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...

Coast Guard rescues St. Thomas mariner 6 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos

Coast Guard rescues St. Thomas mariner 6 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos
A rescue swimmer with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater talks with and prepares the survivor of a sunken 36-foot sailing vessel to be hoisted Friday, June 29, 2018 approximately 6 miles southwest of Big Sand Cay, Turks and Caicos.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Clearwater MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner Friday from a sinking sailing vessel 6 miles southwest of Big Sand...

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, international partners rescue rower 530 miles off Cape Cod

Coast Guard, international partners rescue rower 530 miles off Cape Cod
This is a screenshot of Niall Macdonald’s last recorded position on his website Friday, June 15, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of a man aboard ocean rowboat Alba Friday after he activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon about 530 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Niall Macdonald triggered his EPIRB around 12:30 a.m. Friday,...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued two boaters Friday after their vessel capsized 9 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Rescued were Justin Desoto, 33, from Seminole County and Andy Odom. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified at 9 p.m. by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office of a 911 hang-up...

Coast Guard saves 2 men off Molokai thanks to registered EPIRB

Coast Guard saves 2 men off Molokai thanks to registered EPIRB
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued two fishers off Molokai after their vessel reportedly capsized, Thursday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point responded. The aircrew located the fishers and hoisted them to safety,...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing vessel sinks off Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing vessel sinks off Myrtle Beach
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued three fishermen Friday after their fishing vessel sank 45 miles east of Myrtle Beach. The fishermen reported their 33-foot fishing vessel, Aunt T, was sinking and had to abandon ship into their life raft. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by an emergency position...

Coast Guard hones in on safety as summer boating season commences in Northeast

Coast Guard hones in on safety as summer boating season commences in Northeast
BOSTON — The Coast Guard released its 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing boating fatalities nationwide totaled 658, the second highest number in five years. In the Northeast, recreational boating deaths decreased from 55 in 2016 to 54 in 2017. Thirty-nine of the 54 people who died drowned and 41 of the 54 deaths were the result of capsizing or falling overboard. Thirty-nine...