Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Republic Of Georgia

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Republic Of Georgia
Captain First Rank Ramaz Papidze, Deputy Head of Coast Guard Department for the Republic of Georgia, raises his country’s flag for the first time aboard one of two cutters transferred to the Republic of Georgia at the Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 30, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. The Coast Guard transferred the former Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson...

Coast Guard rescues man, 60, who fell overboard 7 miles off NC coast

Coast Guard rescues man, 60, who fell overboard 7 miles off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 60-year-old man Saturday after he reportedly fell into the water approximately seven miles east of Cape Lookout. A crewmember aboard the 31-foot sailboat, Warrior’s Wish, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9:40 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting the captain of the Warrior’s Wish fell...

Coast Guard recovers man from life raft 20 miles south of Atlantic Beach, N.C.

Coast Guard recovers man from life raft 20 miles south of Atlantic Beach, N.C.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a 51-year-old man aboard a life raft Tuesday after the man abandoned his 28-foot sailboat, Dove, 20 miles south of Atlantic Beach, N.C. Rescued was Jay White of Gloucester. White contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 7:15 a.m. via a mayday call on a VHF-FM marine radio stating that his boat was taking...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel 46 miles off NC coast

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel 46 miles off NC coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a 24-foot pleasure craft that was disabled approximately 46 miles southeast of Sneads Ferry, N.C., Sunday. The operator of the vessel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting the Siren Song, a 24-foot cabin cruiser, was disabled and in need of assistance. “The...

Coast Guard rescues sailors 30 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard rescues sailors 30 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued two sailors after their 49-foot sailing vessel began taking on water approximately 30 miles east off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Monday. At approximately 3 a.m., a crewmember aboard the Devil Slander contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina and reported that they were disabled, adrift, taking on water and in need of assistance. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard crew from Fort Macon, NC releases rehabilitated turtles

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer David R. Marin.FORT MACON, N.C. — A crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island assisted the North Carolina Sea Turtle Project with releasing six rehabilitated turtles into the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina, Thursday. The safe release of these turtles is part of the Coast Guard’s broader effort to protect living marine resources. There were a total...