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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in Cape May, New Jersey, approaches a capsized 55-foot wooden sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy, Cutter Lawrence Lawson) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard crews rescued a man and woman from a capsized sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic...

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton PORTSMOUTH, Va.-The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous and Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder towed a disabled sailboat with two people aboard to safety Tuesday. The crew of the sailing vessel Gaia became disabled after being demasted and losing all electrical power. The crew activated an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)...

Coast Guard rescues two 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash

Coast Guard rescues two 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a husband and wife off a sailing vessel 180 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington, Saturday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, tracked the sailing vessel’s electronic position indicating radio beacon and safely hoisted the couple before...

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo CLEVELAND — Five people were rescued in two separate cases during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Sunday on Lake Michigan. One person was rescued by a good Samaritan after falling overboard during the race and four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailing vessel capsized during the race. The first case took place shortly...

Prepared kayaker survives distress situation in Puget Sound near Hood Canal

Prepared kayaker survives distress situation in Puget Sound near Hood Canal
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – A prepared kayaker survived a distress situation Wednesday afternoon during a kayak trip between Brinnon and Seabeck. The kayaker was rescued by good Samaritan boaters in the area and transferred to Kitsap County Fire Department personnel on shore for evaluation. Personnel from the Washington Emergency Operations Center notified the Coast Guard of an electronic position...

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA
A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, hovers close to the Capt Nathan trawler 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday, March 26, 2017  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday. Watchstanders at 5th District command center in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Destination and its six crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and recommendations. During...