Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen off Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen off Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for three missing fishermen in the waters off Massachusetts. Missing are: Gerald Bretal, Mark Cormier Jr. and Xavier Vega Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District One command center initially received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert Sunday at 3:18 p.m. from the fishing boat Leonardo, which capsized and sank 24...

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...

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 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...

Coast Guard conducts medevac 60 miles offshore from Long Boat Key, Fla.

Coast Guard conducts medevac 60 miles offshore from Long Boat Key, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard crew medevaced a male with chest pains Sunday evening 60 miles offshore from Long Boat Key, Fla. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were notified at 4:25 p.m., that an EPIRB had been activated and established communications. Coast Guard watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescues 2 near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescues 2 near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Mustang file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescued two mariners stranded near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, southeast of Seward, Alaska, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a notification from the good Samaritan vessel Lights Out that two people were stranded...

Coast Guard urges EPIRB education to save taxpayer dollars, lives

Coast Guard urges EPIRB education to save taxpayer dollars, lives
An emergency position indicating radio beacon is held in front of a 25-foot Response Boat-Small. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters in Alaska to educate themselves about emergency position indicating radio beacons, and to understand the negative consequences for failing to do so. An EPIRB is a device that transmits...

Coast Guard, Honolulu emergency services respond to capsized vessel off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu emergency services respond to capsized vessel off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — Crews from the Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department, and Ocean Safety worked together to rescue a boater after their 15-foot recreational vessel capsized off Ko’Olina, Friday. Ocean Safety Jet ski operators rescued the boater and recovered the vessel, bringing the boater to the Barbers Point...