Coast Guard, locals, rescue five fisherman after vessel sunk near Black Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, locals, rescue five fisherman after vessel sunk near Black Island, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Fireman Jessica Fontenette. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and Alaska State Trooper boat crews, as well as the crew of a good Samaritan vessel, rescued five fishermen after their vessel sunk near Black Island, Sunday. At 10:55 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a distress call over VHF channel 16 from an operator...

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City rescues two from distressed sailboat

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a man and a woman Saturday from their sailboat, 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District received an emergency alert from an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon at approximately 5 p.m. The watchstanders launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North...

Man rescued after boat explosion off N.C.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – A man was rescued 20 minutes after making a mayday call at 1:30 p.m. and reporting an explosion on board his 60-foot fishing vessel 20 nautical miles from Masonboro Inlet Sunday.