Coast Guard urges safe boating during Columbus Day Weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during Columbus Day Weekend
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters  to use extra caution while out on the water this Columbus Day weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Consider these boating safety tips before leaving the dock: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard assists 2 disabled vessels 70 miles southwest of Key West

Coast Guard assists 2 disabled vessels 70 miles southwest of Key West
A Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) smallboat crew approaches a disabled sport fishing vessel approximately 70 southwest of Key West, Oct. 7, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners aboard two separate disabled vessels 70 miles southwest of Key West, Sunday. The Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received an unregistered 406 MHz emergency position...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled sailing vessel near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled sailing vessel near Wassaw Sound, Georgia
Coast Guard crews rescue two boaters Saturday after their 37-foot sailing vessel became disabled near Wassaw Sound, Georgia, October 5, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Saturday after their 37-foot sailing vessel became disabled near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah arrived on scene...

Good Samaritan recovers three people after vessel fire near Panama City, Florida

Good Samaritan recovers three people after vessel fire near Panama City, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel on fire near Panama City, Florida, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center were alerted to the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon approximately 35 miles offshore of Panama City at 1:33...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist disabled vessel 39 miles north of Freeport

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist disabled vessel 39 miles north of Freeport
A Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell smallboat crew prepares to assist the Viking Lady. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled 45-foot pleasure craft, Viking Lady, with four people aboard 39 miles north of Freeport, Bahamas, Sunday. The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) and crew safely towed the vessel and crew to a commercial salvage vessel, who took over...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes 20 miles west of Spring Hill

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes 20 miles west of Spring Hill
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a man Thursday after his boat capsized approximately 20 miles west of Spring Hill. Rescued was Walker Wesley, 59, from Spring Hill, Florida. The man was transported to Hernando Beach boat ramp where local EMS met him and was released in good...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues hunter after vessel sinks in Three Saints Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew rescues hunter after vessel sinks in Three Saints Bay, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak recover a life raft during a law enforcement patrol near Three Saints Bay, Alaska, Sept. 18, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a hunter after his vessel sunk in Three Saints Bay, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak...

Coast Guard rescues four boaters aboard disabled vessel near Oregon Inlet

Coast Guard rescues four boaters aboard disabled vessel near Oregon Inlet
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo OREGON INLET, N.C. – The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a disabled sailing vessel east of Oregon Inlet Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM radio at approximately 6 p.m. from the crew of the 70-foot sailing vessel Puffin reporting that they had become disabled...

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two mariners in distress 130 miles northwest of Kodiak Island on the Alaska Peninsula, Tuesday. The aircrew arrived on scene aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported the mariners to Iliamna Airport. At 4:07...