Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old mariner from a 28-foot recreational vessel near Galveston, Wednesday afternoon. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert after the vessel became disabled approximately 40 miles offshore, and a mariner aboard reportedly...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters off the coast of Cape Cod

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters off the coast of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for the three missing boaters in Cape Cod Bay after covering 3,879 nautical miles and exhausting all search efforts. On Tuesday, a friend of the boaters reported to Coast Guard Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 7 p.m. that Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, and Mario Fialho were supposed to come back from their fishing trip around 2...

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY
NEW YORK – Coast Guard, and partner agency crews ended their search for a missing boater, Wednesday, after a body matching the boaters description was located in the vicinity of East Beach in Old Field, New York. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Suffolk County Police Department officials located the body of James Bilello, a 73-year-old boater in the vicinity of East Beach. “Our thoughts and prayers...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Forces, New York Air National Guard conduct Search and Rescue Exercise

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Forces, New York Air National Guard conduct Search and Rescue Exercise
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew works with a Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew to conduct hoists during Operation Orange Flag in Rhode Island Sound April 1, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jimmy Clay) BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod held Operation Orange Flag, an international and interagency search and rescue exercise, in Rhode Island Sound,...

Tragic weekend in Northeast reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe

Tragic weekend in Northeast reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe
NEW YORK – After a tragic and busy weekend throughout the Northeast, the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public to practice safe boating as the weather warms. The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness and serve as strong examples of how challenging the maritime environment can be even to experienced mariners. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock, N.Y., responded...

Coast Guard recovers body of missing N.Y. boater

Coast Guard recovers body of missing N.Y. boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing New York boater, today. At 8:10 a.m., a Coast Guard boatcrew recovered the body of Ciro Stellges, near Duck Point, N.Y. Coast Guard and local agencies launched a massive search for Stellges Sunday after the Riverhead Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, that they received a call from an individual aboard a...

Coast Guard searching for missing N.Y. boater

Coast Guard searching for missing N.Y. boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater near Jacobs Point, N.Y., today. Missing is Ciro Stellgas, 59, of Selden, N.Y. Riverhead Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound stating that they received a call from an individual aboard a sailing vessel stating it was taking on water approximately three miles north of Jacobs Point. According to Riverhead Police,...

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman 43 miles south of Montauk

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman 43 miles south of Montauk
MONTAUK, N.Y. – The Coast Guard rescued a missing fisherman approximately 43 miles south of Montauk, N.Y., today. John Aldridge, a crewmember of the commercial fishing vessel Anna Mary, was found after going overboard. A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC), in Cape Cod, Mass., located and recovered the missing fisherman alive. Aldridge...

Coast Guard ends search after Fairhaven boater found safe

Coast Guard ends search after Fairhaven boater found safe
BOSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing boater after he was found safe at approximately 5:50 a.m. Saturday at Hoppy’s Landing, on West Island in Fairhaven, Mass. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Mass., were notified by the Fairhaven Fire Department that Gary Alves, 57, of East Freetown, Mass., had been located safely and was not in...