Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters throughout the 7th District to use extra caution while out on the water this holiday weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Before you leave the dock, review these...

Coast Guard rescues man 6 miles east of Government Cut

Coast Guard rescues man 6 miles east of Government Cut
A man holds onto the capsized 25-foot pleasure craft, Vita Beata, approximately 12 miles east of Government Cut, Florida, Sept. 25, 2020. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sonya Alcocer. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued one man from a capsized 25-foot pleasure craft approximately 6 miles east of Government Cut. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a VHF radio distress signal...

Coast Guard urges boaters to register EPIRBs, file float plans

Coast Guard urges boaters to register EPIRBs, file float plans
SEATTLE – Every year the Coast Guard makes thousands of phone calls to mariners, boat owners and emergency points of contact in response to receiving distress alerts from emergency position indicating radio beacons. An EPIRB is a beacon that alerts the Coast Guard that the vessel registered to the EPIRB is in distress and requires a search and rescue response. These alerts can often mean the...

Coast Guard offers new i911 system for PNW mariners

Coast Guard offers new i911 system for PNW mariners
Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg SEATTLE – The 13th Coast Guard District has implemented a groundbreaking technology to assist mariners in distress on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Across Washington and Oregon, mariners can provide vital location information to Coast Guard rescue crews from their smartphones without having to download an application. In...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 4 from disabled vessel after alert from distress signal

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 4 from disabled vessel after alert from distress signal
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard and Navy crews rescued four mariners Thursday on a disabled fishing vessel 55-miles east of Mayport. The 37-foot fishing vessel Fish Bone notified the Coast Guard Wednesday via emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)it had become disabled due to machinery failure. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center...

Coast Guard searching for 3 after finding capsized vessel near Coos Bay jetty

Coast Guard searching for 3 after finding capsized vessel near Coos Bay jetty
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and two boatcrews are searching for three fishermen near the entrance to Coos Bay after finding a capsized vessel Tuesday evening on the jetty tips. The capsized vessel is the 38-foot fishing vessel Pacific Miner, which reportedly had three men aboard when it capsized. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel
A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules observes the crew of the commercial vessel Kalamazoo as they rescue the crew of the dismasted 42-foot sailing vessel Coco Haz III about 656 miles off Hawaii Dec. 29, 2019. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard two commercial vessels located and rescued the crew of the 42-foot white dismasted sailing vessel Coco Haz III 656 miles west southwest of...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel helps transport vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel helps transport vessel taking on water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel helped to establish communications, dewater, and escort a fishing vessel that was taking on water with three people aboard in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received an Emergency Position-Indicating...

Coast Guard personnel in Puerto Rico prepare for Tropical Storm Dorian

Coast Guard personnel in Puerto Rico prepare for Tropical Storm Dorian
Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Puerto Rico personnel attach hurricane shutters to windows at Coast Guard Sector San Juan in Puerto Rico in preparation of Tropical Storm Dorian Aug. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is encouraging everyone to prepare early for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Dorian. Here are some storm...