Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Michael

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Michael
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Michael continues to move north, Sunday. The Coast Guard urges all mariners to continuously monitor local and national weather sources and avoid coastal areas that may be impacted by the storm. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to inland marinas...

Coast Guard assists 4 from capsized vessel near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard assists 4 from capsized vessel near Sabine, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of four crewmembers from a fishing vessel after it capsized near Sabine Pass, Texas, Tuesday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal from the 65-foot fishing vessel Captain M&M, which provided an approximate location of the vessel, and launched a Coast Guard...

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas
An overflight shows the area where the fishing vessel Master D sank approximately 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Sept. 1, 2018, after burning for two days.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The fishing vessel Master D sank 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday at a depth of approximately 380-feet after burning for two days. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel, Texas
The fishing vessel Master D on fire approximately 40 miles east of Port Isabel, Texas, Aug. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from a life raft after their fishing vessel caught fire approximately 40 miles east of Port Isabel, Texas, Friday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Sabine, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a diver Friday who went missing approximately 75 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas. Search crews covered more than 3,100 square miles for approximately 46 hours. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal Wednesday evening from a 22-foot pleasure craft...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist 6 from sinking boat near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist 6 from sinking boat near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted in the rescue of six people from a sinking vessel approximately 22 miles south of Freeport, Texas, Tuesday night. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a radio call from the captain of a 25-foot catamaran with six people aboard...

Coast Guard rescues injured boater off Dania Beach

Coast Guard rescues injured boater off Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew finishes mooring a 22-foot pleasure craft to a pier Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 after rescuing a 55-year-old boater who got injured approximately 11 miles east of Dania Beach.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued an injured boater Sunday approximately...

Coast Guard finds adrift sailboat 1 month after rescuing owners

Coast Guard finds adrift sailboat 1 month after rescuing owners
Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crewmembers prepare to tow the unmanned 46-foot sailing vessel after finding it near Fort Bragg, Calif., July 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crew found the sailing vessel Kelaerin, Sunday while on routine patrol near Fort Bragg more than 440 miles south-southeast from its position on June 16. The Barracuda...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via...