Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled vessel 20 miles southwest of Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled vessel 20 miles southwest of Bahamas
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel Wednesday approximately 20 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. At approximately 8:40 a.m., Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert from a vessel southwest of the Bahamas. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward rescues 3 off Torrey Pines

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward rescues 3 off Torrey Pines
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued two adults and a child whose boat capsized off the coast of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., a person aboard the 30-foot sailing vessel, Divided Soul, called mayday on VHF-FM marine band channel 16, the international hailing and distress frequency, that was picked up by...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to disabled sailboat 110 miles off Virginia Beach

Coast Guard, Navy respond to disabled sailboat 110 miles off Virginia Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives at the C’est La Vie disabled sailboat 110 miles east southeast of Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 8, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Reliance is bringing two crewmembers and their disabled sailboat back to shore Friday, after a Navy ship responded to their distress call offshore. A Navy destroyer crew heard the pan-pan distress...

Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018

Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After responding to over 700 false alerts in 2018, the Coast Guard is urging anyone with an emergency position indicating radio beacon to properly register their device. An EPIRB is a device that transmits a distress signal to a satellite system called Cospas-Sarsat. The satellites relay the signal to a network of ground units...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat catches fire near Cape May, NJ

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat catches fire near Cape May, NJ
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Cape May, New Jersey, approaches the adrift fishing vessel Ocean Pearl about 16 miles southeast of Cape May, Dec. 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brent Tilley/Released) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a life raft after a commercial fishing vessel caught fire about 16 miles southeast of...

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 35 miles southeast of Georgetown

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 35 miles southeast of Georgetown
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled sailboat Wednesday 35 miles southeast of Georgetown. At approximately 7:43 p.m., Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the Bear of Bermondsey, a 40-foot sailboat. A...

Coast Guard cutter, helicopter crews medevac man 200 miles off Cape Hatteras

Coast Guard cutter, helicopter crews medevac man 200 miles off Cape Hatteras
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 57-year-old man suffering chest pains aboard a 48-foot sailing vessel approximately 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC, Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth received Personal Locater Beacon and Emergency Position Indicating...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 130 miles off Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 130 miles off Galveston, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman from a fishing vessel approximately 130 miles south of Galveston Tuesday afternoon. Eighth District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal and Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel 31 miles northwest of Andros, Bahamas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel 31 miles northwest of Andros, Bahamas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel assisted a disabled 32-foot pleasure craft Tuesday 31 miles northwest of Andros Island, Bahamas. Assisted was Nelson Saldihna. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the pleasure craft Canoa, at...