Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit
Debris washes up on a beach along the northern side of Clatsop Spit, Ore., May 13, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division. ILWACO, Wash. — Coast Guard crews respond to a commercial fishing vessel that grounded on the north side of the Clatsop Spit near the Columbia River Bar entrance, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues four who abandoned ship south of Atka Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues four who abandoned ship south of Atka Island, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley with a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter embarked on the stern of the cutter. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued four people who abandoned ship after their boat began taking on water when it reportedly hit a rock south of Atka Island, Saturday. Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists boaters 22-miles off Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists boaters 22-miles off Hatteras Inlet, NC
Coast Guard members from Station Hatteras Inlet tow five boaters with a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat after the boaters activated an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon when their boat lost power approximately 22-miles east of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, May 11, 2019. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet PORTSMOUTH, VA. – The Coast Guard assisted five people after...

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the National Safe Boating Council are promoting safe boating practices during the upcoming boating and fishing season in the areas surrounding Eureka, Fort Bragg, Crescent City, Redding and Ukiah. The public will notice increased air and boat enforcement patrols in the coming days. “In the event of a capsizing emergency, mariners...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking boat approximately three miles off the coast of Año Nuevo State Park, Thursday. The owner of the 57-foot Chris-craft, Never Say Never, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5:30 p.m., reporting...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NAPLES, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three men from a life raft Monday after a 32-foot fishing boat sank 90 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Madeira Beach natives, Terry Britton, 58, and Patrick Leoni, 43, and St. Petersburg native Kyle Haskins, 29. At 1:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received mayday calls...

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance
An EPIRB in front of a 25-foot Response Boat-Small moored in front of Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. NEW ORLEANS – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBS, and personal locator beacons, or PLBs, in boating safety. In...

Coast Guard rescues 1 another reported deceased 54 miles west of Tampa

Coast Guard rescues 1 another reported deceased 54 miles west of Tampa
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued one man and another man was reported deceased after their boat capsized Friday approximately 54 miles west of Tampa. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a notification from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) of the distressed boaters. The watchstanders directed...

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...