Coast Guard rescues four people near Cape Ommaney, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues four people near Cape Ommaney, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a raft in the water Wednesday approximately 13 nautical miles west of Cape Ommaney, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted all four survivors from a survival raft and transported them to Air Station Sitka where they were met by local EMS. All four...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan crew rescue 3 near Cape Flattery, WA

Coast Guard, good Samaritan crew rescue 3 near Cape Flattery, WA
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel crew rescued three people aboard a 48-foot fishing vessel taking on water Friday one mile north of Tatoosh Island near Cape Flattery. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a report at 1:15 a.m. Friday that the 48-foot commercial...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, cat 34 miles off Sarasota

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, cat 34 miles off Sarasota
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater air crew rescued two people and a cat aboard a 35-foot sailing vessel taking on water 34 miles off Sarasota Monday. The Canadian father and son, and their pet were safely returned to Air Station Clearwater and reported in good health. Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a registered...

Coast Guard rescues crew of 3, dog after fishing vessel sinks off Lincoln City, OR

Coast Guard rescues crew of 3, dog after fishing vessel sinks off Lincoln City, OR
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued 2 men, a woman and a dog found adrift in a life raft after their vessel sank Sunday afternoon approximately 45 miles off Lincoln City. At 2 p.m., watchstanders at Sector North Bend received a distress signal from an electronic position indicating radio beacon [EPIRB]. The beacon was registered to the 44-foot...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from burning vessel east of Cape Cod

Coast Guard rescues 5 from burning vessel east of Cape Cod
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued five mariners from a vessel fire 85 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Friday. At approximately 5 p.m. Coast Guard First District watchstanders received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon notification from the 100-foot trawler Nobska. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews were launched...

Coast Guard rescues 1 from disabled boat 63 miles east of Vero Beach

Coast Guard rescues 1 from disabled boat 63 miles east of Vero Beach
The disable sailing vessel, Orion, floats approximately 63 miles east of Vero Beach, Florida, April 24, 2021. Coast Guard Photo by SN Josephine Jones. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued one boater after his 33-foot sailing vessel, Orion, became disabled Saturday approximately 63 miles east of Vero Beach. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received an electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)...

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...