at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg,...