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...

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...