Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water dangers

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water dangers
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Virginia reminds recreational boaters and paddlers to be mindful of the inherent dangers of cold water temperatures as air temperatures rise in the region. Despite air temperatures increasing to spring-like conditions through the weekend, the ocean, Chesapeake Bay, rivers, and surrounding lakes in the area remain significantly colder. Cold water can be particularly...

Coast Guard repatriates 7 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 7 migrants to Cuba
Richard Etheridge’s rescue crew stops a migrant sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns, Feb. 17, 2021, approximately 35 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’s crew repatriated seven Cubans to Cuba, Friday, after Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge’s crew stopped their sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for 10 missing people south of Long Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 10 missing people south of Long Key
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo KEY WEST, Fla. —The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday at 6:45 p.m., for 10 people who were reported as missing approximately 8 miles south of Long Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report of an overdue rustic vessel with 10 people aboard that departed Feb. 7 from Cuba. Coast Guard crews searched an area of about 12,300 square...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Destin, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Destin, Fla.
Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an overdue kayaker Monday near Destin, Florida. Missing is David Schink, 61, last seen wearing shorts, t-shirt, and a black and red life jacket. Schink reportedly does not have a cell phone. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately 7:40 p.m., Saturday, from Schink’s...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat sinks 40 miles off Bradenton, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat sinks 40 miles off Bradenton, Florida
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew poses for a photo at the air station with two men rescued by the crew, Dec. 12, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued two men from the water Saturday after their 24-foot boat sank 40 miles west of Bradenton. Rescued...

Coast Guard locates body of missing jet skier in Great South Bay, New York

Coast Guard locates body of missing jet skier in Great South Bay, New York
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard located the body of a 52-year-old male, Monday morning, who was reported missing after being last seen underway on a jet ski in Amityville, New York, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders were contacted by Joe Kelly’s wife Monday morning after he did not...

Coast Guard rescues 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island

Coast Guard rescues 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island crew locates an adrift overdue boat with one person aboard one mile east of Wassaw Island, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued a 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew located the man adrift in a 14-foot boat one mile offshore of...

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations
Senior Chief Michael Oyler and a contractor with Entergy Corporation pose for a photo in front of a generator that was delivered to Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sep. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with government, private port and community partners continued removing obstructions blocking the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway...

Distress calls, rescues pick up over Fourth of July weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Distress calls, rescues pick up over Fourth of July weekend in Mid-Atlantic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Fourth of July weekend, and Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a higher number of on-water emergencies than usual, from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crews across the Fifth Coast Guard District assisted in responding to three medical evacuations, six vessels taking on water, four jet ski-specific incidents,...